HALIFAX, June 1, 2012 /CNW/ - STI, innovative solution provider for the Canadian healthcare market, announces the national launch of the STI Pharmacy Partner Program at the Canadian Pharmacists Association Conference this weekend in Whistler, BC.
Some of the country's largest chain and banner pharmacies including Pharmasave, PharmaChoice, Canada Safeway, Costco Pharmacy, Murphy's Pharmacies in addition to thousands of independent pharmacies are founding members of the program, which is available to all pharmacies from coast to coast.
The STI Pharmacy Partner Program is designed to support pharmacy as they adapt to the changing environment and combat the challenges of generic drug reform. Pharmacy partners can choose to participate in exclusive STI programs such as blood glucose meter reimbursement, patient insight, co-branded promotions and patient benefit card distribution. These programs promote pharmacy loyalty leading to an increase in overall pharmacy business.
The STI Pharmacy Partner Program comes with a members-only website that provides pharmacy with easy access to STI program information and allows for an open communication channel with pharmacy. The program website provides tools such as: online customer support, store level activity reporting, and card ordering, all packaged for pharmacy at no cost.
"STI was founded on the belief that pharmacy and pharmacists play an integral role in a patient's overall health care," says Steve Nicolle, CEO of STI. "The STI Pharmacy Partner Program was designed in consultation with pharmacy to help them to thrive in light of their changing business environment."
STI provides various programs that get processed through thousands of pharmacies across Canada daily, such as alternative sampling, patient assistance, patient benefit, market access, and meter and device reimbursement. In addition to the programs STI provides pharmacy at no cost, they also offer innovative cloud-based software solutions that allow pharmacy to run paperless customized professional pharmacy services, such as immunization and wellness clinics. Members of the STI Pharmacy Partner Program also receive a discount on the STI Pharmacy Services Software.
"STI has been a strategic business partner and we participate in their innovative programs on a regular basis. Working with STI on an immunization management system helped our pharmacists to effectively provide immunization clinics, create and manage our immunization records, as well as significantly improve processing efficiency," Says Stacy Johnson, Director of Pharmacy Services, Canada Safeway.
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