NCHC Forums bring together thought leaders, policymakers and stakeholders for timely public discussions about the future of America’s health system. The views expressed by the speakers are their own and do not reflect the positions of the National Coalition on Health Care or NCHC Action Fund.
Past NCHC Events:
Thu06Mar20142:30 PM – 4:00 PMRussell Senate Office Building, Room 485
A Prescription for Savings: Medication Management and Improved Adherence
Anita Allemand, Vice President for Product Innovation and Management, CVS Caremark: A Prescription for Savings: Medication Management and Improved Adherence
John O'Brien, Vice President, Public Policy, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield: Focus on Medication Management
John McGlew, Assistant Director, Government Affairs, American College of Clinical Pharmacy: Medication Management and Improved Adherence
What do five of the top ten most expensive medical conditions have in common? Heart disease and related conditions, depression and other mental disorders, asthma, COPD, diabetes and high blood pressure can all be managed with the right medical care and the help of the right medication. But our health system too often fails to get patients the right medicine at the right time. When that happens, patients suffer and health care costs skyrocket. Our speakers—representing a pharmacy innovation company, a leading regional health plan, and a pharmacy society—have tackled this challenge head-on. And the results have been better patient care at lower cost.