Did you take your medicine last night? | A talk about patient compliance
For an ailing patient adherence to therapies is a primary determinant of treatment success. Adherence failure is a serious issue which not only affects the patient but also the health care system. Medication non adherence in patients leads to substantial worsening of disease, death and increased health care costs..
Between not filling prescriptions, stopping a medication without notifying the doctor , intentional or unintentional dosage level changes among other, patients can be their own worst enemies. There is furthermore a real challenge in measuring what portion of the patient population is not adhering; estimates are all over the map. Although even knowing that doesn’t help with the why ; the many varied reasons for non-adherence
In this session Peter Henstock, the Machine Learning and AI Technical Lead at Pfizer’s informatics group, will take you inside an initiative at Pfizer to use AI to uncover what really going on in the patient’s day to day life related to their disease and medication management. They attempt to better measure and understand the root causes of non-adherence.