Dealing with a chronic condition like diabetes isn’t something most people do alone. They rely on the support of family and friends -- and of course their physician. A study published in Health Affairs highlights another important relationship: the one between the patient and their pharmacist.
That relationship is highlighted in CVS Health’s Pharmacy Advisor program. Through Pharmacy Advisor, pharmacists use technology to identify which patients are at risk of not taking their medications as directed. These patients then receive a phone call, or in many cases, an in-person reminder from the pharmacist, who provides them with useful information on how they can better control their diabetes by being more aware and mindful of how and when they take their meds.