Lightbeam Health Solutions Partners With Surescripts To Promote Medication Adherence Across Populations
Integration with Surescripts provides Lightbeam clients with patient prescription history and real-time refill notifications
Lightbeam Health Solutions, the leader in end-to-end population health management solutions and services, announces a new partnership with Surescripts, a nationwide health information network. The Surescripts Medication History for Populations service will be available to Lightbeam clients through the partnership, adding valuable insights on top of the robust analytics already available within the Lightbeam platform.
Patient medication history information helps round out value-based care organizations’ clinical data by providing care teams with a history of all medications prescribed and filled. Users can access patient medication data sourced from pharmacy benefit managers and pharmacies themselves. This added solution equips providers with more complete information to make informed decisions on medication management, identify patients who may be at risk, and anticipate adverse drug events.
Surescripts Medication History for Populations includes a newly launched patient notifications feature that provides real-time medication adherence alerts, including the ability to inform care teams when patients do not pick up prescribed medications. For organizations managing high-risk, high-cost conditions such as diabetes, these notifications are instrumental in early intervention before a preventable high-cost hospital event or admission occurs.
“Clinical intelligence, including medication history, that is accurate, timely, and actionable is the next step in our journey for closing costly gaps in care,” explained Mike Pritts, Chief Product Officer of Surescripts. “With our expanded solutions, including patient notifications, Surescripts is helping providers proactively follow up with patients and address lapses in care, missed care interventions, medication non-adherence, and gaps in care that plague the system today.”
“Medication adherence is the single biggest issue around patient compliance,” said Kent Locklear, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer of Lightbeam. “For providers managing patients with chronic conditions, overcoming the barriers to compliance is key in ensuring successful outcomes. This partnership provides another powerful avenue through which providers can transform patient care and improve lives.”