New partnership to provide drug price options at point of prescribing
CHICAGO, June 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Allscripts (NASDAQ:MDRX) and GoodRx have partnered to deliver a new solution that assists providers and patients in finding the best prescription price options and ultimately helps improve medication adherence.
According to the CDC, in order to save money, nearly 8% of American adults don’t take their medicine as prescribed. And with deductibles having increased forty-nine percent since 2011, patients are bearing more of their cost of care.
With this partnership, prescription pricing information will automatically be embedded directly into the prescribing workflow, making healthcare providers aware of what a patient will pay for their medication at the point of care. Providers can then choose to communicate various savings methods and discounts based on the patient’s needs, increasing consumer empowerment and satisfaction, and improving the likelihood of medication adherence. This solution will be directly integrated with Allscripts ePrescribe stand-alone software, Allscripts Professional EHR™ and Allscripts TouchWorks® EHR.
“Today, most patients leave their doctor’s office with no sense of what their prescriptions actually cost at the pharmacy,” said Doug Hirsch, co-founder and co-CEO of GoodRx. “Our partnership with Allscripts provides physicians and patients with current prescription prices as well as hard-to-find ways to significantly decrease a patient’s out-of-pocket expense. We’re excited to be partnering with an organization that shares our goal of lowering the cost of prescriptions for all Americans.”
Allscripts Professional and TouchWorks EHR offer intelligent, comprehensive solutions for physician and community practices. Built on Open, advanced and optimized decision support platforms, these EHRs provide immediate analysis and insights, enabling better patient care delivery and outcomes.
“By providing full price transparency at the point of care into the cost of medications, as well as the cost for therapeutic alternatives, we’re helping facilitate provider and patient discussions on the most appropriate, covered medication, and lowest cost alternatives,” said Allscripts Vice President and General Manager of Payer and Life Sciences, Jay Bhattacharyya. “Further, to encourage medication adherence, patients not only need to understand why it’s important to take their medication but may also need a little financial help. This partnership will enable the provider to be more engaged with the real-world experience of the patient and help boost their patients’ compliance by delivering the best drug cost options available.”
Allscripts (NASDAQ:MDRX) is a leader in healthcare information technology solutions that advance clinical, financial and operational results. Our innovative solutions connect people, places and data across an Open, Connected Community of Health™. Connectivity empowers caregivers and consumers to make better decisions, delivering better care for healthier populations. To learn more, visit www.allscripts.com, Twitter, YouTube and It Takes A Community: The Allscripts Blog.
Every day, GoodRx brings millions of Americans the lowest possible prices for prescription drugs. The company’s proprietary market-intelligence technology evaluates available pricing at more than 70,000 pharmacies to bring customers up to 80% savings on their prescriptions; since 2011, Americans have saved more than $3 billion using GoodRx services. With GoodRx, Americans can finally compare prices and locations to find the best place to fill their prescriptions. The company’s products, including the #1 medical app in the App Store, are free and available to all Americans, insured or not. For more information, visit www.GoodRx.com.
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