Rx Care Management by Proxsys Rx - Transition of Care Technology Helps Prevent Hospital Medication Errors

Aug 27, 2015, 13:05 ET from Proxsys Rx

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --  Proxsys Rx, the nation's largest Integrated Outpatient Pharmacy Provider (IOPP) is expanding its population health management services with the launch of a medication-focused transition of care program for hospitals and health systems. The program, named "RxCare Management," provides hospitals with technology systems and pharmacy support services to improve hospital performance measures that have been mandated by Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) such as reducing readmission rates and improving patient experience scores. The program also improves clinical outcomes, reduces adverse drug events, and reduces hospital expenses related to conducting medication reconciliation.

Transition of care efforts are important in managing a patient's movement from one care setting to another, such as a patient being discharged from a hospital to the care of their physician. Research indicates that many patients experience medication errors at admission to a hospital and that those errors are often related to gaps in information in the patient's medication history. It is also shown that focusing on pharmacy activities at discharge improves patient outcomes and makes for a smoother recovery.

"We are improving the health status of patients as they move through the system by providing caregivers with accurate and timely patient medication history while providing patients with convenient access to their prescription medications and counseling," said George B. Salem, CEO of Proxsys Rx.  Salem points out that the RxCare Management program also saves hospitals money by reducing operation expenses and consolidating medication reconciliation with other care transition efforts.

The RX Care Management program seamlessly integrates with a hospital's existing care transition and discharge systems. The program delivers a robust medication reconciliation technology that integrates with the hospital's medical records system. The technology streamlines the difficult and costly process of creating an accurate and complete list of medications, produces all discharge medication documentation, identifies high-risk patients for medication non-adherence, and provides information for clinicians use in follow up visit. Proxsys Rx pharmacists and staff then engage with patients to provide prescription access, medication counseling, and delivery.

About Proxsys Rx

Proxsys Rx, the nation's largest Integrated Outpatient Pharmacy Provider (IOPP) provides a broad range of population health management services including pharmacy benefit management (PBM), 340B administration, advance medical risk management and claims-based medication reconciliation. Proxsys Rx integrates outpatient pharmacies into the continuum of care, providing hospitals and health care systems with long-term quality of care and economic impact by focusing on key strategic indicators such as reducing readmissions, improving patient experience scores, and lowering the cost of employee benefits. Proxsys Rx services help hospitals comply with Meaningful Use guidelines and other important regulatory standards. Additional information is available at www.Proxsysrx.com.

Melanie McCraney


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