Humana has released a new tool to let its members more easily keep a list of their medications in one place. Called RxMentor, it helps members stay organized to improve medication management, safety and clinical outcomes; and it is available from the web at MyHumana.com as well as a mobile app for iOS and Android devices.
RxMentor enables Humana members to:
- Keep an up-to-date list of their prescription medications, vitamins and supplements, other over-the-counter items and personal allergy information in one place.
- Automatically receive medication history into the tool. Medications are based on claims data for the past 180 days; members will receive a prompt to update their medication list when there is new claims data.
- Easily print or share the medication list via a secure email with caregivers, family, doctors and other health care providers.
- Make notes in the app about a medication, such as how to take it, when to take it and any reactions.
- Schedule a complimentary one-on-one consultation with a Humana pharmacist to conduct a medication review.
On the other hand, RxMentor also allows physicians and healthcare providers to feel more confident in their medication prescribing management when the list is shared with them. The app will automatically pull from claims data in addition to medication and allergy information that is self-reported by the member.
"Managing multiple daily medications is challenging especially when those medications might be prescribed for a member by multiple physicians. Remembering all the names and when and how to take them can be a daunting task," William Fleming, PharmD, President of Humana's Health Care Services, said in a statement. "The RxMentor tool can take some of those barriers away by giving our members an easier way to keep track of and communicate all their medication to their doctors and caregivers. This simple tool will go a long way to help our members improve their health and well-being."
According to the American Heart Association, nearly three out of four Americans do not take their medication as directed resulting in nearly $300 billion a year in additional doctor visits, emergency department visits and hospitalizations.