“We’re confident that ESPhA members will immediately benefit from Creative Pharmacist’s targeted, top tier solutions that were developed with one goal in mind, to take their businesses to the next level,” states Creative Pharmacist Co-Founder, David D. Pope, PharmD, CDE.
(PRWEB) January 16, 2018
Creative Pharmacist, the innovative market leader in developing and supporting clinical services offered by community pharmacies, today announced a partnership with the Enhanced Service Pharmacy Alliance (ESPhA), a quality focused, next-generation group purchasing organization (GPO).
This partnership allows ESPhA members full access to Creative Pharmacist’s STRAND® intervention platform, including documentation pathways, medical claims billing, individualized patient education, and a host of additional clinical resources.
“We’re confident that ESPhA members will immediately benefit from Creative Pharmacist’s targeted, top tier solutions that were developed with one goal in mind, to take their businesses to the next level,” states Creative Pharmacist Co-Founder, David D. Pope, PharmD, CDE. We’re proud to partner with ESPhA –an innovative and groundbreaking GPO– to bring clinical solutions to their members.”
Using STRAND, ESPhA members will access a patient record directly from their pharmacy management system, document medications and labs, perform meaningful interventions, communicate with the patient’s healthcare team using secure direct messaging, and bill for claims…all within their daily workflow. STRAND’s unique top-to-bottom approach can be implemented to serve patients living with diabetes, heart failure, asthma, opioid abuse, and more. STRAND also provides the tools needed to improve patient outcomes and develop new revenue streams, such as through the Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) and Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) pathways.
“ESPhA’s next generation GPO was founded with the sole mission of ensuring pharmacy profitability through drug channels, best practices, and quality assurance.” said Alan Wilson, CEO of the Enhanced Service Pharmacy Alliance (ESPhA). “It is obvious to us that pharmacy profitability in today’s market is dependent upon dispensing revenue AND non-dispensing revenue through the delivery of enhanced pharmacy services. That’s why we are so excited about our new partnership with Creative Pharmacist, proven leaders in the delivery of enhanced pharmacy service technology and support. This new alignment allows ESPhA members to add the benefit of Creative Pharmacist’s STRAND intervention platform to our already extensive list of enhanced service support resources, all at no cost to our ESPhA members.”
The Enhanced Service Pharmacy Alliance (ESPhA) is the pharmacy industry’s only next generation Group Purchasing Organization (GPO). ESPhA’s mission is to foster an alliance of like-minded, quality-driven, patient-focused pharmacies, facilitate the purchase of competitively priced medications and patient care supplies, all while providing support and quality assurance for the pharmacies’ non-traditional, enhanced service based revenue opportunities.
About Creative Pharmacist
Co-founded by a community pharmacist and a technology expert, Creative Pharmacist, developer of the STRAND® intervention platform, is the U.S. market leader in helping pharmacists launch clinical services within their community. They support community pharmacists across the country in engaging patients with chronic disease, such as diabetes, through STRAND, a wide-reaching intervention, documentation, and education platform capable of developing the new Pharmacist eCare plan. Their mission is to transform the community pharmacy marketplace by inspiring and empowering pharmacists to engage clinical pharmacy practice to improve both the health of their business and the health of their patients.