Old and New Merge as Bradenton’s Oldest Pharmacy Adopts VUCA Health’s Cutting Edge MedsOnCue Patient Engagement Technology
LAKE MARY, Fla. – (September 25, 2014) – VUCA Health announced today that its MedsOnCue technology is being used at Pelot’s Pharmacy in Bradenton, Fla., helping the city’s oldest pharmacy provide its patients with an innovative 21st century solution to the long-standing challenge of medication education and health literacy.
Pelot’s Pharmacy has been in Manatee County and a part of the Pelot family for over 100 years. The pharmacy, which opened in 1883 across the street from its current location, was originally owned by Enos Johnson who married into the Pelot family. He later sold the pharmacy to John Crews Pelot, M.D.
In 1939, the pharmacy was relocated to Manatee Avenue East, where it continues to be a landmark in the Bradenton community.
“One reason for our longevity is our willingness to invest in innovative technologies that help us provide quality patient care,” said Jessica Pelot, Pelot Pharmacy. “MedsOnCue lets us ensure our patients have the information they need to take their medications safely, even after they leave our pharmacy.”
MedsOnCue addresses one of healthcare’s most serious problem, poor health literacy, by providing a robust library of thousands of prescription-specific video briefings that deliver information on top-prescribed medications, including proper usage, expected benefits and potential side effects. This information can then be accessed by patients on their computers, smartphones or tablets. Available in English and Spanish, videos can also be integrated into individual pharmacy websites.
“The addition of MedsOnCue to the patient care services provided by Pelot’s and other pharmacies will help improve health literacy and medication adherence,” said VUCA CEO David Medvedeff, PharmD, MBA. “It’s a cost-effective approach to increase medication safety, thereby improving outcomes and reducing unnecessary costs.”
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.