Below is our recent interview with Teresa Pavlin, PR & Communications Manager of Pack4U:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to your company?
A: We help people take their medication as prescribed — with easy to use digital health tools — then we go beyond adherence to make sure that medications are doing what they should. With access to our real-time data, community pharmacists are playing a critical role in improving health outcomes.
Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?
A: Pack4U raised $20 million to address the $528.4 billion annual cost of non-optimized medication therapy. Pack4U has a top-tier board of technology and healthcare executives — dynamic leaders with decades of experience in pharmacy, wholesale, clinical care, health systems, digital technology, and managed healthcare.
Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?
A: People achieve 98% medication adherence with our easy-to-use digital health tools; well above average adherence rates. We connect high-risk patients at home to clinical pharmacists to monitor medication adherence, link medications to Bluetooth device readings, and use telehealth for two-way communication. People maintain their independence while the timing and complexity of their medications are managed with the help of a connected care team. Meanwhile, our fully automated, high-volume central-fill hubs produce specialty medication packaging at scale, freeing up community pharmacist time for patient care.
For example, take our work with a US multinational health plan to address a challenging population. Patients with depression and schizophrenia not responding to traditional healthcare received in-home medication dispensing with spencer, and remote monitoring with pharmacist oversight. High adherence confirmed a willingness to use technology and a 92% response rate to sensitive health-related questions allowed us to meaningfully engage based on a real-time data stream of patient-reported insights. This allowed us to deliver highly personalized care to patients who traditionally were very difficult to reach.
Q: What can we expect from your company in next 6 months? What are your plans?
A: Currently, we have high volume central fills in Los Angeles, Orlando and Toronto and will soon announce additional locations. This is great news for community pharmacists who can now ‘go digital’ and for people who take medications, our technologies promise to radically improve and personalize healthcare.
Q: What is a great thing about your company that people might not know about?
A: Our technology is already in use and we are changing people’s lives!