What You Should Know:
– Lightbeam and Surescripts announced today a partnership that gives Lightbeam’s clients patient prescription histories and real-time refill notifications.
– Lightbeam makes a population health management platform for ACOs, IDNs and other risk-bearing entities. The Surescripts Medication History for Populations service will be available to Lightbeam’s clients, adding valuable insights on top of the robust analytics already available within the Lightbeam platform.
Why It Matters
Patient medication history information helps round out value-based care organizations’ clinical data by providing care teams with a history of all medications prescribed and filled. Users can access patient medication data sourced from pharmacy benefit managers and pharmacies themselves. This added solution equips providers with more complete information to make informed decisions on medication management, identify patients who may be at risk, and anticipate adverse drug events.
Surescripts Medication History for Populations includes a newly launched patient notifications feature that provides real-time medication adherence alerts, including the ability to inform care teams when patients do not pick up prescribed medications. For organizations managing high-risk, high-cost conditions such as diabetes, these notifications are instrumental in early intervention before a preventable high-cost hospital event or admission occurs.