Studies Show MedActionPlan Helps Promote Adherence

Several studies have examined the use of MedActionPlan and its usefulness for improving adherence to medication therapy and helping patients better understand their treatment regimens.

  • User Survey—Conducted Independently by ITNS

    The International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS) surveyed members who use MedActionPlan to help educate their transplant patients. The survey found broad agreement that MedActionPlan improves patients’ understanding of their medication regimens, helps patients better identify their medications, and leads to increased adherence. The results also indicate that MedActionPlan can help healthcare professionals work more efficiently.

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  • UC San Diego Transplant Education Program Improves Patient Medication Knowledge and Adherence

    This study conducted by the University of California, San Diego Medical Center assesses patient satisfaction and medication taking beliefs following implementation of tools to improve medication management in lung and heart transplant patients. The study finds that patients who use MedActionPlan schedules have a high level of compliance, and MedActionPlan allows for better communication between patients and transplant healthcare providers. Pharmacists in transplant clinics help improve patient satisfaction with better medication management practices.

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  • Studies point to MedActionPlan improving patient understanding and adherence to medication therapy

    Transplant patients’ adherence to therapy and understanding of medication improve significantly when they use the MedActionPlan for Organ Transplant (MAP-OT) patient education tool, according to two recent studies conducted at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). The studies were published by the International Transplant Nurses Society (ITNS).

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  • The Key to Achieving National Patient Safety Goal #8 Medication Reconciliation: Addition of Transplant Pharmacists in the Clinic Setting

    A study by the University of California at San Diego Center for Transplantation examined the benefits of adding a pharmacist to their transplant programs, and the process of medication reconciliation. Several initiatives, including the use of MedActionPlan, were found to improve the safety and quality of care for patients. In addition, implementing MedActionPlan helps facilities meet the Medication Reconciliation requirement of the National Patient Safety Goals.

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  • Project BOOST Cuts Hospital Readmissions

    Pharmacy Practice News looks at Project BOOST (Better Outcomes for Older Adults through Safe Transitions) and its success in reducing the 30-day readmission rate at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. The program uses MedActionPlan to provide patients at discharge with an easy-to-read dosing schedule.

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