Pharmacist Coaching and Waived Copayments Lead to Better Outcomes and Lower Costs for Employees With Diabetes
Pharmacist coaches meet periodically with employees who have diabetes to assess health, monitor medications, and strengthen self-management skills, leading to better blood glucose and blood pressure control, greater adherence to recommended care processes, and lower overall health care costs.
Community Collaborative Improves Accuracy of Medication Lists for Elderly Patients in Outpatient Clinic Setting
Aurora Health Care spearheaded a community-wide medication reconciliation initiative, involving health care consumers, providers, pharmacists, and community stakeholders, to improve the accuracy of elderly patients' medication lists.
Self-Directed Budget for Health and Other Services Enhances Ability of Those with Mental Illness to Function and Live Independently
A state-funded program gives individuals with mental illness a quarterly allowance for mental health and wellness services that can be spent at their own discretion, allowing them to spend more time living in the community and to function more effectively.
Mailed Reminders to Heart Attack Patients Improve Compliance With Beta Blocker Medication Regimen
Four health maintenance organizations send two reminder letters to encourage recent heart attack patients to take their beta blocker medication as prescribed and to renew their prescriptions as needed.
Culturally Appropriate Videos Share Stories of Individuals With Hypertension, Leading to Improvements in Blood Pressure in Inner-City African Americans
Culturally appropriate videos provide first-person narratives of patients living with hypertension, leading to significant improvements in blood pressure among low-income, inner-city African Americans with previously uncontrolled hypertension.
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Over-the-Counter Medicine Interaction Cabinet
This interactive tool informs consumers about how some over-the-counter medicines may interact with prescription medicines.
DiabetesIQ is a mobile application for patients and nonpatients to learn about diabetes and ways to manage it.
Arizona CERT Medication Record
This tool can help patients keep track of the medicines, vitamins, and herbs that they take.
Bone Up on Bone Loss! Exercise to Build Healthy Bones!
This fact sheet provides information about bone health.
Depression During and After Pregnancy Fact Sheet
This tool answers common questions about depression during and after pregnancy.