Montvale, NJ – July 14, 2017 – EmpiRx Health is excited to announce the implementation of its Enhanced Hepatitis C Medication Adherence Program which is essential in managing Hepatitis C patient therapy through proactive communications and education. According to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine medical journal, among patients with chronic illnesses, approximately 50% do not take their medications as prescribed by their physicians. This has a direct impact on increased hospitalizations and overall health care costs. The estimated economic impact of non-adherence is approximately $100-$289 billion dollars annually.
“We recognize that health care providers play a vital role in addressing the importance of adhering to the full course of medications as prescribed and ensure patients are better informed about their health conditions. We are excited to partner with physicians to help them take a more proactive role in increasing adherence,” said Polina Kogan, RPh, PharmD, Vice President of Clinical Services.
The program involves EmpiRx Health clinicians calling and following up with letters to providers for their patients who recently completed a Hepatitis C course of therapy to identify its success. To ensure successful treatment and to prevent re-treatment, Hepatitis C patients need to achieve a sustained virologic response (SVR) or an undetectable viral load. It is our goal to increase patient adherence while ensuring better health outcomes, which in turn leads to reduced overall health care costs.
About EmpiRx Health
EmpiRx Health is a full-service revolutionary pharmacy benefit management company founded by industry thought leaders in 2014. Their focus is simple: provide concierge service and proactive oversight to eliminate inefficiencies, maximize annual savings and preserve benefit dollars for today’s high-cost pharmacy benefits market. Headquartered in Montvale, NJ, EmpiRx Health uses their signature Pharmacy Care Management model to effectively manage gaps in service and provide superior clinical and financial solutions in an empirical manner. EmpiRx Health partners consultatively with brokers, consultants, third party administrators, employers and unions providing actionable information, customized reporting and advanced technology tools to achieve lower overall pharmacy costs.
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