Did you know that 50 percent of patients in developed countries who suffer from chronic diseases have a poor rate of medication compliance? According to the World Health Organization, it’s this poor adherence that’s making it futile to fight conditions like depression, diabetes, or HIV/AIDS, among other diseases.
Medication compliance, or adherence, refers to the degree or extent that a patient follows their primary care provider’s recommendations about day-to-day medication treatment with respect to the timing, dosage, and frequency. Medication compliance does not just affect patient outcomes. It also increases the general cost of healthcare and the utilization of services. A way to mitigate this problem, however, is for physicians to have an in-office medication dispensing system developed by First Coast Health Solutions (FCHS).
Improving compliance through FCHS medication dispensing software
Having an in-office dispensing system can boost patients’ adherence to medications on so many levels.
- First, it guarantees that the patients have the medicines they need before they leave the clinic so that they have no reason to delay taking the medication. If they can get the medicine while consulting with their doctor, then they are spared from going on another trip to buy from the pharmacy.
- Second, an in-office medication dispensing system makes it quite convenient for patients to be able to buy the medicines directly from their doctor if they are too ill, in too much pain, or too busy to go to the pharmacy. This system also does away with the long lines at the drugstore that, more often than not, discourages patients to buy what they need. According to a study published in the Oman Medical Journal, three in four patients actually prefer it when their prescriptions are filled out directly from the doctor’s clinic instead of the pharmacy.
- Third, this system provides an opportunity for doctors and their staff to educate the patient on carefully reading and following the prescriptions. Opportunities like this don’t usually happen at traditional pharmacies since the patient is not familiar with the staff servicing them or it’s too public to talk about any questions they might have about the medicine. When patients have proper conversations about medication compliance, then they are able to understand how vital their treatments are and continue taking it.
- Fourth, it’s easy for the doctor to keep track of the patient’s medical adherence with an in-office dispensing system because it’s the clinic that keeps the record of the filled out prescriptions, not the pharmacy. If issues come up with the patient, the doctor can readily change the prescription, plan out other steps to improve the outcomes, as well as carefully guide and counsel the patient.
Learn more about First Coast Health Solutions medication dispensing software
First Coast Health Solutions (FCHS) is a leading national provider of full-service in-office medication dispensing systems. We are one of the best physician dispensing companies in the country. We dispense only FDA approved pre-packaged medications and provide doctors with a cutting-edge, but simple to follow web based dispensing system. Our priority is to promote the establishment of a medical environment that is fully compliant and delivers complete quality patient care.
Do you want to upgrade how your practice handles prescriptions? Look no further! Our point of care dispensing comes with much more than you can expect!
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