Better Patient Care, One Pouch At A Time
Ashley recently saw a patient who brought in more than 40 vials of medication, some of which were either expired or therapeutic duplications — and mostly full.
“This was an obvious sign to me the patient not only needed more help understanding what her medications were used for, but she also needed a better method of organizing them,” Ashley says.
She did a thorough medication reconciliation, adjusted the prescriptions accordingly, and created customized packages for each day and time of dose. Because Ashley is authorized to make decisions about duplicate therapies and resolving drug interactions, there was no need to refer the patient back to the clinical care team. Everything was accomplished right there in the pharmacy. The patient left better informed about how her medications worked — and with the confidence and convenience she needed to take them correctly.
With a pharmacy powered by Parata, Great Lawrence leverages smarter medication packaging to support staff collaboration, improve internal processes, and drive positive patient outcomes through better adherence.
“We know medication adherence improves patient outcomes, and by simplifying medication regimens, we’re empowering the patient to take their medications,” Ashley says. “Because they’re able to take better control of their medication regimen, they feel better. And if they feel better, then they’re happier and — in turn — we may see them less often.” James agrees, adding, “When we can get patients healthier, we can help them in more areas of their lives.”