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Henry Ford makes homegrown Rx platform available to health systems nationwide

A specialty pharmacy platform, developed in 2013 by Detroit-based Henry Ford Health to help address a unique need, is now available for other health system customers across the country.

Henry Ford Innovations announced on Friday that the software, called DromosPTM, is now commercially available for pharmacies nationwide. The platform is designed to meet an often unmet need in the specialty pharmacy space – helping coordinate highly-specific aspects of patient care and disease management.

Focused on medications, often for chronic and rare conditions, that demand special handling, storage and distribution, DromosPTM can help pharmacists and providers find financial assistance for costly prescriptions.

It can also help boost patient engagement and improve medication adherence, integrating with patient portals to enable easier requests of often-complicated prescription refills and transfers, according to Henry Ford Innovations.

DromosPTM was designed and developed at Henry Ford Health’s specialty pharmacy, Pharmacy Advantage, which is supported by CarepathRx.

The technology is already in use at seven specialty pharmacies and health systems across the country.

“DromosPTM is helping the specialty pharmacy industry scale their businesses and improve both operational and clinical outcomes as their organizations continue to grow,” said David Shepherd, president and CEO of Henry Ford’s Community Care Services, in a statement.

“By helping remove barriers from patients, like cost and prior authorizations, DromosPTM has created positive patient outcomes already,” he said.

Henry Ford Innovations has enacted more than 30 licensing agreements, representing over $100 million in future revenue, since it was launched in 2011. The innovation arm works with early-stage and corporate collaborators to commercialize tools developed in Detroit.

Healthcare IT News has profiled other innovations this year at Henry Ford Health System, including the ROI it has achieved from its employer-based telemedicine clinic and its entirely virtual behavioral care program.

In a July episode of HIMSSCast, the health system’s director of virtual care discussed optimizing telehealth integration into care pathways, conducting comprehensive exams via video and improving telehealth literacy.

“We are proud to have leading healthcare organizations joining our DromosPTM network to transform lives through advanced patient therapy management,” said Lisa Prasad, Henry Ford Health’s Chief Innovation Officer and the leader of Henry Ford Innovations. “These partnerships allow increased functionality and provide patients across the country a better experience and care.”

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