APPLE DISCOUNT DRUGS LAUNCHES APPLE MEDSYNC PROGRAM TO SYNCHRONIZE PRESCRIPTION RE-FILLS
Apple MedSync Offers Control, Convenience and Compliance to Customers
Fruitland – May 16, 2014 – Apple Discount Drugs, a locally owned Health Mart pharmacy, today announced the launch of the Apple MedSync Program. MedSync is a synchronization program designed to make it easier for patients to refill and manage their prescription medications and over-the-counter supplements.
All prescriptions for a particular patient are synchronized to be refilled on the same day of the month which eliminates multiple trips to the pharmacy. All prescriptions and OTC items are ready for pick up or delivery on a designated “re-fill” day. Prior to the “re-fill” day, patients are contacted with a single call to inquire if there have been any changes made by their physician, specialist or any other healthcare provider. An Apple pharmacist reviews the prescription list each month and monitors changes made after doctor or hospital visits.
“One of the major benefits of this program is compliance,” said Jeff Sherr, president, Apple Discount Drugs. “Apple MedSync helps ensure that patients are taking the right medication, at the right dose at the right time. This is one more way to make it easy for people to take control of their health and well-being.”
Apple Discount Drugs will also keep track of patient prescriptions and any communication with doctor’s or insurance companies. Customers using the MedSync program do not need to call in prescription refills or worry about running out of medication.
“We are moving the way we do business from a “reactive” to a “proactive” model,” added Sherr. “MedSync allows us to recognize problems at the time of dispensing and handle them before the patient actually needs their medication. Problems with insurance, refill requests and out of stocks can be resolved seamlessly and without causing added stress to the patient.
Non-Adherence Facts & Figures
• More than 25 million Americans take at least three prescription medications per day
• 125,000 deaths per year are linked to non-adherence
• 85% of hospital visits for home-based patients are linked to non-adherence
Apple’s MedSync program is another example of how Apple continues to blaze the trail in pharmacy services with the purpose of improving patient outcomes.