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Coriell Life Sciences Earns Second PBMI Excellence Award for Cost Containment

Congratulations to Coriell Life Sciences on earning their second Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) Excellence Award for Cost Containment om honor of their Corigen® Medication Safety Program, which eliminates a root cause of healthcare waste—medications that are harming people instead of helping them—and in turn reduces needless healthcare costs in a major way.

Coriell Life Sciences is headquartered in the Navy Yard is a precision medicine genetics company using genetic science and research to improve lives, reduce healthcare costs, and simplify decision-making for their customers throughout the United States and around the world.

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From the Coriell Life Sciences award announcement:

“This award speaks to the fact that Corigen is not only the most comprehensive pharmacogenomics (PGx) offering on the market, but also one of the most impactful,” says Jeffrey A. Shaman, Chief Science Officer at Coriell Life Sciences, who was also selected as a speaker for the event. “When individuals and their physicians are empowered to avoid medications that are ineffective or unsafe based on their DNA and other personal factors, the measurable economic, clinical, and humanistic benefits are all quite significant.”

These benefits are illustrated in a peer-reviewed study published in the Journal of Personalized Medicine. The research examined the real-world outcomes of a Corigen implementation with a group of 5,288 Medicare Advantage members over 32 months. Findings included:

  • Lower rates of healthcare resource utilization. Among participants, inpatient visits decreased by 14.9%, Emergency Department visits decreased by 6.8%, and outpatient visits decreased by 1.9%.
  • Millions of dollars in cost savings. Driven by a decrease in Emergency Department visits and inpatient hospitalizations, direct medical charges were reduced by approximately $7,000 per member for a cumulative savings of more than $37 million over 32 months.

Payers everywhere are struggling with the rising costs of care. By eliminating a root cause of healthcare waste—medications that are harming people instead of helping them—we can reduce these costs in a major way,” notes Dr. Shaman.

Corigen, which was also honored with the PBMI Excellence Award for Cost Containment in 2020, is a turnkey PGx solution for employers, health plans, pharmacy benefit managers, and other large populations. It includes everything from population analytics (identifying high-risk, likely-to-benefit members) to member engagement, DNA testing, pharmacist consultation, physician engagement, and reporting.

Learn more about the Corigen Medication Safety Program here.

 

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Navy Yard Skills Initiative Begins Recruitment for Patient Registrar at Jefferson Health

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University City District’s West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI) and PIDC’s Navy Yard Skills Initiative (NYSI) are recruiting across Philadelphia for training and job opportunities as a Patient Registrar at Jefferson Health. Full-time positions begin at $15.15/hr.

Register online for a virtual info session to learn more about the program:

September 15 at 1 p.m. or September 22 at 11 a.m. 

Who should apply?

We are looking for customer service professionals who thrive in a fast-paced environment that requires frequent computer use. Commitment to the full training schedule (below) is required:

  • Facilitated group conversations, Mon – Fri, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., October 17 – November 4, 2022
  • Additional one-on-one and small group virtual meetings several times a week between 1-3 p.m.
  • Approximately 2 hours of daily reading and reflection exercises

What is the Patient Registrar Program?

This program is offered by the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative (WPSI) and Navy Yard Skills Initiative (NYSI) to connect participants to the tools and support needed to build a meaningful career at Jefferson Health. Participants must attend in-person sessions at the Navy Yard every weekday between October 17 and November 4 in addition to virtual group meetings and other daily assignments. Graduates will have the opportunity to interview for full-time Patient Registrar positions at Jefferson Health.

In this program, we offer:

  • Cutting-edge job connection strategies resulting in 91% of WPSI graduates finding employment
  • A $150 weekly stipend while in the Patient Registrar Program
  • The opportunity to interview for open, full-time Patient Registrar positions at Jefferson Health starting at $15.15/hr

Are you eligible? 

All applicants must be a resident of Philadelphia; commit to the full training schedule; possess a high school diploma or GED; be unemployed; be tobacco-free; Candidates for the Patient Registrar Program must provide proof of having received the COVID-19 vaccine by October 6, 2022 to be considered.

APPLY HERE! DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, September 30, 2022 at 5 p.m.

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Easily Fill Your Prescriptions at the Jefferson Navy Yard Pharmacy

Did you know that the Navy Yard has a pharmacy? That’s right, the Jefferson Navy Yard Pharmacy at 3 Crescent Drive features a full-service pharmacy that accepts all Rx plans.

“I think people are under the assumption that the pharmacy is only for patients at Jefferson Health,” said Ernie Cotilus III, RPh, Pharmacy Supervisor at Jefferson Navy Yard Pharmacy. “But we are open to the public, and the Jefferson Navy Yard Pharmacy is a great option for all Navy Yard employees to conveniently pick up their prescriptions during their workday versus waiting in long lines at local chain pharmacies.”

Not only can you get your prescriptions filled, but the pharmacy also offers:

  • routine vaccinations (e.g., influenza/flu, shingles, and more)
  • a wide variety of over-the-counter medications that are recommended by Jefferson Health medical staff
  • a medication disposal site

The pharmacy is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. So, transfer your prescriptions to the Jefferson Health Navy Yard Pharmacy today!

Jefferson Navy Yard Pharmacy
Address: 3 Crescent Drive (1st floor lobby), Philadelphia, PA 19112
Phone: 215-890-2000
Fax: 215-890-9935

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Ernie Cotilus III, RPh, Pharmacy Supervisor at Jefferson Navy Yard Pharmacy

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Ernie Cotilus III, RPh, Pharmacy Supervisor at Jefferson Navy Yard Pharmacy, assists a customer

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The Jefferson Navy Yard Pharmacy offers a wide variety of over-the-counter medications that are recommended by Jefferson Health medical staff

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Medsafe medication disposal unit at the Jefferson Navy Yard Pharmacy