Top Tools for Medication Adherence

Friday, July 2nd, 2010
This post was written by Jackie Lyons

Tools for medication adherence can be used to improve patient care, lower healthcare costs and prevent readmissions. In this week’s ReadmissionsRX newsletter, our chart of the week shows specific tools used by healthcare organizations to measure medication adherence. We also present new data on care transitions management programs from our May survey.

When primary care isn’t available, several proxy healthcare services can sometimes fill the bill for certain conditions, helping to reduce the number of avoidable emergency room visits, says Kaiser’s senior manager of emergency services. In this week’s podcast, she describes important steps and suggestions to reduce unnecessary ER visits.

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