New AdherePac™ program aims to keep patients compliant and understand their medication regimen.
Phillips Pharmacy is pleased to announce that it will now offer retail customers packaging to help them with remembering to take their medications on time, every time with AdherePac™. Customers can synchronize all of their prescription medications into a single, 30-day packaged roll, sorted by time of day, with specific administration information, pre-printed on every pouch. This provides convenience for the patient, the prescribing doctor(s), and the pharmacy, as well as safety and security of simple dispensing administration.
AdherePac puts patient’s medications into easy-to-read, easy-to-open pouches with their name, time of administration, medication name and dosage, strength and description of each pill. Other medications such as liquids, inhalers or ointments have an additional bag to remind the patient to take it at the prescribed time. Caregivers now have a quick way to verify when the last dose was taken, to improve adherence, and reduce over-medication. “Handing a patient multiple pill bottles and explaining when to take each med, and how to take it, is always a daunting task for us, but even more complicated for them to remember it all. Phillips Pharmacy is proud to offer our customers convenient prescription filling options that save them additional trips to the pharmacy, and help increase their medication compliance,” said Wayne MacArdy, RPh. He goes on, “AdherePac eliminates pre-sorting pills into traditional pill boxes, and eliminates confusion on when and how many of each medication to take.”
Phillips Pharmacy partnered with TCGRx, the creator of the ATP® 2, to automate the process of packaging each patient’s meds, all verified by barcode technology, guaranteeing accuracy and safety for each pouch produced. Duane Chudy, President and CEO of TCGRx stated, “Pharmacies that offer AdherePac are helping their customers live healthier lives by helping them adhere to the medication program they were prescribed. TCGRx’s role is to help both the pharmacy and their patients by using the latest technology to guarantee the right medication is in the right pouch for the right patient, every time.”
This service offers doctors one phone call per month per patient, to verify refill orders, and at-a-glance information of a patient’s package to see all medications prescribed by other doctors, during their visit to the physician. Optional dispensing of shorter cycles is available should medications require dosage adjustments throughout the month. This ultimately saves patients money on new medications and the disposal of unused medications.
“My goal, as pharmacist, is to serve the patient, ensuring their safety and health well-being. There is no limitation to the AdherePac progam and who chooses to use it. Anyone can take advantage of the simplicity of the program – business travelers, vacationers, active seniors, home health services, parents of school-age children that require medication during school hours, children in daycare or summer camp programs. Doctors can partner with pharmacies like Phillips to guarantee that the prescription written, will be taken as required, making the doctor, pharmacy and patient successful.
Phillips Pharmacy will be holding an open-house at their Mile Bluff Clinic, Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at 11am, and again in the afternoon beginning at 4:30 at their Mauston location, inviting anyone interested in learning more about the AdherePac program, and learn about how technology is improving the future medication administration.
Learn More About AdherePac
If you are interested in simplifying and taking control of your medications, please contact Phillips Pharmacy at (800) 343-3784 or visit their website at http://www.phillipsrx.com.
About Phillips Pharmacy
Wayne MacArdy, RPh, owner of Phillips Pharmacy, has been in business for over 70 years, serving both retail and long-term care patients. Phillips prides itself on addressing patient rights, responsibilities, dignity and confidentiality in the delivery and follow-up process. Phillips Pharmacy is headquartered in Mauston, Wisconsin with additional locations in Tomah, Adams/Friendship, Elroy, Mile Bluff Clinic and the new location in Necedah. For additional information, contact Phillips Pharmacy at (800) 343-3784 or visit their website at http://www.phillipsrx.com.
TCGRx is a leading supplier of pharmacy automation, offering scalable solutions that range from simple packaging technology to enterprise-wide perpetual inventory management. TCGRx solutions are specifically designed to make pharmacies and their processes more efficient. The company provides comprehensive workflow automation, including design and consultation services, to offer in-patient, out-patient, retail and long term care pharmacies a fully featured, integrated solution. With a strong presence in pharmacy markets throughout the U.S. and Canada, TCGRx is headquartered in Powers Lake, WI. For additional information, visit http://www.TCGRx.com, or contact them at 262.279.5307.