SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- PipelineRx, a leading medication management technology company focused on clinical telepharmacy, today announced that Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) Medical Center has selected the Company's PowerGridRx technology platform to help optimize pharmacy workflow and improve patient care. Beginning today, D-H and its Center for Telehealth will be deploying PowerGridRx in support of D-H's telepharmacy coverage to patient care facilities across New England. More than a dozen facilities across D-H's telehealth service area will go live, with further growth potential across regional, national and international markets. This telepharmacy capability elevates D-H's efforts to integrate telemedicine innovations with its commitment to population health, quality and value; and supports the expansion of D-H telehealth service offerings.
As provider status for pharmacists inches nearer across the nation, hospitals seek ways to better leverage these clinical providers in patient-centric activities and on clinical care teams. PipelineRx's upgraded telepharmacy cloud platform helps participating hospitals in D-H service area to optimize pharmacy operations and redeploy pharmacy staff to clinically focused programs that better benefit the patient. PowerGridRx, the Company's newest SaaS offering and the only platform that aggregates, manages, and optimizes virtual pharmacy management for health systems, differentiates D-H's telepharmacy network and manages the order verification process for current and future facilities.
The interoperable technology platform enhances medication administration visibility between facilities and addresses logistical and budgetary challenges that arise from managing and staffing multiple care settings. PowerGridRx also helps to standardize policies and procedures across facilities, lessening the administrative burden on health providers while ensuring that all hospital policies are met. Having been deployed or selected in over 200 hospitals across the country, PipelineRx's PowerGridRx technology can be seen at HIMSS 2016 in Las Vegas from February 29-March 3, 2016 in Booth 4002.
"Dartmouth's Center for Telehealth is leading the way in developing top-notch telemedicine programs, and we are looking for clinical telepharmacy to be a key driver for the program interacting with our physician telehealth programs already in place," said Dr. Sarah Pletcher, medical director and founder, Center for Telehealth at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. "PowerGridRx will enable us to scale, track, and run our entire program all in a secure cloud. The interoperable nature of the platform is critical to our business as we work with so many different EHR systems."
"After enhancing our telepharmacy SaaS platform late last year, we are very excited to add Dartmouth-Hitchcock to the list of hospital systems using our solutions to improve pharmacy operations across their network," said Brian Roberts, CEO of PipelineRx. "Dartmouth-Hitchcock has a very unique position as a health system to drive programs that bring real clinical skills and savings to participating hospitals and health centers. We are excited to work with them to help maintain the excellent level of care they provide to their patients while helping to optimize their clinical operations and expand brand recognition."
Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) is a nonprofit academic health system that serves a population of 1.9 million in New England. Anchored by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, the system includes the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 45 Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation; the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock; affiliate hospitals in Keene and New London, NH, and Windsor, VT; and 24 Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinics that provide ambulatory services across New Hampshire and Vermont. D-H provides access to more than 1,000 primary care doctors and specialists in almost every area of medicine. In partnership with the Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT, it trains nearly 400 residents and fellows annually, and performs world-class research.
PipelineRx is the leading independent technology-enabled telepharmacy solutions provider serving acute and specialty hospitals. The Company's pharmacy workforce solutions enable hospitals to dramatically increase operating efficiencies while ensuring medication efficacy, increasing patient safety, and improving clinical outcomes. PipelineRx differentiates its unique services via its integrated, private, cloud-based technology platform and its optimized, distributed telepharmacist network. PipelineRx is privately held and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.