News/Events

February 29, 2016 -ActualMeds to Exhibit  with the HX360 Start-up Showcase at HIMSS16 Annual Conference & Exhibition March 1-3, Las Vegas NV – Sands Expo Center. 

Please visit us at Booth 54 to learn how ActualMeds can automate medication reconciliation to provide the best possible medication record for patients at admission and discharge, lowering labor costs and reducing re-admissions.

November 9, 2015. East Hartford, Conn. Joseph Gruber, RPh, CGP, FASCP is honored at The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Awards Reception at Annual Meeting October 29-Nov1 in Las Vegas NV

Joseph Gruber, who  received the Richard S. Berman Service award, annually given to an individual for outstanding service and dedication to foster the goals of the Society, was among the top honorees announced at the  recent annual meeting of The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP).  In addition to an accomplished career in pharmacy clinical operations in long term care, and more recently with focus on improving medication management of ambulatory high risk seniors, Gruber served as a past president of ASCP. See the entire release at :

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/11/prweb13066965.htm

June 10, 2015.  ActualMeds CEO Patricia Meisner Discusses a Fundamentally Different Approach to Improving Adherence in High Risk Patients

ActualMeds CEO Patricia Meisner discusses how reducing complexity and risk of medication regimens in older adults is a fundamentally different approach to improving adherence. In order to do this care teams must be aware of a patient’s medication history to guide therapy and interventions at the point of care.  Listen to the entire podcast at:   http://relentlesshealthvalue.com/audios/48/

 

April 8, 2015ActualMeds Announces Partnership with Data Driven Delivery Systems, LLC (DDDS)   ActualMeds, a provider cloud-based software and managed services to provide medication management and reconciliation that is integrated to care management, today announced it has partnered with Data Driven Delivery Systems, to enable providers to complete an automated medication reconciliation as part of their Medicare and Medicaid prospective risk adjustment and quality program services. See entire release: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150408005228/en/ActualMeds-Announces-Partnership-Data-Driven-Delivery-Systems#.VSUZnkv5dhw

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March 27, 2015. ”ActualMeds Partners With Ohio Pharmacy Counseling Services to Offer Managed Services with Its Software for Medication Management and Reconciliation to Care Teams”  ActualMeds, East Hartford, CT, a provider of cloud-based software for medication management and reconciliation that is integrated with care management, today announced it has partnered with Ohio Pharmacy Counseling Services, Ltd. (OPCS) to offer managed services through its national network of licensed consulting pharmacists. OPCS provides comprehensive medication review and targeted intervention programs as part of its Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services to healthcare plans and other third-party suppliers. The partnership will allow OPCS pharmacists to use the ActualMeds platform to deliver real-time medication management and reconciliation to care teams for their high risk patients. See entire release: PR Web AM OPCS 032715

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March 27, 2015.Ohio Pharmacy Counseling Services, Ltd. (OPCS) Licenses ActualMeds Medication Management and Reconciliation Platform” 

Ohio Pharmacy Counseling Services, Ltd. (OPCS), Milford, Ohio,  announced that it has licensed ActualMeds cloud-based comprehensive medication management software for use by its national network of licensed consulting pharmacists.     OPCS provides Comprehensive Medication Review and targeted intervention programs as part of its Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services to healthcare plans and other third party suppliers of these services.  See entire  release: PR Web OPCS AM 032715

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January 5, 2015. “Promoting Safe and Effective Use of OTC Medications: CHPA-GSA National Summit”  Albert SM, Bix L, Bridgeman MM, Carstensen LL, Dyer-Chamberlain M, Neafsey PJ, Wolf MS. Dr. Patricia Neafsey, Professor Emeritus of the University of Connecticut School of Nursing and Principal Scientist and Co-Founder of ActualMeds was one of the Summit leaders.  The major conclusion of a group of academic, commercial and pharmaceutical participants is that little formal research has been done to study self-medication with OTCs by older adult populations; and while this use is  poorly understood, many OTCs are powerful pharmacologic agents with significant potential for adverse outcomes, especially when taken in conjunction with the already complex therapeutic regimens of this population. here is a link to the proceedings of the summit: Gerontologist. 2014 Dec;54(6):909-18. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnu034. Epub 2014 May 20. http://gerontologist.oxfordjournals.org/content/54/6/909.abstract

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October 2014. Michael A. Stocker, MD, MPH , Member of the ActualMeds Board of Directors Receives Prestigous Healthcare Leadership Award from the United Hospital Fund of New York City

