Medication Optimization

Medication Optimization refers to a wide variety of technologies designed to help manage medication information, dispensing, adherence, and tracking. Technologies range from the more complex, fully integrated devices that use information and communication technologies to inform and remind stakeholders at multiple decision and action points throughout the patient care process, to the simpler, standalone devices that have more limited functionality. Findings from the Center’s Medication Optimization Program identify the benefits of medication optimization technologies for patients, providers, and family caregivers; strategies for program deployment; program outcomes; and lessons learned.

Resources

Medication Optimization Diffusion Grants Program Summary of Awarded Grants

Briefing Paper: Technologies to Help Older Adults Maintain Independence: Advancing Technology Adoption

“Minding our Meds”: Demonstrating Senior Medication Adherence with Cell Phone Texting Reminders

Lessons Learned from CTA’s Medication Optimization Grant Program Presented at Gerontological Society of America Annual Meeting

CTA Grantee – Connecticut Pharmacists Foundation MedOp Project Video

Position Paper: Technologies for Optimizing Medication Use by Older Adults

California Senate Bill 72 Policy Brief: Considerations for Implementing a Successful Medication Dispensing Machine Pilot Project

CTA Presents at Aging in America Conference on Lesson Learned from CTA Medication Optimization Grantees

New CTA Practice Brief – Organizational Adoption: Lessons Learned from CTA Medication Optimization Grantees

Lessons from a Leader in Telehealth Diffusion: Interview with Adam Darkins of the Veterans Health Administration

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