European Network to Advance Best Practices and Technology on Medication Adherence: Mission Statement

Job Fm van Boven*, Ioanna Tsiligianni, Ines Potočnjak, Jovan Mihajlović, Alexandra L Dima, Urska Nabergoj Makovec, Tamás Ágh, Prezmyslaw Kardas, Cristina Mihaela Ghiciuc, Guenka Petrova, Noemi Bitterman, Fatjona Kamberi, Josip Culig, Björn Wettermark, European Network to Advance Best Practices and Technology on Medication AdherencE (ENABLE)

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Abstract

Medication non-adherence is associated with almost 200,000 deaths annually and €80-125 billion in the European Union. Novel technological advances (smart pill bottles, digital inhalers and spacers, electronic pill blisters, e-injection pens, e-Health applications, big data) could help managing non-adherence. Healthcare professionals seem however inadequately informed about non-adherence, availability of technological solutions in daily practice is limited, and collaborative efforts to push forward their implementation are scarce. The European Network to Advance Best practices and technoLogy on medication adherencE (ENABLE, COST Action 19132) aims to 1) raise awareness of adherence enhancing solutions, 2) foster knowledge on medication adherence, 3) accelerate clinical application of novel technologies and 4) work collaboratively towards economically viable policy, and implementation of adherence enhancing technology across healthcare systems.

Original languageEnglish
Article number748702
Number of pages6
JournalFrontiers in Pharmacology
Volume12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11-Oct-2021

Keywords

  • MEDICATION ADHERENCE
  • digital health
  • EHEALTH
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • COST Action
  • ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD

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