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Mediture and CareKinesis Announce Integration for Improving Medication ManagementTechnology Solution Provides PACE Programs With Real-Time Connectivity to Enhance Prescription Ordering and Delivery Processes (January 17, 2012)
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN -- (Marketwire) -- 01/17/12 -- Mediture, a healthcare information technology company, and CareKinesis, a medication therapy management and pharmacy services firm, have partnered to develop web-based connectivity between Mediture's TruChart LIFE Electronic Health Record and CareKinesis's EireneRx pharmacy application to support Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) organizations in managing complex medications for seniors. More timely and accurate communication between prescribers and consultant pharmacists will aid in selecting the best medication and managing complex medication regimens.
The solution includes a bidirectional interface between the two systems that provides a seamless experience for physicians and pharmacists. The interface specifications are based on the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) version 10.6 standards, ensuring that standards are in place for privacy and data integrity. More robust messaging functionality will include relevant clinical data and lab results pertinent to help decision support in real-time.
"E-prescribing is changing the way physicians and pharmacists collaborate. Physicians must select medications with more specificity when e-prescribing and make decisions about such factors as packaging and drug form. Such decisions had typically been made by pharmacists for handwritten prescriptions. Labor intensive processes for communication are being transformed to achieve interactive cooperation. Mediture is pleased to work collaboratively with CareKinesis to innovate and address the challenge of software compatibility in a rapidly changing e-prescribing environment," said Dan Vatland, Mediture CEO and President.
"Improving medication management through technology solutions is a goal of both Mediture and CareKinesis," added CareKinesis Chairman and CEO, Calvin H. Knowlton, BSPharm, MDiv, PhD. "It makes sense to work together on behalf of our PACE clients to enhance prescription ordering, adherence and results."
According to Knowlton, "PACE programs are uniquely responsible to manage their patient's health and are financially accountable. Our goal is to decrease medication-related risk, enhance quality of care and provide improved pharmacotherapy outcomes utilizing leading technology solutions. We partner with organizations that are clinically and economically responsible for persons taking many medications."
CareKinesis partners with healthcare organizations to provide personalized medication therapy management and pharmacy services for high-risk populations. The results are enhanced medication-related outcomes and greater operational efficiency. The CareKinesis Medication Care Plan Support Center and Medication Adherence Packaging Pharmacy deliver individually customized medicine using unique robotic technology and a proprietary web-based electronic medication management and reporting platform, EireneRx. It is the first, national PACE-specific pharmacy. CareKinesis is headquartered in Moorestown, NJ. For more information, please visit www.carekinesis.com.
Mediture is America's largest provider of healthcare information technology for Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) organizations, serving more than 2,000 participants in 18 PACE organizations across the country. Software and services from Mediture, including its TruChart LIFE Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution, empower PACE organizations to track measurable outcomes in defined timeframes for the frail senior population they serve. Mediture's solutions are uniquely suited to the operations of PACE programs, enabling them to focus on what they do best -- care for seniors who wish to live safely at home at a lower cost to society. Mediture is based in Eden Prairie, MN and is privately held. Visit http://www.mediture.com
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