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MedVantx and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Partner to Provide Physicians with Integrated Medication Management Platform in Newly Created Patient-Centered Medical Homes
Date:4/20/2011

medications geared at managing the conditions most prevalent within my complex patient population," stated Herbert Brennan, DO, a Providence, Rhode Island area physician.  "Patients are more likely to adhere to treatment recommendations when they can obtain an initial supply of their new medications conveniently at the physician's office."

The PCMH model emphasizes collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams of healthcare professionals in order to meet all of the patient's healthcare needs. Medication management is considered an integral component of the PCMH.  The inclusion of the MedVantx program improves the quality and safety of medication use, assures patient access to medications and drug information, and provides sample medication data capture that was previously unavailable.

"We look forward to expanding the relationship with BCBSRI by implementing MedStart™ systems into additional practices participating in the BCBSRI PCMH program," said Robert Feeney, Chief Executive Officer of MedVantx. "This initiative with BCBSRI and leading medical groups in Rhode Island supports our strategy to leverage the proven MedVantx consumer medication management platform, expand our program in Rhode Island and develop new programs for our participating payors to better navigate healthcare reform by reducing costs and enhancing quality."

About the Patient Centered Medical Home

Patients of a PCMH establish an ongoing relationship with a Primary Care Physician (PCP) who leads a team of other healthcare professionals in taking proactive steps to improve that patient's health.  Under this holistic approach, every aspect of a patient's care, including treatment options, drug regimens, and appointment scheduling, will be coordinated through the PCP, with support from a care team who will work together to improve that patient's health. Many of the patient's cared for within this model are prescribed multiple medications to treat
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