Tag Archives: Payers

Payers are organizations that finance or reimburse the cost of health services. Examples are health insurance carriers or health plan sponsors (eg, employers or unions).

Improving Adherence – What Will It Take to Really Move the Dial?

Many recommendations for improving adherence focus on ‘policy’. But are these aimed at the healthcare providers (HCPs) who can make a day-to-day difference? Here are some thoughts on practical approaches that could make big advances in adherence. Need for Practical Approaches to Improving Adherence Numerous healthcare-related bodies have issued numerous reports on ‘policy recommendations’ for improving adherence. They are great documents and they contain many good ideas. However, I can’t help… Read More »

Improving Adherence: Factors Affecting Progress

To speed up improvements in adherence, we need to focus on factors that most impact progress. But which are those factors? This post considers five potential blocks to improvement and assesses their relative effects.  Barriers to Improving Adherence A previous post (see here) suggested five factors that may be slowing advances in medication adherence. These are: Maybe some key adherence information pieces are still missing? Perhaps there’s poor understanding among… 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 »