Price Chopper Deploys Automated Medical Reference System

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Price Chopper Deploys Automated Medical Reference System

Price Chopper Supermarkets has deployed a suite of automated evidence-based information solutions for drug and disease reference, patient education, and consumer health information as part of its patient-centered care initiatives for pharmacy customers.

The Schenectady, N.Y.-based grocer is using the Micromedex reference solutions from Thomson Reuters of Ann Arbor, Mich., as part of its medication therapy management program. Through the program, pharmacists provide one-on-one, face-to-face medication counseling with patients and communicate with prescribers to identify issues, ensure accurate dosing and provide instructions on proper medication use.

“Price Chopper is very committed to positively affecting patient outcomes,” said Price Chopper pharmacist Alisha Roberts. “By using Micromedex content, our pharmacists feel confident they are providing the highest-quality, clinically consistent care.”

Micromedex reference data and patient education monographs are readily accessible to Price Chopper pharmacy staff from within the dispensing system, allowing quick access to needed answers without disrupting workflow. Price Chopper also uses the Micromedex Consumer Health Solution on its Web portal to provide customers with evidence-based drug information. The Consumer Health Solution provides pill images and covers adverse drug interactions, alternative medicines, and general health, nutrition, and disease topics.

“We provide this extensive online resource in conjunction with our ‘Healthy U’ wellness initiatives to drive consumer participation in their health,” said Kathleen Bryant, director of pharmacy at Price Chopper. “With this tool, our customers can confidently take an active role in managing their own health and wellness, as well as that of their family members.”

The Golub Corp. owns and operates 119 Price Chopper grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire.