Calif.-based Transcarent, a healthcare platform focused on self-insured employers, announced its partnership with Prescryptive Health, a healthcare technology company and owner of mobile pharmacy services platform MyRx.io.
Transcarent Pharmacy Care, the newly announced pharmacy benefit offering from the startup, selected Prescryptive Health’s prescription intelligence platform to power its offerings.
The partnership will allow Transcarent members to access Prescryptive’s national network of over 60,000 retail, home delivery and specialty pharmacies. Users can also shop for their prescriptions with a digital prescription, compare drug prices, select a pharmacy to fill their medication or choose home delivery, among other options.
“Filling a prescription should be transparent and seamless. We want our members to have power over their own health experience and be more engaged with their care,” Snezana Mahon, Transcarent’s COO, said in a statement. “By partnering with Prescryptive, Transcarent also gives employers and health systems a valuable tool, a fully transparent and integrated offering, to act in the best interest of their employees and patients.”
THE LARGER TREND
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