Challenges and Strategies to Implementing a Pharmacogenetics Strategy

At any given moment, clinicians have access to a variety of resources designed to make their job more efficient. These resources range from static clinical references to fully actionable, dynamic, digital assistants. The modern computer era has made medical information more readily available than ever before. Choosing and implementing the right tools can be a daunting task. In many cases, … Read More

Use of Clinical Decision Support Tools

What Makes the Best Decision Support Tools So Widely Utilized? Health care providers need access to up-to-date and clinically-actionable clinical decision support tools throughout the care continuum. To satisfy this need, more healthcare systems are deploying clinical decision support tools tailored to the needs of healthcare providers, complementing their larger clinical IT infrastructure. Some use for clinical decision support tools … Read More

YouScript and Grane Rx Partner to Reduce Hospitalizations Using Pharmacogenetics for the Post-acute Care Industry

Grane Rx is poised to take a leading role in promoting patient safety through precision medicine. YouScript and Grane Rx announce today an agreement to deliver precision prescribing support to post-acute care organizations. Adverse drug events (ADEs) are a leading cause of avoidable hospitalization among the senior population. Each year, these events claim more than 100,000 lives and cause more … Read More

YouScript and PDX Join Together to Reduce Adverse Drug Events by Bringing Precision Medicine to Community Pharmacies

YouScript and PDX announce today an agreement to deliver integrated YouScript® precision prescribing clinical decision support to all PDX pharmacy software users that opt in. Pharmacists will now be able to advise patients when they have a high risk of gene-based adverse drug events, and work with their providers to order testing and optimize drug and dose selection based on … Read More

YouScript Now a Verified Company with HealthXL

YouScript, a life-saving clinical decision support tool, aiding enterprise health solution providers in reducing the adverse drug event epidemic. Seattle, WA — (July 26, 2017) — YouScript is now a verified company with HealthXL , a global organization driving innovation in healthcare through an elite network of healthcare executives and global solutions. Companies can only obtain verified status when there … Read More

Gauging the Impact of Disruptive Innovation

Disruptive innovation refers to an innovation that creates a new market and value network and eventually disrupts an existing market and value network, displacing established market leading firms, products, and alliances.1 Consider this — when digital cameras were new, was the leading film company innovating in this digital space? With a large shift in how consumers capture, share, and store … Read More

YouScript at the Long Term Post Acute Care & HIT Summit

YouScript CEO Kristine Ashcraft attended the Long Term Post Acute Care & HIT Summit this week in Baltimore, MD to present a talk on the implications of pharmacogenetic testing, polypharmacy, and its impact on the elderly. The presentation Kristine gave was titled “Integration and Outcomes: Shifting Precision Medicine from the Future to Now” Many in healthcare today consider precision medicine … Read More

YouScript and Elsevier Collaborating to Incorporate Gene-based Prescribing and Reduce Alert Fatigue

Seattle, WA – YouScript and Elsevier are collaborating to bring individualized, relevant drug and dose optimization guidance to providers, pharmacists and patients wherever medication decisions are made. On February 2, 2017, Harding University published a randomized controlled trial in PLOS One in high-risk polypharmacy patients to incorporate pharmacogenetic data and YouScript’s clinical decision support system and compare results to a … Read More

New Precision Medicine Study Confirms Dramatic Reduction in Readmissions and ER Visits

Use of pharmacogenetic testing supported by an appropriate clinical decision support tool reduces mortality and overall health resource utilization in patients treated with multiple medications Seattle, WA — YouScript, a proprietary clinical decision support tool designed to assist in medication therapy management, has been shown to reduce readmissions by 52 percent (p=0.007) and ER visits by 42 percent (p=0.045) in … Read More