Medication management and telepharmacy company PipelineRx announced today that it has partnered with YouScript to offer powerful personalized prescribing tools on its PowerGridRx platform. YouScript is a company that offers precision prescribing analytics and clinical decision support enabling gene-based prescribing at the point of care. This partnership will help to improve patient outcomes by ensuring that each patient is on an optimal and safe medication regimen, thereby reducing risk and hospital readmissions and lowering the overall cost of care.
The technology is fully integrated with electronic health records and can service hospitals independently or with the PipelineRx Patient Discharge Solution.
Fifty million Americans take five or more medications, and $528 billion is spent on addressing non-optimized drug regimens and adverse drug events each year, showing how essential it is to understand how each prescription interacts with other medications or supplements—not just as drug-to-drug interactions but also drug-to-drug-to-drug, known as polypharmacy. Research has also revealed that half of all medications don’t work as intended due to each individual’s unique genetics, resulting in non-optimized medication regimens that lead to more than 275,000 deaths each year.
The partnership between PipelineRx and YouScript will identify patients who are at risk of polypharmacy drug interactions or drug-gene interactions, enabling healthcare providers to focus on patients who are most likely to benefit from medication changes. Onsite or remote pharmacists can then follow up with prescribers to make medication changes as appropriate.
“With the rise of personalized medicine, we want our pharmacists to feel empowered by the additional genomic information they have for patients—and be able to use this insight to improve medication management,” said PipeliineRx CEO Brian Roberts. “Following the launch of our Patient Discharge Solution this spring, we are excited to introduce this new powerful addition and to continue innovating our comprehensive medication management solution for our hospital and other partners.
“Partnering with PipelineRx helps us achieve our mission to end avoidable adverse drug events by making our technology available exactly where it’s needed: at the point of care,” said YouScript CEO Kristine Ashcrraft.
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