Tag Archives: Interventions

Actions initiated to improve medication adherence. For example, such activities may be designed to mitigate cost, provide social support, gain better understanding of adherence, achieve better communication, simplify medications, change patient behaviors, and address patient motivation or beliefs.

Improving Adherence – Aligning Interventions to Reasons, pt1

Improving adherence depends on identifying specific patient reasons for non-adherence, then choosing the right intervention(s) to address them. This is part one of a two-part post that explores how this can be achieved in everyday practice. Some posts are easy to write. You get an idea – often sparked by a new piece of information – and away you go! This two-part post is different. It has taken research time and… Read More »

Pharmacists Working Hard to Improve Adherence

              Poor medication adherence is a nationwide problem. So which healthcare professionals are working hardest to overcome this issue? The latest NCPA Digest report strengthens pharmacists’ claim to this tag. Strong Pharmacist Support for Adherence Pharmacy chains like Walgreens and CVS have shown strong commitment to improving adherence. Their respective WellTransitions and Pharmacy Advisor programs (see here and here) are examples of this. Now the… 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 »