Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Launches Industry's First Mobile Hospital Pharmacy Management App

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS) today announced the launch of the hospital industry's first mobile app that provides hospital executives complete on-the-go visibility into pharmacy performance. Branded Rx-MobileDashboard, the proprietary app helps hospital leaders manage costs and improve quality with the pharmacy operation, which can account for up to 15% of a hospital's overall operating budget.

"The CPS Rx-MobileDashboard is the first of its kind for hospitals in the U.S.," said Glenn Etow, President and COO. "It brings together the best in mobile technology, backend data gathering and analytics in an easy to use application. It provides critical information on operational, financial and clinical performance to empower hospital executives to make informed decisions."

CPS' secure Rx-MobileDashboard couples proprietary technology with a user-friendly graphical interface to deliver personalized key performance information of a hospital's pharmacy, and can work with any mobile operating system employed by the hospital.

When activated, the Rx-MobileDashboard immediately displays four 'Key Indicator' graphs that give a quick look at the most important pharmacy information: Financial performance in relation to a selected metrics; Clinical Initiative performance; Patient Population Acuity (with Case Mix Index (CMI) metrics); and Patient Length of Stay (with CMI and daily census metrics). The app also provides CPS benchmark data from other similar facilities when relevant. In addition, users can create and save an infinite number of customized graphs utilizing a wide array of pharmacy metrics built into Rx-MobileDashboard.

In addition to tracking hospital metrics and comparing them to historic CPS data, Rx-MobileDashboard allows executives to view CMS comparisons of their facility versus state & national scores. Hospital facilities can then use that information to monitor their performance in key CMS criteria and see how the pharmacy can impact performance in those areas over time.

CPS successfully completed a live pilot of the mobile app dashboard with a group of existing clients, and now is launching the product to its more than 400 hospital clients throughout the country. Rx-MobileDashboard is available for free download by CPS clients via the Apple App Store.

About Comprehensive Pharmacy Services:

Employing over 1,900 pharmacy professionals, CPS is the nation's largest provider of pharmacy services to more than 400 hospitals and healthcare facilities leading to increased quality, reduced readmissions and lower costs. CPS services include pharmacy consulting, inpatient and outpatient pharmacy management, telepharmacy and medication related transition of care services. For more information, visit cpspharm.com.

CONTACT: Rod Recor Vice President, Product Development and Marketing Rod.Recor@cpspharm.com (901) 462.9082

Source: Comprehensive Pharmacy Services