SPRINGFIELD, Mo. and WEST CHESTER, Pa., Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Integrity Pharmacy, a recognized leader in home health and home care pharmacy services, today announced a partnership with MedTek21 to bring continuous personalized medication risk management to all Integrity Pharmacy patients. MedTek21's software helps Integrity proactively identify potential medication risks, ensuring a safer and more effective medication regimen for entire patient populations.
Reactions to prescription drugs are a major cause of falls, hospital admissions, emergency room visits and other negative outcomes in home care and home health patients. Patients with certain genetic variations face potential danger from many widely prescribed drugs including some common antipsychotics, anticoagulants and pain medications. Through the use of MedTek21's continuous drug-to-gene monitoring platform, these risks can be both proactively identified and mitigated, leading to reduced risks of drug-related adverse events, better quality of care, quality of life, and lower care costs.
Marcus Wilson, RPh and CEO of Integrity Pharmacy, said, "We are continuously looking for new and innovative ways to enhance patient care through making the pharmacy experience more personal. Combined with our core focus on personified patient engagement and our individualized CAREpack® medication system, the addition of MedTek21 into our overall pharmacy workflow truly helps us deliver on our mission of managing medications to optimize patient care and quality of life."
MedTek21 includes a range of features that help Integrity serve its growing base of home care and home health patients. MedTek21 continuously analyzes all patient records to check for potential drug-to-gene interactions that might result in a previously undetected adverse event. As medications and prescriptions change for a patient, the system works in concert with Integrity to proactively identify potential medication risks. MedTek21 also flags new potential risks that can be easily mitigated through changes in medication regimen or dosing.
Steve Salvitti, Chief Executive Officer of MedTek21 added, "We are pleased to announce our selection by Integrity Pharmacy to complement their leading personalized pharmacy program for home health and home care patients. The use of MedTek21 enables Integrity to enhance their existing processes and continuously monitor all patients for potential drug-to-gene risks, preventing costly adverse events before they occur and improving care. Like Integrity, we see this holistic model combining expert pharmacy insight, services personalization, and data-driven analytical insight as the future standard of care for all home health and home care patients."
About Integrity Pharmacy
Integrity Pharmacy is a leading provider of pharmacy services throughout the Midwest. Integrity operates an enhanced medication synchronization model, helping homebound seniors improve adherence by customizing an in-home medication management system. Integrity provides patients with individualized monthly packets—also known as CAREpacks®—with each day's medications separated by time and date for easy use. Integrity's Registered Nurses conduct home visits to learn about the patient's medication needs, ensure refills are synchronized for the same day each month, and coordinate monthly check-in calls with the patient to address any changes in therapy. Integrity Pharmacy's mission is to enable patients, particularly those with advanced conditions, to effectively manage their medications so they are able to stay in their homes as long as possible. For more, visit https://www.integritypharmacy.com/.
MedTek21 is a real-time population health and medication risk management platform that brings personalized drug-to-gene monitoring to every patient. MedTek21's software-based platform works alongside existing medical record systems to continuously monitor and proactively identify patients for potential medication risks. Customizable alert engines, mobile-first workflows, API connectivity, and robust reporting enable better real-time decision making throughout the entire care delivery ecosystem. MedTek21 is being used to positively impact outcomes for thousands of patients in home health and long term care, as well as for PBMs, ACOs, and private pay corporate insurers. For more information, visit http://www.MedTek21.com.