OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Cerner, a global leader in health care technology, has selected IVX Health, an intravenous (IV) therapy company designed for patient convenience, as a preferred provider of IV therapy services for its health plan members in the Kansas City area.
IVX Health offers extended weekday hours and weekend appointments, which will provide Cerner health plan members who suffer from chronic auto-immune diseases flexibility when scheduling frequent time-consuming drug therapy infusions.
“Specialty drug therapies that are used to treat chronic auto-immune disorders, such as Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, require a large recurring time investment,” said Dr. David Nill, Cerner’s chief medical officer. “IVX Health enables us to provide our members with an additional option regarding where to receive their infusions that is flexible, comfortable and more efficient.”
On average, hospital infusion treatment and recovery time is between four and eight hours. The extended hours the clinic offers are designed to accommodate the patient’s schedule.
“Many people with chronic auto-immune disease use vacation time or take days off without pay because they’ve had no choice but to seek treatment during regular business hours,” said Don Peterson, CEO and founder of IVX Health. “Now Cerner health plan members will have convenient access to the treatments they need, on their own time frame.”
By offering services outside of a hospital or doctor’s office, IVX Health reduces overhead and can buy prescription drugs at a discount directly from manufacturers rather than through a pharmacy.
“This collaboration is in concert with Cerner’s guiding principles of seeking a seamless experience coupled with high quality care for our members. We believe a focus in this area can lead to improved outcomes and reduced costs over time,” said Arielle Bogorad, Cerner’s senior director of Worldwide Benefits and Wellness.
IVX Health will use its patient engagement app to provide patients with appointment reminders, medication dosing alerts and educational information specific to their conditions.
IVX Health has three treatment centers in the Kansas City metropolitan area with new locations opening soon in metro Chicago, San Francisco and Philadelphia.
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About IVX Health
IVX Health (IVxpress, Inc.), delivers safe, clinically necessary drug treatments for patients seeking the absolute highest level of customer service and convenience. The company operates IV therapy clinics in Kansas and Missouri with new locations opening in 2016 in the Chicago area, San Francisco Bay Area, and Malvern, Penn. IVX Health IV therapy centers offer 7-day service and extended hours, as well as a spa-like setting with private infusion rooms, large screen TVs, high-speed WiFi, complimentary snacks and healthy hydration. Treatments cover a wide variety of auto-immune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohns Disease, ulcerative colitis, allergic asthma, plaque psoriasis, and lupus. IVX Health also provides treatments for vitamin and mineral deficiencies, Lyme disease, IV immunoglobulin and other blood disorders. Visit us at www.ivxhealth.com, on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.