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Schnucks deploys PharmaSmart kiosks

Schnucks deploys PharmaSmart kiosks

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — PharmaSmart International Inc. will roll out health screening kiosks (model PS2000) at Schnuck Markets in-store pharmacies. Schnucks intends to leverage PharmaSmart’s clinical-grade program to drive Medicare Star Ratings objectives, specifically measuring D-14 (medication adherence for hypertension), and C-19 (controlling blood pressure), both of which are triple-weighted measures of high interest to national

PharmaSmart applauds CDC guide on blood pressure kiosks

PharmaSmart applauds CDC guide on blood pressure kiosks

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — PharmaSmart International reports that its blood pressure kiosks are in line with a recently released Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) resource guide for pharmacists. PharmaSmart said Monday that the CDC guide, titled “Using the Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process to Manage High Blood Pressure: A Resource Guide for Pharmacists,” urges pharmacists

Giant Eagle to deploy PharmaSmart BP kiosks

Giant Eagle to deploy PharmaSmart BP kiosks

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Giant Eagle is deploying PharmaSmart blood pressure kiosks at its 217 supermarkets and in-store pharmacies. PharmaSmart International Inc. said the rollout includes the food and drug retailer’s Giant Eagle, Market District and Market District Express stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia. “We agree with the CDC, which recently announced that

PharmaSmart tabbed as American Heart Association leader

PharmaSmart tabbed as American Heart Association leader

PharmaSmart’s role in helping consumers better manage their health has been recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA). The Rochester, N.Y.-based company has been named to the AHA’s High Blood Pressure leadership group and noted that it currently represents the only blood pressure/biometric screening kiosk provider in the group. To that end, a profile of

Experts weigh in on hypertension testing devices

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Blood pressure kiosks in retail pharmacies are a key focus of an international effort by hypertension organizations to tighten the regulation of consumer BP devices. PharmaSmart International reported that 21 international hypertension organizations have published a joint statement urging the private health care sector and governments to address the issue of inaccurate

PharmaSmart joins call for BP device regulation

PharmaSmart joins call for BP device regulation

PharmaSmart International is among a group of hypertension organizations urging sharper regulation of consumer blood pressure devices. The blood pressure kiosk maker reported that 21 international hypertension organizations have published a joint statement calling on the private health care sector and governments to address the issue of inaccurate BP devices. Citing inadequate regulatory control and

Hypertension challenge begins

Hypertension challenge begins

NEW YORK — PharmaSmart International Inc. and Chain Drug Review have launched a groundbreaking partnership designed to help patients lower their blood pressure at the pharmacy point of care. For the next year, the two companies will generate awareness across community pharmacy about hypertension and help jump-start efforts to reduce rates of uncontrolled blood pressure.

PharmaSmart, CDR launch ‘Pharmacist Challenge’

PharmaSmart, CDR launch ‘Pharmacist Challenge’

NEW YORK — PharmaSmart International Inc. and Chain Drug Review have launched a partnership designed to help pharmacy patients lower their blood pressure. Over the next year, the first-of-its-kind collaboration aims to generate awareness in U.S. and Canadian community pharmacies about hypertension and spur efforts to reduce rates of uncontrolled blood pressure. Under the partnership,

Sterling shows impact Rx can have in combating hypertension

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Sterling Drug, in collaboration with HealthPartners and PharmaSmart, has demonstrated the potential of community pharmacists to reduce ­hypertension. A six-month pilot program included 270 HealthPartners members who had a diagnosis of hypertension and a prescription at Sterling to lower blood pressure. Members who enrolled received a Smart Card allowing them to routinely

PharmaSmart, Astrup Drug partner in BP pilot

PharmaSmart, Astrup Drug partner in BP pilot

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Blood pressure kiosk maker PharmaSmart took part in a pilot with Astrup Drug’s Sterling Pharmacy and nonprofit health group HealthPartners to show the potential of community pharmacists in helping patients with hypertension. PharmaSmart said the six-month pilot involved 270 HealthPartners members with hypertension who had a prescription from Sterling for medication to

PharmaSmart partners with Chain Drug Review

PharmaSmart partners with Chain Drug Review

NEW YORK — PharmaSmart International Inc. and Chain Drug Review have teamed up to help pharmacists help their patients lower their blood pressure. Under the partnership, PharmaSmart biometric screening technology and health IT systems will serve as the driver for generating and streaming patients’ blood pressure readings to a secure, HIPPA-compliant data center. Qualified clinicians

PharmaSmart spotlighted in BP kiosk clinical guide

PharmaSmart spotlighted in BP kiosk clinical guide

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — PharmaSmart was cited in a first-of-its-kind clinical guide on the use and validity of public blood pressure kiosks by the American Society of Hypertension (ASH). The health care technology company said this week that the ASH guideline, titled “Public Use Blood Pressure Kiosks: A Guide for Clinicians,” recognized PharmaSmart as uniquely qualified among kiosks for

Retailers embrace PharmaSmart BP station

PharmaSmart International continues to expand retail deployments of its Blood Pressure Kiosk and cloud-based Health IT platform. This week, the company reported that the technology will be rolled out to the pharmacies of regional food and drug chain Brookshire Grocery Co. in Texas. Other retail pharmacy operators using PharmaSmart’s technology include Rexall (see video above),

PharmaSmart BP kiosks to roll out at Brookshire pharmacies

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — PharmaSmart International Inc. plans to deploy its Blood Pressure Kiosk and cloud-based Health IT platform at Brookshire Grocery Co. pharmacies. Brookshire operates 151 supermarkets in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, and 116 stores have a pharmacy. That includes Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods and Fresh by Brookshire’s locations. “In this era of personalized medicine, the