The Challenge

➢ Non-adherence to treatment regimens and medication therapy has long been recognized as a substantial roadblock to achieving improved patient health outcomes.1

TIP Health, Improving Treatment and Medication Adherence in America

It can be a challenge for people to make healthy choices—and the data prove it.

It is well documented that medication non-adherence affects Americans of all ages, regardless of gender or race and is just as likely to involve high-income, well-educated people as those at lower socioeconomic levels and patient’s health complications can accelerate.2

The Challenge

What is Treatment and Medication Adherence?

TREATMENT ADHERENCE is your personal commitment to following your specific treatment plan.

MEDICATION ADHERENCE is your personal commitment to taking your medications as prescribed.

The Consequences of Treatment and Medication on-adherence

Reference: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Adherence Conference, Washington DC, 2013

TIP Health, Improving Treatment and Medication Adherence in America

Medication non-adherence—linked to Mortality, Hospitalizations, and Emergency Department visits

Medication non-adherence is a problem that applies to all chronic conditions; affects all demographic and socio-economic levels; diminishes the ability to treat diabetes, heart disease, cancer, asthma, and many other diseases; and, results in suffering and even death.


It’s time to treat patients’ Adherence to their medication therapies and treatment plans as a critical health care issue

Americans have inadequate knowledge about the significance of medication Adherence as a crucial element of their improved health. Today’s “call to action” for clinicians is to employ interactive technology to expand their treatment and medication ADHERENCE voice, reach and care beyond the walls of the medical office, pharmacy or other traditional practice settings.


Who is paying the price for the epidemic of poor medication Adherence?

We all are—and the costs are substantial.

While Americans are being treated in record numbers for a long list of chronic conditions, little is being done to support patients who are not following (non-adherence) their prescribed treatment regimens and their medication therapy—a medical failing that is costing our nation’s healthcare system an estimated 290 billion annually. This amount represents up to 10% of the total US health care costs.9