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Pharmacist Home Visits, Call Center Help High-Risk Patients to Manage Medication Adherence, Avoid Readmission

A new medication management program sends clinical pharmacists into high-risk patients’ homes in order to manage their medication adherence and lifestyles, according to Lahey Health and Dovetail Health, who are partnering in the program. Lahey Health Enhanced Care Program targets … finish reading Pharmacist Home Visits, Call Center Help High-Risk Patients to Manage Medication Adherence, Avoid Readmission

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Community Pharmacist Intervention Boosts Medication Adherence, Reduces Healthcare Costs: Study

Community pharmacists can take a greater role in helping their patients adhere to their medication regimens, leading to a reduction in emergency room (ER) visits and hospital admissions, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of … finish reading Community Pharmacist Intervention Boosts Medication Adherence, Reduces Healthcare Costs: Study

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Business Case for Pharmacist-Led Medication Therapy Management

The image of the pharmacist standing behind his counter in isolation from everyone is only partially prevalent, explains Beth Chester, PharmD, MPH, FCCP, BCPS, senior director of pharmacy clinical operations and quality for Kaiser Permanente Colorado. With many years of … finish reading Business Case for Pharmacist-Led Medication Therapy Management

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Automated Phone and Mail Notices Increase Medication Adherence

Patients on cholesterol medicine are more likely to be adherent if reminded to fill their prescriptions by phone and mail messages, according to a study by Kaiser Permanente, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The study of 5,216 Kaiser … finish reading Automated Phone and Mail Notices Increase Medication Adherence

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90-Day Medication Supply Drives Better Adherence, Reduces Medicaid Costs

When compared to 30-day refills, 90-day medication refills at community pharmacies for Medicaid patients drive greater medication adherence, improved cost savings and generate nominal waste across four therapeutic categories, according to a new Walgreens study. The study’s release comes as … finish reading 90-Day Medication Supply Drives Better Adherence, Reduces Medicaid Costs

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Walgreens Pharmacist-Based Discharge Services Help to Reduce Readmissions

A new pharmacist-based transition of care program brings hospitals and health systems together with Walgreens in a coordinated care model designed to reduce readmission rates and overall healthcare costs, while improving patient health outcomes and medication adherence, according to Walgreens. … finish reading Walgreens Pharmacist-Based Discharge Services Help to Reduce Readmissions

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Physicians, Pharmacists Not Always Aligned on Emerging Diabetes Trends

Physicians and pharmacists are not always aligned when it comes to how public policy, new drugs and devices, and structural changes in the healthcare system should impact diabetes, according to a new survey from WorldOne and Joslin Diabetes Center. Soliciting … finish reading Physicians, Pharmacists Not Always Aligned on Emerging Diabetes Trends

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Pharmacists Join CDC Team to Fight Rising Blood Pressure

Nearly one in three American adults has high blood pressure, and more than half don’t have it under control, according to a new report from the CDC. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, … finish reading Pharmacists Join CDC Team to Fight Rising Blood Pressure

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3 Ways to Assess Patients for Medication Adherence

Borrowing from therapeutic alliance formulas in other healthcare areas, pharmacists are increasingly using methods like motivational interviewing and brief interventions to successfully screen and evaluate patients for medication adherence, says Janice Pringle, PhD, director of the Program Evaluation Research Unit … finish reading 3 Ways to Assess Patients for Medication Adherence

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