New partnership will give access to in-home medication dispenser ‘spencer’, augmented with local clinical pharmacy services, giving peace of mind and independence to individuals managing multiple medication.
KELOWNA, BC, September 22, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — Catalyst Healthcare, a BC-based technology company helping people to take their medications as prescribed, has partnered with community-based Valley Pharmacy group. This partnership will give patients in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, and Hope access to in-home medication dispenser ‘spencer’, augmented with local clinical pharmacy services, giving peace of mind and independence to individuals managing multiple medications.
Valley Pharmacy offers a variety of services, with a focus on individualized care and achieving the best outcome for each of their patients. “We are excited to be working with Catalyst and offer the spencer program, which allows us to provide exceptional care to the people in our community,” shared Jacqueline Twadrous, Owner Valley Pharmacy.
Watch how spencer works:
With the introduction of spencer, Valley Pharmacy services now include:
– Use of a ‘spencer’ countertop dispenser which beeps and flashes when medications are due then dispenses exactly what to take at the touch of a button; 24/7 service desk support
– Home delivery of pre-sorted prescriptions & over the counter items such as vitamins
– Customized packaging with patient name, date, time, medication, strength, label, directions
– Proactive contact with doctors to refill prescriptions before they run out
– Real-time medication adherence support, remote monitoring of chronic & new symptoms
– Video capability allows for tele-health appointments with pharmacist, physician
– Family caregiver smart phone app
“There is no question that spencer changes lives. The way that patients react is priceless, and we’re so excited to be matching people in need with Jacqueline and team,” shared Isaac Kamen, Director of Digital Marketing, Catalyst.
spencer is the only FDA class 1 approved medication and monitoring device in Canada. Its loved by patients, who can be independent and manage their medication without assistance, achieving 97% adherence. Caregivers and family members can stay connected with spencer’s integrated app and receive alerts that their loved one has taken their medication or if they have missed a dose. Watch what our users have to say: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8AtL-qy9T4blXl-uIO1GeDeD_y26-vP2
About Valley Pharmacy
Valley Pharmacy independently owned and operated by pharmacists who believe in investing in the best possible pharmacy care. At Valley Pharmacy, you’ll experience a level of personal attention unmatched by larger chains. Because we’re focused on building relationships with members of the communities in which our pharmacies reside, we’ve built a reputation for going above and beyond customers’ every expectation. Valley pharmacy in Chilliwack offers on-call after hours service, free prescription delivery, diabetes supplies and support, as well as medication compliance and adherence programs.
Contact: Jacqueline Twadrous, [email protected], 604.392.2111
Catalyst is an award-winning technology company whose patented AdhereNet® platform links pharmacists, patients and care teams to manage drug complexity and improve medication adherence. Catalyst’s connected technologies gather, share and correlate data in real-time, allowing pharmacists to better serve their patients and to play a key role in population health.
Contact: Kasumi Oda, [email protected], 250.469.3411
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