Emory Healthcare | November 06, 2023
Emory Healthcare aims to improve prescription affordability and medication outcomes by offering comprehensive, real-time data, including patient out-of-pocket drug costs.
Emory is optimizing clinician workflows and enhancing patient medication adherence with Fuzion through DrFirst's three medication management services.
UPMC Health System employs AI-driven virtual assistants to address medication nonadherence, engaging high-risk patients via SMS or robocall messages before and between prescription fills.
Emory Healthcare and DrFirst have collaborated to address medication adherence by providing comprehensive data at the point of care, including options for patients to assess out-of-pocket drug costs. Emory aims to aid patients in achieving prescription affordability and enhancing their medication outcomes.
Emory Healthcare has implemented three medication management services available within the Fuzion platform by DrFirst, which offer clinicians access to medication histories. This initiative aims to streamline clinician workflows and enhance medication adherence among patients. This development holds importance in its potential to decrease adverse drug events for Emory Healthcare patients and provide them with AI-driven information about prescription costs during medical visits, thereby fostering transparency and informed decision-making.
DrFirst's advanced medication management platform can enhance electronic prescribing workflows by optimizing the usability of clinical data. This platform is capable of electronically completing prior authorizations and addressing claim rejections. Furthermore, it provides real-time prescription drug benefits and pricing information, enabling physicians to discuss medication costs with their patients and potentially transition to more cost-effective therapeutic alternatives. This can reduce prescription abandonment rates and, consequently, enhance overall health outcomes.
G. Cameron Deemer, CEO of DrFirst, said.
For many patients, especially those with chronic conditions, taking their medications as prescribed is vital to positive health outcomes and staying out of the hospital.
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DrFirst believes that precise and comprehensive medication data contributes significantly to patient safety. Additionally, presenting an entire year's worth of patient medication history can expedite medication reconciliation procedures for healthcare providers. Furthermore, providing drug-allergy, dosing, and duplicate therapy alerts directly to clinicians at the point of care supplies them with valuable information. The integration of technology aids in rendering clinical data more user-friendly and facilitates smoother workflows, ultimately aiding clinicians and patients in achieving improved medication outcomes.
Emory Healthcare is set to implement HIPAA-compliant automated patient messaging for electronic prescription alerts. This system will allow patients to review their prescriptions and receive relevant patient education materials, among other features. As for the broader trend, the adoption of AI for improving medication adherence has demonstrated its effectiveness, leading to positive outcomes in both clinical and financial aspects.
PR Newswire | November 03, 2023
DuPont announced that DuPont™ Liveo™ Healthcare Solutions is collaborating with STMicroelectronics a global leader in semiconductor technology serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, to develop a new smart wearable device concept for remote biosignal-monitoring.
"Dedicated Liveo™ research teams collaborate with suppliers and manufacturers worldwide to create solutions across a vast array of medical applications – including smart devices that can share data between patients and doctors," said DuPont™ Liveo™ Global Business Leader Eugenio Toccalino. "The wearable device concept that resulted from the collaboration between DuPont and ST is the DuPont™ Liveo™ Smart Biosensing Patch prototype, which employs multifunctional microsensors and control electronics from ST embedded in a flexible patch design from DuPont."
By collaborating with others across the healthcare ecosystem – from technology developers and material suppliers to device fabricators and OEMs – DuPont is developing more patient-centric solutions that contribute to better patient outcomes.
Simone Ferri, STMicroelectronics AMS Group Vice-President and MEMS sub-group General Manager.
ST designed the electronics and sensors for the smart skin patch prototype using our accelerometer and vertical analog front end next-generation sensors with in-sensor AI, a microcontroller with Bluetooth module, ultra-low-power-management units, firmware, and algorithm support to create a flexible board design capable to analyze electrical and mechanical heart activity in full synchronization to extract multiple vital signs. The performance of ST's electronic sensors is enhanced by the conformability and conductivity of the DuPont™ Liveo™ materials used to create the patch.
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Through this collaboration, DuPont brings a broad range of medical patch technologies, including DuPont™ Liveo™ Soft Skin Conductive Tape 1-3150 – a silicone-based thermoset adhesive for sensing and transferring electrical biosignals, and Liveo™ Soft Skin Adhesives.
