Dr Trishan Panch Outlines the Larger Care Coordination Problem

The medication adherence problem is emblematic of the larger coordinated care issue in the US healthcare system, according to Trishan Panch, MBBS, MPH, chief medical officer at Wellframe.

While medication adherence seems, at the surface, like a fairly simple thing to do, there are barriers that prevent the patients who most need those medication from taking them, Trishan Panch, MBBS, MPH, chief medical officer at Wellframe, said at the Patient-Centered Diabetes Care meeting, co-hosted by The American Journal of Managed Care and Joslin Diabetes Center, April 16-17 in Boston.

He added that the medication adherence problem is emblematic of the larger coordinated care issue in the US healthcare system.

"We believe that you have to not just coordinate medication, you've got to coordinate visits, you've got to learn about the condition, you've got to test the understanding of that learning, screen for secondary complications of the condition, and manage risk factors underlying the specific disease," he explained.