Improve patient
outcomes and decrease
healthcare costs

Improve patient outcomes and decrease healthcare costs

Quantifying Non-adherence1

Studies show that patients who adhere to their medication regimens experience better health outcomes, but adherence can be challenging for patients with complex regimens, transitions of care, and other barriers.

1/3

of patients comply reasonably well with recommended treatment

1/3

have moderate problems with adherence

1/3

take medicines poorly or not at all

Major barriers to medication adherence may include low literacy, inadequate medication knowledge, language barriers, lack of social support, and financial constraints.

Improve Patient Safety, Adherence, and Health Outcomes

MedActionPlan PRO provides tools that augment the education process, helping patients understand every aspect of their medication regimens. These applications reinforce education and engage the patient in the medium of their preference — print, mobile, SMS messaging, voice — in formats they understand.

  • Simple, easy to follow schedules print in the patient’s preferred language and include English translations to ease care transitions.
  • MyMedSchedule® Plus is a personal health coach in the patient’s pocket, reminding them to take their meds and tracking their progress.
  • With Patient Connect providers can send SMS or Voice reminders and monitor adherence from the patient’s replies or from MyMedSchedule Plus.
The right patient

MedActionPlan PRO schedules include the patient’s name, MRN, date of birth, and allergy information.

The right medication

MedActionPlan PRO includes medication images, generic and brand name, form, and strength in an easy-to-read format.

The right dose

MedActionPlan PRO clearly shows both the dose and the total dose — e.g., “1 tablet (5 mg).”

The right time

MedActionPlan PRO schedules doses for specific times, and even specific dates for more complex regimens.

The right route

MedActionPlan PRO always includes the route of administration in clear, patient-friendly language.

MedActionPlan PRO Helps Close the Loop on Adherence

Help Patients Overcome Barriers to Adherence

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Complex Regimens

Humanize complex medication regimens and polypharmacy, breaking them down into simple, familiar formats and pushing them directly into a mobile app that presents an accurate, day by day medication schedule with reminders. Organize medications by disease state to improve understanding.

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Low Literacy

Following established health literacy principles, MedActionPlan provides clear instructions written in everyday language the patient can understand and follow. A 5th to 8th grade reading level is standard.

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Poor Vision

MedActionPlan includes schedules in clear, easy-to-follow formats, in large fonts, and uses exclusive medication images and icons to help patients and caregivers with poor vision. Providers can also send reminders to patients with phone calls. 

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Multi-lingual

Print in the patient’s preferred language or push to the mobile app to facilitate accurate communication. Schedules include English translations to aid in the transition of care.​ 

Over/under measurement with oral suspensions is a common problem

Today I had a parent who had difficulty understanding how to fill the syringe to the correct dose volume. I used the syringe function in MedActionPlan PRO to print a syringe schedule that showed the exact fill line on a syringe, which the parent understood very quickly. MedActionPlan PRO is an excellent patient education tool that helps educate patients and reduce medication errors before they can happen.

Christy Buresh, PharmD
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Improve Outcomes & Decrease Cost

Reduce readmissions

In a study conducted by Sharp HealthCare and Touro University California College of Pharmacy, MedActionPlan schedules became a key intervention by pharmacists, along with discharge counseling and resolving medication reconciliation problems. This study showed a 48% reduction in 30-day readmissions, and Heart Failure core measure 1 compliance rates improved from the 80th percentile to the 90th percentile.

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Shorten lengths of stay

A retrospective analysis conducted at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital (PSHMC), found that reorganizing patient education and adopting MedActionPlan as the standard medication list helped reduce lengths of stay following kidney transplants by 56%.

The reduction in lengths of stay were estimated to save $279,180 annually. 

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MedActionPlan Improves the Patient Experience

What do Patients say?

32%

INCREASE

in the number of patients who selected the top box in the Medication Communication category in HCAHPS surveys.

95.6%

chose the top box for Discharge Instructions

83.7%

chose the top box for RN Communication

What Do Users Say?

98%

saw improvement in patient care and medication adherence using MedActionPlan, and most said the improvement was “significant.”

96%

saw improvement in patient understanding of their medications

69%

said MedActionPlan improved healthcare provider efficiency

Leverage MedActionPlan Applications to Meet Your Patient Safety Initiatives Across the Transition of Care

  • Inpatient or outpatient
  • Discharge counseling and education
  • Clinical research and analytics
  • Medical home
  • Remote care
  • Medication Therapy Management
  • Medication reconciliation

Fulfill Regulatory Requirements

MedActionPlan PRO can help providers meet the requirements of healthcare standards organizations and other patient safety goals

Joint Commission Antimicrobial Stewardship Standard

  • Educational requirements for patients being discharged home on antibiotics

Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals

  • Maintain and communicate accurate patient medication information
  • Reduce the likelihood of patient harm associated with the use of anticoagulation regimens

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and UNOS

  • Transplant pharmacist must document that a medication education discharge program routinely occurs for each transplant recipient

HCAHPS Patient Experience Survey

  • Communication about a child’s medications

Partner With MedActionPlan Today

We work with healthcare providers, payers, and drug companies to improve outcomes and decrease healthcare costs.

Reference: 1. Shea SC. Improving medication adherence: how to talk with patients about their medications. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc, 2006.