Remote Adherence Monitoring
13 December 2016
Connected care and remote patient monitoring programs have the potential to increase patients’ care plan understanding, engagement, and adherence while improving outcomes, efficiency and costs.
Addressing the pharmaceutical triple aim
Pharma’s will be forced into a value-based care business model. Part of that will be intervening with patients so they can stay on therapy. What you can change is what you do around the drug, so you can get them to stay on therapy and get better outcomes. Addressing adherence at scale, has the capacity to produce the pharmaceutical triple aim: increase revenue, improved patient outcomes and lower healthcare costs.
For patients with chronic diseases, as many as 50 percent or more of them stop taking their medications within the first year, with the first 1-3 months being the most vulnerable time for a patient to discontinue therapy. And there are a number of reasons why.
The most common is behavioural. According to Express Scripts, 69 percent of nonadherence is a result of behavioural issues like simple forgetfulness and procrastination, leading to patients missing one or more doses before they remember to fill the prescription and/or take the medication. Taking medications as prescribed may also involve lifestyle changes including the need for certain diets or levels of exercise, which can make adherence difficult.
Improved adherence, health literacy and brand loyalty
One of the interesting things for pharma is that even patients with serious illnesses don’t take their medication. Cancer patients don’t take their medications. It’s not just a problem in primary care. It’s a problem across every single indication, and as soon as we realize this is a problem of human psychology, the better off we’ll be. The Remecare Software Suite helps life science marketers improve adherence, health literacy and brand loyalty.
Use of evidence-based, validated behaviour change models and predictive analytics
Remedus’ approach to medication nonadherence is unique: we help patients start and stay on their prescribed medications by addressing the underlying human psychology that keeps them from adhering. Remedus utilize proven behavioural interventions to help people manage their condition based on the input we collect through remote monitoring of adherence. Increased adherence leads to better outcomes & quality of care, with fewer readmissions & complications.
Measurable Results that Improve Adherence
- 50% increase in adherence (n=255) in psychiatric population
- 20% increased adherence (n=651) in auto-immune disease.