McKesson launches adherence reporting tool
ORLANDO, Fla.— McKesson Pharmacy Systems and Automation launched its new Adherence Performance reporting tool at 2014 McKesson ideaShare. The solution uses pharmacy data to supply pharmacies with the data they need to make improvements on the adherence of their patient base, the company said.
“Many solutions on the market today can assist pharmacies in the execution of an adherence program, but our solution uses a combination of the customers’ own pharmacy data and our proprietary algorithm to help bring focus and fast results to any adherence program implemented by our customers,” said Emilie Ray, president of MPS&A.
McKesson ran a pilot program on the product with some of its EnterpriseRx customers over the course of the past few months to test its success. Participants who used the solution agreed that it helped them implement measurement goals for their adherence programs, McKesson said.
“Stores that currently struggle, and maybe avoid looking for a solution to adherence, find the current solutions to be overwhelming or a financial burden to their business, but this type of solution, which is simple, inexpensive and doable, helps make their goals a little easier to achieve,” said Hashim Zaibak, RPh. and proprietor of Hayat Pharmacy, Milwaukee.
The reporting tool provides pharmacies with an adherence rating similar to the CMS Star Ratings provided to health plans. The rating then helps pharmacies understand their adherence rating by organizing pharmacy management system data and giving pharmacies succinct information on target patients who should be included in an adherence program.
Additionally, the solution provides the following reports:
- Dashboard summary;
- Adherence ratings by pharmacy location;
- Adherent patient target number;
- Adherence rating by plan;
- Target patient list; and
Patient group summary.
To learn more about MPS&A’s Adherence Performance Solution visit BetterPharmacyTech.com/Adherence
McKesson launches redesigned Pharmaserv
ORLANDO — McKesson Pharmacy Systems and Automation announced the launch of the largest software release for its Pharmaserv pharmacy management system in four years at 2014 McKesson ideaShare.
The new Pharmaserv includes adherence program solutions, as well as better integration with McKesson programs that have the ability to bring added value to McKesson distribution customers who use a McKesson pharmacy management system.
“Our focus for this release was to support our loyal customers as they work to meet the demands of a changing healthcare environment,” said Bernie Reese, VP and GM Independent and Small Chain Markets, MPS&A. “We maintained the flexibility that customers love in Pharmaserv and built out its capabilities to support new pharmacy operations and clinical services.”
The latest release is currently on display at McKesson ideaShare, which takes place through July 24 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Fla.
Thomson Reuters, BGC partner to expand OTC data coverage
NEW YORK — Thomson Reuters and BGC Partners on Wednesday announced an agreement to expand customer access to over-the-counter pricing data. BGC's OTC pricing data is now available to customers using Thomson Reuters Eikon, Thomson Reuters Elektron Real Time, Tick History and DataScope Select, as well as BGC's trading system.
Obtaining access to real-time OTC pricing data alongside news and analytics tools will give traders the information they need to better inform trading decisions, the companies said.
"We are delighted to announce this partnership with Thomson Reuters, which significantly expands the distribution of BGC's global market data capabilities via Thomson Reuters Eikon and Elektron. In addition, it offers clients extensive flexibility and empowers their business operations with OTC data from BGC's global electronic and voice-hybrid broking operations," said Mark Benfield, executive managing director and global head of BGC Partners' Market Data Group. "We also are pleased that clients have quickly adopted this new data access and distribution model, which ultimately simplifies direct-to-source and client-driven data licensing options."
The database of pricing data includes global fixed income, global interest rate swaps and options, and global foreign excahnge. Thomson Reuters Eikon and Elektron customers also will have access to BGC's Specialist Data Services.