miércoles, 29 de abril de 2015

Medication Adherence Interventions: Comparative Effectiveness

Medication Adherence Interventions: Comparative Effectiveness


Course Presenter

Meera Viswanathan, PhD

Target Audience

The target audience for this learning activity includes all primary care physicians (PCPs), including family medicine physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, OB-GYNs, internists, nurses, pharmacists, case managers, health educators, and other allied health professionals.

Overall Learning Purpose/Goal

The goal of the video is to present information to a variety of healthcare professionals about available evidence for the benefits and harms of interventions that support and improve medication adherence. The video will also convey information about the applicability and limitations of the evidence as well as suggestions for applying the findings to clinical practice.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  1. Identify factors that influence medication adherence.
  2. Describe the adverse consequences of medication nonadherence.
  3. Summarize the effectiveness of interventions on medication adherence and on health outcomes.
  4. Apply this information to interventions on medication adherence with your patients.
  5. Provide accurate and appropriate counsel as part of the treatment team. (for pharmacists)
  6. Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families (for registered nurses)

Credit Available

  • Case Managers – maximum of 1.0 clock hours
    Certified Health Education Specialists – maximum of 1.0 contact hours
    Nurse Practitioners – maximum of 1.0 contact hours
    Registered Nurses – maximum of 1.0 contact hours
    Pharmacists – maximum of 1.0 contact hours
    Physicians – maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Faculty & Credentials

Meera Viswanathan, PhD 
Director, RTI International-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Evidence-based Practice Center
Dr. Viswanathan is a health services researcher focusing on systematic reviews. She directs the RTI International-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Evidence-based Practice Center (RTI-UNC EPC). She has led systematic reviews on medication adherence and medication therapy management for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). She serves as co-investigator on a grant applying a novel analytic approach, Qualitative Comparative Analysis, to the analysis of medication adherence interventions (Dr. Leila Kahwati, PI); this approach seeks to understand the relative contributions of components of complex interventions to outcomes. In addition to leading or supporting numerous reviews, she has worked extensively on methods to refine and add rigor to systematic reviews. She has led or participated in the development of tools and guidance to assess the risk of bias of observational studies and systematic reviews. She has developed guidance on evaluating conflict of interest from nonfinancial sources and on conducting reviews of complex interventions.


  • This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Hayes, Inc. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • This educational activity for 1.0 contact hours is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. Designated for 0.0 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advance Practice Registered Nurses.
  • Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
  • Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour(s) (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number - 0809-9999-15-063-H04-P)
  • Type of Activity: Application 
  • This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers.
  • Hayes, Inc. is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners: AANP Provider Number 140928. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours of continuing education.
  • Sponsored by Hayes, Inc., a designated a provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 1.0.
If you have questions about the presentation, please e-mail us at: Educationservices@hayesinc.com.
  • This educational activity has been funded by AHRQ.
  • There has been no outside commercial support for this activity.
  • Presenter(s) and planning committee members have no conflicts of interest, relevant financial relationships, or sponsorships to disclose.
  • Criteria for successful completion:
    • Each participant must complete an evaluation and must successfully pass the posttest with a grade of 75% or higher to obtain the CE credit.
    • For Pharmacists: Upon receipt of the completed activity evaluation form, transcript information will be available atwww.mycpemonitor.net within 4 weeks

Required Hardware/Software

AHRQ requires a modern web browser (Internet Explorer 7+, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Google Chrome). Certain educational activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of their content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Apple QuickTime, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, Windows Media Player, and Real Networks Real One Player.

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