Moorestown, NJ, December 5, 2019 – Tabula Rasa HealthCare®, Inc. (TRHC) (NASDAQ: TRHC), a healthcare technology company advancing the field of medication safety, announces a partnership with Hudson Headwaters Health Network, a Queensbury, NY-based nonprofit that operates 19 health centers in northern New York state. Beginning in January 2020, Hudson Headwaters pharmacists will license the MedWise™ technology to identify patients at high risk for medication-related problems and complete Medication Safety Reviews.
“TRHC’s partnership with Hudson Headwaters represents the value TRHC’s MedWise technology can provide a program with a primary focus of improving the health of an underserved population,” said TRHC Chairman and CEO, Calvin H. Knowlton, Ph.D. “Furthermore, the Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) market represents a large new market and opportunity to help millions of patients at risk for preventable hospitalizations and physician visits.”
Currently, there are more than 1,000 FQHCs across the United States, serving 28 million patients, regardless of their ability to pay. According to the Health Resources and Services Administration, FQHC’s serve 1 in 12 people across the country.
“Hudson Headwaters Health Network is excited to implement this technology to help identify and reduce patient risk regarding prescription and over-the-counter medications. The software application will allow our pharmacists to identify high-risk patients by reviewing their medications and assigning a score based on potential interactions or side effects. If a risk is identified, providers and pharmacists can work together to make changes,” states Hudson Headwaters, Director of Population Health Programs and Quality, Kate Shmulsky, Pharm.D. “The software works with the Hudson Headwaters electronic medical record so that providers can access this information as they meet with each patient. We anticipate that this will improve health outcomes for our patients, lower the risk of preventable adverse drug events, and reduce total healthcare costs.”
About Hudson Headwaters Health Network
A nonprofit, community-based network of 19 health centers, Hudson Headwaters Health Network, has served the Glens Falls, Lake George and Adirondack regions since 1981 and northern Clinton County since 2012. Its comprehensive services include primary care and urgent care, pediatrics, women’s health, behavioral health, dentistry, and a variety of other specialties, and labs and imaging. For more information, visit www.hhhn.org.
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