June 15, 2011 -- BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NaviNet, America's largest real-time healthcare communications network, today announced a new mobile care communications platform customized for pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). NaviNet Mobile Connect for PBMs delivers intelligent, actionable patient medical information to physicians via handheld devices, at the point-of-care and pre-and post-office visits. The platform supports real-time, two-way exchange of patient-specific prescription-related information between PBMs and physicians, health plans, and retail and mail order pharmacies, including e-prescribing, clinical care alerts and drug prior authorizations. NaviNet Mobile Connect for PBMs improves care coordination, safety and quality of care, supports medication and treatment adherence, reduces medical costs and improves patient and physician satisfaction.
NaviNet Mobile Connect for PBMs uses the e-prescribing workflow as a trigger and channel to send relevant and timely information about patient medication and drug adherence to physicians while they are in the exam room with the patient. Leveraging the e-prescribing process as an information delivery mechanism is a more effective way to ensure that critical patient information gets viewed and acted upon by the physician. NaviNet Mobile Connect can access patient schedules within the physician office's practice management system to serve as an additional trigger to deliver patient information at the point-of-care, when the patient is in the office. NaviNet Mobile Connect for PBMs is integrated with NaviNet Insurer Connect, NaviNet's Web-based multi-payer portal used by provider office staff for communicating with health insurers, making medication-related messaging and electronic prior authorization available to all healthcare professionals using NaviNet in all types of care settings across the country.
"Medication non-compliance can be costly for PBMs and health plans, while the manual drug prior authorization process can cause inconveniences for patients, physicians and pharmacists," said S. Michael Ross, M.D., MHA, NaviNet's chief medical officer. "Mobile devices provide a new channel for PBMs to share relevant, timely and actionable medication information with patients and their doctors, as well as automate the prior authorization process, which improves care coordination, drug adherence and the healthcare delivery experience."
Mobile Medication Adherence: NaviNet Mobile Connect for PBMs delivers claims derived insights into medication taking behavior and renders potential aberrations to physicians on mobile devices or via the desktop. Mobile medication messaging helps to inform the doctor that a patient may not be refilling their prescriptions in a timely manner and enables a richer dialogue to root out potential solutions that may result in improved medication adherence and superior clinical and economic outcomes.
Electronic Prior Authorizations: NaviNet Mobile Connect for PBMs automatically alerts physicians when a prior authorization is needed, initiates the process and sends documentation to physician office staff for completion. Streamlining this process improves patient and provider satisfaction by eliminating confusion and administrative hassles in the physician office and at the pharmacy.
For more information about NaviNet Mobile Connect for PBMs, including NaviNet Prescribe and NaviNet Care Alerts, please visit:
- Pharmacy Benefit Managers: www.NaviNet.net/mhealth-health-plans
- Providers: www.NaviNet.net/clinical-solutions/mhealth-mobile
NaviNet Mobile Connect for PMBs integrates with NaviNet Insurer Connect, the industry-leading multi-payer portal, NaviNet EMR, NaviNet PM, NaviNet Medicare Eligibility and NaviNet Extended Eligibility. Further, NaviNet Mobile Connect for PBMs enhances NaviNet's offerings for unified patient information management (UPIM), which offer single-source access to patient-centric information through sophisticated application and workflow integration supported by a secure, SaaS-based infrastructure.
NaviNet, America's largest real-time healthcare communications network, securely links leading health plans, industry partners and the government to hundreds of thousands of physicians, clinicians and other healthcare professionals. More than 70 percent of the nation's physicians are enrolled in the NaviNet Network, which touches 121 million covered lives. NaviNet's solutions and services for unified patient information management (UPIM) address the full lifecycle of healthcare data management by providing single-source access to patient-centric administrative, financial and clinical information to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and improve quality of care. The NaviNet solution suite includes NaviNet Insurer Connect, NaviNet Mobile Connect, NaviNet EMR, NaviNet PM, NaviNet Medicare Eligibility and NaviNet Extended Eligibility. For more information, or to sign up for NaviNet, please visit www.NaviNet.net or call 617-715-6000 or 800-805-7569. Connect with us on our blog, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.