Diabetes Rx to provide resources to American Diabetes Association members
HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. — A new online healthcare service powered by Healthcare Resources Online and developed for members of the American Diabetes Association has made its debut.
Diabetes Rx works to connect ADA members to diabetes resources in order to meet the needs of enhanced patient care for both diabetes professionals and their patients at no cost, Healthcare Resources Online said. Diabetes Rx includes such resources as patient education materials, product coupons, samples and vouchers, product information and a variety of patient assistance programs for each product. Additional resources from the ADA also will be available through Diabetes Rx.
In addition to its suite of resources, members also will have the ability to participate in market research, easily find clinical trials suitable for their patients by searching what is being touted as the largest U.S. clinical trial database with an easy-to-use search interface. Diabetes Rx also soon will feature an e-prescribing platform as well.
“I know from experience that it can be difficult to quickly find information on a particular medication, and it’s incredibly helpful to have a tool that simplifies that process by putting information on all of the agents used to treat diabetes, lipids, and blood pressure together in one convenient spot,” American Diabetes Association SVP clinical affairs M. Sue Kirkman said.
Sam’s Club gears up for free digestive health screening
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam’s Club is offering a free digestive health screening this month.
Sam’s Club pharmacies will offer both members and nonmembers free screenings, while supplies last, on Nov. 12 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., which will include the EZ Detect stool blood test, a take-home colon test designed for early detection of such bowel disorders as colon cancer, ulcers, hemorrhoids, polyps, colitis, diverticulitis or fissures. The event also will include cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure and body mass index screenings. Glucose screenings are not available in Tennessee, Maryland or Hawaii, Sam’s Club noted.
"Every 10 minutes a life is lost to colon cancer. Although many people may consider colon screenings an embarrassing topic of conversation, this cancer can be detected early when treatment is most effective — or even prevented altogether," Sam’s Club health-and-wellness SVP Jill Turner-Mitchael said. "Our digestive health screenings are a simple way for members to take an active role in the prevention of digestive disorders, including the early discovery of colon cancer."
Health Market Science, PDX team up to provide access to provider database
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. — Health Market Science and PDX are offering PDX system clients access to the HMS Provider MasterFile, the companies said.
HMS, a company that supplies provider data and data management services, and PDX, which provides technology products for the retail pharmacy industry, said PDX Classic Pharmacy System and Enterprise Pharmacy System users would have the same access as "top-tier pharmacy chains across the country."
"Our mutual customers asked for a seamless way to access the HMS Provider MasterFile so they can confidently fill prescriptions and still maintain a consistent workflow," HMS COO Jeff Klein said. "HMS has the sources, the technology and the expertise to collect, aggregate and maintain a repository of 1.5 million prescribers and their associated credentials, demographics, practice status and DEA registration."