October 23rd, 2014
Author: Kim Russo, PharmD BCPS, Chief Clinical Officer, VUCA Health
Over the last several years, a number of organizations have recognized the serious issue with health literacy and patient communication, correctly identifying the complexity of health information and the difficultly with navigating the healthcare system as the root cause of the problem.
August 4th, 2014
Author: David Medvedeff, PharmD, MBA, CEO, VUCA Health
From Consumer Reports to peer reviewed journals, a number of studies have shown that less than 25% of patients actually read the education sheets they receive with their prescription medications—and far fewer actually understand the information those leaflets contain. While there is no hard data on the fate of the patient education sheets that go unread, it’s a safe bet that the majority of them wind up in the trash or shoved in a drawer.
October 14th, 2013
I can vividly remember the first time I heard the question “would you like paper or plastic” and wondering what that was all about. Until that day, a trip to the grocery store always ended the same way; a clerk popping open paper bags, gauchely doubling up bags for our milk and detergent and then wrestling these clunky brown sacks into my home.