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ScriptAssist® Medication Adherence

Improving outcomes and compliance through a proven, award-winning program.

Medication nonadherence is a significant healthcare problem, with numerous studies confirming that it directly correlates to poor clinical outcomes and excessive healthcare costs. With nearly 50% of patients not taking their medications as prescribed, nonadherence is prevalent, wasteful and problematic. ScriptAssist is the innovative, award-winning medication adherence program from NurseWise that supports and advocates for consumers, their treating providers and healthcare payers. The result? Improved health outcomes, bettering individuals’ lives and lower healthcare costs despite increased drug spending.

The costs of medication nonadherence in the U.S. are estimated at $100 billion to $300 billion annually.1

We have a solution.
More than 98% of individuals agree to participate in our ScriptAssist medication adherence programs.2

Addressing the Root of the Problem

We understand taking prescription drugs can be confusing, inconvenient, frustrating and overwhelming. That’s why our comprehensive program optimizes adherence through engagement, motivational interviewing, education and early identification of nonadherence risk. Our expertise encourages those you serve, particularly “resistant” patients, to take greater ownership of their health.

Using Cognitive Behavioral and Motivational Interviewing techniques, we connect and engage via phone. Patients receive assessments, education and support by trained health professionals—who establish future touch points and help patients take an active role in their care plans. In many cases, we are available 24/7 for them to call and speak directly with someone who is knowledgeable about the drug they are taking.

A Seasoned Partner

Our combination of experience and training in the designated diseases or conditions allows us to guide patients and healthcare providers based upon proven methods, the targeted disease state and specific prescription information. We also know that calling at just the right time can be critical—so through data trending, we identify the patient demographic being served by each ScriptAssist program. We’re strategic with staffing and patient time zones when we contact your population. Nurses also communicate any identified adherence issues to the patient’s medical provider or health plan for follow-up as agreed upon with each client.

Targeted Impact

ScriptAssist has medication adherence programs that target major disease states and conditions—including, but not limited to:

  • Hepatitis C
  • High-risk pregnancy
  • Endometriosis
  • HIV
  • Persons with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI)
  • Osteoporosis
  • IBS

There are many client benefits from this program, such as:

  • Management of waste in pharmacy spending.
  • Better health outcomes for patients and possible cures of disease states (dependent upon diagnosis and therapy).
  • Reduction in short-term and long-term health care costs.
  • Improved patient adherence to medication therapies.
  • Increased patient disease state awareness and education.
  • Documentation of treatment and program outcomes.
  • Detection of non-adherence and timely escalation to pharmacy and prescribers.
  • Documentation of treatment and program outcomes.

Savings

Lower pharmacy spending and overall healthcare costs.

Quality

Greater adherence can lead to greater compliance.

Educational

Patients learn more about their condition and treatment.

Collaborative

Providers and payers play a vital role in boosting adherence.


1. Source: L. Osterberg and T. Blaschke. “Adherence to Medication,” New England Journal of Medicine, August 2005 and M.R. DeMatteo, “Variation in Patients’ Adherence to Medical Recommendations: A Quantitative Review of 50 Years of Research,” Medical Care, March 2004.
2. Source: 2014 Book of Business Stats for ScriptAssist program.