Asteres Awarded Premier Purchasing Contract to Offer PBM Savings to Healthcare Systems

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Asteres Inc., the industry’s leading provider of automated kiosks for prescriptions and personal care products in retail, hospital, and Veteran’s Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) pharmacies, announced today a new group purchasing contract agreement with the Premier healthcare alliance to create new savings opportunities for hospitals nationwide.

ScriptCenter®, Asteres’ innovative technology, provides a quick and convenient prescription drop-off and pick up destination for hospital employees, especially those who work when the pharmacy is closed. ScriptCenter also offers employees the ability to purchase popular retail items such as over-the-counter (OTCs) and personal care products anytime. By offering 24/7 pharmacy services to hospital employees, healthcare systems are able to keep prescriptions ‘in-house’ and substantially reduce pharmacy benefit management (PBM) costs.

"We are committed to working with Premier member hospitals in their efforts to reduce PBM costs and increase pharmacy revenues through employee prescription retention and OTC product sales," said Linda Pinney, Asteres Founder and President. "We look forward to reporting the early successes in our first Premier hospital system installations as we have done in our other hospital, retail, and military installations worldwide."

Come see ScriptCenter live at our Premier Breakthroughs booth #964 in Nashville, TN June 5-8.

About Asteres Inc.

Asteres Inc. develops secure self-service kiosks for the storage and delivery of prescriptions and consumer products. Asteres’ premier product is ScriptCenter, the first prescription pick-up kiosk for retail, healthcare, and military pharmacies worldwide that allows patients to pick up and pay for their items even when the pharmacy is closed. For more information visit www.asteres.com.

About the Premier healthcare alliance, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient

Premier is a performance improvement alliance of more than 2,500 U.S. hospitals and 81,000-plus other healthcare sites using the power of collaboration to lead the transformation to high quality, cost-effective care. Owned by hospitals, health systems and other providers, Premier maintains the nation's most comprehensive repository of clinical, financial and outcomes information and operates a leading healthcare purchasing network. A world leader in helping deliver measurable improvements in care, Premier has worked with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the United Kingdom's National Health Service North West to improve hospital performance. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier also has an office in Washington. https://premierinc.com. Stay connected with Premier on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.



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