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5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Medication Adherence Packaging Solution


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Selecting a medication adherence solution for your pharmacy is a critical decision for the future of your business, and not one to be taken lightly.  There are a lot of options available, and it can be difficult to find the best fit for your pharmacy staff and the community you serve.


Before you commit to a long-term solution for your pharmacy, it is important to consider features that could be game-changing for your patients and your bottom line.


Here are 5 important things to consider when selecting a medication adherence solution:


Dose Capacity

When it comes to improving medication adherence, it is important to have a simple solution for patients who are taking multiple medications at a time several times throughout the day.  Blister capacity of your compliance package plays a key role in simplifying adherence for your patients. Many options on the market will only accommodate 4-6 unique medications in a single portable dose cup, resulting in multiple packages for one dose time for some patients.  This could become confusing.  Medicine-On-Time’s MOT Complete system’s high-capacity dose cup will hold up to 12 unique medications in a single cup. We will also be releasing a new package type later this year that will accommodate up to 16 medications!


Days Supply

There are a number of factors that play a role in choosing the best day-supply options for your pharmacy and the patients you serve: billing, patient preference, staff scheduling and more.  Whatever the case may be, it is important to have an adherence packaging option that allows your pharmacy to choose any day supply and make it available in any layout.  Medicine-On-Time offers solutions that can fill between 1 and 35 days supply in one package.  Layouts include monthly calendar and weekly calendar formats with unlimited dose times throughout the day.  This not only provides flexibility to your pharmacy, it also opens the door for serving many multiple care settings with varying needs.


Scalability

When you are just starting out with your medication adherence program, it is important to consider a solution that allows you to start small and grow BIG.  Changing your packaging type once you reach a certain point of growth could be a difficult adjustment for your staff and your patients. That is why it is best to choose an option that accommodates growth over the long term.  Medicine-On-Time offers solutions that can be hand-packaged with simple and easy tools as well as an adherence software that helps your pharmacy optimize workflow as you grow.  We also partner with Synergy Medical, a Parata Company so you can continue to offer the same solution via automation if and when the time is right.


Startup Cost

Choosing a scalable solution to offer your patients also results in a lower upfront investment for your pharmacy.  Without a reliable return-on-investment solution, purchasing  capital equipment can be a risky way to kick-off your adherence program.  A more scalable solution allows your pharmacy to add resources in the form of staff and/or automation as you grow.  Medicine-On-Time offers an affordable membership program that includes software, support, simple packaging tools, and an array of cost-effective packaging solutions.


Return On Investment

When you choose an adherence partner, you are making an investment in your business.  When that adherence partner offers solutions to support your growth and profitability, the sky’s the limit.  Medicine-On-Time’s membership program includes services that help your pharmacy see a large return on investment with existing patients and new business opportunities.  From lowering DIR fees, to increasing performance-based bonus payments, to marketing for new revenue opportunities, Medicine-On-Time has you covered.


Final Thoughts:

When choosing your medication adherence solution, it is a lifetime investment in your pharmacy and your patients. If you want to learn more about Medicine-On-Time’s products and services, contact us today by phone at (800) 722-8824 or by email at info@medicineontime.com.


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