Stressed healthcare worker was losing her hair before turning to RxLightning for help.
NEW ALBANY, IND. (Feb. 16, 2023) – Burnout and exhaustion is a growing problem across the healthcare industry. A whopping 93% of healthcare workers report being stressed out and stretched too thin according to the CDC. Biologic coordinator, Lacey Varnon was one of them. Varnon said she was working 12+ hour days, spending countless hours on the phone, and was so stressed that she was losing her hair trying to navigate the system to get her patients the necessary specialty medications they needed.
At one point, Varnon thought about changing careers. Instead, she went looking for a solution to the existing system which required paperwork, faxes, and phone calls, placing a large burden on healthcare workers. She found RxLightning, a digital platform that automates and streamlines the complicated and manual enrollment process for specialty medications. According to a recent survey, nearly half of Americans (49%) have experienced challenges getting specialty medications.
“Finding RxLightning was immediately a game changer for my patients and for myself,” said Varnon. “It gave me hours back to my day that previously I spent doing manual tasks. My patients are being approved for their therapies much faster, which allows more time to serve more patients. I also don’t have to worry that my patients aren’t getting their medications in a timely manner. This impacted my personal life greatly as I’m home from work in time to eat dinner with my family, and my hair is no longer falling out due to stress,” said Varnon.
“When I heard the combination of what RxLightning was achieving, not only for our patients, but how it’s also making a difference in our healthcare workers’ personal lives, it brought me to tears,” said Julia Regan, founder and CEO of RxLightning. “I knew our platform would ease the paperwork and make jobs easier, but I didn’t realize how much burden and impact the current process has on our healthcare workers,” said Regan.
RxLightning’s MedAccess Ecosystem optimizes the patient journey from enrollment to fulfillment including prior authorization, digital referrals, real-time benefit checks, and even financial support. Specialty medications are used to treat complex or chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and cancer. Access to these medications is typically measured in days or weeks. RxLightning is currently removing barriers for 1,200 different specialty medications and is delivering sweeping results; 94.1% of patients getting access in less than one hour, and 99.1% in less than one day.
Patients and providers can sign up for free at RxLightning.com.