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MCubed Project: Incorporating Tailored Adherence Assessment and Promotion into the U-M System for Pediatric and Young Adults

Proposed by: Emily Fredericks, clinical associate professor of Pediatrics. MCubed is a seed funding program at the University of Michigan.

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Nonadherence to medical regimens is a highly prevalent and expensive problem. Health care systems are being charged with the task of developing and disseminating strategies to improve adherence among patients as part of quality control efforts. However, before improving adherence, it is first necessary to develop scalable strategies to feasibly and reliably assess adherence across patient populations.

Here at the University of Michigan Health System, this would involve innovating techniques to incorporate adherence assessments and tailored feedback for both patients and providers into MiChart and patient portals. The goal of the proposed project is to develop and test the feasibility of a strategy to assist clinicians in assessing and promoting adherence and self-management skills in pediatric and young adult patients with chronic health conditions.

We plan to use the MCubed process to develop a procedure to assess adherence in a way that informs and improves clinical care, quality control and research initiatives.