PharmaSmart Inks Major Healthcare Deal with Schnucks Supermarkets

Monday, April 23, 2018 Drug News
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PharmaSmart International Inc., a leading health screening, and digital health management company, has announced a new partnership with Schnuck Markets.

ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- PharmaSmart® International Inc., a leading health screening, and

digital health management company, has announced a new partnership with Schnuck Markets, Inc., a Midwestern regional grocer based in St. Louis, Mo. PharmaSmart will deploy its clinically validated Kiosk (Model PS2000), and its interoperable digital health platform at each Schnucks in-store pharmacy. All kiosks will be manufactured and distributed out of PharmaSmart's Rochester, NY manufacturing, and distribution center.

Schnucks intends to leverage PharmaSmart's clinical-grade program to drive Medicare Star Ratings objectives, specifically measuring D-14 (Medication Adherence for Hypertension), and C-19 (Controlling Blood Pressure), both of which are triple-weighted measures of high interest to national and regional insurers. Commercial plans also stand to benefit as they seek to improve cardiovascular outcomes through the reduction of long-term risk factors such as hypertension.

Bob Buganski, Sr. Director of Pharmacy at Schnucks, stated, "This is more than Schnucks just deploying new kiosks. PharmaSmart's Health Screening Kiosks and Integrated BPT Rx® solutions are a game changer for disease management at the pharmacist point of care." Buganski continued, "With the PharmaSmart program, Schnucks now offers our patients a Health Screening program backed by clinical evidence, and one that incorporates full integration into our Rx software, McKesson CPS. This fluid workflow integration allows us to easily intervene in cases where blood pressure control is not achieved, which is a capability our pharmacists have never had before. We will also have the data to demonstrate our impact on blood pressure control rates over a managed population."

PharmaSmart® President and CEO, Fred Sarkis states, "Those who question a pharmacists' value in healthcare need to think twice." Sarkis further adds, "When you thoughtfully incorporate the right technology into professional workflow, and it meets published clinical standards, you earn the trust of pharmacists, and you see better execution rates at point of care. We are thrilled to be working with Schnucks pharmacists, and we look forward to supporting their team as they optimize the delivery of healthcare services across their stores.

About Schnucks Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned grocery/pharmacy retailer committed to nourishing people's lives. The company takes pride in its community partnerships and gives more than $13 million annually in food to food pantries and more than $1.7 million to not-for-profit organizations through the company's My Schnucks Card program. Schnucks operates 100 stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa. Privately held, Schnucks employs more than 13,000 teammates. Follow Schnucks on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/schnucks.

About PharmaSmart® PharmaSmart®, headquartered in Rochester, NY, currently serves more than 7,000 locations and growing daily, including retail pharmacies such as, Price Chopper, Giant Eagle Supermarkets, Brookshire Grocery Company, Kinney Drugs, Bartell Drugs, Coborns, Nash Finch, Roundy's, Associated Food Stores, Leader, Good Neighbor, Astrup Drug, Winn Dixie, Big Y Foods, Harmons Grocery, Wal-Mart Canada, Safeway Canada, Loblaw's, Le Groupe Jean Coutu, Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall/Katz Group, Zellers, Sobey's Lawton's, and other fine pharmacies. PharmaSmart® also serves major worksites, military bases, University Schools of Pharmacy, hospitals and medical clinics.

PharmaSmart's PS Data Smart® Health IT database currently holds more than (65) million targeted patient BP readings and growing at a rate of over one million per month. For more information visit the company's website at http://www.PharmaSmart.com or contact corporate communications Katie Miller at (800) 781-0323 x338.

SOURCE Pharma-Smart International, Inc.



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