The directions for use on a prescription label, or the "sig," is crucial information for patient understanding. With the expansion of this project, Wisconsin Health Literacy (WHL) created a Sig Improvement Task Force (SITF), consisting of key stakeholders with representatives from Epic Systems, Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, and the Medical College of Wisconsin, as well as providers, pharmacists and pharmacy techs.

After meetings this fall, the SITF plans to work with a health system pharmacy and a community pharmacy to pilot two initiatives to help improve and test sigs. One will focus on improving sigs from the provider side and the other from the pharmacy side. More details to follow after implementation of the respective pilots.