APhA Foundation, PrescribeWellness partner to improve diabetes management

ORLANDO, Fla. — At the American Pharmacists Association Convention on Thursday, PrescribeWellness announced a partnership with the APhA Foundation to provide community pharmacies new tools to help their diabetic patients improve their disease management and health.

The partnership combines PeakWellness, the patient engagement technology from PrescribeWellness, with the Patient Self-Management Credential from the APhA Foundation. The credential has most recently been validated with Project: Impact Diabetes, a national diabetes self-management program that brings interdisciplinary care including pharmacists to underserved communities that are highly affected by diabetes.

The PeakWellness technology solution is designed to allow for a patient-centered, decision-based approach that leads to more successful diabetes management outcomes. The program uses digital, group or one-on-one diabetes counseling leveraging the APhA Foundation’s PSMC, which increases the likelihood of positive behavioral action and engagement of patients receiving diabetes treatment.

“For over a decade, pharmacists participating in our research projects have demonstrated the value of the PSMC in customizing diabetes education to fit the needs of each patient,” said APhA Foundation executive director Mindy Smith. “We are thrilled to be working with PrescribeWellness to expand the use of the PSMC with their community pharmacy customer base so pharmacists have tools to help them more effectively help patients with diabetes manage their illness and improve health outcomes.”
“Pharmacists play a vital role in preventive care, and their participation is critical to improving healthcare outcomes and lowering overall healthcare costs,” added Al Babbington, PrescribeWellness CEO. “With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the American healthcare system is shifting. It’s imperative for community pharmacies to build patient relationships, focusing on adherence and chronic disease management, while using the right tools and technology.”

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