ST's sensor and embedded development technology and semiconductor manufacturing expertise, combined with the key benefits of silicone technology with electrically conductive properties allow Liveo™ Soft Skin Conductive Tape technology to be used as a skin electrode for biosignal-monitoring applications where good skin conformability, no drying over time, and repositionability with gentle adhesion and atraumatic removal is vital. It can be used in single electrodes for short-term monitoring, as well as in medical wearable patches for long-term monitoring lasting seven or more days.
DuPont also designed the layout for the Liveo™ Smart Biosensing Patch and supplied rapid prototyping capabilities.
The result of this collaboration is not just a single prototype, but a robust ST-empowered Liveo™ Smart Biosensing Patch technology toolbox for remote ECG and SCG monitoring.
The DuPont and ST integrated patch technology is designed to improve people's lives, making it easier to use than typical rigid box designs. It's smaller, lighter, and more comfortable and can be worn longer. Plus, the sensors are multifunctional, intelligent, and adaptable, and the data provided is extremely stable.
DuPont will demonstrate the capabilities of the Liveo™ Smart Biosensing Patch prototype at the MEDICA Trade Fair in Dusseldorf, Germany, November 13-16. The Liveo™ team will be in Hall 12/D33 in the Wearable Technologies Pavilion.
As part of the MEDICA Connected Healthcare Forum, DuPont™ Liveo™ Healthcare Solutions Global Strategic Marketing Manager Jennifer Gemo and ST's Head of EMEA Healthcare and Well-Being Vertical Strategic Business Development Oriana Di Marco will present "Towards intelligent e-skin patches for cardiac monitoring" featuring the DuPont/ST collaborative patch concept and technology toolbox. The presentation will take place on Nov. 14 from 12:15 to 12:35 p.m. CEST in Hall 12/E37.
DuPont offers a broad portfolio of high-performance, medical-grade elastomers, adhesives, resins and thermoplastics designed to meet the rigorous requirements of wearable medical devices. The company also provides support in the areas of materials research, application development, technology, safety and regulatory compliance.
Whether for drug delivery or smart monitoring devices, DuPont™ Liveo™ Healthcare Solutions helps enable positive patient outcomes through increasingly advanced medical technology.
PR Newswire | October 26, 2023
Walgreens and Hartford HealthCare will add health clinics to select Walgreens locations in Connecticut, advancing a unique retail health model based on convenience, access to care, affordability and health equity. This is Walgreens first retail clinic collaboration with a health system in New England.
Under a clinical collaboration agreement, five clinics operated by Hartford HealthCare medical providers will be added to Walgreens locations, including 340 Flanders Road, in East Lyme (at Flanders Four Corners); 2 Shaker Road, in Enfield; 235 Main Street, in Norwalk; and 203 Kennedy Drive, in Putnam. One additional location will be announced in the coming months. Hartford HealthCare at Walgreens clinics are scheduled to open within a year and will offer primary care, screenings, vaccinations, confidential telehealth services and more, seven days per week by appointment or walk-in.
The collaboration is based on the organizations' shared vision to improve access to care, reduce healthcare costs and offer convenient access to essential primary care and pharmacy services. The locations will offer consumers a convenient destination to access both Walgreens experience in community retail health and pharmacy operations and Hartford HealthCare's expertise in delivering patient care, employing highly qualified medical professionals, and operating health centers.
Hartford HealthCare at Walgreens will combine in-person care from a medical professional and, when needed, confidential in-store virtual care. For ease of access, an employee of Hartford HealthCare Medical Group will provide patient registration and point-of-care services, while a Medical Group primary care provider will offer private virtual care visits, including referrals as needed. Rounding out the experience, patients will have convenient access to Walgreens pharmacy and retail services.
said Jeffrey A. Flaks, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hartford HealthCare
Hartford HealthCare is intent on changing the way healthcare is delivered, and this collaboration with Walgreens is another example of the variety of convenient offerings and care settings we are adding. Our organizations are working together to combine resources and best practices to create an innovative retail health environment that meets consumers' needs and exceeds their expectations.
"Walgreens is committed to providing patients the care they need when and how it is most convenient for them," said John Driscoll, executive vice president and president, U.S. Healthcare, Walgreens Boots Alliance. "Through this special collaboration with Hartford HealthCare, we can help keep patients more connected to high-quality care and foster long-term relationships and behaviors that help patients get and stay healthy."
Together, Walgreens and Hartford HealthCare will provide one-stop convenience — a community health destination offering a health clinic, pharmacy services and retail all in one location. Patients can see their provider, pick up their medications and go shopping at their neighborhood Wcapitalalgreens. Nearly 80% of Americans live within five miles of a Walgreens store.