How Can Innovative Uses of Technology be Harnessed to Improve Medication Adherence?

Hayden B Bosworth

Disclosures

Expert Rev Pharmacoeconomics Outcomes Res. 2012;12(2):133-135. 

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IVR & Medication Adherence

IVR telemonitoring interventions have been shown to improve adherence to medications for chronic diseases. IVR technology is a computer-based telephone system that initiates calls, receives calls, provides information and collects data from users. Patients often interact with these automated systems to get clinic appointments and/or refill prescriptions. Studies with IVR have demonstrated improvements in medication adherence and intermediate outcomes (e.g., diastolic blood pressure and hemoglobin A1C).[13–16]

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