Curant Health’s Personalized Medication Management for HIV Treatment
PERSONALIZED HEALTHCARE AND IMPROVED OUTCOMES IN HIV TREATMENT
Our patient, Robert W. had only months to live. Presenting with a CD4 count of only 21, and weighing 98 pounds, his HIV had progressed to Stage 3 AIDS. Though he wanted to get better, he had to make decisions HIV positive patients have to make all too frequently: which medications should he buy to manage his HIV treatment based on what he could afford? Complicating Robert’s case was the fact that he had developed coronary heart disease and needed a bypass.
Read more about how Curant Health partnered with Robert and his healthcare providers at Virginia Commonwealth University to provide a personalized medication management program that got Robert back on the right track.
WE IMPROVE PATIENT HEALTH OUTCOMES AND REDUCE PARTNER COSTS
We partner with other providers to improve the health outcomes and lives of our patients. Through numerous studies we have been able to show that our personalized medication management protocols improve adherence, increase the number of patients who are virally suppressed and reduce the average treatment cost to the tune of about $3,000 per patient per year.
A study presented at the 10th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence showed a statistically significant increase in the proportion of patients with suppressed HIV viral load (from 73% to 88%) after enrolling in Curant Health’s personalized medication management program.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE JOURNEY TO A CURE FOR HIV?
“An HIV patient today, with access to the right pharmaceuticals and a highly engaged medication management protocol, is more likely to die from old age than HIV. The medicine is that good.” So said a healthcare colleague at recent industry conference.
Consider this: the average lifetime cost to treat an HIV patient is estimated at around $368,000.
When science does create a cure for HIV, it likely will look very much like today’s cures for hepatitis C. Prices for the drugs will be astronomical. Yet they will bring cure rates at prices that are less than the cost of long term HIV treatment.
What will remain as necessary steps for healthcare stakeholders even after a cure for HIV is found? The need for personalized medication management shown to improve adherence and outcomes will still be critical. Our article in Managed Healthcare Executive outlines other key success factors that won’t disappear when we find a cure.