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medication adherence

Rite Aid deploys EQuIPP Rx performance platform chainwide

Rite Aid deploys EQuIPP Rx performance platform chainwide

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Pharmacists in Rite Aid Corp.’s nearly 4,600 drug stores are now using the EQuIPP pharmacy performance measurement platform from Pharmacy Quality Solutions (PQS). Rite Aid said Wednesday that it’s the largest drug chain to enable EQuIPP access to all of its pharmacists. The information management tool provides access to performance data

House committee looks at MTM

House committee looks at MTM

WASHINGTON — Jesse McCullough, Rite Aid Corp.’s director of field clinical services, highlighted the role of medication therapy management (MTM) in improving the health of seniors in testimony to a House subcommittee. The Health Subcommittee of the Committee on Energy and Commerce was reviewing a plan by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Ritzman med sync solution fosters Rx adherence

Ritzman med sync solution fosters Rx adherence

WADSWORTH, Ohio — Ritzman Pharmacy is giving patients a hand in following their prescription regimens via Design Rx, a system that sorts and prepackages medications in daily doses. Citing a 2014 survey by the National Community Pharmacists Association, the drug chain said Tuesday that medication synchronization programs like Design Rx have helped improve overall medication adherence. The

Walgreens: Pharmacist interventions pay off

Walgreens: Pharmacist interventions pay off

DEERFIELD, Ill. — New research by Walgreens finds that pharmacist interventions can play a key role in improving patients’ medication adherence and achieving related health care benefits. Walgreens said Monday that the study, titled “Improving Medication Adherence and Healthcare Outcomes in a Commercial Population Through a Retail Pharmacy Chain,” is one of the first to

TCGRx’s TheBox promotes medication adherence

TCGRx’s TheBox promotes medication adherence

POWERS LAKE, Wis. — TCGRx has introduced TheBox, a personal, timed drug dispensing unit designed to help patients adhere to their medication regimen. TCGRx said Friday that TheBox directs patients to take the correct medication at the correct time, promoting independence by enabling patients to be in charge of their medication administration process. The compact,

Study: Appointment-based med sync gets results

Study: Appointment-based med sync gets results

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Pharmacies offering appointment-based medication synchronization (ABMS) can improve patients’ adherence to their prescriptions and, in turn, produce better health outcomes, a study conducted for the National Community Pharmacists Association and Arkansas Pharmacists Association finds. NCPA said Monday that the one-year study, done by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Department of

Health care partnerships are wave of the future

Health care partnerships are wave of the future

The move toward closer cooperation among providers is one of the more intriguing developments in health care, one that promises to improve patient outcomes and limit expenditures in a sector that accounts for almost 20% of the nation’s gross domestic product. The rationale behind the partnerships, and the role of community pharmacies within them, is

CVS Health: Initial Rx fills offer adherence clues

CVS Health: Initial Rx fills offer adherence clues

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — The first prescriptions filled by patients with chronic conditions provide a good sign of how well they will adhere to their medications, according to research by CVS Health. CVS said Monday that a new study by the CVS Health Research Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital revealed that patients’ patterns of medication

CVS study: Narrow networks aid Rx adherence

CVS study: Narrow networks aid Rx adherence

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Members of drug benefit plans with narrow pharmacy networks show improved medication adherence, according to a new study by the CVS Health Research Institute. CVS Health said Tuesday that the research, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, is the first to gauge the impact of narrow pharmacy networks on medication adherence. Narrow networks

Ateb launches ‘Healthy Outcomes’ branding campaign

Ateb launches ‘Healthy Outcomes’ branding campaign

RALEIGH, N.C. — Ateb Inc. this week kicked off its first branding campaign, dubbed “Driving Healthy Outcomes for Patients, Pharmacies and Payers.” The provider of pharmacy-based patient care solutions said Tuesday that the campaign marks a new direction in its marketing as the company works to establish a brand identity and build awareness by connecting

ScriptSync introduced at CVS

ScriptSync introduced at CVS

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is launching a new pharmacy service, ScriptSync, enabling patients with multiple medications to pick up eligible maintenance prescriptions in a monthly visit to a CVS/pharmacy store. Patients or caregivers can manage ScriptSync prescriptions with what the company calls innovative online support tools. By aligning prescription fill schedules for customers, CVS

AmerisourceBergen, GNP enlist PrescribeWellness tech

AmerisourceBergen, GNP enlist PrescribeWellness tech

IRVINE, Calif. — AmerisourceBergen Corp. and its Good Neighbor Pharmacy network will employ technology from PrescribeWellness to deliver and maintain the company’s new Patient Engagement Center. The Patient Engagement Center is a key component of the new Elevate Provider Network that AmerisourceBergen announced late last month at its ThoughSpot 2015 event in Las Vegas. The

Access to medications, adherence go hand in hand

Access to medications, adherence go hand in hand

If the lack of medication adherence were an easy problem to solve, then everyone would be taking their medicines as directed, there would be no need for iPhone apps or electronic pill bottle reminders, patient health outcomes would be improved, and overall health care costs would be lower because of reduced complications or ­hospitalizations. Yet

Study: Canadians not taking their meds

Study: Canadians not taking their meds

OTTAWA — Many Canadians fail to take their medications as prescribed and, in some instances, are not filling their prescriptions, according to a national survey from the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA). Thirty percent of Canadians reported that they have stopped taking medication before advised to do so, and about one in four said they did