MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Prematics, Inc., and Capital BlueCross announced today that they have signed a three-year renewal agreement for Prematics’ electronic prescribing services. Capital BlueCross has deployed Prematics’ service successfully with over 1,000 practitioners who provide care to nearly one million people in Pennsylvania. Each practitioner is provided with wireless infrastructure and simple-to-use handheld mobile devices that perform basic e-prescribing functions and connect physicians with clinical information on their patients.
“Using Prematics’ electronic prescribing service offers a substantial economic and convenience benefit for our providers,” said William Lehr, Jr., president and Chief Executive Officer, Capital BlueCross. “Prematics’ service increases prescribing safety and improves formulary compliance. Prematics has been with Capital BlueCross since their inception, helping us provide a positive experience for our practitioners, connecting us with doctors inside the exam room, and creating an ideal place to enhance the physician-patient dialog.”
“Over the next three years, Prematics can easily expand to provide valuable additional services, such as care communication messages between the health plan, doctors, and patients,” said Lehr.
“Capital BlueCross has always been a pioneer among health plans for implementing advanced tools for care management and care coordination,” said Kevin Hutchinson, president, and Chief Executive Officer, Prematics, Inc. “In today’s rapidly changing world of health care reform, Capital BlueCross is leading the way among health plans and providers to coordinate and improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of care.”
Health Plans Build Strong Relationships with Care Communication™ Service
For health plans to realize their full potential as care managers, they need to build and maintain strong relationships with high-prescribing physicians. More than 80 percent of prescriptions in the U.S. are written by 30 percent of physicians, mainly primary care doctors in solo practice or small groups.
Prematics focuses on reaching these small to mid-sized practices, advancing a low-cost, easy-to-deploy, mobile solution. Built on Prematics’ highly intuitive electronic prescribing service and using the same mobile device to deliver additional vital care messages, Prematics Care Communication™ integrates seamlessly with the doctor’s workflow. Doctors receive proactive, integrated real-time messages to support medication management, gaps in care closure, and timely care coordination.
By connecting to physicians and patients in the exam rooms of smaller practice groups, Prematics Care Communication service is a natural vehicle for health plans to get more value from their own IT investments, while having a positive impact on the quality and cost of patient care.
About Capital BlueCross
Capital BlueCross is the leading health insurer in its region, providing health insurance coverage to nearly one million people in central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. Capital BlueCross is committed to making health insurance simple for its customers and members through all the stages of life by offering nationally acclaimed customer service and a full range of innovative benefit programs for group and individual customers at competitive prices.
The company has been providing health security to the people and communities of central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley for more than 70 years and employs about 2,000 people in the region. Capital BlueCross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
More information about Capital BlueCross and its subsidiaries can be found by going to www.capbluecross.com.
Long recognized as a market leader in electronic prescribing, Prematics has used that platform as an on-ramp to pioneer the new generation of care communication that not only reduces chronic care management costs, but also improves quality, minimizes redundant therapies, improves adherence, and promotes preventative care.
Prematics Care Communication provides a two-way electronic flow of information and dialog among doctors, patients, pharmacy benefit managers, retail pharmacies, health plans, and other sources that until now has not been available. Prematics intelligently prioritizes and delivers relevant information to physicians and patients where they are most actionable and impactful—in the exam room and pre and post visits. Examples of Care Communication include information about patient adherence, formulary compliance, pay-for-performance clinical protocols, and other critical information that helps close the information gap, lower health care costs, and improve outcomes.
To learn more about Prematics, visit www.prematics.com.
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