6 Focus Areas for Improving Clinical Outcomes

Nov 28, 2017
Actionable data coupled with clinical expertise empowers Express Scripts to serve clients and patients – improving clinical outcomes while lowering costs. Read about six examples of this practice in action.
Kyle Shayna Article

Express Scripts’ experts share key insights on key healthcare topics right now. Here are 6 of our most read topics from the past month:

1. Using Data to Make Your Next Benefit Decision

As consumers find themselves responsible for a larger portion of their healthcare bill, Express Scripts is committed to protecting patients by improving health outcomes while driving down costs. We do this by leveraging vast data insights that individuals can actually act on. Advanced insight allows prescribers and patients to optimize clinical care, which saves patients money, lower plan costs and – most importantly – avoid future health risks.

2. Healthcare Connectivity Improves Healthcare Itself

By eliminating faxing, phoning and wait times, and investing in healthcare connectivity, we alleviate administrative burden, reduce cost, and get medicine to patients more quickly. Our work with Surescripts provides patient care teams with a more holistic view of their patients and the best prescribing options for them.

3. Digital Respiratory Care Helps Patients Breathe Easier

Express Scripts partnership with Propeller Health provides remote monitoring devices to patients with asthma or COPD to ensure better adherence, track symptoms and triggers and receive clinical support. Express Scripts members who participated in an early-stage version of this solution saw an 80% reduction in average rescue events per day, an indicator of the severity of their symptoms.

4. INFOGRAPHIC: The Diabetes Dilemma

With more than 30 million people in the U.S. living with the condition, diabetes is the #1 costliest traditional therapy class. Express Scripts is working to control costs with high-touch clinical care.

5. Ask the Pharmacist: Prevalence of Alpha-1

As we recognized alpha-1 awareness month, Accredo’s immune disorders care team helps patients manage this complex condition, which can develop in people with varying health histories.

6. INFOGRAPHIC: Flipping the Switch on Patient Engagement

For patients with complex conditions or those with multiple diseases, managing treatment plans can create a significant burden. We know that disengaged patients have poor health outcomes and higher costs. But, by engaging patients with a fun, rewarding solution, we can improve health, lower costs and meet patients where they are.

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