Pharmacy alliance RxAlly has appointed Michael Groh as chief information officer.

RxAlly, Michael Groh, chief information officer, CIO, pharmacy alliance, RxAlly Performance Network, Bruce Roberts, pharmacy technology, community pharmacy, Wayne Oliver, Tom O'Grady, pharmacy care

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RxAlly's new CIO has PharmD

July 31st, 2012

LEESBURG, Va. – Pharmacy alliance RxAlly has appointed Michael Groh as chief information officer.

As CIO, Groh will oversee RxAlly's technology and data initiatives, the company said Tuesday.

A trained pharmacist, earning a PharmD degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, Groh gravitated to IT early in his career and has established a long track record in that capacity, according to RxAlly, which noted that he will leverage his experience and specialty in pharmacy technology to oversee the technology that will link the RxAlly Performance Network.

"I am very excited to have the opportunity to join RxAlly in building its technology platform and working with the impressive members of the Performance Network to deliver the best possible service to the patient and payer communities," Groh said in a statement.

Most recently, Groh served as CIO for excelleRx, a national hospice pharmacy and medication therapy management firm. He has previously served as division vice president at National Data Corp. (NDC), where he was responsible for developing, marketing and supporting NDC's advanced clinical databases and patient care applications. He also was the associate director for the ambulatory care division of the department of pharmacy services at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University. While at MCV, he also managed the Pharmacy Information Systems Division.

In addition, in 1993, Groh co-founded and served as president and chief executive officer of CarePoint, a pioneer in pharmaceutical care and pharmacy management software.

"Mike Groh is a significantly important addition to the RxAlly team, as we continue to develop our interoperable technology platform," stated Bruce Roberts, CEO of RxAlly. "His track record of success and breadth of expertise in pharmacy technology and data initiatives will be critical to this endeavor."

A performance network of more than 22,000 pharmacies, RxAlly was launched earlier this year as a way for the community pharmacy sector to establish a larger presence in the nation's health care delivery system. The company's chief mission is to help patients achieve better health outcomes via personalized pharmacy care, while reining in costs.

RxAlly has continued to assemble its team in recent weeks. Health care policy expert Wayne Oliver last week was named vice president for pharmacy advocacy and government relations, and the week before Tom O'Grady was appointed as general counsel and executive vice president of corporate development.