Technology Drives Better HCV Outcomes

Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News

Using ingestible sensors, mobile apps, dashboards and other high-tech tools, pharmacists are working with providers to improve adherence rates among patients with hepatitis C virus, according to two studies presented at the 2018 Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Meeting...

In addition, patient satisfaction was high, said lead study author Katrina Zywiec, PharmD, a pharmacy resident at Touro University California, in Vallejo, who completed a rotation with Kaiser Permanente. “Ninety-five percent of patients put on the survey said that they were very satisfied with their therapy. If they’re feeling supported and they’re being taken care of, then they’re more likely to be adherent.”

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