Providing patient adherence tools helps to promote independence and improve outcomes.
TCGRx (The Chudy Group LLC), the industry-leading supplier of pharmacy automation and workflow, announced today at the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) 2015 Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Las Vegas, TheBox™, a personal AdherePac™ dispensing unit that addresses the growing need for improving medication adherence. TheBox directs patients to take the correct medication at the correct time, while also promoting independence and flexibility. The ATP® 2 produces customizable AdherePac pouches with valuable adherence tools including images, color reminders, and instructions. Medication adherence has also become a major priority because of the star ratings system through CMS. It is estimated that up to 23% of admissions to nursing homes, and 10% of hospital admissions could be avoided if people took their medications as directed. Matt Noffsinger, EVP of Business Development and Sales at TCG stated that, “Non-adherence is likely to occur in any event where patients administer their own medications or treatments. TheBox is a convenient, patient-friendly solution that anyone can use.”
There are various combinations of techniques designed to increase medication adherence and improve health outcomes. Duane Chudy, CEO of TCGRx commented, “There is no single intervention that will eliminate medication non-adherence; however, combined with patient education and social support, TheBox gives patients a tool to manage their medications easily and effectively. We are very excited to add this to our expanding product line as a part of the overall healthcare solution.”
TCGRx also offers a full suite of products to fulfill and market to an adherence program. TCG offers pill management from the time the medication enters the pharmacy, to the point of patient administration. Every pill is tracked by barcode and expiration date, and verified with an image verification system, the InspectRx™, before the script leaves the pharmacy. TCG is a proud technology partner with NCPA’s Simplify My Meds® program, to provide the technology required to help patients stay adherent.
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 pharmacy automation, including design and consultation services, to offer in-patient, out-patient 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 us at 262.279.5307.
1. World Health Organization “Adherence to Long-Term Therapies,” 2003, page 156. http://www.who.int/chp/knowledge/publications/adherence_full_report.pdf