Selected Videos on Medication Adherence

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Overcoming Barriers to Medication Adherence for Chronic Diseases

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  via YouTube: Medications save lives for countless Americans. People with chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, and HIV can enjoy a good quality of life when they routinely take their medicine. Poor medication adherence is linked with poor clinical outcomes. While these facts may seem obvious, a staggering one half of patients in the US stop taking their medications within one year of being prescribed.

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Culturally Competent Healthcare: Improving Patient Medication Adherence

DiversityInc via YouTube: Poor adherence to medication leads to increased risk of hospitalization and dramatically higher healthcare costs. The retail pharmacy is playing an increasingly important role in ensuring that patients take medications as directed.

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Targeting Populations for VBID: Improving Rx Adherence and Reducing Costs

Targeting Populations for VBID: Improving Rx Adherence and Reducing Costs, by Bobby L. Clark, PHD, MSPharm, MHA, MS, MA, Senior Director, Clinical Outcomes & Analytics, Walgreens
From the 2014 Predictive Modeling Summit

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Aligning High Performance in Medication Safety to Improve Patient Outcomes and Reduce Readmissions

Kansas Healthcare Collaborative via YouTube: Presentation by Tom Evans, MD, FAAFP, President/CEO Iowa Healthcare Collaborative, at the Kansas HEN (Hospital Engagement Network) Collaborative Meeting. Topics include rural hospitals, the new national strategy on medication safety, how medication safety is related to care coordination, and where we are going with medication safety to improve patient outcomes and reduce readmissions.

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Dr. Patrick P. Gleason Discusses Factors in Medication Non-Adherence

AJMCtv: Patrick P. Gleason, PharmD, Director of Clinical Outcomes Assessment, Prime Therapeutics, states that the fear of adverse events, cost-sharing and patient education are all factors that keep patients from complying with medication regimens. Dr. Gleason notes that using a value-based insurance design model to eliminate co-payments would be a big investment with little impact on adherence.

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