Med sync programs work, according to NCPA survey

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Medication synchronization programs can benefit pharmacists and patients, according to a survey of pharmacies that are using the Simplify My Meds program created by the National Community Pharmacists Association. Pharmacies reported that SMM increased their efficiency and balanced their workflow, and increased patient satisfaction. “Med sync programs, such as Simplify My Meds, are critical to achieving greater patient adherence,” said NCPA CEO Douglas Hoey, RPh. “Non-adherence to medication is estimated to cost the healthcare system as much as $290 billion annually through necessitating costly procedures or hospitalizations that could otherwise have been prevented.” SMM is used by more than 2,600 independent pharmacies nationwide.