Safety Through Innovation
Advantage, Inc. is a state-of-the-art solution in pharmacy services
that is changing the way long-term, multi-patient, facilities are
approaching the daily administration of medications. The true Rx
Advantage is most obvious in the Advantage Pac. This unique
“tamper-evident, compliance-packaging” has the
name, drug, dose, drug description and administration time printed
directly on the package.
The Advantage Pac is a multi-unit dose easy to read, separate,
tear-open prepoured package produced by automated dispensing machines,
ensuring the seven R’s of medication: Right patient, Right
Right dose, Right time, Right route of administration, Right reason and the Right documentation.
Nurses report that typical med-pass times are being reduced by as much
as 50% by the Advantage Pac method. As med-pass times are reduced
nurses have more time to spend with their patients, which can result in
more personalized attention for each patient, thus improving patient
Advantage Pac provides all the necessary information to ensure the
right patient is receiving the right drugs, the right dose, at the
right time, via the right route. Advantage Pac also provides the
medication description which is unavailable in most traditional
Two pharmacists, with the help of barcode technology, approve
medication for each patient. The “auto-reorder” of
oral solids saves time for nurses and ensures timely delivery of
medications. The Batch Update process for the Advantage Pac provides
the ability to handle any changes in medications.
Rx Advantage provides a variety of cost containment benefits,
including: actual billing for Medicare Part A days, reduced med-pass
time, less inventory on hand, leave-of-absence medications, and
potentially increased facility bed days and nurse retention.
Every aspect of the Rx Advantage experience is designed to reduce
stress and ensure quality. Each step in the Rx Advantage system is
designed to be user-friendly, from access to pharmacists
around-the-clock to our in-house billing department, Rx Advantage cuts
response times and provides a direct link to our people..