PioneerRx's pharmacy software system simplifies the task of understanding patients' adherence statistics, eliminating the need for manual calculations.
It automatically calculates the Medication Possession Ratio (MPR) and GAP (days a patient has been without a medication) numbers, providing valuable insights into patients' medication management.
Dean Gruber, Vice President of Trade at altScripts Specialty Pharmacy, relies on PioneerRx's pharmacy software while overseeing the pharmacy's third-party contracts. He explains the significance of the MPR/GAP analysis in their operations:
"We've incorporated the MPR/GAP analysis into our operations team, especially our staff pharmacists and high-level technicians who will be working on adherence. We've added this to the column headers of specific queues within the workflow, where the pharmacists and technicians who are addressing adherence can look at those columns and pinpoint the patients who are having trouble with adherence."
Similar to PDC Scores, the MPR is calculated by dividing the days supply filled for the patient by the number of days the prescription is in the patient's possession.
This takes into account instances where patients finish a prescription too soon, allowing pharmacists to address potential issues related to substance abuse, improper adherence, and more.
The GAP represents the number of days a patient goes without a medication when compared to their prescribed supply.
Both metrics can be displayed in a customized "report card" that serves as a visual aid for pharmacy staff members and patients to troubleshoot adherence gaps.
With PioneerRx's pharmacy software system, pharmacies gain access to automated calculations of MPR and GAP, enabling them to effectively monitor and address medication adherence issues.
The integration of the MPR/GAP analysis into the workflow empowers pharmacists and technicians to identify patients who may require additional support in managing their medications.
By leveraging the insights provided by PioneerRx's software, pharmacies can enhance their adherence initiatives and improve patient outcomes, just as Dean Gruber and altScripts Specialty Pharmacy have done.
In conclusion, PioneerRx's pharmacy software system automates the calculation of adherence metrics such as MPR and GAP, providing pharmacies with valuable insights into patients' medication management.
Dean Gruber's testimonial underscores the practical application of the MPR/GAP analysis in optimizing adherence monitoring and intervention strategies.
By incorporating these metrics into their workflow, pharmacies can proactively identify patients experiencing adherence challenges and offer personalized support to improve medication adherence and patient outcomes.