Through its Meds2Home program, Grane Rx is able to minimize adverse drug events and hospitalizations for seniors with polypharmacy needs who are living at home. As the name implies, Meds2Home is a prescription delivery service, but goes beyond in its use of custom packaging that makes dose, time of administration, and frequency more clear, while also making it easier to identify if a dose has been missed.
Using state-of-the-art automation and artificial intelligence at its pharmacies, Grane Rx produces this customized medication packaging to reinforce adherence. Patient medications are packaged in color-coded, smart labeled boxes, personalized for each individual participant. Within each box, a participant’s medications are pre-sorted in pouches by the time of day to be taken. These pouches come in sequential, tear-off rolls for optimal ease in administration.
Non-adherence can happen inadvertently because an individual simply misunderstands the instructions. Multiple medications that need to be taken at different times throughout the day can be overwhelming, not only for patients, but for caregivers as well. Grane Rx’s Meds2Home program removes these stressors and facilitates safe, at-home medication management.
Other proactive Meds2Home adherence measures include simple instructions, a robust visual communication system, and language customization. All packaging content is written at a fifth-grade reading level, and is accompanied by pictures, symbols, and colors to reinforce comprehension. Multi-language packaging and calendars are also available in Spanish and French, while community-specific health resources are translated for participants in 22 different languages.
Medication accuracy is also an ongoing concern both at home and in-pharmacy. Grane Rx uses artificial intelligence technology to fully automate its packaging and provide verifiable accuracy measures. Every Meds2Home pouch and package undergoes infrared scanning and imaging to verify the accuracy of its contents. The pharmacy also conducts a rigorous 12-point safety inspection before any shipments go out the door. The combined result of these efforts is an industry-leading 99.96% accuracy record.