MOORESTOWN, N.J., April 16, 2018 — Tabula Rasa HealthCare, Inc. (TRHC) (NASDAQ:TRHC), a healthcare technology company that develops and employs medication risk mitigation software solutions and tools to optimize medication safety, has been named by PharmAdva as the exclusive national provider of MedaCube to PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly) organizations. MedaCube is an in-home dispensing device that has proven to significantly improve medication adherence for older adults living in the community. Approximately 100 MedaCube units have been deployed by CareKinesis since January 2018.
PACE has 250 centers located in 31 States serving a growing number of eligible Medicare and Medicaid participants.
“CareKinesis has always offered reminder packaging to our PACE clients, in addition to using our proprietary medication risk mitigation tools to identify the most appropriate and safest administration schedule for each individual,” said TRHC President Orsula V. Knowlton. “We are pleased that we now are able to incorporate our science-based approach to personalizing medication safety with this home dispensing device. Our MedaCube offering will greatly enhance the patient experience, and help our clients better manage their patients in their homes when adherence packaging is no longer an option.”
“MedaCube is the leading product for elder care home-based medication management. Our mission and culture is perfectly aligned with CareKinesis,” said PharmAdva CEO Jonathan Sacks. “Working together, we are continuing to improve patient outcomes, extending their independence and reducing overhead for CareKinesis’ PACE clients.”
As part of its mission to improve medication safety for PACE, CareKinesis is exclusively offering MedaCube to PACE and similar at-risk provider organizations that need help improving adherence and reducing homecare queuing expenditures when adherence packaging is no longer applicable.
“Some PACE participants need additional support with their medications over time,” explained Dr. Knowlton. “Taking the right medications at the right time is key to medication safety and to avoiding preventable ER visits and hospitalizations that put elderly participants at risk for complications. Our PACE clients’ experiences thus far have shown fewer homecare visits for medication adjustment, which results in lower costs for them. Initial client clinical outcomes and satisfaction outcomes are very positive, as well.”
MedaCube is a 10-inch, cube-shaped device that provides real-time notifications to caregivers and nurses when patients do not take medications as expected. If a patient misses a dose or the machine sensors indicate tampering, caregivers/nurses are alerted. CareKinesis provides 24-hour customer service for clients.
CareKinesis partners with healthcare organizations to provide personalized medication therapy management and pharmacy services for high-risk populations. The results are enhanced medication-related outcomes and greater operational efficiency. The CareKinesis Medication Care Plan Support Center and Medication Adherence Packaging Pharmacy deliver individually customized medicine using unique robotic technology and a proprietary web-based electronic medication management and reporting platform, EireneRx®. It is the first, national PACE-specific pharmacy and the market leader. For more information, please visit carekinesis.com.
PharmAdva develops and offers MedaCube, the only comprehensive medication adherence solution designed and patented by a leading health system (URMC). MedaCube also is the sole product proven under IRB in a peer-reviewed published pharmacy school trial to take patients averaging 50% compliant to a consistent 97% adherence rate. MedaCube is provided by health plans (pilot proven ROI), pharmacies, and providers to their patients, and has Medicaid reimbursement in several states. For more information, visit medacube.com.
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