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medication adherence

Walgreens uses digital motivation to spur adherence

Walgreens uses digital motivation to spur adherence

NORWALK, Conn. — Later this month, Walgreens plans to finish the implementation of a platform from HealthPrize Technologies designed to drive patient engagement and medication adherence. Plans call for the HealthPrize Action Engine platform to be offered via the Walgreens website, and for the drug chain to offer the program to pharmaceutical sponsors as a

Genoa sees high Rx adherence via integrated care model

Genoa sees high Rx adherence via integrated care model

TUKWILA, Wash. — Genoa achieves higher medication adherence rates than community pharmacies through its integrated care model of pharmacies within community mental health centers, according to new research. Genoa said Tuesday that a peer-reviewed study published in the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy also found lower rates of hospitalization and less use of

Walgreens: Interventions can make difference

Walgreens: Interventions can make difference

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Pharmacist interventions and benefit plan designs with low co-payments can help improve adherence to cholesterol-lowering drugs for patients in minority communities, according to a new study developed by Walgreens and the University of Chicago. Walgreens said the study, published in the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, found that in the

Omnicell unveils marketing kit for SureMed packaging

Omnicell unveils marketing kit for SureMed packaging

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Omnicell Inc. has launched a new marketing program for community pharmacies using its SureMed adherence packaging to help patients stick to their drug regimens. Announced this week, the SureMed Marketing Kit provides practice-building resources that enable pharmacies to engage with patients, regional primary care physicians and assisted living facilities. The kit

Genoa opens its 300th pharmacy

Genoa opens its 300th pharmacy

TUKWILA, Wash. — Behaviorial health specialist Genoa has opened its 300th pharmacy location, in Tamarac, Fla. Genoa said Thursday that its new pharmacy is located inside the Henderson Behavioral Health center. The company, which serves more than 500,000 patients annually in 41 states and the District of Columbia and fills over 10 million prescriptions a

Pfizer Canada, Rexall see med sync as adherence aid

Pfizer Canada, Rexall see med sync as adherence aid

KIRKLAND, Quebec — Pfizer Canada has partnered with Canadian drug chain Rexall on its OneStopMeds medication synchronization program. Pfizer said Wednesday that through the med sync program, launched by Rexall in January, it aims to work with the drug chain to help improve medication adherence and health outcomes for patients taking multiple chronic medications. Patients

New research shows value of Rx interventions

New research shows value of Rx interventions

DEERFIELD, Ill. — A new study from Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. indicates that pharmacy interventions can lead to greater medication adherence and lower health care costs. The study, titled “Improving Medication Adherence and Health Care Outcomes in a Commercial Population Through a Community Pharmacy,” was published in a recent issue of Population Health ­Management. The

Walgreens: Multiple interventions best for adherence

Walgreens: Multiple interventions best for adherence

DEERFIELD, Ill. — A new study from Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. indicates that pharmacy interventions can lead to greater medication adherence and lower health care costs. The study, titled “Improving Medication Adherence and Health Care Outcomes in a Commercial Population Through a Community Pharmacy,” was published in a recent issue of Population Health ­Management. The

Health Mart pharmacy adopts Rx adherence packaging

Health Mart pharmacy adopts Rx adherence packaging

MAUSTON, Wis. — Phillips Health Mart Pharmacy has begun offering retail customers prescription packaging designed to improve medication adherence. Using the AdherePac system from pharmacy automation provider TCGRx, the Wisconsin community pharmacy can synchronize all of a patient’s prescriptions into one 30-day packaged roll that’s sorted by time of day and has specific administration information

Retailers recognized by UnitedHealthcare for Rx adherence

Retailers recognized by UnitedHealthcare for Rx adherence

MINNETONKA, Minn. — Kroger Co., Target Corp., Giant Eagle, Meijer and Wegmans Food Markets Inc. were winners in UnitedHealthcare’s 2015 Targeted Intervention Program (TIP) Challenge, aimed at improving medication adherence. UnitedHealthcare said Monday that Kroger and Target won in the large retail pharmacy chain category (900 or more locations), Giant Eagle and Meijer were the

McKesson teams up with mscripts

SAN FRANCISCO — McKesson Patient Relationship Solutions (MPRS) is partnering with mscripts LLC on a new-to-market solution aimed at improving pharmacy customers’ medication adherence and fostering patient engagement. Available beginning in March, the solution will provide pharmacy customers with digital coupons via two-way text messaging or a mobile app. The companies said that by providing

Mscripts, McKesson plan mobile delivery of Rx coupons, texts

Mscripts, McKesson plan mobile delivery of Rx coupons, texts

SAN FRANCISCO — Pharmacies will be able to send patients digital coupons and messages at key points in their treatment through a partnership between mobile pharmacy provider mscripts and McKesson Patient Relationship Solutions (MPRS). Mscripts said Monday that the new solution, which provides the content via two-way text or a mobile app, differs from current in-market,

ECRM ‘pod’ examines personal devices, adherence

ECRM ‘pod’ examines personal devices, adherence

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — At its recent EPPS event here devoted to specialty pharmacy, ECRM hosted seven special educational sessions called Thought Interaction Pods, including one on the role of personal device data in improving medication adherence. John Giannouris, vice president of pharmacy services at ValueCentric, an Orchard Park, N.Y.-based data management specialist focused on the

NCPA finds strong support for med sync

NCPA finds strong support for med sync

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Both patients and pharmacists give high marks to medication synchronization programs, according to a recent survey by the National Community Pharmacists Association. NCPA said Monday that the poll of member pharmacies using its Simplify My Meds (SMM) program asked several open-ended questions, and respondents “overwhelmingly” noted that med sync has raised efficiency