Though some patients are less than diligent in taking their medications, many more are right on top of things. They take their meds on time and refill their prescriptions before they run out. But even if people are eating right, they may not take into consideration what impact even the best diet — let alone the worst — can have on their medications’ effectiveness.
The highly regarded Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) annually sponsors Patient Safety Awareness Week (this year March 8-14) to help encourage everyone to learn more about how to improve the safety of our healthcare system — for the health and well-being of not only patients, but our workforce that cares for them.
As we mark American Cancer Awareness Month, RxLive examines some of the latest ways to help individuals avoid being impacted by this second-leading killer.
As I discussed in part 1 of this two-part blog, the annual February observance of American Heart Month is a perfect time for providers, patients and payers alike to be reminded of things that can improve our chances of avoiding the country’s leading killer — cardiovascular disease or CVD.
Heart Month is a particularly appropriate time to celebrate the victories we’ve made against this leading killer, and rededicate ourselves to put information into the hands of patients (and, heck, remind ourselves) to improve our heart health by living better. Some helpful resources follow.
It’s finally about to happen: The coverage gap or “donut hole” hated and often feared by many Medicare recipients is finally breathing its last as of Jan. 1. So, what does this mean for you?