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Medication Adherence Technology Combines with Patient Outreach Program to Yield Healthier Populations and Reduce Healthcare Costs
Date:10/20/2009

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- PresentCare, a technology enabled outreach services company, announced today its new AdherencePlus(TM) solution, an innovative approach to assist the healthcare industry in addressing the critical issue of medication non-adherence. The AdherencePlus solution is comprised of a unique application of visual, auditory, and communication technology combined with unprecedented human touch. Both of which are essential components required in today's medication non-adherence crisis. Studies show that approximately 50% of the two billion prescriptions filled each year are not taken as prescribed. Compounding this, statistics show that despite information on the adverse effects of non-adherence, patients typically take less than half of the prescribed dosage.

"Successful treatment of complex disease states requires that patients follow a comprehensive medication regimen. This means patients have to take the right medication at the right time and with the proper dosage. PresentCare's AdherencePlus solution connects the patient to the care giver and medical team by the support and tracking that has been missing in other solutions," commented Michael T. Baer, M.D. Board Certified Family Practitioner.

Health insurers, Medicare/Medicaid Administrators, and Pharmacy Benefit Management are all subject to the high costs of non-adherence. PresentCare's full service, population based management program targets medication adherence at all service levels. This enables healthier populations, fewer ER visits, and reduced hospital admissions and a substantial cost savings for these organizations.

There are multiple products on the market today such as pill boxes, alarm watches and automatic medication dispensers, all aimed at improving medication adherence. While each of these products may improve adherence to some degree, they continue to rely solely on technology and the individual patient to foll
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