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 that the partnership between PrescribeWellness and Thrifty White will now be offered to Thrifty White’s independently owned pharmacy partners through Thrifty White’s Affiliated Pharmacy Program.
The partnership will further enable independent pharmacy owners across the United States to provide clinically focused services, enhance the patient experience, improve pharmacy workflow, offer comprehensive patient engagement and support services, and drive better patient outcomes.
“Thrifty White has long been focused on driving quality outcomes and creating a better pharmacy experience,” said Al Babbington, CEO of PrescribeWellness. “This partnership will advance and support that vision, enabling even more independently owned pharmacies across the United States to go ‘beyond the fill’ by providing high-touch healthcare in their communities and remaining trusted members of the healthcare continuum.”
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, diseases state management, diabetes prevention, adherence management, medication therapy management, opioid management, and several other custom programs.
“Our partnership with PrescribeWellness will allow us to work together and support independent pharmacies across the country in a way that has never been done before,” said Bob Narveson, president and CEO of Thrifty White. “This partnership will give Thrifty White affiliates access to many of the central processes that Thrifty White provides to its company-owned stores. As outcomes become more important, those best able to engage with the patient will win. Independent pharmacies are often the cornerstone of their communities, and this new relationship will further expand on their ability to connect with their patients and to promote healthy outcomes.”
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
About the Thrifty White Affiliated Pharmacy Program
The Thrifty White Affiliated Pharmacy Program was started in 2003 with the idea of providing independent pharmacy owners the opportunity to take advantage of the size, scale and leverage of a highly reputable national pharmacy chain without having to give up any ownership or control of their business. Today affiliate partners of Thrifty White extend from coast to coast and take advantage of the operational know-how, purchasing power and support that Thrifty White has to offer. Thrifty White affiliated pharmacies fall under the Thrifty White umbrella and are provided the same guidance and industry direction as Thrifty White’s corporate stores and enjoy access to the same technology, software and strategic partners to drive patient health outcomes, along with participation in all Thrifty White corporate-driven contracts, programs and services. Thrifty White, along with affiliate and industry partners, brings together more than 1,200 pharmacies across the United States, representing more than $7 billion in annual pharmaceutical purchases.
About Thrifty White
Headquartered in Plymouth, MN, Thrifty White is a regional chain of 100 pharmacies 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.