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XCHANGEPOINT MANAGES SUMMA HEALTH WORKFLOW.

Summa Health in Akron, Ohio, has chosen XchangePoint to manage its pharmacy workflow for medication optimization. The healthcare leader prides itself in a population health management strategy that is transforming the way they deliver care to positively impact the health of the community.

"We consider it a privilege to work with organizations and teams that strive to create better care for their patients," said Bobby Middleton, Vice President of Product Operations at PharmaPoint. "Summa Health and their pharmacy leadership team is a great example of that. They have already begun the journey of incorporating pharmacy services as an integral component of the care process. XchangePoint will allow them to accelerate and scale the transition, in order to capitalize on the best opportunities to intervene when patients need help with their medication treatment plans."

XchangePoint is designed to connect the physician, pharmacy, health insurance companies and other clinical systems utilizing integrated information to ensure better patient outcomes and satisfaction. This integration is key in order to provide effective bedside programs, medication reconciliation, post follow-up and coordinated transition care.

"We feel that XchangePoint will improve the operational efficiency between our meds-to-beds and STEP (transitions of care) programs," said John Feucht II, MBA. R.Ph. System Director, Pharmacy Services at Summa Health. "This will enable our pharmacists and technicians to optimize workflows and expand both programs across the entire health system, which will ultimately improve patient outcomes as part of our population health strategy."

About PharmaPoint

PharmaPoint is an innovative, technology-enabled pharmacy management and software company. Through the management of outpatient retail pharmacies for hospitals, health systems and physician groups, our commitment to completing the care continuum results in improved patient health and satisfaction, reduced healthcare costs, and provides clients with a source of ancillary income. Additionally, XchangePoint, our proprietary integrated workflow management system supporting medication management across care transitions, is designed for pharmacy and care team members to drive medication optimization for at-risk patients in the acute, post-acute and ambulatory care settings. PharmaPoint has been recognized as one of the most innovative, inspiring and fastest growing private companies for six consecutive years (2013-2018) by Inc. Magazine. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., we are currently managing pharmacies across the United States. For more information, visit http://www.pharmapoint.com.

About Summa Health

Summa Health is one of the largest integrated healthcare delivery systems in Ohio. Encompassing a network of hospitals, community health centers, a health plan, a physician-hospital organization, a multi-specialty physician organization, research and the Summa Health Foundation, we are nationally renowned for excellence in patient care and for exceptional approaches to healthcare delivery. Summa's clinical services are consistently recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (Magnet status), U.S. News and World Report and The Leapfrog Group.

For more information, visit summahealth.org.

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