Michael A. Stocker, MD, MPH, former chairman of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) and former president and CEO of Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, received the Health Care Leadership Award. Over seven years, Dr. Stocker successfully led Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield’s conversion from not-for-profit to publicly traded status, creating a leaner, more efficient and competitive business in the process, and further signaling the embrace of managed care by the insurance industry. Following a brief retirement, Dr. Stocker advised and supported HHC’s management team as they dealt with the perpetual challenges of infrastructure, staffing, and money, along with a new focus on the critical areas of corporate compliance, internal audits, and procurement. During his five years of leadership at HHC, he was often recognized for his role in enhancing the quality and safety of its services and, in the context of national health reform, preparing the public health care system to be seen as “providers of choice” as fewer New Yorkers go uninsured.

The Health Care Leadership Award was established by the United Hospital Fund in 1998 to recognize strong and sustained leadership aimed at improving health care in New York City.

See full press release: http://www.uhfnyc.org/news/881009

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ActualMeds presents New York Presbyterian pilot results at the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved Annual Meeting and Health IT Forum , June 25-27, 2014 , Alexandria VA

Anne Marie Biernacki, ActualMeds CTO and Co-Founder  presented the June 26th 3:15pm session “Use of Enabling Health IT by Community Health Workers to Document Patient Self-Medication Behaviors of  High-Risk Diabetes Patients in a Home Setting,” an overview and takeaways from a pilot performed at New York Presbyterian Hospital in conjunction with their WIN for Health program (for more information seehttp://nyp.org/services/acn-outreach-win.html  ).  Community Health Workers  used ActualMeds on mobile devices to capture patient medication information in the patients home to feed into a medication reconciliation process.

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ActualMeds Selected for Main Stage Demo at Health Datapalooza , June 1-3, 2014 , Washington D.C.

Anne Marie Biernacki, ActualMeds CTO and Co-Founder will present a Main Stage demo of the latest ActualMeds software for team based medication management and reconciliation. Selected as one of five companies from more than 100 applicants, ActualMeds will lead off the first demo in the opening general session on Monday morning, June 2.  Attendees will have another opportunity to see ActualMeds in the Apps Expo at 4:00 pm on Monday afternoon, and at the Genius Bar in the center of the Exhibit Hall.  http://healthdatapalooza.org/agenda/live-app-demos/

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Listen to ActualMeds CEO Patricia Meisner Interview with Greg Masters of Health Innovation Media on Blog Talk Radio, March 12, 2014.

Pat discusses  recognition ActualMeds received at this year’s HIMSS 14 Venture+ Forum and how “medication reconciliation on demand ” from ActualMeds will lead to better healthcare delivery and outcomes for high risk patients . Link

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ActualMeds Receives Top Award at HIMSS 14 Venture+ Forum

East Hartford, Conn. (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 — ActualMeds, a provider of web-based platforms to facilitate patient data collection and automate coordination of care for medication management in patients with chronic diseases, today announced it was selected as the winner of the 2014 Venture+ Forum pitch contest for startups at the HIMSS Annual Conference. More…himss14

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ActualMeds Debuts With The Hive as Part of TEDMED 2013 Washington DC, April 16-19

Health information technology firm will introduce new solutions for medication management and reconciliation for chronically ill patients at the point of care  More…TEDMED 0413 F

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2013 National Summit on OTC Medication Behavior of Older Adults

ActualMeds will participate in 2013 National Summit on OTC Medication Behaviors of Older Adults to be held April 910, 2013,at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC.

The April 2013 National Summit on OTC Medication Behaviors of Older Adults will be a oneday conference in Washington, DC focused on safe and effective use of OTC medications. Attendees from industry, academia, research and practice will convene to evaluate current research on the OTC medication behaviors of older adults and identify gaps in the evidence base. Specific areas of focus will include OTC medication literacy, the perceptual and cognitive basis of OTC medication decisionmaking, technologies to support optimal OTC behavior, and the interface of clinical and family care with OTC behavior.

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October 16, 2012 New York Digital Health Accelerator Reveals Inaugural Class

NYeC, Partnership for New York City Fund and the DOH have Joined Forces to Create $4.2M Digital Health Accelerator Program, the Largest Program of its Kind, to Encourage Health IT Innovation and Create Jobs  More…NYDHA – Press Release – Inaugural Class – 10-15-2012