Aspen RxHealth announced today that Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), a leading health and well-being company, has chosen the company’s app-based platform to connect pharmacists with patients to deliver clinical services, including medication therapy management (MTM).
Aspen RxHealth’s innovative approach to establishing the patient-pharmacist relationship is built on the proven model of crowdsourcing and enabling a two-sided marketplace.
Aspen RxHealth will leverage their community of pharmacists to contact Humana Medicare Advantage members and review medications, provide education and answer questions about their therapy. Humana launched this program in Tampa, Florida, with a potential expansion into other markets later this year.
“With evolving trends of moving care out of expensive facilities to anywhere, anytime; and moving care to the appropriate level of care provider, pharmacists are emerging as a key solution to many of the challenges in our healthcare system,” said David Medvedeff, chief executive officer, Aspen RxHealth. “Humana is leading this movement to enhance the role of pharmacists in the new models of care delivery that have the potential to disrupt and dramatically improve our health system. A key factor to facilitating this shift is enabling the required capacity that is both responsive and elastic; that is precisely the work we are doing at Aspen RxHealth.”
The pharmacists in the Aspen RxHealth community empower patients with the information and action plans they need in an effort to positively impact their health care goals. Improved interoperability and more coordinated care allow the pharmacist to better ‘plug in’ and serve as a cornerstone of the patient’s extended care team.
“Pharmacies only have records about prescriptions they fill, and insurance companies generally only have records if there is a claim. This means some medications may fall through the cracks if a patient uses more than one pharmacy, pays for a prescription out of pocket or takes an over-the-counter medication or a supplement that does not require a claim. By working with Aspen RxHealth, we help ensure our members talk to their pharmacists about their medication plan and their intended treatment goals. A patient that stays engaged with their medication management is critical to improving whole person health,” said Scott Greenwell, President, Humana Pharmacy Solutions.
Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.
To accomplish that, we support physicians and other health care professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a simplified experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more effective.
More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com, including copies of:
- Annual reports to stockholders
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- Most recent investor conference presentations
- Quarterly earnings news releases and conference calls
- Calendar of events
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About Aspen RxHealth:
Aspen RxHealth develops technology that connects a community of pharmacists with patients. The company removes the barriers that currently exist for pharmacists to engage in direct patient care services. Aspen RxHealth’s community of pharmacists empowers patients with the information and action plans they need to achieve the optimal outcomes from their medications.
For more information, visit www.aspenrxhealth.com
Humana is a Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO, and PFFS organization with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in any Humana plan depends on contract renewal.