CVS Caremark is focused on developing programs to help improve medication adherence. The study described here helps improve the industry's overall understanding of medication adherence and enables CVS Caremark to develop more targeted, measureable programs to address the underlying behaviors that contribute to nonadherence. CVS Caremark plans to use these research results along with other key information to identify, develop and pilot breakthrough interventions that will help improve medication adherence for the patients we support. The company is currently evaluating and piloting a number of interventions ranging from model development and prediction of adherence behaviors; to the use of medication reminder devices to help combat forgetfulness and improved labeling to address health literacy difficulties; to digital interventions that engage patients to encourage adherence.CVS Caremark has been supporting a multi-year research collaboration with Brigham and Women's Hospital to better understand patient behavior, particularly around medication adherence. Annual excess health care costs due to medication non-adherence in the U.S. have been estimated to be as much as $290 billion.
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