Challenge: Nonadherence to long-term medications is a common and costly problem. This challenge is widely recognized among healthcare stakeholders and adherence interventions are becoming one of the major priorities in healthcare. Adherence interventions delivered through eHealth technologies are especially appealing as they provide accessible, scalable and interactive means for addressing nonadherence.
This 2021 paper reviews the current state of “interactive” eHealth interventions across long-term medications and considers the specific modes of delivery and strategies that have the most impact. Interactive interventions are defined here as interventions that include some form of tele-feedback where patients are provided responses based on their adherence behavior.