- Press Release
Jul 12, 2022: Birmingham, Ala. – Physicians East is the newest partner to choose PharmaPoint’s XchangePoint platform to promote improved patient outcomes through pharmacy interventions. In addition, PharmaPoint will manage the accreditation process for Physicians East’s in-house specialty pharmacy.
XchangePoint will be used to monitor Physicians East’s Accountable Care Organization (ACO) population to ensure optimal adherence to medication treatment plans for high-risk patients.
“The use of XchangePoint’s targeting capabilities will allow us to quickly filter through patients that meet a desired criterion,” says Kim Sugg, Chief Financial Officer for Physicians East. “The end user will then be able to focus patient engagement efforts to identify barriers in keeping with medication treatment plans and drive improved outcomes.”
A phased rollout will encompass chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and congestive heart failure. ACO patients with these diagnoses will have their medication fill histories reviewed and monitored to ensure there are no gaps in therapy resulting in nonadherence to a prescribed treatment plan and possible adverse events.
PharmaPoint has managed Physicians East’s retail pharmacy, Pharmacy East, since 2016 and will now guide facility leadership through the accreditation process for specialty pharmacy from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).
“ACHC is one of the top recognized accreditation bodies for specialty pharmacy,” says Mike Plaia, CEO of PharmaPoint. “We are honored the Physicians East team chose us to lead their organization in this endeavor.”
The accreditation process will take eight to 12 months to complete. Once specialty pharmacy status is granted by ACHC, Pharmacy East will gain new and expanded access to patients across the care continuum.
“After being granted ACHC accreditation, Physicians East will use XchangePoint’s new platform and functionality to track patients whose treatment plans require specialty medications,” says Valerie Seidel, Vice President of Product Solutions for PharmaPoint. “Timed follow-up worklists and call lists for the targeted patient population are created to consistently identify and combat any adherence barriers and help ensure compliance.”
PharmaPoint is an innovative, technology-enabled pharmacy management and software company. Through the management of outpatient retail pharmacies for hospitals, health systems and physician groups, our commitment to completing the care continuum results in improved patient health and satisfaction, reduced healthcare costs, and provides clients with a source of ancillary income. Additionally, XchangePoint, our proprietary integrated workflow management system supporting medication management across care transitions, is designed for pharmacy and care team members to drive medication optimization for at-risk patients in the acute, post-acute and ambulatory care settings. PharmaPoint has been recognized as one of the most innovative, inspiring and fastest growing private companies for six consecutive years (2013-2018) by Inc. Magazine. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., we are currently managing pharmacies across the United States. For more information about our company, please visit www.pharmapoint.com.
About Physicians East
Physicians East is Eastern North Carolina’s largest private, medical-surgical multispecialty health care practice with over ninety providers caring for patients in Greenville, Farmville, Winterville, Kinston, and Beulaville. Our offering includes cardiology, critical care, dermatology, diagnostics, endocrinology, endoscopy, gastroenterology, gynecologic oncology, hematology & oncology, integrative medicine, laboratory & pre-op, nutrition, pharmacy, primary care, pulmonary & critical care, rheumatology, sleep medicine, surgery, urgent care, urogynecology, and urology. Since 1965, Physicians East’s physicians and staff have worked together to build a reputation of excellence in individualized, comprehensive, patient-focused health care. Through its dedicated and committed staff, Physicians East sets the benchmark for providing the highest quality and most innovative medical care available. For more information about Physicians East’s services, visit www.physicianseast.com or call 252-752-6101.