STI was founded on the belief that pharmacy and pharmacists play an integral role in a patient’s overall health-care.
The fundamental principle that all drugs should be dispensed from pharmacy was embodied by STI’s innovative card-based sampling solution. Since its introduction in 2002, STI has driven millions of prescriptions from the physician sample cupboards to pharmacies across Canada.
We’re now beyond sampling. Our patient assistance and patient benefit programs allow for greater continuity of care, while giving patients greater choice and broader access to medications and health-care products.
Plus, when we design our solutions, we take care to consult with pharmacists in order to ensure that they fit easily and seamlessly with pharmacy systems and processes. It's that easy.
PATIENT RECEIVES CARD
Patient can receive a card from many sources including online, their physician, and their pharmacist.
PATIENT PRESENTS CARD
Patient presents card with a prescription to their community pharmacy.
PHARMACIST PROCESSES CARD
The pharmacist processes the card the same way they would any insurance card.
The card will pay all or part of the prescription cost and coordinates as primary, secondary, or payer of last resort.
Over 1 million Canadians benefit each year.
When an STI card is used for 12 months:
- 29% more patients stay on therapy.
- On average, greater than 80% Medication Possession Ratio (MPR) is achieved and maintained.
- Patients receive 67 more days of therapy on average per year.
BETTER ACCESS & CHOICE
- Over 20,000 patients helped every day.
- Over 50,000 physicians use STI cards.
- 99% of Canadian pharmacies process STI programs each year.
We support the health-care system by delivering financial reimbursement, patient management and patient engagement solutions that improve health outcomes.
Our programs are designed to leverage standard pharmacy workflow and acknowledge the importance of the pharmacist in the patient’s circle of care.
We partner with Canada's top pharmaceutical companies to execute flexible reimbursement solutions to help them reach their targets and engage patients in their health.