What is ScalaMed?
ScalaMed is a back-end API or web based system (white labeled), which is licensed by 3rd party applications and platforms, who embed the ScalaMed technology inside their digital ecosystem.
ScalaMed essentially enables patients to receive, carry, and forward their prescriptions right from their phone - putting prescription management and fulfilment in the hands of the consumer.
For technology digital health companies, and for any health organization that is trying to improve engagement and usage of your app - ScalaMed is your solution.
Rather than building new features that patients will never use, license the ScalaMed platform to bring the most frequent healthcare transaction inside your digital orbit, so that patients manage their prescriptions with you. In doing so, patients will be back inside your digital orbit at least every month - every time they are due for their next refill, their next order, or want to see and understand their medication. This creates a huge amount of regular touch points with your patient/member, so you can activate, motivate, educate, engage and influence your patients and offer them your fabulous health solutions.
Value for patients:
There are very few patients who can tell you the name of their medicine, how many refills they have left at their pharmacy, the pharmacy opening hours, the pharmacy address, and the cost of their next refill - patients deserve to be empowered.
Historically doctors have had to "call-in" or ePrescribe prescriptions to the pharmacy on patients' behalf. This was causing a huge amount of frustration and workload for patients and doctors: when prescriptions didn't arrive, prescriptions sent to the wrong pharmacy, when the wrong pharmacy was chosen, or when patients needed flexibility due to travel or opening hours, the patient would ultimately call the doctor or abandon their prescription - causing morbidity, mortality, and administration.
With ScalaMed, we reduce this administrative burden for providers and patients. Patients can now carry their prescriptions, instructions, and medication information with them on their smartphone at all times and can decide where to direct their prescriptions whenever they need - every time. ScalaMed also helps with proper meds reconciliation as patients carry a verified source of truth with them that they can share with the pharmacy.
ScalaMed, like with paper, allows patients to decide where to send their prescriptions - on their terms. With ScalaMed , prescriptions cannot be forged, counterfeited, duplicated, or manipulated in any way, and patients can send these prescriptions to the pharmacy ahead of time.
Prescriptions come into pharmacies either via fax, or with an integration into the pharmacy dispensing software (upon request).
How does ScalaMed work?
ScalaMed is a new way for doctors to ePrescribe. Rather than doctors finalizing the pharmacy in their software, the ScalaMed technology allows patients to do their own search and select which pharmacy they want their prescriptions to be filled.
Even though the doctor ultimately still prescribes, the power of pharmacy location choice remains with the patient and the patient receives an element of flexibility in their prescription filling.
You can think of the ScalaMed technology like a doctor who writes a prescription, seals it in an envelope, and the patient is allowed to add the address to the envelope. ScalaMed ensures the prescription is real, cannot be duplicated, defrauded, used twice, or manipulated in any way. ScalaMed also prompts the patient to send their prescription to their pharmacy, improves adherence, and educates the patient as to the importance of taking their medication.
Which medications can patients receive ad manage with ScalaMed?
Patients can send any prescription that your pharmacy is capable of filling for ePrescriptions, except 'Schedule II" meds. DEA rules currently don't allow the ScalaMed solution, but we are working to have ScalaMed used for all medications.
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