June 21st, 2013
A small change is promising to make a big difference in efforts at Hobbs Pharmacy to makes sure its patients have the medication information they need. What’s new? A QR or Quick Response Code. Click the link to view the article:
Hobbs Pharmacy is closing in on its 50th year in business, reports pharmacy manager Eric Russo,Pharm.D. It offers retail and closed-door longterm care dispensing, home infusion, and compounding.“We offer a full selection of pharmacy services,” says Russo, “but we also see ourselves as a very traditional pharmacy in that we promote high-touch customer service.”
May 28th, 2013
Rapid growth demonstrates keen interest among pharmacists in improving care and medication safety through innovative approaches to patient engagement and education
LAKE MARY, Fla. – (May 28, 2013) – VUCA Health announced today that, in fewer than four weeks, pharmacies in 19 states have deployed its MedsOnCue solution to improve patient engagement in medication use and to strengthen customer relationships. It is just one of several key milestones achieved recently by the start-up company, which provides pharmacies with on-demand prescription-specific videos and supports the trusted relationships between pharmacists, patients and their caregivers.
April 29th, 2013
LAKE MARY, Fla. – April 29, 2013 – To more accurately reflect its evolving portfolio of services and markets served, CueScript has been renamed VUCA Health. The company, which provides patient engagement solutions including on-demand prescription-specific videos and other value-added services, also announced the formation of an Advisory Board to guide future growth.
April 16th, 2013
LAKE MARY, Fla. – (April 16, 2013) – VUCAHealth, which provides patient engagement solutions that deliver on-demand prescription-specific videos and other value-added services designed to engage patients and strengthen customer relationships, announced today that Rx30, the leader in independent pharmacy management software, will distribute the innovative MedsOnCue solution to its client base of thousands of community pharmacies.
February 11th, 2013
LAKE MARY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) –
February 5th, 2013
After spending years as a pharmacist, one Central Florida man had an “ah hah” moment, creating a way for people to better understand prescriptions. David Medvedeff thought medicine bottles needed a little upgrade, so he’s taking on the challenge.
LAKE MARY, Fla. – (Feb. 5, 2013) – Poor health literacy and low medication adherence are significant contributing factors to the 177,000 deaths each year from medication misuse and errors. Indeed, as many as half of all patients fail to follow proper use instructions and 60% are unable to identify their prescribed medications.
February 4th, 2013
An elderly woman sent home from the hospital develops a life-threatening infection because she doesn’t understand the warning signs listed in the discharge instructions. A man flummoxed by an intake form in a doctor’s office reflexively writes “no” to every question because he doesn’t understand what is being asked. A young mother pours a drug that is supposed to be taken by mouth into her baby’s ear, perforating the eardrum. And a man in his 70s preparing for his first colonoscopy uses a suppository as directed, but without first removing it from the foil packet.
January 8th, 2013
Wall Street Journal Link: http://on.wsj.com/WqnPeM
People accustomed to nagging from doctors and family members that they’re not taking their medications properly may get some help from an unlikely source. New designs for drug packages and plans for labels that are easier to understand aim to help people stick to their drug regimens.