Project Proposal: Pharmacy Student Engagement to Improve Adherence and Star Ratings in Community Pharmacy
“Medication adherence is a huge problem that continues to linger.”
Dr. Neyer is a PGY1 community pharmacy resident with Kroger Pharmacy in Cincinnati, OH. The subject of his project, nonadherence, is a significant burden to the United States healthcare system with an estimated cost of $300 billion. Based on his personal experience, Dr. Neyer noticed an opportunity for student pharmacists to become more engaged with improving patient care. He plans to involve students in telephonic outreach, motivational interviewing, identifying adherence barriers, and recommending solutions for patients who are nonadherent to RAS antagonists, non-insulin diabetes medication, and/or statins.
Jacob Neyer envisions a “sustainable and cost-effective approach to improving medication adherence for our patients, while engaging pharmacy students in completing these interventions.”