Tag - medication costs

Medtexter to present at Health 2.0

Jeremy Whiteley from Medtexter will be speaking at the upcoming Health 2.0 meet up. Come find out how Medtexter empowers and engages patients to manage and remember to take their medications and supplements on time, every time, which leads to healthier outcomes and lower healthcare costs. Thursday, June 23, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM SkySong Tech Campus Bldg 1, 2nd floor- East End-Acceleration Space 1475 North Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale , AZ About Health 2.0 Phoenix Health 2.0 Phoenix/Scottsdale Chapter , as part of the international Health 2.0 movement, [...]

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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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Medication Adherence in the 3rd World

I just ran across an article from Examiner.com, which appears to be an on-line publication out of Hawaii. The article sites a study done in Turkey in 2012 (which I don’t know how since we’re not quite there yet) wherein 750 patients with high blood pressure try to find answers about why these patients don’t take their medications as prescribed. I doubt that there are very many differences between high blood pressure patients and those with other diseases… unless [...]

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Are the cost of Meds stopping you from taking your meds? Probably not.

The medical industry is keenly aware that being adherent to a prescription regimen will help to manage diseases and sometimes even cure a patient of his disease. Its also been known that patients aren’t particularly good at taking their meds as directed. For the past few years there have been studies on the adherence of patients and why they are or are not adherent.  Only about half of the patients who have a prescription take their meds after the first [...]

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