Alliance Rx Walgreens Prime is implementing advanced, real-time data supplementation for its associates.
The specialty pharmacy, a strategic alliance between Walgreens and pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics, is leveraging the Inovalon DataStream application programming interface (API) within its ScriptMed cloud platform. With Inovalon DataStream, AllianceRx Walgreens Prime associates who serve patients can see real-time, patient-specific data from across the healthcare ecosystem.
ScriptMed Cloud activates data through Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR)-enabled APIs. Patient data is available from secure sources, including Inovalon's data archives, directly and remotely connected data stores, connected partners, electronic health records, and health information exchanges.
AllianceRx Walgreens Prime intends the supplemental data to offer greater insight into medical conditions (co-morbidities), past and ongoing medications, laboratory results, and other pertinent information. Previously, this information may not have been readily available or would have required additional time and expense to collect, as well as opportunity for error.
Inovalon DataStream integration can also help coordinate clinical interventions such as vaccinations and other treatments. It may help avoid unnecessary or repeated laboratory tests, resulting in faster turnaround times for patient therapy or intervention. Other measurable outcomes can include lower costs, improved compliance, a more positive patient experience, and reduced impact to providers.
"We are excited to pave the way for specialty pharmacies by leveraging this industry-leading capability. The differentiated use of patient-specific data from Inovalon, fully and securely integrated into ScriptMed Cloud, allows for improved turnaround time related to demographics, diagnosis and past medical history," says James Adams, CIO at AllianceRx Walgreens Prime.
"We are pleased to partner with AllianceRx Walgreens Prime to advance their specialty pharmacy services nationwide," said Matt Brow, president and general manager, pharmacy, life sciences, and advisory at Inovalon. "ScriptMed Cloud, coupled with our FHIR-enabled DataStream capabilities, empowers quality and improved outcomes while systematically supporting a more ideal clinical encounter and engagement with patients and providers nationwide, driving positive impacts to quality, costs and satisfaction."