Tag Archives: Behavior change

When used in this site, behavior change specifically relates to improving adherence. For example, to improve adherence healthcare groups and individuals within these groups will need to change the way they work. And patients will need to change the way they take their medications.

Nurses and NPs Can Do More to Improve Adherence

Efforts to improve patient adherence are making slow progress. Could nurses and NPs be key factors in accelerating adherence improvements? This post explores reasons why physician practices should look urgently at this option. Nurses Are Well Qualified to Improve Adherence, But Are Underused With over 3 million members, nurses are the largest group in the healthcare workforce. Nurses are increasingly well qualified (see here: “Focus on Education”), with 50% or more holding a… 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 »

Who Will Lead Initiatives to Improve Adherence?

To improve adherence will require healthcare organizations to change the way they work. Such a change may be slow to occur, or may be stalled, when individuals don’t adopt the behavioral shifts needed to make the new approach successful. How important is the role of leadership in making such healthcare changes happen? A recent study suggests the answer is “very important”! Importance of Change Leadership The study explored how three… Read More »