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Philips Medication Adherence Solutions Improved medication adherence can help reduce avoidable hospitalizations and ER visits1

Better medication dispensing adherence potentially can lessen the burden on the U.S. healthcare system

Medication adherence has been clinically proven to reduce hospitalization, emergency department use and doctor visits.2 Unfortunately, there are many potential obstacles to patients realizing the expected benefit of prescribed drugs.


How big a problem is medication non-adherence in the U.S.?

Concentrated impact
1% → 23%
Top 1% of high-acuity chronic disease patients drive 23% of healthcare costs3
Per-patient cost
Annual mean cost of high-acuity chronic disease patients4
Medication non-adherence system-wide5
System-wide cost
$310 billion
Avoidable costs of medication non-adherence6
Hospitalization costs
$100 billion
Direct costs of medication non-adherence7

Philips Medication Adherence Solutions (PMAS) can potentially help manage costs from medication dispensing non-adherence

PMAS can potentially help payers and healthcare providers manage the costs of care for their high-acuity, chronic disease patients. With spencer®*, a new enterprise-grade medication dispenser, Philips offers a connected ecosystem: a monitored in-home dispensing device, pre-packaged, unit-dose medications from mail order/ specialty pharmacies, a clinician portal and a caregiver app.

Call 1-800-451-0525 x 2099 to speak to a PMAS consultant today.


The spencer system helps professionals coordinate care by optimizing patient medication management

Coordinated care
Med pack centralizes all medications leading to greater dispensing adherence in chronic disease patients 
Patient access
Doorstep delivery improves the adherence opportunity for rural patients and others unable to travel to get medications
Actionable feedback
Feedback from patients and caregivers helps create the optimal medication plan
Personalized plan
spencer insights allow for patient-centered medication plans that account for schedules, beliefs, habits and individual conditions
Part of daily life
Home-based, mobile, and connected support tools integrate the medication plan into the flow of an individual’s daily life

How can PMAS help you?

Reduce both the risks and your potential costs associated with medical complications caused by medication non-adherence among your high-acuity, chronic condition patients. 


Call 1-800-451-0525 x 2099 to speak to a PMAS consultant today.

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1 World Health Organization.  Adherence to long-term therapies: evidence for action.  2003

Roebuck, M.C. et al., Medication adherence leads to lower health care use and costs despite increased drug spending. Health Affairs, 2011, Jan;30(1):91-99.

Graham, John R.  1 percent of people account for 23 percent of medical spending. Health care costs, Health Policy Blog. National Center for Policy Analysis. November 5, 2014.

4 Mitchell, Emily M. PhD. Concentration of health expenditures in U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized

population, 2014. Medical Panel Expenditure Survey. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Nov. 2016.

5 Iuga, Aurel O. and McGuire, Maura J.  Adherence and healthcare costs. Risk Management and Healthcare Policy. 2014; 7: 35-44.

6 New England Health Care Institute (NEHI), 2009.

7 Sokol, M.C. et al. Impact of medication adherence on hospitalization risk and healthcare cost, Med. Care 43 (6), 521-530, 2005.)

* The spencer registered trademark is owned by HAP Innovations.