Tag Archives: Pharmacists

Pharmacists prepare and dispense medications that a doctor prescribes. Pharmacists also provide great medication-related advice to patients. This includes adherence-related advice and guidance.

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 »

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 »