What You Should Know:
– Partnership enables AdhereHealth to deploy Hero’s digital in-home care platform to simplify complex medication routines, improve patient safety and optimize value-based care.
AdhereHealth, a healthcare technology leader in medication adherence insights and health outcomes, has entered into a strategic partnership with Hero, the market leader in digital in-home care. This new agreement enables AdhereHealth to deploy Hero’s digital in-home care platform to help high-risk, high-cost, chronically ill patients adhere to complex medication regimens.
Hero’s platform includes a smart pill dispenser, an app that tracks what a patient took and when, and sends real-time alerts to the patient’s care team if a dose is missed or a medication is ready for refill. Hero continually monitors the patient’s medication inventory and facilitates real-time medication reconciliation as well.
Poor medication adherence is a leading cause of re-hospitalizations and ER visits, especially among the elderly and those with chronic conditions. The financial impact is significant: medication nonadherence accounts for 16% of U.S. healthcare spending annually, accounting for more than half a trillion dollars. Combining Hero’s medication management platform with AdhereHealth’s advanced technologies and its nationwide AdhereRx digital pharmacy creates the first complete lifecycle medication management service.