March 14th, 2019
LAKE MARY, Fla., March 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — As healthcare providers begin to see the importance of digital patient engagement, VUCA Health announced today they’ve added Maine and New Hampshire to the list of 41 other states where pharmacies can allow their patients to opt-in to receive their medication information through an eco-friendly, digital platform in lieu of paper.
The company’s “Going Green” campaign aims to address low health literacy while helping pharmacies save on costs associated with providing medication information on paper. They’ve been working directly with Executive Directors and State Boards of Pharmacies to advocate for a digital alternative to traditional methods of providing prescription information. The company estimates that in 2018, pharmacies in the U.S. may have spent more than $294 million on paper and toner alone.
It’s no surprise to healthcare providers that patients often misplace, or intentionally discard, the multiple pages of information they get from their pharmacy. VUCA’s paperless solution, called MedsOnCue, allows patients to access digital information about their medication through a QR code printed on their prescription bottle. With Google and Apple’s integration of a QR code reader into their camera apps, patients can now gain digital access to information they’d normally receive on paper, by simply opening their camera app on their smartphone or any other QR code reader. Additionally, patients can access a short video about their prescription and even view a high-resolution image of their medication, reducing the chance of a dangerous error.
“Our key to addressing the nation’s health literacy problem is to provide a way for patients to watch a trustworthy, quick, 2-minute video about their medications,” said Richard Waithe, PharmD, President of VUCA Health. “Allowing patients to watch a video to learn about their medication is a great alternative to the stacks of papers, often in small print, they normally get with prescriptions.”
The company has also been given the go-ahead by the FDA to allow for electronic delivery of mandated medication guides for certain prescriptions.
Visit www.vucahealth.com/gopaperless to see the complete list of states.
About VUCA Health
April 30th, 2018
VUCA Health provides a gateway to patient engagement that serves as an on-demand extension of pharmacists and other healthcare providers. VUCA has built the largest library of medication education videos, available in both English and Spanish, that integrates into websites, mobile apps, and patient portals.
LAKE MARY, FL, April 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – VUCA Health and CORE Higher Education Group today announced that CORE Higher Education Group’s COREreadiness platform will integrate VUCA’s informational medication videos into its educational online courses to improve student pharmacists’ patient counseling and communication skills.
February 27th, 2018
Alexandria, VA (February 27, 2018) – The Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA), VUCA Health LLC, and Liberty Software, Inc. are pleased to announce a research partnership to assess the impact of patient educational videos on improving primary medication nonadherence (PMN).
February 20th, 2018
LAKE MARY, FL, Feb. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – VUCA Health today announced today that the North Carolina Association of Pharmacists (NCAP), recognized as the essential organization representing pharmacy in North Carolina, has endorsed MedsOnCue video library service. NCAP will leverage the solution to provide members with medication counseling videos containing comprehensive information on medications through a convenient, digitally-accessible method.
December 6th, 2017
LAKE MARY, FL, Dec. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – VUCA Health today announced that it has added 10 more states to the list of boards of pharmacy supporting its eco-friendly approach to delivering medication information. There are now 33 states aligning with the company’s electronic drug information delivery campaign, which launched in 2016 with the goal of addressing low health literacy while reducing the high costs associated with “dispensing” paper education materials.
November 14th, 2017
LAKE MARY, FL, Nov. 14, 2017 – VUCA Health announced today that Heritage Biologics, a provider of preeminent value-based specialty pharmacy and high performance nursing services, will implement VUCA’s educational and informational video library to enhance patient education and family engagement. In doing so, customers using Heritage Biologics’ Pharmacy Patient Experience program (RXPX) will have access to a user-friendly platform containing on-demand, prescription-specific videos during in-home visits and through their individual patient portals.
November 10th, 2017
CHERRY POINT, N.C. (NNS), Oct. 24, 2017 – Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point’s (NHCCP) pharmacy has become the first pharmacy in the Navy to provide patients with on-demand access to prescription-specific videos through MedsOnCue.
August 9th, 2017
LAKE MARY, FL, Aug 9, 2017 – VUCA Health announced today that ScriptSave, a provider of prescription savings solutions and decision support tools helping close the gaps in prescription coverage, will employ its on-demand medication video library to improve medication information and drive better care outcomes for ScriptSave WellRx members.
July 13th, 2017
Maitland, FL, July 13, 2017 – Therigy announced today that it has partnered with VUCA Health (Lake Mary, FL) to deliver VUCA Health patient education video content to TherigySTM customers. The availability of VUCA Health video content will augment and reinforce Therigy’s existing “standard of care” clinical content which guides specialty pharmacy clinical interactions with patients.
June 27th, 2017
LAKE MARY, FL–(Marketwired – June 27, 2017) – VUCA Health today announced that Magellan Rx Management, the pharmacy benefit management division of Magellan Health, will be the first company to utilize its new Medication Management video library. VUCA Health, the industry leader in providing video content to inform patients about medications, has created a new library focused on educating consumers on important topics related to ensuring access and achieving optimal results from medications. Some topics covered by this new library include: the importance of medication adherence, the benefits of medication therapy management, the safe use of opioid medications and certain aspects of prescription drug coverage.