New Orleans, LA and Temescal, CA.
Ochsner Health System and Phox Health announced today an exclusive partnership to bring prescription delivery for the Louisiana-based system’s virtual care platform called Ochsner Anywhere Care. The collaboration highlights Ochsner’s commitment to the patient experience with new prescriptions arriving as soon as two hours after a telehealth visit. Phox Health’s pharmacy-specific platform integrates Ochsner’s twelve retail pharmacy locations, automatically coordinates with medical couriers, and provides live-tracking of deliveries to homes and offices across Louisiana.
“We’re beyond thrilled to work with Ochsner and complete the on-demand experience they’re laser-focused on creating with AnyWhere Care. We owe the ongoing success of our partnership to their forward-thinking, willingness to adapt to new workflows, and efforts to redefine both remote diagnosis and treatments,” says Dr. Amit Gir, co-founder of Phox Health.
Pharmaceutical delivery at this scale and velocity is an industry first for an entire health system and is made possible thanks to automated software that requires minimal pharmacy staff effort. The partners completed a two month internal pilot prior to the public launch in order to streamline every step from the drugstore to the patient’s front door. Thanks to rigorous testing Phox Health’s custom mobile and web applications have been fine tuned to meet Ochsner’s commitment to patient safety.
“[Phox Health] knocked it out of the park. The final product is more than I had envisioned and I’m glad we’ve partnered!…Disrupting the system isn’t easy, but it’s necessary. Proud to disrupt with [Phox Health]!,” elates Ryan Pattison, Strategic Operations Manager for Telehealth at Ochsner.
The partnership marks the first health system collaboration for the Southern California-based tech company and exemplifies the prowess of the Phox Health platform to scale from an individual patient to thousands across the Gulf Coast state.
Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner’s 40 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and specialty hospitals, and more than 100 health centers and urgent care centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across three specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 70 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs nearly 25,000 employees and over 4,500 employed and affiliated physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts more than 700 clinical research studies. Ochsner Health System is proud tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
About Phox Health
Phox Health Inc. was formed in 2016 to develop cutting-edge logistics software and power prescription delivery in a secure, scalable, and effortless way. Phox Health’s platform enhances virtual care practices of all sizes from a solo provider to large health systems with medication delivery picked-up from locally-owned pharmacies nationwide. The technology company employs over thirty people between Southern California, Connecticut, and Bengaluru, India, and who strive to build digital health solutions. To learn more, head over to phoxhealth.com and follow us on Twitter or Instagram and like us on Facebook.