Medication Adherence Technology for the Home
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- Ability to download webinar video
- Presenter's contact info for questions
Medication nonadherence is commonly recognized as a global problem that affects chronic disease management.
AFTER THIS WEBINAR YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:
- Support patient adherence to a medication regimen
- Understand the value of technology that increases patients’ adherence to their medication regimens
- Differentiate between the wide variety of medication technology assistive technologies, and applications
- Identify the most suitable devices or applications for your patient census
- Select the most appropriate device considering all patient, staff, environmental, and fiscal factors
Adherence to prescribed medication regimens is associated with improved clinical outcomes for chronic disease management and reduced mortality from chronic conditions. Nonadherence is associated with poorer health outcomes, more frequent hospital admissions, increased morbidity and mortality, and increased health care costs. It is estimated the 50% of medications are taken incorrectly (timing, dosage, frequency, duration, etc.). One of the more significant barriers to medication adherence in older adults is “patient-related factors.”  Medication adherence technology is one of the tools that can improve medication adherence compliance by older adults. However, understanding the full scope of available technologies, their appropriateness for specific, but different patient populations and their relative costs, can be overwhelming and time consuming. This program will review the full range of technology-powered adherence tools, so you can make informed choices regarding the most appropriate solutions for your patients.
 Osterberg L, Blaschke T. Adherence to medication. N Engl J Med 2005;353:487–97
 Kurup, Rashmi, Martinex, Juan Pablo Diaz, Doucet, Marco, Tyrrell, Pascal N.; Effectiveness of Electronic Medication Packaging Devices on Medication Adherence: A Scoping Review. J Gerontol Nurs. 2020 Mar 1;46(3):27-36. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20200129-01.
THIS WEBINAR BENEFITS THE FOLLOWING AGENCIES:
- Home Care
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is designed for senior administrative staff, quality improvement personnel, and all clinical staff.
- PDF of slides and speaker’s contact info for follow-up questions
Attendance certificate provided, however there are no pre-approved CEs associated with this webinar