How you can help patients adhere to their prescribed treatment plans and medications
You want what’s best for your patients’ health. So, it's challenging when a patient doesn't follow your prescribed treatment plan. Why do approximately 50 percent of patients with chronic illness stop taking their medications within one year of being prescribed?1 What can be done differently?
The missed opportunity may be that you’re only aware of the tip of the iceberg – the observable portion of the thoughts and emotions your patient is experiencing. The barriers that exist under the waterline – the Titanic-sized, often invisible, patient self-talk that may not get discussed – can create a misalignment between patient and provider.
So we’ve created an online learning experience for the skills and techniques that may help you navigate these uncharted patient waters. After completing the learning experience, you’ll have additional tools to help identify barriers, use each appointment as an opportunity to build trust, and bring to light the concerns that may be occurring beneath the surface of your patient interactions. Understanding and addressing these concerns may help improve medication adherence – and you’ll earn continuing medical education (CME) credit along the way.
Take the next step. Go to MyDiversePatients.com > The Medication Adherence Iceberg: How to navigate what you can’t see to enhance your skills. The course is approximately one hour and accessible by smart phone, tablet or desktop at no cost.
April 2019 Anthem Provider Newsletter - Virginia