PharmaSmart® Sav-Mor/Sav-On Drug Stores Sign Agreement to Deploy Biometric Screening & Integrated Health IT Solutions across Michigan Stores

PharmaSmart® International Inc. and Sav-Mor/Sav-On Pharmacies, a Michigan-based retail pharmacy network, announced today their combined partnership to deploy PharmaSmart’s clinically advanced, biometric screening and integrated Health IT Solutions throughout Michigan pharmacies.

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The Sav-Mor/Sav-On patient, pharmacist and local physician can now better manage patients with hypertension and related chronic conditions.

Rochester, NY (PRWEB) December 13, 2013

PharmaSmart® International Inc., an Inc. 5000 list and Rochester, NY Top 100 company and Sav-Mor/Sav-On Pharmacies, a Michigan-based retail pharmacy network announced today their combined partnership to deploy PharmaSmart’s clinically advanced, biometric screening and integrated Health IT Solutions throughout Michigan pharmacies.

PharmaSmart® will deploy its state of the art blood pressure and pulse kiosk, supported by its patented, integrated data management solution and the Blood Pressure Tracker™ personal health record, which can be accessed at http://www.sav-mor.com or http://www.savondrugs.com. The Sav-Mor/Sav-On patient, pharmacist and local physician can now better manage patients with hypertension and related chronic conditions. Through the PharmaSmart® PHR, patients and providers can also access the Health & Human Services (HHS) Million Hearts Risk Assessment platform. The Million Hearts program is aimed at eliminating one million heart attacks by 2017. Both companies are spreading the news across the state of Michigan by detailing physicians and offering free health screenings at Sav-Mor/Sav-On pharmacy retail sites.

Yvonne Gallagher, Executive Vice President of Sav-Mor Drug Stores states, “The PharmaSmart® blood pressure program is exactly what we were looking to implement throughout our stores. It is a pure clinical solution in tune with today’s health care strategy and patient standard. High blood pressure impacts one of three American Adults, and (33) million cases are reported ‘uncontrolled.’ The Health IT segment of the program is integrated into our pharmacy system. That’s why we are using “The PharmaSmart® blood pressure for our new Blood Pressure Club. It will be the foundation of the Sav-Mor Wellness Programs. The patient technology tools will allow the patients, pharmacists and physicians to better manage and analyze blood pressure readings.”

Ash S. Maaraba, COO at PharmaSmart® further adds, “I grew up in the great state of Michigan, and that is where my father practiced medicine for more than (15) years. It means a lot to me to see a homegrown franchise group like Sav-Mor/Sav-On launch the PharmaSmart® program, and commit to raise hypertension awareness, and help drive better outcomes in the communities they serve. We are thrilled to have Sav-Mor/Sav-On as one of our newest global partners.”

About PharmaSmart®
PharmaSmart®, headquartered in Rochester, NY, USA, currently serves more than 6,000 locations, including retail pharmacies such as Kinney Drugs, Bartell Drugs, Sav-Mor/Sav-On Drugs, Coborns, Nash Finch, Roundy’s, Associated Food Stores, Leader, Good Neighbor, Astrup Drug, Winn Dixie, Big Y Foods, Harmons Grocery, Wal-Mart Canada, Safeway Canada, Loblaw’s, Le Groupe Jean Coutu, Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall/Katz Group, Zellers, Sobey’s Lawton’s, and other fine pharmacies. PharmaSmart® also serves major worksites, military bases, University Schools of Pharmacy, hospitals and medical clinics.

PharmaSmart’s PS Data Smart® Health IT database currently holds more than (22) million targeted patient blood pressure readings. For more information visit the company's website at http://www.PharmaSmart.com or contact corporate communications Shauna Delahanty-Thomas at (800) 781-0323.

About Sav-Mor
Sav-Mor Drugstores has served the Michigan region for over 50 years. Their 66 pharmacies are independently owned and operated, providing the highest quality healthcare services available at a convenient neighborhood location. Sav-Mor’s sustained success is due to their continued attention to your personal care, dedication to friendly and prompt service, and a commitment to support the local community.
About Sav-On Drugs

Sav-On Drugs is a “neighborhood” drugstore chain with 19 locations in Southeastern Michigan and a Franchisee of Sav-Mor. The Sav-On philosophy is to provide customers with high quality products and services in a convenient, one-stop format, all at economical prices.


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