adherence

Today’s Nurses Take Studies to Patients

While in nursing school, I knew I’d be helping others throughout my career, but I never imagined my work could potentially impact and improve the quality of life for so many patients.

I am part of a team that manages home health nurse ─ also called field nurse ─ visits for clinical studies. While the majority of studies still require patients to travel to study sites for lab draws and therapy administration, many pharmaceutical sponsors are recognizing the benefits of engaging home health nurses.

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Meeting the Unique Needs of Psoriasis Patients

Psoriasis affects more than 100 million people worldwide according to the World Health Organization. The number of triggers and associated comorbidities make this immune disorder difficult for patients to manage. As part of Psoriasis Awareness Month, we’re highlighting how UBC’s experts are helping advance treatment options while also focusing on the needs of individual patients.

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Patient-Reported Outcomes Offer Insight to Adherence Barriers

Understanding risk factors for medication non-adherence is becoming increasingly important in oncology. Patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments may provide valuable insight on barriers to medication adherence in the real world. A study presented at ISPOR sought to identify and describe key patient-reported risk factors for non-adherence measured in observational studies evaluating adherence with OAAs.

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Integrated Nursing Services Provide 360° Patient Support

From the moment a patient is prescribed a new therapy, a positive start and continuity of care are crucial. Providing patients with nursing support through their entire journey can ease the stress of beginning a life-changing therapy and offer educational opportunities that ultimately empower patients and increase adherence. One of our integrated nursing programs recently earned this comment from the client: "UBC has great staff, great leaders, and provides a model for other vendors. They demonstrated a level of reporting performance that is above and beyond the expectations and abilities of other vendors."

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Patients Praise UBC Nurses

Whether in a hospital setting or over the phone, nurses play a very meaningful role in the health and well-being of the patients they support.

Our patients’ comments on a recent satisfaction survey were a good reminder that these general learnings are derived from the impact each nurse makes on an individual patient. Based on those responses, we’ve compiled a list of what patients believe make our nurses so valuable:

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Nurses: They’re Not Just in Hospitals Anymore

Consistently outranking other professionals for honesty and ethical standards, today’s nurses play an increasingly important role.  No longer concentrated solely in hospitals and doctors’ offices, nurses are reaching patients where they live, providing education and affecting adherence, and dramatically impacting the cost and effectiveness of healthcare.

Read the latest article about how nurses provide a significant resource for the development and execution of adherence programs.

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Nurses: They’re Not Just in Hospitals Anymore

In the age of modernized medicine, patients were primarily limited to two sites of care: the physician’s office or the hospital. However, since 1965 when Medicare first included home health nursing as a benefit, nurses provide care in patients’ homes as well as in a variety of other locations, including: 

  • Urgent care clinics
  • Outpatient infusion centers
  • Retail health clinics
  • Retail pharmacies 

Nurses also provide education and adherence services to patients by telephone through contact centers. 

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