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PrescribeWellness names Patty Kumbera as COO

PrescribeWellness names Patty Kumbera as COO

IRVINE, Calif. — PrescribeWellness announced that Patty Kumbera has joined the company as chief operating officer. Patty Kumbera Kumbera is widely known in the pharmacy industry for her expertise in Medication Therapy Management (MTM), as well as for her work in developing policies and programs that help pharmacists deliver patient-centric clinical services and care to improve health

PrescribeWellness and Thrifty White expand offerings

PrescribeWellness and Thrifty White expand offerings

IRVINE, Calif. — PrescribeWellness announced that the partnership between PrescribeWellness and Thrifty White will now be offered to Thrifty White’s independently owned pharmacy partners through Thrifty White’s Affiliated Pharmacy Program. The partnership will further enable independent pharmacy owners across the United States to provide clinically focused services, enhance the patient experience, improve pharmacy workflow, offer comprehensive

Patients want pharmacies to go ‘beyond the fill’

Patients want pharmacies to go ‘beyond the fill’

IRVINE, Calif. — Middle age and older Americans see their local pharmacy as a destination for preventive care and other health services, beyond filling prescriptions and managing medications, according to the Shortcut To Health survey by PrescribeWellness. The online survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults over age 40, conducted by Propeller Insights for PrescribeWellness,

Wanted on social media: pharmacists

Wanted on social media: pharmacists

With Americans agog over social media, who do you think they’d like to hear more from? Celebrities? Pro athletes? Presidents? (Actually, we’ve got enough of that one.) For many, it’s pharmacists. The PrescribeWellness 2017 Pharmacy Social Media Survey found that 42% of the 1,000-plus U.S. adults polled want their pharmacist to be more active on

PrescribeWellness, AmerisourceBergen enhance Rx care

PrescribeWellness, AmerisourceBergen enhance Rx care

IRVINE, Calif. — Pharmacy care software specialist PrescribeWellness is including its PrescribeCare solution as a no-cost feature for AmerisourceBergen Elevate Provider Network customers. Cloud-based PrescribeCare is an electronic pharmacy “care plan” that pharmacists can use to digitally communicate with other care providers, reducing redundant data entry, improving care coordination, and earning community pharmacies compensation for

PrescribeWellness unveils med sync certification

PrescribeWellness unveils med sync certification

IRVINE, Calif. — Cloud-based health technology provider PrescribeWellness has launched an online certification program for its StarWellness medication synchronization solution. Geared for the nation’s more than 22,000 community pharmacies, the StarWellness Med Sync Certification is designed to help pharmacies to build and manage more patient relationships, improve operating efficiency and boost revenue while addressing the

Independent pharmacies step up level of care

Independent pharmacies step up level of care

  NEW ORLEANS — Independent community pharmacists are branching out care beyond traditional pharmacy services as they take a more active role in their patients’ health, according to the National Community Pharmacists Association. The 2016 NCPA Digest, sponsored by Cardinal Health Inc. and released Tuesday at NCPA’s 2016 Annual Convention, shows how independent pharmacies are

Study: Appointment-based med sync gets results

Study: Appointment-based med sync gets results

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Pharmacies offering appointment-based medication synchronization (ABMS) can improve patients’ adherence to their prescriptions and, in turn, produce better health outcomes, a study conducted for the National Community Pharmacists Association and Arkansas Pharmacists Association finds. NCPA said Monday that the one-year study, done by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Department of