Santa Ana, CA, June 30th, 2016 – PharMedQuest, in collaboration with AltaMed, participated in the 2016 Orange County Pride Parade and Festival. Both companies shared a booth, which was partially staffed by PharMedQuest employees Christian Ortiz and Augustin Gomes. The LGBT Pride Parade took place on Saturday June 25th, 2016 in downtown Santa Ana. The theme was “LIVE YOUR LIFE” with emphasis on PrEP. PrEP means Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, and it’s the use of anti-HIV medication that keeps HIV negative people from becoming infected. PrEP is approved by the FDA and has been shown to be safe and effective.
During the festival, PharMedQuest performed outreach for services like; HIV testing and treatment, PrEP/PEP navigation and linkage to care. In addition to opening PMQ pharmacy locations at new AltaMed health clinics, AltaMed and PharMedQuest have been collaborating for the last ten years, three of those at the Santa Ana Central AltaMed location.
“Patients are looking for convenience,” said Rosa Arreguin, Manager of the ACE program at PharMedQuest. “We are able to provide that by dispensing their HIV medications and supplements at our pharmacies located on-site at AltaMed health clinics, through free delivery and mail services, and in-clinic pick ups among other services.”
ACE is a proprietary clinical CRM program designed to help monitor and care for patients with complex disease states such as HIV and Hepatitis C. With ACE, we focus on the core three tenants of Attention, Care and Empowerment improving both the quality of care and patient satisfaction. The ACE program is highly specialized in monitoring medication adherence and compliance as well as providing medication synchronization for patient convenience. We also provide an extra layer of customer service by managing lab reminders, following up on scheduled appointments, managing refills and helping to coordinate prior authorizations of medications, among other services.
This year’s OC Pride Festival and Parade was the 8th annual event in Orange County and marked the 5th Anniversary in Downtown Santa Ana. Attendance at OC Pride events has grown from 3,000 attendees in 2011 to over 10,000 in 2015 and doubling it to approximately 20,000 for 2016!
To see more photos from the OC Pride event, please visit us on our Facebook page.
PharMedQuest is a national leader in providing proven cost-effective solutions to some of the most challenging issues in healthcare. We are dedicated to providing transparent and innovative drug management solutions that optimize the clinical, operational and financial complexities of medical specialty drug management for cancer and other complex and rare diseases.
With over 20 years of Experience, PharMedQuest delivers Insight and Value to its Clients through its services, which include holistic Medical Benefit drug management, real-time access to integrated drug utilization and financial metrics and intelligence, comprehensive 340B management, and many other integrated Pharmacy and Medical solutions that go beyond traditional PBM, Specialty Pharmacy, or Utilization Management tools. For more information about PharMedQuest services, call (714) 364-4008 or visit www.PharMedQuest.com.