New medication adherence innovator integrates Medicine-On-Time’s proven blister-pack drug compliance packaging and Clinical Support Services’ MTM platform into unique end-to-end solution
TAMPA, FL – February 7, 2019 – With an increasing number of people across the U.S. facing chronic health conditions and the risks associated with failing to manage multiple medications, today’s launch of CSS Health, a comprehensive medication adherence solutions provider, empowers health plans and pharmacies with the integrated tools they need to develop healthier medication regimens for patients.
The newly formed CSS Health combines Medicine-On-Time, the innovative multi-dose blister-pack drug compliance packaging for pharmacies, and Clinical Support Services, the leading independent MTM patient outreach platform for health plans, in a unique end-to-end adherence offering designed to help patients more effectively take their medications as directed.
“Following successful trials and industry studies, we have launched CSS Health today to help pharmacies and health plans think out of the pill box with transformational adherence solutions that dramatically simplify and improve medication management for patients,” said Guy Bryant, CEO of CSS Health.
“Medicine-on-Time has been an innovator in compliance packaging for more than 30 years, including the latest blister-pack advancements that simplify even the most complicated multi-dose medication regimens,” Bryant added. “Combine that with Clinical Support Services’ MTM software platform and we have an all-in-one adherence solution that enables health plans and pharmacies to identify and effectively address medication management issues facing patients.”
A majority of Americans struggle to adhere to prescriptions, which impacts patient health and costs the healthcare industry billions of dollars each year. An estimated 125,000 deaths and 70% of medication-related hospital admissions annually are due to medication nonadherence.
Patients, health plans and pharmacies cite a wide range of reasons behind poor patient medication adherence, including prohibitive prescription costs and copayments, difficulty managing complex regimens, and lifestyle barriers such as limited access to transportation.
“Because drugs today are more effective but often come with a significant price tag, CSS Health is dedicated to helping pharmacies and health plans create real value through personal connections with patients aimed at helping them greatly improve adherence. Our ultimate goal is to empower patients with the support and services they need to reach their therapeutic potential in this emerging era of value-based and coordinated healthcare,” noted Jim Notaro, founder of Clinical Support Services and Chief Clinical Officer for CSS Health. “The more we can foster the critical provider-patient engagement, the more we can help improve the lives of millions of people, many of them struggling to properly treat their illnesses.”
CSS Health, which includes Medicine-On-Time, and Clinical Support Services, is a portfolio company of HealthEdge Investment Partners LLC and Brook Venture Partners.
About CSS Health
CSS Health provides a comprehensive Medication Therapy Management (MTM) adherence and compliance drug packaging solution for health plans, pharmacies, facilities and patients. Our dedicated leadership team has deep and broad experience in pharmacy, medication adherence and payer services. CSS Health brings together Medicine-on-Time, an innovator in multi-dose compliance packaging and prescription management software for more than 30 years, and Clinical Support Services, a leader in MTM clinical software and services, in an end-to-end medication management solution. For more information about CSS Health, visit www.csshealth.com.
About HealthEdge Investment Partners
HealthEdge Investment Partners, LLC is an operating-oriented private equity firm founded in 2005 that focuses exclusively on the healthcare industry. HealthEdge seeks to achieve superior returns by investing in businesses that benefit from the knowledge, experience and network of relationships of its partners. HealthEdge’s partners have more than 100 years of combined operating experience in healthcare as CEOs and investors. For more information about HealthEdge, visit www.healthedgepartners.com.
About Brook Venture Partners
Brook Venture Partners makes growth equity control investments in healthcare information technology and technology-enabled service companies located in the United States. The firm focuses on both financing and providing strategic and planning support necessary to effectively manage growth. Brook Venture Partners is headquartered outside Boston in Wakefield, MA. For more information about Brook Venture Partners, visit www.brookventure.com.