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Kettering Health Network Among First in the Nation to Implement New Real-Time Prescription Benefit Program

Nov 10, 2020

Kettering Health Network Among First in the Nation to Implement New Real-Time Prescription Benefit Program

Kettering Health Network is the second health care system in the United States to implement the latest version of CenterX’s real-time prescription cost program for patients. The program is built into the e-prescribing workflow, giving providers access to patient-specific benefits so they can view the out-of-pocket medication cost before ordering the prescription.

By implementing the real-time prescription benefit (RTPB) solution into the electronic health record, providers will be able to share real-time prescription benefit information with patients, including:

  • Accurate out-of-pocket medication cost
  • Appropriate medication alternatives
  • Pricing at multiple pharmacies

The latest version of CenterX’s RTPB tool offers expanded capabilities to further support patient experience and eprescribing workflows at Kettering Health Network.

“We are excited to offer a service that allows patients to know the cost of their medications before leaving the physician office,” said Jim O’Donnell executive director of Pharmacy Services at Kettering Health Network. “We will be one of the first health networks in the country to offer the newest version of this unique tool that provides full drug cost transparency to patients at the time of prescribing. The ultimate goal is to improve patient access to needed medications.  This is another example of Kettering Health Network’s patient-centered approach to improving care.”

The CenterX program is available at all Kettering Health Network hospitals and medical offices.

“At CenterX, we’ve worked with our health systems customers to understand the features and functionality required to save time, eliminate redundancy, grow script capture and, most importantly, help ensure patients can access the medication they need,” said Matt Schaefer, president of CenterX. “We’re thrilled to implement this solution at Kettering Health Network.”