Image Source: Pexels Medication adherence is the degree to which a patient follows a provider’s recommended medication treatment plan. Unfortunately, it is common to be medication non-adherent. It is also common to be medication non-compliant. This is when a patient deliberately and intentionally refuses medication. Both non-adherence and non-compliance are costly, consume health care resources, and contribute to poor health outcomes. Medications play a key role in treatment,
Katherine Meiners, Director of Marketing & Communications Central Exchange kicked off its 6 part Health Care Catalyst Series last week featuring consumer strategies related to having a healthy business. The presentation was led by Brent Walker, Chief Marketing Officer of C2B Solutions. Walker spent 20 years working for Proctor & Gamble prior to starting C2B Solutions. The presentation focused on the importance of understanding psychographic segmentation in the health care con
How many times have you left your physician’s office with a prescription that you never filled? Or stopped taking a prescribed medication because of side effects or high cost? In some cases, not taking your medications as prescribed, referred to as non-adherence, may only cause minor health-related issues. However, when patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart failure, high cholesterol and high blood pressure are non-adherent, they are putting their health at
Does it often take you more than 30 minutes to fall asleep at night? Or do you wake up frequently during the night — or too early in the morning — and have a hard time going back to sleep? When you awaken, do you feel groggy and lethargic? Do you feel drowsy during the day particularly during monotonous situations? If you answered YES to any of these questions, you make be suffering from a sleeping issue, and you are not alone. America is currently a sleep deprived country.
A1C is a test that doctors use to measure your average blood sugar control for the past 2-3 months. Your goal should be an A1C of less than 7%. Have your doctor check your A1C at least twice a year, or more frequently if your blood sugar is not well controlled.2.Blood Glucose Monitoring: Checking your blood sugars will let you know how well your diet and medications are working. It is normal for your blood sugars to rise and fall throughout the day, so it is important to talk
Winter 2013 Tria Health Talk Sticking With Your Medications The former Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. C. Everett Koop, once said, “Drugs don’t work in patients who don’t take them.” He also said, “No medication works inside a bottle. Period.” What Dr. Koop means is that in order for your medications to be effective, you must take them in the way your doctor has prescribed. This can be difficult when you are taking multiple medications, at different times during the