TUCSON, Ariz., April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- More than half a million ScriptSave WellRx members will now have access to a pharmacist's advice through an agreement with SinfoníaRx, an innovative medication management company.
"ScriptSave WellRx members already have great value, education and service when purchasing prescriptions and over-the-counter medications," said Marcus Sredzinski, PharmD, Medical Security Card Company's (MSC) Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President. "As one of the nation's premier medication management companies, SinfoníaRx's pharmacists bring an important component to ScriptSave WellRx, offering medication information to our members if they have a question about drug interaction, dosage or alternatives."
"Our ability to help patients by leveraging the latest technology makes this partnership with MSC a natural fit," said Kevin Boesen, PharmD, SinfoníaRx Chief Executive Officer. "Our companies share the same goal – to ensure patients follow their prescribed medication regimens to achieve better health outcomes. The ScriptSave WellRx app also gives patients the ability to reduce their out-of-pocket drug costs, which can be a huge barrier to medication adherence and improved health."
"MSC launched the ScriptSave WellRx app in October 2015, and is one of the first in the nation. It was listed earlier this year by Mashable as one of the 10 apps increasing health care access for low-income patients," Sredzinski explained. Available for iPhones and Androids, the free app can be used at more than 62,000 pharmacies across the United States to discount prescription costs if the medication isn't covered under a health plan. App users are realizing up to 75 percent savings and an average of 44 percent discounts on medications.
Both companies have deep roots in Tucson, a city known for health care technology innovation, from developing some of the first medical records electronic management systems to creating computerized pathology tests which helped speed diagnosis and identify treatment. "Developing this relationship between SinfoníaRx and ScriptSave WellRx was a natural, integrating these different aspects of medication management and prescription savings to help patients," Sredzinski said.
ScriptSave WellRx app users will be able to click-to-call directly through the app's options to an on-call SinfoníaRx pharmacist, where they can ask about prescriptions, medication and/or food interactions, and over-the-counter drugs. The new pharmacist component is available for both iOS and Android, and on the ScriptSave WellRx website, wellrx.com.
About Medical Security Card Company, LLC:
For more than two decades, Medical Security Card (MSC) Company, LLC, has been closing the gaps in healthcare and prescription coverage with innovative savings programs, like ScriptSave WellRx, for the uninsured, under-insured, and insured since 1994. Headquartered in Tucson, MSC solutions, analytics, and unique expertise save patients money and increase medication adherence, while attracting and retaining loyal, profitable customers, members and patients for MSC clients. MSC is a member of the MedImpact, Inc., family of companies. For more information, go to www.medicalsecuritycard.com. Follow us: @SSWellRx (Twitter), Scriptsavewellrx (Facebook), https://youtu.be/b9jXJes4YVM (YouTube).
About SinfoníaRx and Sinfonía HealthCare:
SinfoníaRx, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sinfonía Healthcare Corp., is an innovative healthcare company whose mission is to provide the highest quality healthcare solutions for health plans, patients, and caregivers. We improve the health and wellness of patients through the use of innovative healthcare technology and the most experienced medication therapy management providers in the nation. www.sinfoniarx.com
Sinfonía HealthCare was launched in January 2013 by pioneering healthcare executives Fletcher McCusker and Michael Deitch, the CEO, CFO team and founders of Providence Service Corporation. Sinfonía HealthCare is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. www.sinfoniahealth.com
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