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Improving Medication Adherence: Practical Strategies in Increasing Patient Compliance

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 • 1:30-3:00 p.m. Eastern

Poor medication adherence has reached crisis proportions, leading to unnecessary disease progression and complications, reduced functioning, a lower quality of life and even death, according to a report by the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE). The NCPIE report cited that only about 50 percent of Americans take their medicines as prescribed. Factors that contribute to medication non-compliance include the cost of prescriptions, the impact of side effects, managing complex medication regimens and forgetfulness.

Poor medication adherence has an impact on both the patient and the healthcare system as a whole – patients who don’t take their medications as prescribed are more likely to experience poor health and increased risk for comorbidities, resulting in preventable healthcare resource utilization, including physician office visits, emergency room visits and even hospitalizations.

During Improving Medication Adherence: Practical Strategies in Increasing Patient Compliance, a 90-minute webinar on September 10, 2008, two industry experts will share strategies to improve patient medication compliance.

Register today and save by contacting 888-446-3530 or by visiting:
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Use Preferred Customer Code IMALCH
for special $267 pricing through September 5th.


Connie Commander, immediate past president of the Case Management Society of America and president, Commander’s Premier Consulting Corporation, and Thom Stambaugh, chief pharmacy officer and vice president of clinical programs and specialty pharmacy, CIGNA Pharmacy Management, will describe programs and initiatives that have increased patient compliance with medication regimes. You'll also learn the impact that compliance has had on healthcare utilization and patient satisfaction. You'll get details on:

  • Monitoring patient compliance with prescriptions;
  • Identifying the types of patients likely to be non-compliant and creating programs to improve compliance impacted by these factors;
  • Creating effective patient education materials and tools to improve compliance;
  • The role of technology in improving medication compliance;
  • Creating a prescription drug benefit design impact that improves medication compliance while controlling costs;
  • Improving patient understanding of medication regimens; and
  • Overcoming health literacy challenges in medication compliance.

The last 30 minutes of the 90-minute program is reserved for a live question-and-answer session. Get your questions answered in real-time on medication compliance initiatives!

Don't miss this important event!

Register today by contacting 888-446-3530 or online at:
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Sincerely,

Melanie Matthews
Executive Vice President
The Healthcare Intelligence Network