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Tackling the Adherence Epidemic with Innovative Technology

By Scott Motejunas, Product Innovation, Surescripts

Medication non-adherence is a national epidemic that costs billions of dollars annually and negatively impacts the health of millions of Americans. Therefore, it’s extremely important that doctors have the tools and information they need to address adherence issues right at the point of care in order to guide patients toward positive outcomes.

Surescripts recently chatted with James Metzger, Vice President of Marketing & HIPAA Compliance Officer at Bizmatics, an electronic health record (EHR) software provider, on how Surescripts Medication Management for Adherence solution gives physicians access to a comprehensive view of patients’ medication practices and flags potential adherence issues within the EHR.

In the video below, Metzger explains how Medication Management for Adherence has a positive impact on medication adherence, patient outcomes and clinician satisfaction, while also reducing costs. By delivering actionable patient intelligence directly from pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and health plans, physicians can quickly identify issues and address problems while the patient is still in the office.

Medication Management for Adherence delivers patient-specific adherence summaries and messages from PBMs and health plans in real time. Adherence data, based on refill records from prescription claims, is integrated directly within the EHR workflow. Physicians can assess whether or not patients are taking their medications as prescribed and address other potential problems with medications, including:

  • Missing medications: drugs that should be taken, but weren’t prescribed, based on a patient’s diagnosis code
  • High-risk medications: medications that could cause adverse effects
  • Medication non-adherence: medication not being properly taken

Visit our product page to learn more about Surescripts Medication Management for Adherence.

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