We can order anything online and have it delivered right to our door. Prescriptions are no different. We are all used to ‘mail order’ getting a 90 day supply, often for lower cost than the pharmacy. These prescriptions typically arrive in large bottles of 90 tablets or capsules. Then the issue is putting them in the ‘weekly’ containers or the struggle to take them timely.
SmartScripts founder and CEO Todd Thompson, R.Ph., noticed his aunt struggling with multiple pill bottles and daily pill organizers. Realizing that poor medication adherence could result in a trip to the hospital, he set out to help his aunt and others trying to manage their daily medication regimen. His solution was SmartScripts, a state-of-the-art regimen management system that is making the difference in health of patients.
The SmartScripts story doesn’t stop with the company’s commitment to innovation. SmartScripts is also committed to delivering patients the highest degree of personalized service. Like a traditional pharmacy, SmartScripts pharmacists and pharmacy technicians take time to get to know all patients and their medication histories. Patients are on a first name basis with staff members who are always available to answer questions and respond to requests
I recently met Todd and hearing his commitment was energizing. I have many clients within Medicare alone where this pharmacy and delivery method would be valuable. The physical pharmacy is located in Washington, Iowa and can mail to approximately 32 states.
Here’s how it works. First, a client will indicate that SmartScripts is their pharmacy for the routine or daily medications including creams, inhalers and liquids. When the prescription is sent from the doctor to SmartScripts, a member of their pharmacy staff will conduct a thorough review. This not only is a discussion about the medication list but also supplements, over the counter medications and finding any discounts or coupons that may be available to the client. Once everything is in order, the client will begin getting what I call their ‘medication box’. Literally a box will show up with ‘pull tab’ like envelopes. Each with the client’s name, time of day and the medications to be taken at that time. For example, if someone takes meds at 8 a.m., noon and bedtime, each little packet is prepared as such for each day. They can even add daily vitamins and supplements to the packets.
You may find additional information at www.smartscripts.com where they have a multitude of details. If you or someone you know takes daily medications, SmartScripts is for you!
Much of the detail and verbiage here is quoted from the website www.smartscripts.com
A little more about us:
The Business Warrior group has some of the industry’s top experts in all the areas your business needs to be successful. Amongst the contributors is Janis VanAhn, owner of Health Insurance Advisor, LLC. For 19 years Janis has worked in and around the health insurance industry initially providing service to agents and employers related to employee benefits, individual healthcare and Medicare, while more recently becoming appointed as an individual agent with various quality carriers to provide this service to individuals through her own business.
Four years ago Janis was ‘blessed’ with being let go from her job at an insurance agency. Staying within insurance was her path…but in what capacity. 2010 was the year Janis began her career as an independent insurance agent specializing in health insurance. Finding quality, cost-effective healthcare for individuals and families under age 65 as well as working with those who are Medicare eligible truly was her passion. She has made this a true specialty and positioned herself as someone to work with whether it is a financial professional or property & casualty agent with a client that needs assistance, to a group of seniors turning 65 and they keep receiving Medicare information and are confused about what to do.
Janis enjoys the one on one contact with clients as well as looking forward to speaking to groups about healthcare. Her excitement for this industry is what drives her to stay in tune with Healthcare Reform and what is currently happening and what will happen with coverage from now to past 2014.
‘Educating individual and Medicare consumers to make informed choices’ is her mission because if people are educated and understand, they will make informed choices that they are comfortable with.