Medocity Joins Expert Panel at National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) Annual Meeting
WASHINGTON DC – Michele Gallucci, VP of Business Development & Strategy at Medocity, joined a panel of experts at the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy’s 2016 annual meeting hosting a focused CPE session entitled Patient‐Centered Medicine – Mobile Technologies and Specialty Pharmacy.
Held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, fellow panelists included:
Thomas Cohn, MS, Chief Strategy Officer, Asembia
Thomas Morrow, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Next IT
David Medvedeff, PharmD, MBA, CEO, VUCA Health
Jason Bornhorst, CEO, Patient IO
With broad and increasing adoption of mobile technologies, the moderated discussion focused on the role of pharmacists to better engage patients as well as the importance of designing digital solutions with more personality to provide coaching, and ultimately, improve adherence. Gallucci noted the importance of closely working with patients to get them up to speed with new technologies. “Patients are more likely to stay engaged in technology if they know there’s a real person on the other side looking out for, or monitoring them”, she said, “and, they may need some initial handholding from a nurse or care coordinator to demonstrate how a new health app works to make their lives easier.”
“When you bring a new technology to a patient population, that population has to clearly understand what the technology does and what kind of value they can expect to receive,” Ms. Gallucci stressed. “Just sending a brochure saying ‘this is coming to you’ and letting them read about it is not enough.”
Medocity, headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, is a recognized leader in comprehensive virtual care products and services including chronic condition management, televisits, and remote patient monitoring. Our unique, innovative technology combines multiple telehealth capabilities onto a single, integrated care coordination and management platform, along with robust clinical intelligence including rules-based algorithms, alerts and decision support tools to help drive earlier detection and proactive interventions.
The Medocity platform is specifically designed to enable and improve patient-centered care delivered outside the hospital setting, particularly for patients at home who have chronic conditions responsible for more than 80% of the nation’s annual healthcare spend. By promoting patient-clinician engagement through shared connectivity and virtual technology, we enable rich, real-time interactions between patients, clinicians, care professionals and support teams.
Our vision is to dramatically improve care at lower cost for patients when they need it the most – when they’re at home, on their own, or in between visits with their care providers. Virtually. (http://www.medocity.com)