How STChealth Helps Pharmacies Automate Immunization Data Capture and Reporting

This article is sponsored by STChealth.

This article is sponsored by STChealth.

In this Q&A, Michael Popovich, CEO of STChealth, discusses how the company helps pharmacies close patients gaps in care and boost revenue by capturing and reporting critical data.

1) Tell us about STChealth.

Popovich: STChealth is an innovative data exchange company that facilitates the transfer of critical health care data to key stakeholders in real-time. Vaccine providers, particularly pharmacists, throughout the United States use STChealth solutions to capture and report critical patient data, to public health systems and patients themselves through our consumer access solution, MyIR Mobile.

2) How do you benefit the retail pharmacy community? Give examples.

Popovich: Our Pharmacy Clinical Services solution enables pharmacies to close patient gaps in care and boost revenue by increasing the number of immunizations provided per patient encounter. With our bi-directional reporting capabilities, retail pharmacists can access patient immunization history directly from their State Immunization Information System —this ensures accuracy with the data and returns any existing immunization gaps that the pharmacist can close at the point of care. A study conducted by the American Pharmacists Association found that STChealth’s bi-directional reporting increased immunizations per patient by approximately 40%. To give a real-life example, when a patient comes into the pharmacy for their flu shot, the pharmacist can view the patient's immunization history and suggest any additional vaccines the patient is past due for. 

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