BestRx and VUCA Health Partner to Provide a More Patient-Centered Option
LAKE MARY, FL –(MarketWired) – (May 9, 2016) – VUCA Health announced today that BestRx, a provider of a cutting-edge software solutions for pharmacies and retail stores, will include a patient option to receive electronic drug information in the already incorporated MedsOnCue. The paperless option provides an eco-friendly and economical solution to the archaic practice of stapling paper to prescription bags.
Pharmacies currently use an average of 35 miles’ worth of paper each year, wasting money and valuable resources associated with printing costs. BestRx will now include a specific prompt that enables patients located in states with favorable regulations to elect to receive electronic medication information. Using MedsOnCue by VUCA, pharmacies that utilize BestRx will also give patients the option to access enhanced educational resources for their prescriptions. These added features include on-demand informational videos, streamlined access to their pharmacy team, text and email reminders and detailed medication photos of their prescription to ensure safety when taking medication.
“We take pride in our ability to remain at the forefront of pharmaceutical innovation, and the option for electronic drug information delivery is one that can make an immediate impact on customer satisfaction and outcomes,” said Hemal Desai, President, BestRx. “These new features allow us to support improved patient care and safety, while providing an ecological solution that helps curb costs for pharmacies.”
In 2015, VUCA Health announced its campaign to work directly with state boards of pharmacy nationwide to encourage issuance of clear guidance on pharmacy practice regulations governing the ability of patients to opt-in to receive medication information in a more contemporary and eco-friendly electronic format. Since the campaign, VUCA’s electronic medication information and FDA Med Guide solutions have been approved for use in 10 states, helping pharmacies save thousands of dollars on printing expenses and reducing the amount of wasted paper.
“This eco-friendly solution is essential to saving pharmacies time and money, while also promoting health literacy across the industry,” said VUCA Health CEO David Medvedeff, PharmD, MBA. “The pioneer mentality of BestRx aligns with our central mission — to help pharmacies and patients properly and safely take their medication while consistently moving toward a more robust solution to medication adherence.”
Based in Oak Brook, Il., BestRx (www.bestrx.com) has been providing cutting edge software solutions for pharmacies and retail stores at an affordable price since 1985. Its pharmacy management systems and point-of-sales applications use the latest technologies and are extremely easy to use to ensure customers will be on the leading edge while helping them to keep up with their increasing demands.
About VUCA Health
Based in Lake Mary, Fla., VUCA Health (www.vucahealth.com) provides a gateway to patient engagement that serves as an on-demand extension of pharmacists and other healthcare providers. The company’s MedsOnCue solution leverages advanced mobile, web and on-demand video and communication technologies to deliver trusted patient information that enhances the medication use process. It offers a convenient and cost-effective way for clients to provide on-demand patient medication information and strengthen customer connections with video briefings, web messaging, reminders and alerts and a host of other customizable services that extend and enhance the patient relationship.