Integrating outpatient pharmacy into the continuum of care

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June 16, 2016

Proxsys Rx Opens The Pharmacy at DeSoto – Technology Drives Patient Benefits

(Southaven, MS) Proxsys Rx announces the opening of The Pharmacy at DeSoto , an independently owned and operated outpatient retail pharmacy at Baptist Memorial Hospital- DeSoto. The Pharmacy at DeSoto will partner with the hospital to enhance the quality of transitional patient care by providing a broad range of benefits including bedside pharmacy counseling and follow-up pharmacy services to help patients comply with their medication regimens and avoid hospital readmission.

“We are excited to partner with the hospital to provide Baptist DeSoto patients with a new level of service,” said Proxsys Rx Chairman and CEO George B. Salem. “By integrating outpatient pharmacy into the continuum of care, we are able to help Baptist DeSoto provide patients with exceptional care while realizing long-term cost savings that go along with reducing readmission rates and improving other key health system strategic indicators,” said Salem. In addition to the retail pharmacy services, Proxsys Rx is providing Baptist DeSoto with a broad scope of services for pharmacy levered population management and pharmacy driven performance programs.

“Having the right partner gives patients better care,” James Huffman, administrator and CEO of Baptist DeSoto, explained. Huffman pointed out that a key goal of the Proxsys Rx partnership is to reduce hospital readmissions by allowing patients to leave the hospital with 30-90 day supplies of prescriptions in hand, along with options for continued refills to treat chronic disease. Benefits to the patient include a pharmacist bedside consult delivered via digital app to explain medications, easier access to medications and discounted pricing.

About Proxsys Rx

Proxsys Rx is a healthcare solutions company that vertically integrates outpatient pharmacy into the continuum of care for health systems and their affiliated contracting agents. Proxsys Rx finances and establishes local outpatient pharmacy operations and then implements two core programs: Pharmacy Driven Performance Programs, and Pharmacy Levered Population Management.

The nation’s leading Integrated Outpatient Pharmacy Provider , IOPP™, Proxsys Rx provides health care systems with long-term cost savings by reducing readmissions, improving HCAHPS scores and improving other key health system strategic indicators that impact reimbursements and margins and accelerate Meaningful Use compliance. Additional information is available at Proxsysrx.com.

About Baptist Memorial Hospital DeSoto

Baptist DeSoto is a not-for-profit hospital that is part of Baptist Memorial Health Care. It is a 339-bed hospital that offers diagnostic, surgical and rehabilitation services. In November 2006, Baptist DeSoto opened a new, 11-story tower, featuring all-private rooms, expanded operating suites and a new emergency room. In 2010, Baptist DeSoto received the Hospital of the Year award (100 beds or more) from the Mississippi Nurses Association. The hospital offers open-heart surgery and a number of other cardiovascular services, and the emergency department’s heart attack response rate is, on average, 30 minutes faster than the national benchmark. Baptist DeSoto’s inpatient rehabilitation program ranked in the top 1 percent in the nation for quality in a report based on 2009 performance outcomes. In 2010, the hospital’s Women’s Center became the first breast imaging facility in DeSoto County to offer digital mammography. In 2012, Baptist DeSoto ranked No. 1 in the state of Mississippi for heart services by HealthGrades. In 2014-2015, Baptist DeSoto was ranked as the No. 1 hospital in the state of Mississippi.