We’re excited to share the topic and questions for this week’s #HITsm chat happening Friday, 10/5 at Noon ET (9 AM PT). This week’s chat will be hosted by Joy Rios (@askjoyrios) and Robin Roberts (@rrobertsehealth) on the topic of “Medication Compliance & Drug Monitoring”.
One of the most effective medical interventions to significantly improve the health of patients doesn’t require the latest technology or expensive medication but simply involves helping them take their existing medication as prescribed.
It’s not a light topic, but we believe that people can benefit from more awareness about their actual risks, as opposed to sensationalized risks that make good stories for the popular media.
- Between 41% and 59% of mentally ill patients take their medication infrequently or not at all.
- Examples of common non-adherence behaviors include:
- 1 in 2 people missed a dose
- 1 in 3 forgot if they took the med
- 1 in 4 did not get a refill on time
Medication non-adherence is an enormous problem that is still largely unaddressed by the healthcare system, but it’s not totally out of our control. Join us for this week’s #HITsm chat as we talk about medication compliance and drug monitoring.
Topics for this week’s #HITsm Chat:
T1: In what ways has medication non-compliance affected you or anyone you know? Professional or Personal. Can be acute or episodic… #HITsm
T2: Why didn’t the patient adhere? Was there a social determinant? An issue with side effects, access or money? Possible Rx abuse? #HITsm
T3: We know communication with healthcare professionals is key in patient’s adherence and that Medication Reconciliation is gaining traction with MIPS, etc., but are providers going into this level of detail (see example) to ensure patients truly understand why they need to take the meds they are prescribed? Why or why not? #HITsm
T4: Beyond condition management, what impact do you think medication non-compliance has on society as a whole? #HITsm
T5: What ideas & thoughts do you have around strategies for improving medication compliance? Have you come across any impactful strategies or workflows? #HITsm
Bonus: What technology do you think could help with these challenges? #HITsm
We look forward to learning from the #HITsm community! As always, let us know if you’d like to host a future #HITsm chat or if you know someone you think we should invite to host.
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