Improving Patient Medication Adherence: The Role of the Retail Pharmacy and Retail Clinics
Anita M. Allemand
Vice President, Product Innovation and Management
Poor adherence to medication leads to increased risk of hospitalizationand dramatically higher healthcare costs. The retail pharmacy is playing an increasingly important role in ensuring that patients take medications as directed. Learn about CVS Caremark’s research on medication adherence and how cultural competence among pharmacists can impact patient adherence to medication and treatment. Also hear about ways in which retail clinics are providing access to quality care for underserved populations who might not otherwise have access to medical professionals.
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Anita M. Allemand, Pharm.D., Vice President, Product Innovation and Management, CVS Caremark, will share research on medication adherence and how cultural competence among pharmacists can impact patient adherence to medication and treatment.
Anita is responsible for developing product strategies that help clients and CVS Caremark members maximize the value of their pharmacy benefit through clinical interventions, benefit plan designs and a variety of member outreach programs. A pharmacist by background, her professional experience also includes positions at Walgreens Health Initiatives, Walgreens pharmacy and Sherman Hospital in various clinical roles in managed care pharmacy and tenures as a hospital-based and retail staff pharmacist.