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PharmaSmart, McKesson integration aids clinical services

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — PharmaSmart International Inc. has teamed up with McKesson Pharmacy Systems on an integrated solution for outcomes-based patient management.

Pharmasmart BP kiosk user in Rexall

A patient checks his blood pressure at a PharmaSmart health kiosk.

PharmaSmart said the integration brings together its clinical-grade, public-use health kiosks with the new McKesson Clinical Program Solutions (CPS), which helps retail pharmacies manage clinical programs directly within their pharmacy management systems.

CPS synchronizes PharmaSmart patient data with the McKesson EnterpriseRX pharmacy management system.

“With today’s health care system moving towards a value-based reimbursement approach, integrated technology like McKesson’s Clinical Program Solution and specialized vendor integrations such as PharmaSmart become more essential,” stated Bernie Reese, senior vice president and general manager at McKesson Pharmacy Systems. “By leveraging new technologies to execute clinical services at a high level, community retail pharmacies can carve out new, sustained revenue streams and become key stakeholders in value-based health care models.”

PharmaSmart kiosks are currently at more than 7,000 locations, including retail pharmacy operators such as Giant Eagle, Brookshire Grocery, Kinney Drugs, Bartell Drugs, Coborns, Nash Finch, Roundy’s, Associated Food Stores, Leader, Good Neighbor Pharmacy, Astrup Drug, Winn-Dixie, Big Y Foods, Harmons Grocery, Walmart Canada, Loblaw’s, Jean Coutu, Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall, Sobeys and Lawtons Drugs, among others. PharmaSmart’s PS Data Smart Health IT database holds more than 50 million targeted patient blood pressure readings.

“Our clients are looking for tools that enable their pharmacy teams to practice clinical care to the full extent of their license, while at the same time driving new clinical revenue and sustaining work-flow efficiency,” commented Josh Sarkis, senior vice president of strategic business development at PharmaSmart. “Our integrated solution with McKesson’s CPS platform accomplishes all three.”


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