In-Home Adherence Technology

Danny Sanchez, vice president and general manager, Population Health Services for Omnicell, discusses how technology can improve adherence. This video was filmed at the ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) 54th Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition in Las Vegas.

Danny Sanchez, vice president and general manager, Population Health Services for Omnicell, discusses how technology can improve adherence. This video was filmed at the ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) 54th Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition in Las Vegas.

Danny Sanchez: You know, today, to my knowledge, there’s nothing in the home [to improve mediation adherence]. We are the first in the home-provider—to actually provide a solution in the home to help you take your medications, remind you to take your medications. Outside of that, you’re really looking at adherence packaging, which is great, but it’s equivalent to a vial in many cases, right? You still have to pick it up, and you still have to remember to take it, right? And so, there’s nothing really out there that’s front and center to the patient that tells a patient to take their medication. So, we think that our solution being a first-to-market solution really helps drive that message home and continue to evolve. Adherence is a $300 million dollar problem, and we’re just starting now to tackle some of that, and some of that is really simple, it’s just simply reminding a patient. You don’t have to get overcomplicated to know that, just reminding someone to take their med[ication], and holding them accountable to taking their med[ication]—that alone is an intervention that’ll have an impact.