PEPID

PEPID in Pharmacy Benefit Management Programs

 


With offerings that address the ever-changing factors contributing to the value of a well managed pharmacy benefits program, PEPID delivers tangible benefits.

The most extensive drug database on the market today, PEPID can aid PBMs in reducing unsuitable prescribing, minimizing medication errors, and improving consumer compliance resulting in closing gaps in care—utlimately improving patient outcomes while managing drug spending and improving the value of plan sponsors' drug benefits.

PEPID provides the building blocks of essential information for pharmacy systems, including: drug interactions checker, drug-allergy checker, patient education handouts and drug information monographs, AHFS Drug Information, NDC database and PEPID pill identifier.


 

Innovative Pharmacy Network and Mail-service Solutions

PEPID's seamlessly integrated drug information, medical reference and tools modules can be delivered through a variety of solutions.

PEPID Modules

Drug Database: The entire AHFS Essentials, with more than 40,000 medicines and 100,000 drug products — fully integrated into clinical content and labs with extensive off-label uses and 3,000+ pre-populated dosing calculators linked to AHFS monographs. Plus: herbals, nutritional supplements and antidotes, as well as information on overdoses, drug-induced toxidromes and drug-related labs.

Drug-Allergy Interactions: The drug-allergy tool is able to identify potential reactions, check a patient’s food or drug allergies with their current list of medications and foods, and receive an alert if an allergy or sensitivity exists. Identifies potential reactions based on the chemical make-up of a drug or nutrient, which detects sensitivities that may otherwise not be identified.

Drug-Drug and Drug-Food Interactions: The most powerful drug interaction checker available, every interaction is ranked and contains a detailed description. Check for possible interactions between a patient’s entire medication regime — including prescription, OTC, herbal, supplement and foods.

Pill Identification: Properly identify patient’s medications with the pill identifier tool and the highest quality pill pictures.

Laboratory Manual: critical values, description, normal ranges, interpretation high, interpretation low, links to related tests, links to equations, physiology, and tech info. Labs include multi-drug urine screens, CRP, an extensive toxicology lab section, and other lab tests commonly used by pharmacists.

Medical Calculators: More than 400 medical calculators, equations and scores

Patient Education: Important information on 1,200 of the most commonly prescribed medications, distilled down to the most vital points.

References: AHFS Drug Information supports evidence-based decisions with over 84,000 cited references and 608,000 referenced statements. Over 54,000 cited references link to PubMed abstracts for easy access to the full text of the original article.

Achieve Meaningful Use

Get your customers’ systems ready for meaningful use certification and reimbursements using the PEPID Knowledge Base. Learn More



 

Formulary Panel Review References AHFS

PEPID content is not influenced by drug companies. In fact, The American Society of Healthcare Pharmacists partnered with PEPID in creating our original drug content. AHFS is the largest source of unbiased drug information.

Designated as an official compendium by the US Congress, containing information from medical literature and expert advice from over 500 medical scientists, physicians, pharmacists, pharmacologists, and other professionally qualified individuals that go beyond FDA-approved labeling, PEPID Pharmacist Pro with AHFS is a necessary resource for building a practical formulary.

New information is retrieved on a daily basis from multiple credible sources*. Additionally, the pharma management team may consult external experts (e.g. toxicologist) for areas where peer review requires specialty knowledge of a topic or drug classification. Where a dosing calculator or drug interaction checker inclusion is involved, the new data will be published to a test environment for functionality testing by the management team before adding these features to the live product.

* Currently, sources of PEPID drug database content include, but are not limited to: American Society of Healthcare Pharmacists (ASHP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Canadian Pharmaceutical Society (CPS), Martindales, Harriet Lane, Handbook of Injectable Drugs.


 

Unique Plan-design Support Tools

PBMs can encourage the use of lower cost drug alternatives by providing PEPID to identify generic and lower cost substitute drugs.

Drug Database

The entire AHFS Essentials, with more than 40,000 medicines and 100,000 drug products — fully integrated into clinical content and labs with extensive off-label uses and 3,000+ pre-populated dosing calculators linked to AHFS monographs.

Plus: herbals, nutritional supplements and antidotes, as well as information on overdoses, drug-induced toxidromes and drug-related labs



 

Advanced ePrescribing Systems Options

The PEPID drug database can be delivered through a variety of solutions and it is seamlessly integrated medical reference and tools that are useful in determining the safest and most affordable choices.

Achieve Meaningful Use

Generate and transmit permissible prescriptions electronically. The PEPID Knowledge Base contains the key information needed for ePrescribe functionality. Get your customers’ systems ready for meaningful use certification and reimbursements with PEPID Knowledge Base integration.



 

Clinical Management and Expertise Tools

Allow pharmacists to identify which medications work for different medical conditions, especially chronic ones, as well as which should be avoided, with the PEPID indications and contraindications module. The indications module also easily allows systems to link treatments to the conditions they treat, in order to identify safe or cost-effective alternatives—securing the best possible clinical outcomes for patients and well-managed programs for PBMs.


 

Prescribing and Monitoring Drug-therapy Modules

Monitor prescription safety across all network pharmacies with PEPID as the foundation for your ePrescribing system.

Drug-Allergy Interactions: The drug-allergy tool is able to identify potential reactions, check a patient’s food or drug allergies with their current list of medications and foods, and receive an alert if an allergy or sensitivity exists. Identifies potential reactions based on the chemical make-up of a drug or nutrient, which detects sensitivities that may otherwise not be identified.

Drug-Drug and Drug-Food Interactions: The most powerful drug interaction checker available, every interaction is ranked and contains a detailed description. Check for possible interactions between a patient’s entire medication regime — including prescription, OTC, herbal, supplement and foods.



 

New Ways to Service Customers

Pharmacy benefits managers can provide new services to customers by simply taking advantage of current PEPID offerings.

Clinical Services: Aid drug-related decisions with the use of integrated clinical decision support information.

Drug Utilization Reviews (DUR): Identify duplicate therapies, drug-disease contraindications, incorrect dosage and drug allergy with the PEPID drug database.

Achieve Meaningful Use: Navigate increasingly complex government standards—Get your customers’ systems ready for meaningful use certification and reimbursements with PEPID Knowledge Base integration.

Help Desk/Customer Service: Provide quick professional and patient friendly reference to aid drug-related decisions. Deliver a powerful drug database fully integrated into clinical content as well as information on overdoses, drug-induced toxidromes and drug-related labs. Receive an alert if an allergy or sensitivity exists and an alert along with a detailed description of interactions between a patient’s entire medication regime — including prescription, OTC, herbal, supplement and foods.

Increasing Patient Compliance: Increase patient compliance with taking prescribed drugs by making easy to understand patient education handouts and an integrated patient portal available to program users.



 

Easy Integration

Streamline pharmacy information systems and create meaningful alerts by integrating PEPID drug information via well-defined methods and APIs. PEPID drug information is also available in database tables that are compatible with Microsoft SQL or Oracle. Learn More


 

Cost Savings

Boosting efficiency and reducing errors while maintaining standards is an achievable goal with PEPID—all these factors contribute to cost savings.

Reducing Errors and Boosting Efficiency

A measurable reduction in benefits costs is intrinsically linked to a reduction in medical errors and an increase in efficiency. Studies have shown that integrating PEPID into medical practice can result in a decrease in medication errors, elevated patient care and ultimately decrease the number of adverse events.

Achieve Meaningful Use

Get your customers’ systems ready for meaningful use certification and reimbursements using the PEPID Knowledge Base. Learn More

ePrescribing

According to research, ePrescribing will save the federal government $22 billion in drug and medical costs over the next 10 years.

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