Medication Adherence Innovation Community
Duration: April – July 2019
Register here by Friday, March 15, 2019
Non-adherence to psychopharmacological medications is associated with poor patient outcomes including relapse, rehospitalization and delays in achieving remission, violence such as reported aggression and arrests, suicide, and premature death. The Medication Adherence Innovation Community is a brief, four-month initiative intended to assist participants with strengthening their organizational capacity and skills to improve adherence. Participants will gain knowledge on key elements to promote medication adherence and the skills necessary to develop or revise workflows to improve core clinical processes involved in assessment through medication monitoring.
The innovation community will deep dive into common barriers to medication adherence and practical, evidence-based solutions. Participating organizations will:
- Receive exclusive access to the National Council’s newly developed Medication Adherence Organizational Self-Assessment and use it to conduct an analysis of strengths and gaps related to best practices in medication adherence
- Establish a Medication Adherence Team to develop and implement an improvement approach to adherence through support from the innovation community
- Understand the roles of assessment, treatment planning, prescriber interventions, organizational supports and medication monitoring in promoting adherence and improved health outcomes
- Gain skills and knowledge related to effective engagement and communication skills, improved assessment practices, policies and procedures, development of collaborative treatment plans, and use of best practice interventions to address barriers and monitor patient adherence to medications
- Apply the skills and knowledge gained to the development and implementation of new or revised assessment process workflows that incorporate key steps and strategies
- Collect data to track and analyze information related to improvement efforts and measuring rates of adherence
The Innovation Community is intended for administrators, prescribers and clinicians. Participants will have access to educational webinars, roundtable discussions, small group coaching calls, peer-to-peer collaboration, and applicable information, tools and resources.
Questions? Contact CareTransitions@TheNationalCouncil.org