Two new studies have underscored that clinical dashboards can be a powerful medication management tool—in one case during yet another surge in COVID-19 cases.
A real-time clinical dashboard to monitor patients taking tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) inhibitor drugs could save the Durham Veterans Affairs Health Care System at least $302,000 per year and potentially improve medication adherence and patient safety, according to a poster presented at the American College of Clinical Pharmacy 2020 virtual annual meeting.
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UCHealth patients with complex, chronic conditions now have access to specialized pharmacy services to help lower costs and more
UCHealth patients with complex, chronic conditions now have access to specialized pharmacy services to help lower costs, expand treatment options, enhance medication management and improve their overall health.
The specialty pharmacy at UCHealth treats patients with complex chronic illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C, and rheumatology conditions. Treating such illnesses requires a combination of complex drug therapies and extensive patient support services that may not be needed for more common medical conditions.
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Pharmacists well understand that medication is part of the daily lives of many Americans. In fact, studies show that nearly 75% of visits to physician offices and hospital outpatient clinics involve medication therapy, and almost 30% of adults take five or more medications. Unfortunately, suboptimal medication use leads to at least 275,000 deaths annually and costs more than $528 billion.