Sav-Mor/Sav-On Pharmacies, a Michigan retail pharmacy network, plans to deploy PharmaSmart International Inc.'s biometric screening kiosk and health IT solution throughout its stores.


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Sav-Mor/Sav-On Drugs to roll out biometric screening kiosks

December 13th, 2013

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Sav-Mor/Sav-On Pharmacies, a Michigan retail pharmacy network, plans to deploy PharmaSmart International Inc.'s biometric screening kiosk and health IT solution throughout its stores.

PharmaSmart said Friday that Sav-On Drugs, a 19-store drug chain in southeastern Michigan, is slated to roll out the PharmaSmart blood pressure and pulse kiosk, integrated data management solution and Blood Pressure Tracker personal health record at its stores.

Sav-On is a franchisee of Novi, Mich.-based Sav-Mor Drugstores, which has 66 independently owned and operated pharmacies throughout the Michigan region.

With the solution, Sav-On pharmacists and local physicians will be able to better manage patients with hypertension and related chronic conditions, according to PharmaSmart. In addition, the PharmaSmart personal health record will enable patients and health care providers to access the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services' Million Hearts Risk Assessment platform. The Million Hearts program is aimed at eliminating a million heart attacks by 2017.

To that end, Sav-Mor/Sav-On is offering free health screenings at its pharmacy locations and alerting physicians about the service, PharmaSmart said.

"The PharmaSmart blood pressure program is exactly what we were looking to implement throughout our stores. It is a pure clinical solution in tune with today's health care strategy and patient standard," Yvonne Gallagher, executive vice president of Sav-Mor Drugstores, said in a statement. "High blood pressure impacts one of three American adults, and 33 million cases are reported as 'uncontrolled.' The Health IT segment of the program is integrated into our pharmacy system. That's why we are using the PharmaSmart blood pressure for our new Blood Pressure Club. It will be the foundation of the Sav-Mor Wellness Program. The patient technology tools will allow the patients, pharmacists and physicians to better manage and analyze blood pressure readings."

Other retail pharmacy operators that have deployed PharmaSmart's kiosk and health IT solution include Kinney Drugs, Bartell Drugs, Jean Coutu Group, Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall, Good Neighbor Pharmacy, Walmart Canada, Astrup Drug, Leader, Lawtons Drugs, Loblaws, Sobeys, Winn-Dixie Stores, Coborn's, Nash Finch, Roundy's, Associated Food Stores and Big Y Foods.

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