Category Archives: Issues

Issues that need to be addressed to improve adherence to medications.

Patients’ Adherence Decision-Making: The Roles of Emotion and Logic

For patients, adherence decision-making is based on a mix of emotion and logic. Understanding where an individual patient’s balance point lies and responding appropriately could be a major key to better adherence. Roles of Emotion and Logic in Decision-Making If asked whether your decision-making processes leaned more on logic or emotion; what would you say? I’d guess most of us believe our decisions emerge from a rational and logical consideration… Read More »

Are We Ignoring Important Adherence Information?

What if all barriers to adherence are not created equal? The immensity of available adherence information may obscure core ‘veto’ barriers that negate common types of intervention. Exploring this idea opens up major new adherence insight opportunities. Hidden Gems of Adherence Information It’s a common enough phrase, but how about if it applies to medication adherence? After years of research, have we gotten to the point where we can’t see… Read More »

Why So Little Progress in Improving Adherence?

How can we reenergize efforts to improve medication adherence? Figuring out what’s impeding progress would be a great start. Through looking back to the WHO 2003 report, this post suggests 5 key questions that need to be answered. ‘Back to the Future’? It’s over 10 years since the WHO released its report “Adherence to Long-Term Therapies: Evidence for Action”. This critical, evidence-based review remains one of most relevant, most complete… Read More »

Physicians and Adherence: the Bad, and the Ugly

Physicians are very well placed to drive improvements in medication adherence. But are they fully engaged in the task? This is the second in a two-part post exploring this question. Part one, ‘the Good’, is here. This second part focuses on: ‘the Bad and the Ugly’. The Story So Far Physicians are a critical cog in the adherence machine. With the focus of healthcare moving to ‘value’, doctors have clear… Read More »

Are We Looking at Medication Adherence Through the Right Lens?

Are the adherence solutions we’re currently testing too simple for a highly complex problem? If solving the issue of medication adherence were easy, it would have been fixed years ago. The fact there’s still a way to go underlines just how complex a problem it is. Many articles on adherence echo this point. Adherence – A Complex Problem Take for example the reasons, causes, factors, or barriers that underlie non-adherence… Read More »

Solutions to Medication Adherence Are Within Reach

Adherence360 strives to improve medication adherence by promoting broad-based, multidisciplinary thinking and discussion; based on 360-degree viewpoints. Medication Adherence Is a Vital Healthcare Issue. The bottom line for patients who do not take their medications as prescribed is clear. It results in poorer health, more visits to emergency departments, and more admissions to hospital. Use of these extra healthcare services also adds to costs. A recent estimate  puts those added costs at around… Read More »