Sync Your Refills Program Improves Medication Adherence for Patients with Heart Disease
LAKELAND, Florida, Feb. 27, 2018 — American Heart Month may be wrapping up, but for people with cardiovascular disease, a recent study conducted by Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital shows Publix Pharmacy’s Sync Your Refill program can help them stay on track with their medications.
The study, published by Health Affairs, compared patients on cardiovascular medications who participated in the synchronization program at Publix Pharmacy to patients who did not. The results showed patients in the programs were more likely to take their medications as prescribed, and that was especially true for patients with low baseline adherence. In addition, patients in the program were statistically less likely to go to the emergency room or become hospitalized.
Synchronization programs refill all of a patient’s medications on the same day, reducing the number of monthly trips to the pharmacy. The programs also send refill reminders and schedules medication pick up appointments at the pharmacy.
Sync Your Refills is available to any Publix Pharmacy customer who requests the service. More information about the program can be found by speaking to an associate at any Publix Pharmacy location or at www.publix.com/sync.