Our unique approach to improving adherence represents a new world of educating healthcare professionals and empowering patients, driven by the intersection of behavioral science and technology.

a:care is a pioneering program based on state-of-the-art research on behavioral science and medical adherence. It offers comprehensive information and resources to support you as healthcare professionals in better understanding the motivation, beliefs, and behaviors related to adherence, and how this can be used to provide care to your patients.

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a:care congress 2022
October 8 & 15,2022

Adherence to Treatment: Global Challenge, Tangible Solutions


Presenting the latest research in adherence that addresses core issues preventing patients from achieving optimal health outcomes

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A series of in-depth articles has been developed to provide digestible learning resources around the role behavioral science plays in adherence, including practical insights relating to therapy areas.

Non-adherence in patients with schizophrenia: An issue of impaired insight

Nonadherence to antipsychotic medication remains a major challenge for the effective treatment of schizophrenia patients1. Impaired insight – patient’s lack of awareness or understanding of illness plus medication – is a critical factor for non-adherence to treatment2,3 Emerging interventions like second-generation antipsychotics and psychotherapies like cognitive behavior therapies (CBT) and metacognitive training can play important…

Central Nervous System

Healthcare practitioners: A potential springboard for adherence success

Healthcare practitioners (HCPs) are uniquely positioned to deliver medication adherence interventions1. Communication between HCPs and patient is inadequate2. Enabling HCPs with the required skill-set is pivotal1. Improving adherence to medications requires a collaborative team effort from health care professionals3,4. Optimum disease management requires taking medication in the required dosage at the right time as advised…

General Topics

Prescription costs are key to non-adherence: Can generics help?

Prescription costs are a potent driver for non-adherence to medication1-3. Generic substitution of prescriptions is key to lowering the out-of-pocket costs of medications4-6. Distrust in generic medications needs to be addressed to encourage their usage and reduce cost-related non-adherence7.   Cost-related non-adherence (CRNA): Cost of medicines is an overriding issue for adherence to the treatment…

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Non-adherence to immunosuppressants in organ transplant patients

Non-adherence to medication remains a barrier to long-term graft survival in the life of solid organ transplant patients1,2. The major risk factors for non-adherence include income, complex regimen, employment status, minority race, illness perception, and mental health2,3.  Multicomponent interventions tailored to the need of patients appear to be most effective in lowering non-adherence to immunosuppressants4.…

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The a:care program aims to help reinforce the alliance between the patient and their healthcare provider team. a:care offers information and training to healthcare professionals to help them identify and manage patients’ behavioral, emotional and psychological drivers which impact adherence.

A key part of our educational tools is the series of masterclasses, developed with globally respected experts in behavioral science to share the latest behavioral science techniques on how to best help people on their health journey.

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my a:care app

My a:care is a unique smartphone app that can be recommended by healthcare professionals to help patients manage their health and medication adherence.

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S.P.U.R.™

S.P.U.R.™ is a digital reference tool grounded in robust behavioral theory that provides new insights to better understand and engage patients.

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