Medication Management: Truth and Consequences 1.5 CME
This activity has been approved for 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
One of the most routine activities in any healthcare practice is prescribing medications. Physicians believe patients will pick up their medication from a pharmacy, take it home, and use it as prescribed. When patients return for a follow up visit, physicians assume that all instructions concerning the medication have been followed. Measured patient outcomes are based upon this perception and further treatment or therapy is based on those outcomes. At least that is what most physicians believe.
The occurrence of patient non-compliance is, for the most part, not visible to healthcare providers. The reasons for patient non-compliance are multi-faceted. It is so common and affects the majority of patients who take medications. It is more realistic to label non-compliance as the norm and adherence as the exception. Non-adherence is a major barrier to achieving health. It may be the number one cause of waste in global healthcare resources resulting in the loss of billions of dollars. And yet, the overwhelming majority of healthcare providers continue to prescribe medications and assume that patients will be compliant with the instructions provided.
This course focuses attention on the epidemic of medication non-adherence. It introduces the concept and techniques of clinical practice improvement, which has proven to be successful in the corporate world. These techniques provide a template by which every healthcare provider can improve medication compliance in their practice. Participants will have a step by step recipe to address patient non-adherence that is robbing medical practitioners of time and resources and in turn preventing patients from realizing health. By the time participants earn their Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CME credits, they will have acquired a new skill that can be used to solve wide ranging problems.
The course uses a “virtual classroom” environment that can be accessed 24/7/365 on any device connected to the Internet on any network. Once a participant enrolls, the course never leave their account and will be updated automatically as needed. A Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CME certificate is available by download immediately upon completion of the class.
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