“A recent report in the Annals of Internal Medicine on the characteristics of prescriptions that are abandoned at the pharmacy raise the question of (1) how to ensure that people actually pick up their prescriptions, and (2) how to make sure that people actually take the medications that are prescribed.
What role does modern Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology play in this question?
A study by the non-profit New England Healthcare Institute (NEHI) in 2009 estimated that non-adherence to medications cost the healthcare system $290 billion annually in avoidable medical spending every year. So what are the barriers?”
Robert Rowley, KevinMD, 29 November 2010