Prescriptions for a Healthy America and NEHI co-hosted an expert roundtable discussing how health IT policies can be leveraged to improve medication adherence. Evidence continues to mount that improved medication adherence and management are vital but untapped drivers of improving health and lowering costs. Health Information Technology (HIT) is clearly essential for broad-scale improvements. The roundtable explored where major stakeholder groups see consensus around HIT priorities that will accelerate improvements in medication use throughout the US healthcare system.
Panel 1- The Present: What is the state of health IT proper use of medications and improved patient adherence?
- Moderator: Tom Hubbard, NEHI
- Dr. Tejal Gandhi, National Patient Safety Foundation
- Dr. Amy Mullins, American Academy of Family Physicians
- Mark Savage, National Partnership for Women & Families
- Anthony Schueth, Point-of-Care Partners, LLC.
- Lindsey Ferris, Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients
Panel 2- The Future: How should we shape health IT policy to enhance appropriate use of medications and good patient adherence?
- Moderator: Joel White, Council for Affordable Health Coverage, Prescriptions for a Healthy America
- Jodi Daniel, Office of the National Coordinator
- Shelly Spiro, Pharmacy HIT Collaborative
- Steve Mullenix, National Council for Prescription Drug Programs
- Robert Popovian, Pfizer
- Stephanie Zaremba, athenahealth