OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL (PRWEB) September 13, 2016
KloudScript, Inc., a community led specialty pharmacy care network, today announced that KloudScript in partnership with one of its community pharmacy members, Doc’s Pharmacy, has been accredited by the Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA). The announcement marks the first time a specialty-at-retail service provider and pharmacy provider has jointly received this industry-leading accreditation.
Doc’s Pharmacy is an independently owned pharmacy that has served patients throughout the state of Illinois for over thirty-eight years. Through its partnership with KloudScript, Doc’s Pharmacy delivers an innovative specialty-at-retail pharmacy solution, the only dedicated alternative to mail order – giving patients a choice in how they receive their specialty medications, as well as access to high quality, face-to-face care in their communities.
“Patient experience is an important factor in specialty pharmacy care, influencing positive and cost-effective outcomes for patients,” said CPPA Executive Director Lynnae Mahaney, B.S.Pharm., MBA, FASHP. “CPPA’s accreditation of the partnership between Doc’s Pharmacy and KloudScript is a recognition of their commitment to quality and recognizes that KloudScript’s specialty pharmacy service model is aligned with the goals of improving outcomes and lowering health care costs.”
CPPA’s mission, which is unique among accreditors, is to serve the public health by raising the level of pharmacy-delivered patient care services through accreditation. CPPA provides a standardized method for recognizing exemplary pharmacy practices that promote practice innovation and empower pharmacists to practice at a higher level. CPPA recognizes pharmacy practices that are committed to fostering medication safety and effectiveness, ensuring continuous quality improvement, and facilitating desired patient health outcomes.
“CPPA accreditation of KloudScript with our founding pharmacy partner, Doc’s Pharmacy, marks an important milestone for KloudScript and our unique specialty pharmacy offering, validating that personalized, specialty-at-retail care meets the highest standards of quality assurance in the industry,” said Dr. Rinku A. Patel, founder and CEO of KloudScript, Inc. “It is strong evidence for prescribers, patients, payors and pharmaceutical manufacturers that you can have confidence in KloudScript’s community led specialty pharmacy care model.”
“We’re very proud to earn this important accreditation,” said Doc’s Pharmacy President, Anthony Sartoris. “Our commitment is to improve access to high quality healthcare in our community, and we are excited to have this validated by CPPA. KloudScript was an essential partner in helping us go through the CPPA accreditation process. The Doc’s Difference is in our people; our greatest asset, and more importantly in our patient’s access to our pharmacists for face-to-face care right in the patient’s hometown.”
KloudScript offers its national network of pharmacy partners assistance with the CPPA accreditation process by providing specialized training, technology and support services to help them meet the rigorous standards of quality and care required by CPPA.
KloudScript is a community led specialty pharmacy network. We partner with community retail pharmacies nationwide and collaborate with pharmaceutical manufacturers, payors and prescribers to make specialty medications available locally for patients. Headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, KloudScript’s health technology platform, hub support services, and national network of community retail pharmacy partners enable patients to have a single, local pharmacy home for medications and personalized care. Learn more about our growing community led specialty pharmacy network at http://www.kloudscript.com.
The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA) is a nonprofit organization established in 2012 through a partnership of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) to recognize pharmacy practices for providing patient care services that improve health outcomes and contribute to lower health care costs. The CPPA mission, unique among accreditors, is to raise the level of pharmacy-delivered patient care services through accreditation and, thus, serve the public health. These three organizations saw a need to establish standards to meet the public’s need for specific, predictable, and measurable pharmacist clinical services across the medication use continuum.