Thursday, December 08, 2011

Skyscape RxDrugs Enhancement Offers Physicians Full Formulary Support

Enhanced functionality empowers healthcare and life science professionals to streamline patient prescribing and better manage prescription drug cost

Marlborough, MA (December 8, 2011) – Physicians Interactive announced today that an enhanced version of its Skyscape RxDrugs mobile resource, including full formulary support, is now available. This formulary enhancement enables prescribers to check health plan coverage of thousands of brand name and generic drugs for their patients, right at the point of care. RxDrugs offers information on 5,000 health plans, covering all 50 states, and is updated monthly.



“Prescribers and pharmacists can now have access to a mobile formulary that fits into their natural workflow right on their smartphone or tablet, providing coverage status insight from an unprecedented collection of health plans,” said Sanjay Pingle, president of Physicians Interactive. “Patients expect healthcare professionals to quickly have answers at their fingertips; RxDrugs ensures that they have the prescribing information they need – right when they need it.”

The enhanced version of the RxDrugs app promotes formulary compliance and efficiently communicates formulary updates to healthcare providers.

“The sheer number of available prescribed medications is staggering and new therapies are coming out at a frightening pace,” said Jordan G. Safirstein, FACC, FSCAI; Interventional Cardiologist in Morristown, New Jersey. “The addition of formulary coverage, to what is already the best and most comprehensive mobile pharmacopeia, makes managing patients safer and more efficient."

From improving the quality of patient care to saving time, this comprehensive drug information resource offers an array of benefits to health and life science professionals. RxDrugs is free to users who download the free Skyscape Medical Resources app and is available for all major mobile platforms, including iOS, Android and Blackberry. Additional key benefits include:

  • Updated U.S. and international drug monographs
  • Covers all co-payment tiers including 2-tier, 3-tier, 4-tier, 5-tier and specialty, as well as Medicare and Medicaid
  • Prior authorization requirements look-up feature
  • Quantity limit checks
  • Fully integrated drug-drug interactions checker
  • 400+ embedded dosing calculators
  • Pill images and descriptions
  • Monthly updates

Skyscape’s formulary information is automatically included within the RxDrugs application with no additional sign-up or log-in. For more information on Skyscape’s RxDrugs or to download the free app, please visit www.skyscape.com/rxdrugs/.

About Skyscape
Skyscape® is a leading provider of mobile apps for medical professionals, trusted by more than one million healthcare professionals worldwide. With more than 600 trusted resources covering 35 medical specialties, Skyscape enables physicians, nurses, students, and other healthcare professionals to provide quality patient care, save time and reduce costly medical errors. Unlike classic textbooks, Skyscape apps include advanced search, medical calculators, algorithms, and the ability to cross-reference multiple resources seamlessly, providing for optimal clinical decision support. Skyscape's unmatched breadth of trusted medical content is available for an array of devices, including Apple, Android, Blackberry, Palm, and several others.

About Physicians Interactive
Physicians Interactive (PI), a division of Skyscape.com, Inc., is the leading provider of online and mobile clinical resources and solutions that help medical professionals, anytime, anywhere, provide better patient care. We use the full power of our worldwide network of Healthcare Professionals and Life Sciences Companies together in ways that will change the practice and business of medicine, for the better. PI has developed a foundation of user-generated, proprietary and public data that powers a networked suite of transactional applications, including eSampling, interactive learning programs and mobile solutions. Physicians Interactive is owned by Perseus LLC, a merchant bank and private equity fund management company. For more information about PI, visit www.physiciansinteractive.com.

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