SOURCE: VUCA Health

August 22, 2013 13:30 ET

Methodist Hospital Deploys MedsOnCue Digital Patient Engagement Solution in Its Outpatient Pharmacy

Innovative Digital Service Extends the Hospital's Focus on Improving Medication Safety as Patients Transition Between Care Settings

LAKE MARY, FL--(Marketwired - Aug 22, 2013) - VUCA Health (www.vucahealth.com) announced today that Methodist Hospital has deployed MedsOnCue in its outpatient pharmacy. The hospital is using the innovative digital patient education solution to reinforce safe medication use by providing patients with on-demand access to prescription-specific videos and informative tools including images of their medications.

"Methodist Hospital is dedicated to ensuring our patients transition safely from hospital to home. Key to that is providing them with the information they need to take their medications properly," said Brent Bridges, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy, Methodist Hospital (www.methodisthospital.net), a 192-bed community hospital in Henderson, Ky. "MedsOnCue brings a powerful and innovative digital element to our patient education strategy, one that we expect to help reduce readmission rates by improving medication safety and keeping patients engaged in their care even after they leave the hospital."

MedsOnCue utilizes QR codes printed on prescription labels and patient information sheets to link Methodist Hospital's patients to thousands of medication-specific videos in the MedsOnCue library. Available in English and Spanish, the videos provide comprehensive information on top-prescribed medications, including proper usage, expected benefits and potential side effects. This helps ensure patients understand how to take their medications safely and limit any avoidable reactions.

"Methodist Hospital exemplifies the kind of innovative healthcare organization that understands the value a digital experience brings to the patient education process, in particular its ability to influence safe medication use," said VUCA Health CEO David Medvedeff, PharmD, MBA. "It validates our decision to expand beyond our core retail pharmacy customers to also address the unique needs of the hospital pharmacy and the role it plays in safely transitioning patients to new care settings."

About VUCA Health
Based in Lake Mary, Fla., VUCA Health (www.vucahealth.com) provides a gateway to patient engagement that serves as an on-demand extension of pharmacists and other healthcare providers. The company's MedsOnCue solution leverages advanced mobile, web and on-demand video and communication technologies to deliver trusted patient information that enhances the medication use process. It offers a convenient and cost-effective way for clients to provide on-demand patient medication information and strengthen customer connections with video briefings, web messaging, reminders and alerts and a host of other customizable services that extend and enhance the patient relationship.

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