IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Prescription Solutions, a leading pharmacy benefits management (PBM) organization and a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) company, announced two new mobile enhancements to its website that make it easier for members to access information and keep up with their prescribed medications.
The first enhancement is a mobile-friendly version of the Prescription Solutions website, m.prescriptionsolutions.com. Members will now be able to access their personal prescription profile, refill their mail service medications, and check their mail service order status as well as other information directly from their mobile phones.
The second is My Medication Reminders, a mobile-based reminder service designed to make it easier for individuals to remember to take their prescription medications and refill or transfer a prescription to mail service. There is no restriction on the cell phone brand or service provider that can access these programs.
"We're using the power and convenience of mobile technology to make it easier for our mail-service members to stick with the treatments that help them live healthier lives," said Joseph Addiego, M.D., chief medical officer, Prescription Solutions. "We're taking an innovative approach to improving adherence, which plays an important role in generating better health outcomes for our members and more cost savings for our customers."
My Medication Reminders is available to members who register on PrescriptionSolutions.com. The text message program offers two dosage reminder options: a daily reminder that can be set for any hour of the day to remind the member to "Take your medications today"; and prescription specific reminders, a distinguishing feature of the program. Members who select this option receive a list of all the active drugs (including over-the-counter) in their personalized Prescriptions Solutions account profiles. Members can then select which drugs they would like to be reminded about.
Also, the text message program can set up reminders to refill a prescription or transfer a prescription from a retail pharmacy to a mail order pharmacy.
Prescription Solutions' clinical research team will be measuring the impact of this new program on drug adherence among participating members. The results will be compiled into a Medication Adherence Analysis report.
In addition to the text message program, Prescription Solutions also offers reminder services via email or telephone. To learn more about these programs, visit www.prescriptionsolutions.com.
About Prescription Solutions
Prescription Solutions is an innovative pharmacy benefit management company managing the prescription drug benefit of commercial, Medicare and other governmental health plans, as well as those of employers and unions. A UnitedHealth Group company, Prescription Solutions serves customers through a national network of 64,000 community pharmacies and state-of-the-art mail service pharmacies in Carlsbad, Calif., and Overland Park, Kan., both of which have earned the prestigious Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice SitesTM (VIPPS®) accreditation by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®). Prescription Solutions won a Platinum Award for URAC's Best Practices for Consumer Empowerment and Protection Awards for the Multiple Sclerosis Disease Therapy Management Program (2010); and two Silver Awards: the Drug Interaction Alert Program (2009) and Geriatric RxMonitor Program (2008). Additional information can be found at www.prescriptionsolutions.com.
About UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group is a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making health care work better. With headquarters in Minnetonka, Minn., UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and services through six operating businesses: UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement, UnitedHealthcare Community & State, OptumHealth, Ingenix and Prescription Solutions. Through its family of businesses, UnitedHealth Group serves more than 75 million people worldwide. Visit www.unitedhealthgroup.com for more information.
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