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CVS Health links medication adherence to digital enrollment

Woonsocket, RI – CVS Health announced the roll-out of a new digital platform of tools to help clients adhere to medication requirements and health care services.

cvs_health_reg_img“Our research shows that digital and online tools help make adherence easier and more accessible for our customers across the enterprise, and evidence suggests that better adherence improves patient health outcomes while reducing health care costs,” said William H. Shrank, M.D., M.S.H.S, Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer for CVS Health.

The integrated pharmacy health care services provider introduced its latest venture in a press release on Thursday. According to the release, CVS Health digital tools allow for easier access to programs that help people start and stay on their prescriptions while reducing health care costs for clients of CVS/Caremark, the pharmacy benefits manager of CVS Health.

The new digital tools include Apple Watch integration, mobile applications and document scan submission and in-store mobile notifications.

The company also expanded its MedRemind program, now deployed in its iPhone mobile application. The program helps customers stay on track with their medication schedules by enabling them to customize reminders to take their prescriptions at the right time and notifies caregivers when a dose is missed.  Additional perks include text reminders, also on the Apple watch.

The digital tools allow clients to overcome forgetfulness and adhere more strictly to medication requirements.

The company predicted that clients could save up to $2.3 million in medical cost avoidance annually per 100,000 registered digital users.

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