Increase Medication Adherence
Big pharma and pharmacies know that medication adherence to prescription medications is fundamental to managing most chronic diseases. Studies show that patients correctly retain only 14% of what their doctor tells them at the point of care. As a result, 20-30% of prescriptions are never filled, 70% of patients do not renew their prescriptions after the first year, and up to 50% of patients prescribed a medication are non-adherent.
The impact of non-adherence on patient outcomes and healthcare costs is significant. For example, some studies indicate that the United States spends nearly US$300 billion a year on unnecessary health services use due to medication non-adherence.
Pharmaceutical manufacturers rely on NexJ Connected Wellness to deliver patient support programs that go ‘beyond the pill’ to engage chronic disease patient populations for better medication and lifestyle behaviors that augment the health benefit of medications.
Retail pharmacies use NexJ Connected Wellness to go beyond simply giving patients an online view of their medications and the ability to request refills online. They can also build customer loyalty and facilitate expanded scope of practice for pharmacy staff.