Lake Mary, FL - (NewMediaWire) - September 01, 2015 - In support of the growing movement towards a more environmentally sensitive and patient-empowering approach to medication information, VUCA Health today announced its campaign to accelerate pharmacies’ movement away from the antiquated practice of stapling paper to prescription bags. The company is working directly with state boards of pharmacy nationwide to encourage issuance of clear guidance on pharmacy practice regulations governing the ability of patients to opt-in to receive medication information in a more contemporary and eco-friendly electronic format.
VUCA’s efforts to advance the eco-friendly movement have resulted in Florida, Illinois, Texas, Arizona, Ohio, North Carolina and South Dakota clearing the way for patients to choose to receive mandated prescription drug information in an environmentally sound manner. When that information is delivered via VUCA’s MedsOnCue, patients enjoy the added benefits of on-demand informational videos, streamlined access to their pharmacy team, text and email reminders and detailed prescription medication photos to ensure safety when taking medication.
“Our goal was to spearhead a campaign that highlighted the opportunity that states have to make electronic medication information a viable and ecological solution for pharmacies statewide,” said VUCA Health CEO David Medvedeff, PharmD, MBA. “The creation of clear guidance facilitates adoption in other states, saves pharmacies time and money and promotes health literacy among consumers.”
VUCA has also received notice that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expressed its support for the electronic delivery of MedGuides. These guides address issues specific to particular drugs and contain FDA-approved information that help patients avoid serious adverse events, essential to the advocacy of health literacy.
Pharmacies using MedsOnCue to enable patients to opt-in to electronic medication information benefit specifically from a robust solution that is hypersensitive to the health literacy and adherence issues that plague the industry.
About VUCA Health
Based in Lake Mary, Fla., VUCA Health (www.vucahealth.com) provides a gateway to patient engagement that serves as an on-demand extension of pharmacists and other healthcare providers. The company’s MedsOnCue solution leverages advanced mobile, web and on-demand video and communication technologies to deliver trusted patient information that enhances the medication use process. It offers a convenient and cost-effective way for clients to provide on-demand patient medication information and strengthen customer connections with video briefings, web messaging, reminders and alerts and a host of other customizable services that extend and enhance the patient relationship.