Philadelphia, PA (March 4, 2016) – Enclara Pharmacia, the nation’s leading provider of comprehensive pharmacy management services to the hospice industry, has announced today the official release of the MUGS App on the App Store® and on Google Play®. The MUGs App provides Enclara’s customers with easy offline access to the Medication Utilization Guidelines (MUGs) that guide the management of symptoms at the end of life and additional hospice medication management clinical resource tools directly from their mobile devices.
“We continue to create innovative solutions to improve access to clinical information for hospice clinicians,” said Andy Horowitz, CEO of Enclara Pharmacia. “This information was always available on our website, but this required an internet connection. This new App now gives them access to the Medication Utilization Guidelines and other helpful clinical support tools from their mobile devices while offline.”
Exclusively designed for Enclara Pharmacia’s customers, the MUGS App has symptom look-up features with tips on symptom presentation, etiology and assessment, therapy recommendations with cost information, clinical pearls, and symptom management algorithms. The App also includes generic and brand formulary listings, a non-formulary medication alternative index, and medication cost index tool. In addition, users can bookmark their favorite pages for quick access and utilize a notes section for comments.
“Beginning with the publication of the first edition of the MUGs in 1997, Enclara Pharmacia has been the leading resource for evidence-based protocols developed specifically for use in the management of end-of-life symptoms,” said Dr. Terri Maxwell, Vice President of Clinical Education at Enclara Pharmacia. “This app now makes it easy for clinicians to select the most clinically appropriate and cost effective therapies for their patients directly at the point of care and prescribing.”
To download the MUGs App, Enclara Pharmacia customers can visit the App Store® or Google Play® and search “Enclara Pharmacia MUGs” or click on the link below to download the free MUGs App. For more information, visit www.enclarapharmacia.com or call 1-888-ENCLARA (362-5272).
About Enclara Pharmacia:
Enclara Pharmacia is a national full-service mail order and PBM supplier of medications and clinical services developed specifically for the hospice and palliative care industry. Enclara services over 500 customers and 85,000 patients in 48 states, helping to reduce pharmacy costs through a clinically driven model that enables home delivery of pharmaceuticals, as well as access to a network of over 65,000 retail pharmacies, including our own automated fulfillment pharmacies, and institutional pharmacies.