3 Ways Medicine-On-Time’s Newest Package Can Help You Improve Coordination of Care and Enhance Your Physician Connection
Building a relationship with the physicians who service your community brings value to your patients and to your pharmacy. Your patients benefit because they have a care team working together to ensure their treatment plan is successful. Your pharmacy benefits because of the opportunity it presents to increase physician referrals. Building a rapport with physicians can also open the door for further collaborative care down the road.
In week 3 of this blog series, Challenges Your Pharmacy Faces and How Medicine-On-Time’s Newest Product will Resolve Them we focus on Challenge #3 – Improving Coordination of Care with Prescribers
Here are 3 ways Medicine-On-Time’s newest compliance packaging solution can help you enhance your physician connection:
It Improves Communication Via the Patient
The C.A.R.E. Package includes an optional cover that can be adhered to the package, called the C.A.R.E. Plan. With this C.A.R.E. Plan, not only can your pharmacy make simple consultation notes for the patient as a reminder each time they take their medications, you can also provide notes to their physician for their upcoming doctor’s appointment. This strategically designed package becomes the most effective communication tool for patient-centered care. The monthly configuration also supports the appointment-based model which allows you to identify issues in between doctor’s visits that you can communicate directly to the prescribing physician.
The Product Supports Treatment Plan Success
When a physician prescribes a medication to their patient, it is with full intention for them to adhere to their treatment plan as directed by you, their pharmacist. As the most accessible health care provider, seeing the patient on a more frequent basis, you provide the tools to ensure the treatment prescribed is successful. It is important to create awareness among the medical providers in your community, that their patients will receive the guidance they need. You can do this through distribution of a compliance package that simplifies their treatment plan.
It Gives You a Unique Marketing Opportunity
With the C.A.R.E. Package, you can include your pharmacy branding right on the medication package. Encouraging your patient to bring their medications to their next doctor’s visit is a unique marketing opportunity for you. In addition to that, Medicine-On-Time’s marketing team provides physician-focused marketing materials you can use if you score a sit-down meeting or presentation with the physician.