BUSINESS INSIGHTS, PHARMA TECH
Prnewswire | April 27, 2023
AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy, one of the largest specialty and home delivery pharmacies in the country, is taking another step in developing innovative solutions with its recent launch of RightGuide, a custom digital engagement program that allows pharmaceutical manufacturers to seamlessly deliver educational support to patients living with rare diseases or chronic conditions.
"RightGuide helps minimize potential treatment barriers, from training patients to self-administer injections to addressing financial concerns to mitigating medication side effects. It's a great solution for breaking down complex details to help patients better digest the information," says Tracey James, RPh, chief operating officer, at AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy. "With RightGuide, we can deliver the right support – directly into the hands of patients – at the right time."
AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy created RightGuide to help patients and their caregivers as they navigate the unknowns and complexities of a new therapy. Understanding barriers may be encountered at various stages throughout treatment, RightGuide offers three distinct campaigns, including
RightConnect – Onboarding and access
RightStart – Therapy initiation and acclimation
RightTrack – Ongoing engagement throughout the duration of therapy
"Our patient satisfaction surveys indicate patients prefer to engage digitally. RightGuide allows us to deliver relevant information to patients exactly when they need it in their treatment journey," says James. "Patients are more likely to retain this information because it is timely, and presented in an understandable, useful format that's easier for patients to follow."
James says pharmaceutical partners are excited to receive co-branded, customized content and drug- or condition-specific resources to help facilitate adherence and retention. Pharmaceutical partners also receive campaign-specific reporting to showcase engagement metrics, including how many patients are accessing information and tools.
"Personalization drives engagement and engaged patients have stronger outcomes," says James. "RightGuide is another way we're collaborating with our partners to provide intentional, meaningful engagement while optimizing the patient experience and better positioning them for success on therapy."
About AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy
AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy provides hope and care for better tomorrows to patients with rare diseases and chronic conditions by delivering medications from its specialty and home delivery pharmacies. Our advanced analytical capabilities, pharmacy expertise and technology solutions enable providers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and health plans to deliver optimal health outcomes. Through personalized care and clinical programs, along with access to the leading number of limited distribution drugs, patients can get back to what matters most. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, the company holds several national pharmacy accreditations and has team members across the United States.
BUSINESS INSIGHTS, PHARMACY MARKET
PRNewswire | May 03, 2023
ValGenesis, Inc., the market leader in enterprise Validation Lifecycle Management Systems, and MEPHARMA, a strategic regulatory consulting services company, have partnered to provide a range of regulatory intelligence, compliance, and validation and automation solutions for companies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
MEPHARMA provides high-quality regulatory consulting services in addition to a host of other specialized services, including pharmacovigilance, GxP, due diligence and auditing for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and contract research organizations (CRO).
ValGenesis is the market leader in enterprise Validation Lifecycle Management Systems (VLMS), helping the world's leading life sciences companies enforce compliance and enable standardization with 100% digital, risk-based validation software.
Combining their extensive experience, MEPHARMA and ValGenesis are poised to expand next-generation digital validation and compliance solutions into countries in the MENA region.
"We are excited to partner with MEPHARMA and empower companies in this region with cutting-edge digital transformation tools that advance them on their Pharma 4.0 journey," says Bo Olsen, ValGenesis' SVP of Partners. "Together we provide well-defined, robust validation lifecycle management strategies and solutions that enable companies adhere to the most stringent global regulatory requirements."
"We are thrilled to collaborate with ValGenesis, the enterprise Validation Lifecycle Management Systems leader, to bring comprehensive regulatory intelligence, compliance, and validation solutions to local manufacturing companies in the UAE and MENA region," says Dr. Ayman Mahmoud, Managing Director at MEPHARMA. "Our partnership with ValGenesis will empower regional life sciences companies to streamline their validation processes and achieve maximum compliance with the highest GMP regional and global standards. Together, we are committed to delivering exceptional value to our clients and supporting their digital transformation journey towards Pharma 4.0."
ValGenesis, Inc. is the creator of an innovative software platform that serves as a foundation for managing compliance-based validation activities in life science companies. ValGenesis, Inc. is the provider of the first enterprise application that manages the corporate validation lifecycle process. This solution is fully compliant with U.S. FDA 21 CFR Part 11 and Annex 11 requirements. As the first fully paperless solution for electronic management of validation execution and approval, ValGenesis was selected by an industry peer review committee to receive the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) New Innovative Technology Award in 2005.
PHARMACY MARKET, PHARMA TECH
Businesswire | April 12, 2023
Shields Health Solutions the premier specialty pharmacy accelerator in the country, announces that it is partnering with Elliot Health System, the largest provider of comprehensive healthcare services in Southern New Hampshire, to launch a new pharmacy program to meet the unique needs of patients with complex, chronic conditions. The program will increase access to specialized pharmacy services designed to lower costs, expand treatment options, enhance medication management, and improve overall health.
The program with Elliot Health System and Shields will initially serve a variety of disease states and clinics including rheumatology, gastroenterology, neurology, pulmonology, oncology, endocrinology and family medicine. Specialty pharmacy liaisons will guide patients and caregivers who fill prescriptions with Elliot Health System and will work with patients on-site. These liaisons can assist patients and families with navigating barriers to care, such as health insurance prior authorizations or securing financial assistance, regardless of the location where they fill their prescription.
“Through our partnership with Shields, we can provide Elliot patients, and patients from other health care systems in our community, with expanded access to critical medications to achieve even greater positive health outcomes, particularly for the patients who require the highest degree of expertise to meet their needs,” said Molly Mortimer, Elliot Health System Director of Pharmacy Services. “We are pleased to join the Shields network to ensure we are doing all that we can to best care for our community.”
Expanded patient support services, combined with access to recently approved and newly available specialty medications, give patients greater availability for onsite treatment options. Shields currently partners with more than 75 health systems around the country and has helped their patients reduce co-pays, promptly receive medication delivery — often within two days — and improved medication adherence greater than 90 percent on average.
“Through a commitment to outstanding complex patient care and its position as a health care leader in the region, Elliot Health System, and SolutionHealth as a regional system, align well with Shields’ core mission and will make it a highly valued addition to our membership,” said John Lucey, Chief Executive Officer at Shields. “By securing access to 90 percent of the limited distribution drugs that complex patients need and opening the door to restricted payer networks, our partnership will elevate access to affordable care, while improving therapy management and care coordination for Elliot Health System’s patients.”
About Shields Health Solutions
Shields Health Solutions is the premier specialty pharmacy accelerator in the country. The Shields Performance Platform, an integrated set of solutions, services and technology, is intentionally designed to elevate payer and drug access for specialty pharmacies, elevate health outcomes for complex patients, and elevate growth throughout the entire health system. As the foremost experts in the health system specialty pharmacy industry, Shields has a proven track record of success including access to over 80 percent of all limited distribution drugs (LDDs) and most (health insurance) payers in the nation; and a clinical model proven to lower total cost of care by 13%. In partnership with more than 70 health systems across the country through national-scale collaboration, Shields has a vested interest in delivering measurable clinical and financial results for health systems.