Contemporary Perspective on Science, Technology and Research Vol. 2,
29 December 2023,
The landscape of healthcare is undergoing a significant evolution marked by a growing emphasis on patient-centered care. Patient-centric medication optimization is a transformative paradigm that recognizes patients as active participants in their healthcare journey. This shift involves tailoring medication regimens to individual needs, fostering shared decision-making, and leveraging innovative technologies. This chapter explores the principles, technologies, and best practices underpinning patient-centric medication optimization. It highlights the impact of personalization, shared decision-making, adherence support, and patient empowerment on health outcomes. Technologies such as Electronic Health Records, medication reconciliation tools, telehealth, mobile apps, and pharmacogenomics play pivotal roles in driving this transformation. Evidence from studies underscores the benefits, including improved satisfaction, adherence, and clinical outcomes. As healthcare progresses toward a more patient-centered future, understanding and implementing patient-centric medication optimization principles become increasingly crucial.