The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA) announced today that it has accredited Gateway Pharmacy LLC’s four locations in partnership with the specialty pharmacy practice model of KloudScript, Inc., a community-led specialty pharmacy care network.
Gateway Pharmacy is an independently owned pharmacy practice that has been serving the communities of Bismarck and Mandan, North Dakota and their surrounding areas since 1989. Through its partnership with KloudScript, Gateway Pharmacy delivers an innovative specialty‐at‐retail pharmacy solution.
“Patient experience is an important factor in specialty pharmacy care, influencing positive and cost‐effective outcomes for patients,” said CPPA Executive Director Lynnae Mahaney, BSPharm., MBA, FASHP. “CPPA’s accreditation of the partnership between Gateway Pharmacy and KloudScript is a recognition of their commitment to quality and recognizes that KloudScript’s specialty pharmacy service model is aligned with the goals of improving outcomes and lowering healthcare costs.”
CPPA’s mission, which is unique among accreditors, is to serve the public health by raising the level of pharmacy‐delivered patient care services through accreditation. CPPA provides a standardized method for recognizing exceptional pharmacy practices that promote practice innovation and empower pharmacists to practice at a higher level. CPPA recognizes pharmacy practices that are committed to fostering medication safety and effectiveness, ensuring continuous quality improvement and facilitating desired patient health outcomes.
“CPPA accreditation is confirmation we are doing things right for our patients as pharmacists and as a business. And it enables Gateway to remain a preferred pharmacy for a major payor in North Dakota. We are committed to ensuring that our patients are able to be served locally for all their prescriptions,” said Briana Fluhrer, PharmD, Gateway Pharmacy, Program Director of Specialty Care.
KloudScript offers its national network of pharmacy partners assistance with the CPPA Accreditation process by providing specialized training, technology and support services to help them meet rigorous standards of quality and care as required by CPPA. “Having Gateway Pharmacy receive accreditation through KloudScript has allowed them to remain a provider in a major payor network. We hope that more KloudScript pharmacy partners receive CPPA accreditation with KloudScript to demonstrate the quality of our specialty-at-retail model,” said Dr. Rinku A. Patel, CEO and Founder of KloudScript, Inc.
The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA) is a nonprofit organization established in 2012 through a partnership of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) to recognize pharmacy practices for providing patient care services that improve health outcomes and contribute to lower healthcare costs. The CPPA mission, unique among accreditors, is to raise the level of pharmacy-delivered patient care services through accreditation and, thus, serve the public health. These three organizations saw a need to establish standards to meet the public’s need for specific, predictable, and measurable pharmacist clinical services across the medication use continuum.
About Gateway Pharmacy
Gateway Health Mart Pharmacy is owned and operated by Mark and Susan Aurit. Mark felt that his customers could be better served, Mark decided to open a pharmacy of his own. In 1989, Gateway Pharmacy was born. More than 20 years later Gateway Health Mart Pharmacy has grown to 4 locations, all conveniently located just inside Dan’s Supermarket. Gateway Health Mart Pharmacy provides a wide variety of services to its customers including free mail out and delivery service, competitively priced prescriptions with individualized counseling, an in-house compounding lab, adult immunizations, an array of health screenings and more. To learn more about Gateway Pharmacy go to www.gatewaypharmacy.com.
KloudScript is a community-led specialty pharmacy network. We partner with community retail pharmacies nationwide and collaborate with pharmaceutical manufacturers, payors, and prescribers to make specialty medications available locally for patients. Headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, KloudScript’s health technology platform, hub support services, and national network of community retail pharmacy partners enable patients to have a single, local pharmacy home for medications and personalized care. Learn more about our growing community-led specialty pharmacy network at www.kloudscript.com.