New technology could help pharmacists identify patients at high risk for nonadherence before they leave the hospital. https://conciergemedicinetoday.org/2013/01/14/rx-compliance-improves-among-concierge-medicine-patients/
May 16, 2017 By Jill Sederstrom
Rx Compliance Improves Among Concierge Medicine Patients
Nonadherence, particularly immediately after discharge, continues to be an obstacle for the health-care system and has been linked to higher readmission rates, greater costs, and worse health outcomes. However, by using new technology and intervention strategies, health systems can partner with on-site ambulatory care pharmacies to improve the success of meds-to-beds programs and plan specific targeted interventions that are focused on those patients who need it most. On-site ambulatory care pharmacists often have the skills and resources necessary to help position high-risk patients for success after discharge, but in many cases these pharmacists may not be used to their fullest ability.