Event officials reported that just under 2,000 people attended AMCP Nexus 2021 in Denver after not meeting since 2019 due to the pandemic. For this year’s event, AMCP required attendees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear masks indoors at all times. Although circumstances were different, there was a refreshing and contagious energy among attendees. “I had envisioned this meeting as a managed care pharmacy reunion, but I didn’t anticipate the electricity that permeated every session and networking experience,” said Susan Cantrell, CEO of AMCP.
The main topics of discussion at AMCP Nexus 2021 were healthcare disparities and the emergence of digital therapeutics. Recent events have highlighted the need for more equitable access to care and Sharon Jhawar, Chief Pharmacy Officer at SCAN Health Plan, shared what her organization is doing to reduce racial disparities in medication adherence. She emphasized that the nonadherence in many populations today can be attributed to the lack of access to educational resources, affordable treatments, and management tools. Jhawar remarked that dealing with disparities in medication adherence is complex and requires multiple strategies. “It is a journey, and we are learning so much through this process” said Jhawar.
Groove Health’s solution addresses the issues discussed by Jhawar and we are confident that the utilization of our free medication management tool will help to increase adherence and education across all populations. We are committed to quality improvement and will continue building upon our platform and integrating new strategies that will decrease disproportionate health outcomes worldwide.