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AIT Laboratories, a HealthTrackRx company, Awarded Group Purchasing Contract from Vizient, Inc. for GuideMed®
DENTON, Texas ― AIT Laboratories, a HealthTrackRx company, has been awarded a group purchasing contract from Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven healthcare performance improvement company in the country.
The agreement provides enhanced savings on AIT’s specific clinical solution, GuideMed®, which is aimed at preventing opioid misuse to Vizient’s diverse membership and customer base, which includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care providers.
Opioid misuse is now the number one cause of preventable death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 33,000 people died from opioid overdose in 2015 and more than half of those deaths involved a prescription opioid. Each day 91 people die from opioid overdose.
Opioids are powerful narcotics prescribed primarily for pain relief. Prolonged opioid use can cause physical dependence. Opioid misuse and addiction are possible complications if patients are not monitored...more
DENTON, Texas /PRNewswire/ -- HealthTrackRx®, a clinical solutions company that assists healthcare providers with monitoring patients on prescription opioids, has now enrolled more than 30,000 patients in their GuideMed® program. In addition, early program data shows an average 40 percent decrease in inappropriate medication use among those patients enrolled in the program.
GuideMed is an onsite service that serves healthcare systems and clinicians with the staff, tools and software needed to support the appropriate prescribing and use of opioids in chronic pain patients. The GuideMed monitoring program provides physicians the information they need to ensure patients are taking their medications as prescribed, not receiving any other potentially harmful medications and detecting any early signs of opioid or other substance misuse. Early detection of misuse enables a physician to intervene and take appropriate actions to help prevent a patient from moving down the path of addiction and drug abuse.
"HealthTrackRx is committed to helping solve the opioid and prescription...more
Denton, Texas ― Clinical solutions provider HealthTrackRx® has been awarded a group purchasing agreement for services with Premier. Effective immediately, the new agreement allows Premier members to take advantage of pricing and terms pre-negotiated by Premier for HealthTrackRx’s GuideMed® program. GuideMed is a unique, reimbursable clinical program that supports healthcare providers in monitoring and preventing opioid and other controlled substance misuse. In addition, the program helps healthcare providers and systems meet federal, state and other guidelines associated with the safe prescribing of these medications.
“Safe prescribing guidelines can be challenging and time consuming to meet. Healthcare providers generally lack the time and resources to perform all the necessary, and often cumbersome, activities. GuideMed resolves this issue,” said Scott LaNeve, HealthTrackRx Senior Vice President of Health and Patient Care Systems. “We place staff on site to help providers define, execute and document adherence to safe prescribing protocols. The program and the data it...more
DENTON, Texas /PRNewswire/ -- HealthTrackRx™ has entered into a joint venture with Mountain Health Network and Marshall Health to offer clinical and laboratory services to help healthcare providers identify and prevent opioid and controlled substance misuse. The joint venture will create a new organization focused on tackling the ongoing opioid epidemic in West Virginia and the surrounding regions.
HealthTrackRx and the new joint venture are committed to providing services that support safe medication prescribing and help to identify patients at risk of substance misuse for referral to further treatment. The joint venture will include a new laboratory in Huntington, West Virginia that will provide drug testing services for physicians and hospitals and support HealthTrackRx's GuideMed® clinical solution. GuideMed enables physicians and hospitals to provide new resources for safe prescribing and monitoring medication use in people being treated with opioids and other controlled substances. The program has been used by more than 30,000 people and initial results have shown...more