SOURCE: OnePoint Patient Care

OnePoint Patient Care

March 03, 2010 14:35 ET

OnePoint Patient Care Launches Advanced Online Tool That Helps Hospices Improve Patient Care and Better Manage Drug Costs

OnePointRx Provides Suite of Reports Customized to Meet the Unique Needs of Hospices

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - March 3, 2010) -  OnePoint Patient Care, a national hospice pharmacy services provider, announced today the launch of OnePointRx, an advanced new online tool that helps hospices better manage their patients' care by making terminal diagnosis-based reporting, individual patient dispensing data, detailed consultation notes and CoP compliance documentation more quickly and easily accessible than ever before while enabling them to manage their drug spend.

"We are thrilled to have designed a tool that offers hospices a level of customization and interactivity that better matches their unique day-to-day management needs, as well as their patient and therapy-level clinical needs," said Jeffrey S. Hohl, president and chief operating officer of OnePoint Patient Care. "OnePoint Patient Care is proud to offer the ability to run custom reports and analytics not found in any other reporting system industry-wide."

Today, most hospices do not receive dispensing-level patient data in a timely manner and are unable to see reports that are custom-designed to meet their unique needs. Instead, most pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs) provide hospices a standard suite of reports that have been developed over the years for the commercial health insurance market. With OnePointRx, hospices get customized dispensing-level patient data -- and much more -- in a timely and easily accessible manner. This allows physicians, nurses and other caregivers to assess not only a patient's active drug regimen, but also their prescription fill history, so they can adequately assess compliance, manage outcomes, explore alternate drug therapies and reduce costs.

"We are always looking for new ways to help our hospice partners provide the highest quality care and comfort to their patients, so when we identified a huge gap in the reporting services hospices were receiving, we developed OnePointRx to fill it," said James A. Otterbeck, chairman and chief executive officer of OnePoint Patient Care. "With OnePointRx, our hospice partners now have timely access to pharmacy and cost data that will allow them to make adjustments to patient treatments that can improve their care and reduce drug costs. OnePointRx is just the tip of the iceberg -- we are exploring additional online services that will bring about further efficiencies for our hospice partners."

OnePointRx provides access to a wide variety of reports, which are available around the clock from any web-enabled computer. The reports are designed to meet the needs of various constituencies that manage patients and hospice operations, including administrators, physicians and nurses. The reports include:

  • Information and data important to hospice administrators, such as formulary compliance and cost-management reports;
  • A variety of trend reports that ensure the hospice program and team-level dispensing habits meet clinical and financial objectives; and
  • Clinical reports that help hospices manage patient-specific outcomes as well as provide a basis for staff education and quality improvement initiatives.

"We have been extremely impressed by OnePointRx and the potential it holds to help us better manage our patients' clinical outcomes and our pharmacy costs," said Karen Maczka-Bishop of Rainbow Hospice & Palliative Care in Park Ridge, Ill. "By making this information available to us so quickly and easily, OnePointRx allows us to adjust treatments and control costs more efficiently than ever before."

About OnePoint Patient Care
OnePoint Patient Care is the nation's leading locally based hospice pharmacy services provider, filling prescriptions, creating custom compounds and providing home deliveries for more than 10,000 patients per day. In addition, OnePoint provides clinical consulting and cost management services designed to help hospices provide superior, yet cost-effective palliative care for their patients. OnePoint operates local pharmacies that provide same-day deliveries to hospices in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Nevada and Oklahoma and also offers next-day service in Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. OnePoint was one of the first pharmacies to begin serving the hospice industry when the Medicare hospice benefit began in the 1980s, and today it has grown to be one of the leading independent hospice pharmacies in the United States. For additional information, visit www.oppc.com or call (866) 771-OPPC.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jessica Schnack
    OnePoint Patient Care
    Ph (917) 855-4830
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