Wall Street Journal Online, October 10, 2011
BEI Commentary: This article highlights one of the benefits of EHRs and eprescribing, namely the ability to track patient compliance with medications. Non-compliance hurts patients and increases costs. By using technology, compliance can be increased, which is a good thing.
When it comes to medicine, as many as half of Americans don’t stick to their regimens. They fail to fill about 20% to 30% of prescriptions written by doctors, don’t take drugs as directed, and don’t refill medications when they run out.
Now, health-care providers have new strategies to increase medication adherence, as concerns rise about health risks and the high costs of treating noncompliant patients who have chronic illnesses. Read More