Health Policy, Technology, and Pharmacy Intersect to Promote Medication Adherence in Pharmacy Deserts

Ken Perez, Vice President, Healthcare Policy and Government Affairs at Omnicell, Inc., discussed the intersection of health policy, pharmacists, and technology in promoting medication adherence in underserved populations.

On September 25, 2021, Total Pharmacy® (powered by Drug Topics®) hosted the Total Pharmacy Solutions Summit, an exclusive virtual event focused on actionable business solutions to drive measurable change for community pharmacy.

Ken Perez, Vice President, Healthcare Policy and Government Affairs, at Omnicell, Inc., spoke to attendees about the intersection of health policy and technology with pharmacists in promoting medication adherence in underserved populations.

“As much as our nation focuses on the issue of coverage—meaning insurance—access is just as important,” said Perez. “We’ve all heard about the concept of food deserts… One-third of all neighborhoods in the largest U.S. neighborhoods—15 million people—live in pharmacy deserts.” These neighborhoods, he added, were primarily Black or Hispanic/Latino.

Watch the rest of the presentation below.