Omnicell rolls out adherence, workflow enhancement to its PMAP
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Pharmacy technology company Omnicell has introduced four enhancements to its web-based Patient Management Access Portal, the company announced Wednesday. Omnicell said the new rollouts would help pharmacists provide personalized care while maintaining an efficient workflow.
“Pharmacists have a tremendous responsibility related to medication use,” said Dared Price, president of Graves Drug Stores, which uses Omnicell’s solution. “PMAP's current features free-up time in the pharmacy that allows us to focus on what matters most—taking care of patients. The efficiency we've gained has also allowed us to better manage our operations as a whole, which is vital to our business.”
The improvements include a feature to enable targeted adherence interventions for patients starting a chronic therapy, as well as a Time My Meds dashboard that includes pharmacy-specific metrics on adherence, proportion of days covered analysis for Medicare patients, medication synchronization enrollments and a comparative view against similar pharmacies.
The new features also include immunization solutions that help pharmacists identify patients who would benefit from an immunization and sync with state immunization registries. Omnicell also introduced a single sign-on for integration with third party software, including iMedicare software, which helps pharmacists assist patients in making informed choices about Medicare plans, and Pharmacy Quality Solutions’ EQuIPP platform.
“Pharmacists are front-line members of the healthcare team, providing care for patients in the communities where they live, helping them to manage their chronic conditions, promoting self-care, and encouraging healthy adherence behavior,” Omnicell director of clinical healthcare strategy Rebecca Chater said. “Their value to helping improve healthcare is enormous. Omnicell is committed to providing innovative solutions such as these to allow pharmacists to be more effective and efficient in doing what they were trained to do—optimize medication use.”
LDI Integrated Pharmacy Services taps CVS, Catamaran vet as COO
ST. LOUIS — LDI Integrated Pharmacy Services has a new COO. Albert Thigpen has been recruited to lead develop and deploy new and differentiated products and services for the company, allowing it to provide actionable data insights and engaging tools to its clients.
“We are excited to welcome Albert to the LDI executive team. Albert brings an incredible skill set that will improve our processes, strengthen our pharmacy operations and inspire the entire company,” LDI CEO Len Dino said. “Albert is steeped in knowledge about all aspects of pharmacy benefits management and is an outstanding addition to our team.”
Thigpen brings to the company more than 20 years in the industry, with experience including retail pharmacy, pharmacy benefits management, integrated delivery models and managed care. He joins LDI from Catamaran, where he was SVP industry relations and supply chain management, playing a key role in its growth. Before that, he held leadership positions at CVS Health, Kaiser Foundation Health Plans and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
“LDI has built a reputation for taking great care of clients and plan members,” Thigpen said. “We will build on this 50-year legacy as we enhance PBM, mail order and specialty pharmacy operations across LDI, leveraging experienced people and actionable technology in innovative ways to drive transformational improvements in how pharmacy care is delivered.”
CVS Pharmacy gets URAC Community Pharmacy reaccreditation
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — URAC has reaccredited CVS Pharmacy in Community Pharmacy, the company announced Thursday. The accreditation is the result of the CVS Pharmacy demonstrating a commitment to quality care, improved processes and better patient outcomes, and encompasses all CVS Pharmacy, Longs Drugs and Navarro Discount Pharmacy locations.
"We are proud that our pharmacies have received URAC's reaccreditation in Community Pharmacy," CVS Health EVP retail pharmacy and supply chain Kevin Hourican said. "At CVS Health, we are committed to being a leader in the pharmacy care industry and helping people on their path to better health. Having a respected accreditation organization such as URAC take a close look at the operation of our pharmacies and confirm the quality of the pharmacy care and services we provide demonstrates that we are fulfilling that commitment."
The URAC Community Pharmacy accreditation was created in 2014 as one of its more than 30 accreditation programs. It recognizes pharmacies that provide comprehensive patient care and medication management programs. CVS Pharmacy had to undergo a rigorous evaluation process that validated the quality of its care and services, including medication management, wellness services, preventive services and chronic disease management.
"CVS Pharmacy has chosen to highlight the quality of its service by applying for and receiving Community Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC again in 2017," said Kylanne Green, URAC President and CEO. "In a crowded marketplace, CVS Pharmacy can prove its quality in areas such as medication management, customer service, and safety adhere to best practices established for quality and value."
With this accreditation, CVS Pharmacy has six URAC accreditations, including Pharmacy Benefit Management, Drug Therapy Management, Specialty Pharmacy, Mail Service Pharmacy and Health Call Center.