INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Arcadia Resources, Inc. (NYSE Amex: KAD), a leading provider of innovative consumer health care services under the Arcadia HealthCare brand, today announced that it has signed a pilot agreement with the Cleveland Clinic to utilize Arcadia’s DailyMed program to support one of Cleveland Clinic’s transitional care programs.
Through ongoing education and program development, including creating a more robust patient home care program, Cleveland Clinic aims to reduce readmissions and improve the health status of its patients. During the three-month pilot Cleveland Clinic will approach a select group of initial patients to participate and assess a variety of factors related to patient outcomes, quality measures and reduced readmissions with the target population. The program will commence in late January.
“We are pleased to be working with one of the nation’s leading hospital systems to integrate our medication management system into an innovative program targeted at improving patient outcomes and reducing hospital readmissions,” said Marvin Richardson, President & CEO of Arcadia. “The program has become instrumental to the strategies of leading health care systems and payer groups challenged with improving medication adherence for patients on chronic complex drug therapy regimens. This pilot program enables us to work directly with a clinical team and the complex medication requirements of patients upon discharge.”
DailyMed will fill the identified patients’ prescriptions as prescribed by Cleveland Clinic physicians and manage their drug therapy as they transition to the home setting. The program will include a medication reconciliation process, the DailyMed compliance packaging dispensing program and medication therapy management assessments all targeted at improving patient outcomes and reducing hospital readmissions.
About Arcadia HealthCare
Arcadia HealthCare is a service mark of Arcadia Resources, Inc. (NYSE Amex: KAD), and is a leading provider of home care, medical staffing and pharmacy services under its proprietary DailyMed program. The Company, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, has 65 locations in 18 states. Arcadia HealthCare's comprehensive solutions and business strategies support the Company's vision of "Keeping People at Home and Healthier Longer."
DailyMed™ Pharmacy dispenses a monthly cycle of a patient’s prescriptions, over-the-counter medications and vitamins, and organizes them into pre-sorted packets clearly marked with the date and time the medications should be taken. In the dispensing process, a DailyMed pharmacist reviews each patient’s medication profile and utilizes state-of-the-art medication therapy management tools in order to improve the safety and efficacy of the medications being dispensed. A DailyMed pharmacist provides routine communication with the patient, the primary care physician, caregivers and payers in order to maximize the pharmaceutical care administered. The DailyMed program improves patient care and drug utilization while reducing drug and hospitalization costs for private and government payers.
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