|PioneerRx Adds Adherence Management Feature||| Print ||
PioneerRx Pharmacy Software has released an adherence management and tracking feature to its software. Adherence indicators that fall outside of pharmacy-defined thresholds now provide pharmacists with an alert.
"Although a patient may have a traditionally adherent medication possession ratio (MPR) of 80% or better, the patient may be overdue in receiving the latest refill," says Paul Carrig, manager of programming for PioneerRx. This is why the company added "gap in time," a measurement of the number of days overdue a patient is for a refill. "This particular feature sets us apart from other pharmacy software systems," says Carrig. "Because MPR is a long-term measure, it is not going to change significantly when a refill is initially late, whereas a gap changes daily. Together these two measures provide valuable insight into how well a patient is managing his or her medications, and offer the pharmacist the ability to proactively intervene when a patient starts falling behind."
Additional adherence features introduced by PioneerRx include patient medication therapy management (MTM) eligibility alerts and an area designed for documentation of MTM actions within the patient's profile for reporting purposes.