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The American Hospital Association Awards Exclusive Endorsement to Walgreens WellTransitions® Program for Medication Adherence
Date:9/19/2013

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 19, 2013

The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced its exclusive endorsement of Walgreens WellTransitions®, recognizing the program for medication adherence. The innovative, coordinated care program aimed at improving medication adherence has demonstrated reductions in hospital readmission rates by helping patients better understand prescription therapies during and after discharge.

AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the association, awards the exclusive AHA Endorsement to products and services that best support hospitals and health care organizations. After conducting the proprietary AHA Signature Due Diligence ProcessTM, AHA Solutions selected Walgreens WellTransitions program for its leadership in assisting hospitals in reducing avoidable readmissions by improving patients’ adherence to medication treatment plans after they are discharged. This is critical, as hospitals are working to improve outcomes by reducing avoidable patient readmission rates.

WellTransitions takes a comprehensive approach to reducing readmission rates by working with patients from the time they are admitted to the hospital through their discharge and return home. The program supports patient recovery through several hospital-to-home transition steps designed to improve wellness and reduce readmission rates while increasing patient satisfaction and lowering overall care costs.

“The Walgreens WellTransitions program will serve as another tool for hospitals seeking to reduce readmissions and support overall community wellness,” said Anthony J. Burke, president and CEO of AHA Solutions. “We have endorsed this program for the broad scope of services that are provided through Walgreens extensive network of pharmacies and pharmacy services. Walgreens has consistently demonstrated its long-term commitment to supporting hospitals’ efforts to extend patient care further into their commu
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