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How can technology help with medicines adherence?

Sheila Ryder: There is a skill in identifying what is at the root of a patient’s adherence issue
Sheila Ryder: There is a skill in identifying what is at the root of a patient’s adherence issue

There are plenty of emerging technologies and mobile apps in the pharmacy market, but could they help influence medicines adherence in your patients?

Podcast

C+D clinical editor Kristoffer Stewart speaks to Sheila Ryder, associate professor in pharmacy practice at Trinity College Dublin, and discusses how pharmacists can make the most of technology to help aid medicines adherence.

In this podcast you will hear:

  • How some new adherence technologies work
  • What evidence of effectiveness exists for different adherence apps
  • Why feedback from adherence tools can help provide a focus for a consultation
  • The importance of a personal connection when helping to improve adherence
  • What adherence tools might look like in the future.

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