HouseWorks, one of the nation’s largest independent private home healthcare companies, and Capsule, the largest full-service independent digital pharmacy in the nation, recently announced a partnership that will bring Capsule’s effortless, free same-day delivery pharmacy benefits to HouseWorks’ clients as HouseWorks builds a medication management program to improve the overall health and safety of its clients. This comprehensive approach is all part of HouseWorks’ BetterCare at HomeTM mission and desire to wrap their clients and families in a safety net of support to enable them to stay safe, comfortable and engaged in their lives.
IngenioRx, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Anthem, Inc., announced its acquisition of ZipDrug an innovative pharmacy management company focused on improving the quality of pharmacy care. Now part of IngenioRx, ZipDrug seamlessly connects patients to the highest quality and lowest cost local pharmacies that deliver directly to patients at home.
Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), announced an expansion of its strategic partnership with Microsoft and Adobe to launch a world-class digital experience and customer insights platform to deliver personalized healthcare and purchasing offerings. It will provide Walgreens and Boots customers with products and services from its global pharmacy and retail businesses wherever, whenever and however they may want them. Installing this platform will push WBA into the second phase of its digital transformation, one of its key strategic priorities. The strategic partnership with Microsoft and Adobe allows WBA to provide insights to deliver more engaging and personalized experiences while upholding and protecting the privacy choices of patients and customers.
Valera Health has officially expanded its telemental health services to members of the Capital District Physicians Health Plan (CDPHP). Members can now receive care in the comfort and safety of their own homes. First announced in 2019, CDPHP will employ Valera's digital tools and advanced data analytics to amplify the impact of clinical services and maximize patient engagement and outcomes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the pandemic and social isolation can increase stress and anxiety, and these feelings are also known to increase the risk of suicide. The CDC recommends focusing on emotional well-being and seeking treatment via in-person or telehealth services.
The patient check-in process needs to be streamlined. DrChrono Inc., a platform operator for medical practices, has announced a new partnership with Ricoh to automatically scan patient IDs and medical documentation right into the electronic health record (EHR), as well as Explanation of Benefits (EOB) into the practice management system (PMS).
Carrot Health, a leading provider of healthcare solutions powered by consumer data, and HealthMine, the health action engagement company, announced a strategic product integration partnership for the health plan market. The alliance integrates a complimentary end-to-end quality solution combining industry-leading consumer and healthcare datasets with a best-in-class engagement and rewards solution. By combining Carrot Health's MarketView™ Platform and consumer data analytics with HealthMine's engagement and rewards solution that empowers individuals to take the right actions to improve their health, this partnership creates a solution enabling health plans to improve performance and member satisfaction.
OptimizeRx Corp. has established a new partnership that expands its digital communication platform by more than 300 health systems and 75,000 healthcare providers that utilize Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Epic and Cerner. Prescribers within these health systems will now have instant access to real-time patient savings information through OptimizeRx’s cloud-based platform as they are evaluating and prescribing treatments. In addition to Epic and Cerner, the OptimizeRx platform also integrates with Allscripts, NextGen, New Crop, and Amazing Charts, reaching more than 675,000 prescribers directly within their existing digital workflows.