Thomas, WV – Cortland Acres announces a partnership with a new automated prescription refill service provided by Omnicare, a CVS health company. The new service is more predictive, totally electronic and more streamlined than Omnicare’s current system.
“This new service will save our nursing staff hours of administrative time,” explains Cortland’s Director of Nursing Robin Eye. “Time that is much better spent working with our residents.”
The new service provides facility benefits such as weekly e-reminders indicating when eligible medications are due for refill, freeing up valuable storage space, changing a resident status so unnecessary medications aren’t wasted as well as eliminating the need for nursing staff to follow up with faxes or phone calls.
“Omnicare invited Cortland to be the first skilled nursing facility in West Virginia to take advantage of this new resource,” states Cortland Administrator Beth Clevenger. “We are constantly on the lookout for improvements in healthcare that will either enhance the lives of our residents or benefit our staff in some way. We set the standard in the 1980’s with one of the first unit dose medication systems in the state. Implementing this new system through Omnicare is a reflection of Cortland’s efforts to continually raise the bar in quality and service for our residents.”
This program coordinates refills for eligible maintenance prescriptions, saving time and helping to track medications without contributing to prescription oversupply. Prescriptions with less than a 21-day supply, controlled substances and those not covered by certain third-party plans are not eligible for the program.