Adherence

The U.S. wastes more than $300 billion each year treating unnecessary medical complications that could have been avoided if patients had taken their medications as prescribed. In a way, medication nonadherence is the costliest health condition we face.
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  • Adherence Jul 22, 2014

    Bringing the Patient Back into Adherence

    Actively engaging patients in effective strategies improve adherence and health outcomes.

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  • Adherence Jul 2, 2014

    Ask the Pharmacist: Summer Rx Health

    Specialist pharmacists provide tips to make sure you and your medication are safe during the hot summer months.

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  • Specialty Medications Jun 20, 2014

    Accredo Hepatitis C App Empowers Patients

    Accredo Specialty Pharmacy has recently launched Accredo Plus C, a new iOS app that empowers hepatitis C patients to take control, better manage their treatment and increase adherence.

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  • Government Programs Apr 3, 2014

    Home Delivery: Better Adherence for Medicare

    Medicare Part D patients with diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol, who use a home delivery pharmacy, were 59% more likely to be adherent.

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  • Drug Options Jan 16, 2014

    5 Consumer Tips to Save on Prescriptions

    Prescription drugs are one of the only areas of healthcare where consumers can control their costs.

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  • Adherence Dec 30, 2013

    The Evolving Role of Nurses

    As recently published in Pharmaphorum, nurses today have the opportunity to provide medical education and adherence services.

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  • Adherence Dec 17, 2013

    Ask the Pharmacist: Rx Tips for Snowbirds

    Express Scripts Pharmacist Paul Reyes shares tips for members to manage their medication during winter travel.

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  • Government Programs Dec 3, 2013

    Protecting Seniors From Medicare Fraud

    Confusion about healthcare reform and Medicare enrollment gives criminals opportunity to target seniors. Here are tips to avoid Medicare fraud and scams.

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  • Specialized Care Nov 25, 2013

    How to Know When a New Drug Is Right for You

    Specialist pharmacists in the Express Scripts Diabetes Therapeutic Resource Center (TRC) have the clinical knowledge to counsel patients on new treatments.

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  • Adherence Oct 24, 2013

    VIDEO: Big Data, Big Disease

    At "The Atlantic Meets the Pacific” conference, Steve Miller discussed how Express Scripts uses actionable data to improve the healthcare system.

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  • Specialized Care Oct 16, 2013

    Individual Counseling Enables Better Outcomes

    Personal Medication Coach pharmacists offer proactive, one-on-one counseling and provide support and education for patients with complex diseases.

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  • Adherence Oct 1, 2013

    Improving Adherence With Genetic Awareness

    Patients who were tested and informed about their KIF6 gene were 13% more likely to be adherent to cholesterol-lowering medications.

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  • Adherence Sep 25, 2013

    Words Matter in Improving Rx Adherence

    The majority of medication nonadherence comes from the gap between our intention and actual behavior. Minor changes like message framing can close this gap.

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  • Adherence Jun 26, 2013

    Engaging Patients for Healthier Outcomes

    UBC is helping physicians -- during the doctor's visit -- identify the most appropriate clinical studies for each specific patient.

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  • Adherence Jun 10, 2013

    Ask the Pharmacist: Emergency Preparedness

    Be sure to consider prescription medications in your severe weather emergency planning with these tips from Express Scripts pharmacist, Paul Reyes.

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  • Specialty Medications May 14, 2013

    Pulmonary Hypertension and Life’s Situations

    For those with pulmonary hypertension, therapy adherence is a life or death decision. Express Scripts' specialists help patients be adherent, healthier.

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  • Adherence May 1, 2013

    GigaOM Highlights Our Actionable Data

    Find out what technology blog GigaOm says about Express Scripts' use of actionable data in the fight against two of healthcare's biggest challenges.

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  • Drug Options Apr 23, 2013

    MAP: Bad Rx Decisions Cost Poor US States

    The U.S. wasted $418 billion in 2012 on bad medication-related decisions, and the impact was most deeply felt in those states that could least afford it.

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  • Adherence Apr 11, 2013

    So You're Confused About Your Daily Meds

    Remembering to take your medications as prescribed daily can be challenging. Dr. Curt Furberg provides some helpful tips.

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  • Pharmacy Options Mar 22, 2013

    Improving Adherence With Home Delivery

    New research shows that home delivery pharmacies improve medication adherence for patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, and high blood cholesterol.

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  • Adherence Feb 14, 2013

    Is Patient Engagement Overshooting the Target?

    Since we're wired for inattention and inertia, choice architecture may be more effective than patient engagement in improving patient decisions and health.

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  • Adherence Feb 14, 2013

    The Heart of the Matter

    Cardiovascular patients have unique barriers to Rx adherence. But specialist pharmacists can help them maintain a lasting relationship with their therapy.

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  • Adherence Jan 28, 2013

    Ask the Pharmacist: New Year, New Benefits

    Have a new pharmacy benefit this year? Express Scripts pharmacist Paul Reyes provides tips for understanding your benefit and getting more value out of it.

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  • Adherence Jan 17, 2013

    Can Medication Adherence Be Predicted?

    Express Scripts has developed a set of predictive models to predict medication nonadherence. More than 400 factors are used to identify who's most at risk.

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  • Adherence Dec 17, 2012

    Ask the Pharmacist: Healthy Holidays

    Making plans for the holidays? Don't forget to plan for good health. Express Scripts' pharmacist Paul Reyes provides holiday health tips for the season.

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  • Adherence Nov 12, 2012

    Patient Engagement Through Pill Bottle Caps

    20% of patients forget to renew their maintenance medication. Express Scripts' laser technology can help increase patient engagement and improve health.

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  • Adherence Nov 11, 2012

    Measuring Adherence With Accuracy

    Since medications are taken outside the view of a pharmacist, how can we accurately assess adherence? Testing the Medication Possession Ratio (MPR) on asthma.

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