IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PrescribeWellness, a leading cloud-based patient relationship management solutions company that inspires collaboration between pharmacies, payers, providers, pharmaceutical companies, and their patients for better health, today announced a partnership with Thrifty White Drug Stores, an employee-owned pharmacy with more than 100 stores in six states.
The partnership will further enable Thrifty White pharmacists to provide clinically focused services, enhance the patient experience, improve pharmacy workflow, offer comprehensive patient engagement and support services, and drive better patient outcomes.
“There is an explosion of chronic disease in this country, and community pharmacies play a critical role in battling it and improving the health of Americans,” said Al Babbington, CEO of PrescribeWellness. “Thrifty White was an early adopter of the patient-centric approach, and we are pleased to provide them with the tools they need to more effectively treat their patients, achieve better outcomes and get paid for the valuable work they do.”
The PrescribeCare platform simplifies the intervention process and supports chronic care management by providing the pharmacist with a single view of each patient, their medications and opportunities to further engage. With a seamless patient management platform and supporting tools, Thrifty White can execute medication synchronization, immunizations, health screenings, disease-state management, diabetes prevention, adherence management, medication therapy management, opioid management and many custom programs.
The PrescribeWellness solution suite also helps pharmacists get paid for clinical services and participate in value-based payment models, such as shared savings and performance-based reimbursements. It offers information technology and automation tools to support reporting, coding, billing, collections and other administrative tasks. These include:
- Collaborative Practice Agreements contracting
- Clinical guidelines support
- Standard process of care via the PrescribeWellness technology platform
- Pharmacist medical services billing support
- Reporting and evaluation support
- Tools to optimize Star Ratings and HEDIS scores
- Connectivity to EHR
- Workflow optimization
- Hospital and office claims data
“As outcomes become more important, those best able to engage with the patient will win,” said Bob Narveson, president and CEO of Thrifty White. “We made the choice in 2012 to focus on driving quality outcomes and creating a better pharmacy experience versus being fast and cheap. Our PrescribeWellness partnership will advance this vision, enabling us to seamlessly provide high-touch healthcare in the community and remain a trusted member of the healthcare team.”
About Thrifty White
Headquartered in Plymouth, MN, Thrifty White is a regional chain of 100 pharmacies and 82 associated independent retailers operating in the upper Midwest, with locations in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Montana and Wisconsin. Thrifty White is one of the nation’s 100 largest Employee Stock Ownership companies, with 100 percent employee ownership. This unique ownership structure allows Thrifty White to focus on the long-term strength and growth of the company. Thrifty White was named the 2016 national “Pharmacy Innovator of the Year” by Drug Store News for the company’s efforts to continually move the practice of pharmacy forward. The company was one of the nation’s leaders in developing a Medication Synchronization program which allows patients to have all of their maintenance prescriptions filled on one day each month. This service dramatically improves medication adherence and lowers overall medical costs.
PrescribeWellness is a leading cloud-based patient relationship management solution company that inspires collaboration between pharmacies, payers, providers, pharmaceutical companies and their patients for better health. PrescribeWellness enables collaboration between disparate healthcare systems for better health across America by connecting patients to locally owned, community pharmacies. Its proprietary cloud-based platform empowers pharmacists to provide more effective preventive healthcare services, which improve medication adherence, chronic disease management, transitions in care and population health. With data integration and behavioral science as the foundation, PrescribeWellness software solutions position the pharmacist at the center of community healthcare prevention. Inc. 5000 named PrescribeWellness one of America’s Fastest Growing Privately-Held Companies for the past three years. For more information, please visit www.prescribewellness.com.