Medication adherence

Artificial Intelligence Disruption in Healthcare

Artificial intelligence is disrupting healthcare by synthesizing better outcomes at lower costs. However, would it compete with physicians or augment their skills? Big Data processing is beyond the scope of human mind. In healthcare, delivering adequate treatment in a timely manner is critical. Applying AI could support diagnostic and therapeutic decision making, bring down drugs’ time to market, empower patients and accelerate discovery and innovation. Theme: Innovations in Health Technology Speakers: Dr. Igor Barani Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Enlitic, Inc. Bob Frasure Sr. Software [...]

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The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day October 22, 2016.

On Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. your local agency and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 12th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.)  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last April, Americans turned in 447 tons (over 893,000 pounds) [...]

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Diabetes, Sugar, Blood Sugar, Fructose, Medication Adherence.

New Drug discoveries for Diabetes. But you’ll still have to remember to take them in order to be Medication Adherent The Strange Relationship of Diabetes and Sugar January and February of 2015 have revealed several new studies regarding Diabetes and the diseases relationship to Sugar. All of the studies promote that we should give up added sugars. But there’s so much more going on here. After all, our blood cells require sugar. (This chronic disease is all about Insulin Resistance.) That’s [...]

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The Cost of healthcare for Starbuck’s is more than they spend on Coffee

The AP, via NBC News, has reported that Howard Schultz, Chairman of Starbucks, had a meeting with Sen. Patty Murray and Rep Adam Smith, both of Washington. The subject of the meeting is the rising cost of healthcare in the U.S. It’s now in the crosshairs of executives at Starbuck’s and almost all of the rest. Why? Because Obamacare made it mandatory that employers pay the healthcare costs for employees. Look, 13% of all of the about $3 Trillion spent [...]

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Medication Adherence is a huge expense for Employers

New Study claims that Non-Adherence may affect up to 50% of all Patients The High Cost of being Medication Non-Adherent for Employers A company Healthentic conducted a survey among almost 100,000 patients and discovered a huge set of costs for those patients who are not taking their prescriptions as directed. Bigger costs than have been reaized by studies in the past. This study suggests that employers are being hit hardest because they are responsible to pay for the premium cost of [...]

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The changing world of healthcare has a great deal to do with how you access your doctors through telemedicine including tracking your medication adherence

Telemedicine and Medication Adherence will be only as far away at your Smartphone. Everyone knows that the cost of medicine is going up. We know it as patients, The Health Insurance companies know it, Hospital Administrators know it, Pharmacies know it. This is an issue in Third World countries as well. How can this work to everyone’s advantage? I believe that healthcare will come to us through our Smartphones. It already is through companies like Medtexter, used to remind patients [...]

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Employers should be concerned with Medication Adherence

Employers should be concerned with Medication Adherence. Medication Adherence for employees helps employers control Medical Costs. We review a lot of statistics. We attempt to be very accurate in reporting these to you. After all, we are talking about your health… and the cost of your employees health. The NCPA reported on the nature of these costs in 2014. You know it’s not pretty. There is something that you can do to start the needle moving in your favor. The issues are [...]

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Chronic Diseases are Killing Millions in China

The need to be educated on Medication Adherence. The World Heath Organization is calling on the government of China to take some major steps to curb that country’s steep climb in Non-Communicable Chronic Diseases. The WHO says that China has had 8.6 million deaths just in 2012. And more than 3 million additional people are dying of diseases such as lung cancer, stroke, heart disease and diabetes, reports Health24. The WHO says that most adult men are smokers there and that [...]

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New Drugs, New Patients. A New Patient Medication Adherence Challenges.

How a new patient learns about Medication Adherence is very important if the patient is going to be successful with their Oral Oncology therapy. There is an article that caught my eye. It’s really a press release from Xtalks, but it speaks to the point that there’s more to it than first meets the eye. More to “IT” has to do with almost anything these days. This article is in reference to the communication that has to take place when a [...]

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Mediation Adherence isn’t magic, but you have to believe that it’s necessary.

Your own “necessity beliefs” are key to your medication adherence being successful. I just read an article in LINK HERE: HCP Live which Suggests that doctors can help patients Perceive the necessity for taking a particular drug by telling the patients that they the medication they are prescribing is an important drug for the patient to take. This is accurate, but there’s so much more to it. I looked back on my own prescription taking history and I realize that there [...]

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