Medication Adherence Technology for the Home

Date/Time: 07/20/2021, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Provider: FHPCA

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This is a 90-minute webinar.

9:00 am – 10:30 am HST
11:00 am – 12:30 pm AKT
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm PT
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm MT
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm CT
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET

Medication nonadherence is commonly recognized as a global problem that affects chronic disease management. This webinar will review the full range of technology-powered adherence tools to improve patient outcomes and save your agency time and money.


  • Support patient adherence to a medication regimen
  • Understand the value of technology that increases patients’ adherence to their medication regimens
  • Differentiate between the wide variety of medication technology assistive technologies, and applications
  • Identify the most suitable devices or applications for your patient census
  • Select the most appropriate device considering all patient, staff, environmental, and fiscal factors


Adherence to prescribed medication regimens is associated with improved clinical outcomes for chronic disease management and reduced mortality from chronic conditions. Nonadherence is associated with poorer health outcomes, more frequent hospital admissions, increased morbidity and mortality, and increased health care costs. It is estimated the 50% of medications are taken incorrectly (timing, dosage, frequency, duration, etc.).[1] One of the more significant barriers to medication adherence in older adults is “patient-related factors.”[2] Medication adherence technology is one of the tools that can improve medication adherence compliance by older adults. However, understanding the full scope of available technologies, their appropriateness for specific, but different patient populations and their relative costs, can be overwhelming and time consuming. This program will review the full range of technology-powered adherence tools, so you can make informed choices regarding the most appropriate solutions for your patients.

[1] Osterberg L, Blaschke T. Adherence to medication. N Engl J Med 2005;353:487–97

[2] Kurup, Rashmi, Martinex, Juan Pablo Diaz, Doucet, Marco, Tyrrell, Pascal N.; Effectiveness of Electronic Medication Packaging Devices on Medication Adherence: A Scoping Review. J Gerontol Nurs. 2020 Mar 1;46(3):27-36. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20200129-01.


This informative session is designed for senior administrative staff, quality improvement personnel, and all clinical staff.


  • PDF of slides and speaker’s contact info for follow-up questions


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