According to the World Health Organization (WHO), medication adherence among patients suffering chronic diseases in developed countries is only about 50%. In the US alone, it is estimated that medication nonadherence costs the health system over $500 billion due to worsening of patient conditions, increases in comorbid diseases and health care costs, and death. These staggering statistics call for innovative ways to increase adherence so that patients are healthier and happier.
Digital Innovation Breathes Life into Patient Compliance
Some of the world’s leading health and life science companies are leveraging digital solutions to avoid the patient compliance pitfall. And there are many ways that technology can help. Let’s take a look at some examples of ways it can be used, and more specifically how top organizations are benefitting.
Supporting Patients with Compliance Tools Should Be Easy
The truth is patients are busy, just like everyone else. Even those with chronic diseases and disorders make mistakes. They may accidentally skip a dose, take their medication on the wrong day, or forget to take treatment with meals. But there are ways to simplify the process and make it easy for them.
With an innovative strategy, a well-thought out plan, and strong execution, you can create tools and technologies that support your patients, creating healthy, happy people while improving their health outcomes and lowering the cost of care.
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