Premise Health Wins 2019 Pinnacle Award from the American Pharmacists Association Foundation
The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) has recognized Premise Health with its 2019 Pinnacle Award in celebration of contributions to the medication use process, which speaks to pharmacists’ ability to help people stay adherent to their medications.
Premise won the Group Practices, Health Systems, and Health Care Corporations category, which recognizes a company with a significant scientific contribution or quality improvement project.
“We’re humbled and excited to be recognized for our innovative pharmacy model at Premise,” said Greg Baker, vice president of pharmacy services. “We focus on being proactive at our pharmacy sites and this award proves when pharmacists are engaged and patient-focused, our members live happier, healthier lives.”
Premise was chosen as a Pinnacle winner for its unique approach to pharmacy. Its sites are funded by organizations to provide direct care to their people, allowing Premise pharmacists to spend more time with patients. Additionally, Premise pharmacists and technicians are trained on and universally deploy wellness coaching techniques that support patients in their health goals.
In addition to enhancing quality for patients, this approach reduces the overall cost of care, creating significant savings for Premise clients. One client reduced medical and prescription costs by $13.8 million over three years, and another experienced cost savings for attributed pharmacy patients of $217 PMPM verses patients attributed to community pharmacies.
“We’re proud to provide pharmacies that deliver greater healthcare value for our members and clients,” said Premise President Jami Doucette. “We’re continuing to drive change in the healthcare industry and receiving the Pinnacle award is validation that we’re making progress and disrupting the status quo.”
The APhA Foundation is America’s most trusted source of research demonstrating how pharmacists can improve health care. For over 60 years, it has consistently proven that patient health outcomes are positively impacted by pharmacists.
Baker will accept the award on the company’s behalf at the Pinnacle Awards Reception at APhA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Read more about the Pinnacle Award here.