innoviCares launches app to help improve patient choice and health
HALIFAX, Dec. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - STI, the leader in intelligent
reimbursement solutions for the Canadian healthcare market, releases
the innoviCares app, designed to promote personal healthcare management
and improve adherence to prescribed medications, available at the
iTunes store for all registered innoviCares members.
InnoviCares offers additional coverage for many original brand name
medications and healthcare products and is provided to patients at no
cost by STI, in partnership with participating pharmaceutical
manufacturers. For many of the participating products, innoviCares
provides members the choice to stay on original brand name medications.
The newly released iPhone app gives members a digital version of their
card and provides them with useful features, like easily actionable
prescription refill alerts. These reminders are based on real
intelligence driven from prescription possession data.
"Our hope is that Canadians take prompt and proper action when managing
their healthcare. Adherence to prescribed medications equals better
patient outcomes and reduced overall costs. The innoviCares iPhone app
is a simple tool that can assist patients in this regard." says Dave
Gallson, Associate National Executive Director for the Mood Disorders
Society of Canada.
In addition to the adherence alerts, other notable features include a
pharmacy locator that maps the nearest preferred pharmacy who can serve
the patient best, personalized benefits and savings, and an up-to-date
list of what products are covered on the card. Patients simply bring
their innoviCares card to their pharmacy when filling a prescription
and the card works similar to their drug insurance card, providing
coverage on participating products.
"I have a chronic condition that requires frequent prescription refills
that I use my innoviCares card to save a substantial cost difference
for," says Michel Roy, a Quebec patient. "Knowing what pharmacies are
going to serve me best is invaluable."
The innoviCares program was launched early this year, showing great
early traction with over 400,000 members using the program across
Canada. There are currently over 55 different products covered on the
program, including diabetes products, chronic pain medications and
cancer drugs, along with dozens of other original brand name
medications such as Imovane, Wellbutrin XL, Crestor, Nexium, Pantoloc,
and Altace. This program is provided at no cost and patients can get a
card by visiting www.innovicares.ca. The innoviCares app is currently available to innoviCares members for
the iPhone and can be downloaded from the iTunes store.
STI connects physicians, patients, pharmacy and pharma with a variety of
intelligent reimbursement solutions that empower choice amongst
healthcare professionals and patients, ultimately improving patient
outcomes. We facilitate valuable interactions between each of these
four distinct groups, using our advanced patient-centric technology
platform to power all of our solutions.
SOURCE: STI Technologies Limited
For further information:
Mary Jane Leslie