BURLINGTON, Vt. — Pharmacists involved in a Wisconsin project focused on seniors' health will use a Web-based software platform to help elderly patients stick to their medication regimens.
United Way of Dane County, Wis., and the Wisconsin Pharmacy Quality Collaborative — a multiorganizational initiative led by the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin — will use Aprexis Health Solutions' medication adherence technology as part of United Way's Safe and Healthy Aging Community Project. Pharmacists will use the Aprexis platform to conduct and manage patient medication therapy management sessions.
"Aprexis provides pharmacists an intuitive, logical step-by-step process that guides them through an efficient and effective comprehensive medication review process for the geriatric patient, including assessment of [adverse drug events,]" United Way director of community engagement Hooyung Young said. "Aprexis gives us the tools we need to ensure that seniors are properly adhering to their medication regimens and are not taking inappropriate prescriptions, which could trigger hospitalization or long-term disabilities."