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Medication Experience Innovator MyMeds Announces Collaboration with Mayo Clinic Global Business Solutions to Combat Medication Non-Adherence

  • The collaboration will ensure Mayo Clinic’s best-in-class educational content is distributed to all patients enrolled across MyMeds’ proprietary platforms;

  • Patient non-adherence to doctor-prescribed medications is one of the most expensive, yet solvable, factors driving the escalating costs of U.S. healthcare.

Minneapolis // December 6, 2018

Medication experience innovator MyMeds today announced a collaboration with Mayo Clinic Global Business Solutions, marking a major step in the healthcare sector’s efforts to combat patient non-adherence to doctor-prescribed medications.

Medication non-adherence – the term which describes patients not taking their medications properly – is one of the costliest healthcare challenges plaguing employers, health plans and health systems across the industry.  By improving medication adherence rates, patients can benefit through better health care outcomes while payors can generate savings across the healthcare system, especially for self-insured employers and health plans.  

MyMeds’ proprietary ACE Medication Experience™ (Adherence, Communication, Education) will now include Mayo Clinic educational content on medications, enabling all current MyMeds enterprise users access to Mayo Clinic’s best-in-class medication information. Currently, mayoclinic.org is one of the most visited websites worldwide for people searching for reliable, quality health information. 

“At Mayo Clinic, we continually seek to discover and share medical knowledge for the benefit of everyone,” said Sandhya Pruthi, M.D., Chief Medical Editor, MayoClinic.org and Mayo Clinic Global Business Solutions.  “Mayo Clinic produces trusted, evidence-based health and medication information which can help empower people to effectively manage their health and medications.” 

“Reaching individuals with timely, accurate medication information helps support their overall care,” said Susan Westcott, Senior Director of Pharmacy - Managed Care, Mayo Clinic. “Working with MyMeds is another way Mayo Clinic is able to share its knowledge and expertise with others to support medication adherence and clinical outcomes.”

Recognizing that the modern medication experience is more than just receiving reminders, MyMeds’ proprietary platforms provide members access to a variety of educational resources to learn more about their medications, and how and why they are taking them.  Among other features aimed at improving patient education and outcomes, patients can use MyMeds to communicate securely with pharmacist-led patient care teams, so they’re never alone in their medication-taking journeys. 

To simplify the user experience, the platforms leverage MyMeds’ proprietary pharmacy benefits management (PBM) connectivity technology to easily populate prescription information into its database, in real-time.  With its Digital+Human™ approach of combining technology with human caregivers and clinical teams, MyMeds brings to the market a technology solution with a human touch, serving as a connection between patients, their medications, and caregivers.

“We are very excited to offer Mayo Clinic’s trusted educational content to patients enrolled in MyMeds’ platforms.  As a doctor, I’ve seen firsthand the challenges – both medical and from a cost-perspective – that result from patients missing their medications or misunderstanding their prescriptions,” said Rajiv R. Shah, MD, Founder and CEO, MyMeds.   

 “I believe this collaboration supports patients by providing them with accurate, easy to understand information while helping address this significant issue affecting everyone in healthcare.” 

ABOUT MYMEDS:

MyMeds modernizes the medication experience.  Our mission is to transform the way people think about their meds.  Founded by a doctor who believes that everyone can live healthy lives, and designed by a team of patients, pharmacists and physicians, MyMeds is the industry-recognized leader in the emerging field of medication adherence.  MyMeds is the trusted partner of multiple large employers, health plans and PBMs.

ABOUT MAYO CLINIC:

Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research, providing expert, comprehensive care to everyone who needs healing. 

MEDIA CONTACTS

For MyMeds:

Jeff Jahangir

jeff@my-meds.com

+1-612.333.9260

For Mayo Clinic Global Business Solutions:

Joe O’Keefe

newsbureau@mayo.edu

+1-507-284-5005