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Health System Pharmacy | “Technology is creating a system to identify patients in need of medication help at discharge.”

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

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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.

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SOURCE: http://drugtopics.modernmedicine.com/drug-topics/news/toward-better-meds-beds-programs

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