Technology solution provides PACE Programs with real-time connectivity to enhance prescription ordering and delivery processes.
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN, December 10, 2013 — Mediture, the leading provider of Electronic Health Records for Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, and Grane Rx, a leading LTC pharmacy services company serving over 1,000 PACE participants, announced today that they have successfully completed certification for secure electronic transmission of new prescriptions and prescription refills. This connectivity will replace a fax-based system with assured delivery technology and qualifies for Meaningful Use stimulus funding for physicians.
Medication orders originate in Mediture’s TruChart LIFE EHR, which provides physicians with access to the full medical record with no need to log in to a separate system. Utilizing industry standard NCPDP version 10.6 messaging, prescriptions are securely and reliably transmitted in real-time from TruChart LIFE EHR to Grane Rx. Grane Rx’s team of Pharm.D’s and Geriatric Certified pharmacist are experienced in guiding medication management and adherence, with a special skillset in serving the PACE population for the past eight years. Grane Rx utilizes advanced packaging solutions and simplifies logistics of medication delivery by offering direct delivery to participant’s homes.
“Rising drug costs should be a concern to all PACE programs, and Mediture is pleased to work collaboratively with Grane Rx to provide cost-effective solutions,” said Dan Vatland, Mediture CEO and President.
“Improving participant quality of care, reducing hospitalizations, and lowering PMPM drug costs are goals of both Mediture and Grane Rx,” added Grane Rx C.O.O., Bob Rowland. “This relationship allows us to build unique capabilities that retail pharmacies don’t offer, including Cancel Rx messaging to help keep medication profiles in sync between a pharmacy and PACE organization. We’ll be growing into enhanced communication tools to support Pharm.D and prescriber interaction.”
About Grane Rx
For nearly 20 years, Grane Rx has been the leading pharmacy supplier for long-term care communities and PACE providers throughout Pennsylvania and beyond. Our team of highly skilled Geriatric and Pharm.D pharmacists work with our customers to improve care for thousands of participants, using the latest technology to better manage medication risk and adherence. For more information, please visit www.GraneRx.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 6,000 participants in 35 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