Pleio Launches Medication Adherence Support System to US Pharmacies
PLEIO GoodStart™ now available to all pharmacies in the OUTCOMES Personal Pharmacist Network
[Boston, MA August 21, 2008] Pleio Health Support Systems, Inc. (Pleio), in partnership with Outcomes Pharmaceutical Health Care® (Outcomes), announces the US launch of Pleio GoodStart™, a unique medication support system that helps pharmacies counsel, coach and remind patients during their first 100 days on a new medication. Pleio GoodStart supports the ongoing process of adherence through modules that connect Outcomes Personal Pharmacist™ services, phone-based coaching and customized reminder messages by voice, text message and email. Pleio GoodStart is now available to all pharmacies in the Outcomes Personal Pharmacist Network.
According to a 2007 Pharmacy Satisfaction survey, 82% of patients who stop taking prescribed medications cite the main reason as forgetfulness. The World Health Organization calls non-adherence to medications one of the biggest crises facing medicine. Improving compliance and persistence is an important opportunity for retail pharmacy to increase revenues and profitability.
"We know that most patients lack the motivation, knowledge, reinforcement and tools to stick with a new medication and give it a chance to work. Pharmacists are well-positioned to help patients persist with therapy, and Pleio GoodStart brings that goodwill to life," said Jean Lalonde, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Pleio Health Support Systems. "Pleio GoodStart supports pharmacists in delivering greater value to their patients while improving medication outcomes," said Patty Kumbera, Chief Operating Officer of Outcomes Pharmaceutical Health Care.
For more information about Pleio GoodStart, contact Outcomes at 515-237-0001 or email@example.com.
About Pleio Health Support Systems Inc.
Pleio Health Supports Systems, headquartered in Montreal and Boston designs, develops and commercializes cost-effective support solutions for the healthcare industry. Pleio GoodStart is a medication adherence program researched and developed over two years by award-winning healthcare educators based on the input of informatics experts, in partnership with medication therapy management experts and pharmacists. Pleio GoodStart™ is a registered trademark of Pleio Health Support Systems, Inc. For more information about Pleio Health Supports Systems or GoodStart™ visit www.pleio.com or contact Mark Connors, at (617) 489-8700.
About Outcomes Pharmaceutical Health Care
Outcomes Pharmaceutical Health Care is the national leader in the design, delivery, and administration of Medication Therapy Management programs. The company's service line benefits health care purchasers by delivering a cost effective approach to advancing patient care and controlling utilization through the provision of patient-friendly, face-to-face personal pharmacist services. The company is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa and may be found online at www.getoutcomes.com.