Joint presentation will discuss the value of technology-enabled adherence strategies
Executives from Avella Specialty Pharmacy and mscripts, a leading mobile health provider, will present findings from a compelling new study on medication adherence at the 2015 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit on Thursday, May 7.
This six-month study showed that HIV patients using mobile app technology were 2.9 times more likely to be adherent to their anti-retroviral therapy (ART). The Avella mobile app used to deliver these results, which was developed by mscripts, included refill reminders, dosage reminders and other prescription management functions.
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This informative, fact-based presentation will be led by Eric Sredzinski, PharmD, EVP of Clinical Affairs & Quality Assurance for Avella and Fiona Smythe, Vice President of Strategy for mscripts. Entitled “How a Specialty Pharmacy Significantly Improved Medication Adherence using mHealth Technology,” this session will include a detailed description of the study objectives, methodology and findings as well as other best practices and challenges related to adherence strategies for HIV patients.
Avella’s leadership team will also contribute their expertise to this annual event. The specialty pharmacy’s CEO, Rebecca Shanahan, will serve as a panelist during the Specialty Pharmaceutical Pipeline Updates session on Tuesday, May 5. Avella’s founder and current chairman of the board, John D. Musil, PharmD, FACA, will also serve as a panelist within a Specialty Pharmacy 101 Business Workshop on May 4.
The Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit hosts thousands of leading executives from specialty pharmacies, health plans and other healthcare organizations annually. It is the largest conference of its kind and includes a variety of seminars, educational sessions, keynote speakers and networking opportunities. This year the conference, held at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas on May 4-8, is expected to draw more than 3,000 attendees including prominent industry experts and specialty pharmacy stakeholders.
About Avella Specialty Pharmacy
Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Avella Specialty Pharmacy is a National Accredited Specialty Pharmacy, providing individualized care and support to patients since 1996. Avella's clinical pharmacists and staff members are experts in managing complex disease states and providing compassionate care. The company offers a nationwide distribution service to complement its retail locations. Avella reached 1,772th on Inc. magazine's 2014 list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country. In addition, the Arizona Corporate Excellence Awards has named Avella Specialty Pharmacy as the fastest-growing private company based in the state. For more information, please visit www.avella.com.
mscripts promotes patient adherence and engagement through their innovative, easy-to-use mobile and web health management platform. The mscripts’ platform serves 2.5 million patients spanning national, regional and specialty pharmacies along with hospital out-patient systems. Pharmacy patients manage their prescriptions and health on their mobile phones through 2-way interactive SMS messaging and branded mobile applications, making refilling convenient and remembering to take medications easy. mscripts improves adherence by improving refill rates, providing education and health information, and applying advanced analytics to better understand patient behavior. Learn more at www.mscripts.com.
About Armada Health Care
Armada Health Care, LLC (Armada) is the industry's largest specialty pharmacy group contracting and service organization. Armada provides comprehensive and cost-effective access to the nation's $100+ billion specialty pharmacy industry. Armada offers pharmacy providers, manufacturers, health plans and wholesale distributors a total channel management solution through customized patient programs, prescription data management services, online platforms, and unique and cost effective purchasing agreements on specialty pharmacy products. Armada is also the founder and host of the nation's largest annual specialty pharmacy summit. For more information, visit Armada at www.armadahealthcare.com or follow @ArmadaRx on Twitter.