The Bartell Drug Company Implements Bi-directional Immunization Interface with Real Time Data
The Bartell Drug Company Implements Bi-directional Immunization Interface with Real Time Data and Consumer Portal to Improve Patient Outcomes
Scottsdale, AZ (PRUnderground) February 9th, 2016
Scientific Technologies Corporation (STC) and The Bartell Drug Company are proud to announce that Bartell Drugs is now the first and only pharmacy in the country to implement the following trifecta of immunization services: Reporting administered vaccines to the state registry, forecasting additional vaccination opportunities at the point of care and offering patients an official Department of Health sealed certificate.
By integrating STC’s bi-directional Immunization Interface, ImmsLink™ into Bartell’s workflow, pharmacists can review patient immunization histories and vaccination opportunities in real time and make strong recommendations. STC’s industry-leading vaccine forecaster takes the uncertainty out of advocating for additional shots by confirming for pharmacists when a patient is due for immunizations, thereby enhancing the patient care experience. Since conception of this flu season, Bartell’s Immunization Program has helped protect over 60,000 Seattle area residents from illness by administering a flu vaccine. The program has also enhanced and improved the depth of data in the Washington Department of Health immunization registry so they can see a more accurate picture of the population’s health.
“I think this is a priceless tool to have at our fingertips, especially since pharmacists are becoming the go to source for immunizations to the public. (ImmsLink™) finally gives us the intelligence to make strong recommendations for needed vaccinations”, Christina Ree. Clinical Programs Manager
Bartell Drugs is also breaking ground by empowering patients with secure access to their own official Immunization records via STC’s MyIR™ patient portal. Patients can sign up through any Bartell pharmacist, then go home and have free access to their records online and anytime.
“Bartell Drugs has always been invested in our patients. We believe that by empowering our consumers with access to their immunization records, patients will stay engaged and invest in improving their health, which in turn improves the health of our state.” VP of Pharmacy Operations, Billy Chow
Bartell Drugs is a strong immunization ambassador in their community, and STC is proud to team with a pharmacy whose innovative approach increases efficiency and improves patient care.
About Bartell Drugs
Bartell Drugs and the state of Washington have grown up together since 1890, when a 21-year-old pharmacist from Kansas named George H. Bartell decided to buy the Lake Washington Pharmacy in Seattle’s Central District. Just a few months earlier, Washington had officially become our nation’s 42nd state.
The young Bartell could have only dreamed that someday his little pharmacy would one day become the oldest family-owned drugstore chain in the country, and that his family name would represent one of the Puget Sound’s greatest success stories. Bartell had a short list of priorities when he started his business. He wanted to help his customers stay healthy and to keep them coming back for more by offering a great selection as well as what we have come to call, “Red Vest Service.”
A century and a quarter later, George Sr.’s simple philosophy continues to guide our company. Though Bartell Drugs now has more than 60 stores in the Puget Sound region, each location features its own distinct neighborhood vibe. We may be a chain, but we’re local, and always remember that our customers are also our neighbors.
Ever since George Sr. bottled his first tinctures and pills, Bartell Drugs has been a place where cutting-edge technology complements good old-fashioned customer service. From constantly fine-tuning our retail offerings to outfitting our pharmacies with state-of-the-art equipment, we strive to provide our customers with everything they need to stay healthy and coming back for more. We’re pretty sure George Sr. would be proud.
A leading public health informatics company in the U.S., STC creates technology solutions to address critical public health issues and to improve public health through the applied use of population health data.
Founded in 1988, STC was one of the first companies to advocate for the value of immunization registries and public health data to augment clinical practice. Since then, STC has become the trusted authority on the applied use of information technology to collect immunization data and assist in solving complex challenges.
STC’s unique mix of public health advisors and information system software developers combine their talents to design innovative software solutions used in both the public and private sectors, by state public health departments as well as by the nation’s leading pharmacies and physicians.
With over 300 million vaccine encounters now retained in the immunization registries of STC and its state public health partners, STC plays a key role in protecting children and adults from diseases and helping to create healthier populations.
For additional information about STC, please visit www.stchome.com.
About Scientific Technologies Corporation
STC is widely recognized as a leading public health informatics company in the U.S. We play a key role in protecting the public from diseases. Since 1988 we have leveraged our experience to develop solutions important to addressing and solving critical public health issues. Our staff is committed to improving public health through the applied use of population health data collected through modernized information systems. Our staff offers a unique blend of public health advisors and applied information system developers who come together to create cost effective public health technology solutions.
We greatly value our relationships with our clients — we host numerous public health improvement events every year, including information exchange summits, user meetings, advanced training, and user consortiums that result in the on-going development and enhancement of current products as well as the next generation of products. The events allow our clients to connect with STC subject matter experts and other state health departments to create a consortium that forms best practices and provides innovative solutions to complex problems. The experience of STC combined with the partnership of our clients provides a critical source of public health information, resulting in:
25,000,000 patients in STC immunization registries
250,000,000 records in STC immunization registries
17,000 providers utilizing STC immunization registries
77,000 users of STC immunization registries
736 electronic vendor links to STC immunization registries
93,000 HL7 messages sent per day through one of STC’s state registries.
STC’s goal is to continually show our clients the value of investing in public health information technology through high quality service, innovative software solutions, and population-based outcomes. We achieve this goal by delivering and installing quality products and services in a timely and efficient manner. While we take great pride in delivering quality services, we are driven by the fact that we play a key role in protecting children and adults from disease, ultimately creating healthier populations.
Advancing Population Health Outcomes through Information Technology:
Accurate timely information through registries and integrated medical record systems is key to impacting chronic, infectious, and vaccine-preventable disease. Meaningful Use facilitates health policy to increase the health information exchange of public health records from electronic health record systems in clinics and pharmacies. STC provides technology and electronic medical record exchanges to empower consumers, healthcare providers, pharmacists, public health professionals, and health plans with immunization information and decision support. We reinforce information captured through STC-developed state immunization information systems and STC-supported WIR registries with Immunization Intelligence™.