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Health Mart slates town hall sessions

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SAN FRANCISCO — Health Mart recently kicked off its fourth Town Hall CE series with events in Birmingham, Ala., and Oak Park, Ill.

The new peer-to-peer series focuses on how independent pharmacies can maintain profitability and advance care in a changing pharmacy world, according to Health Mart, a network with more than 4,700 locally owned community pharmacies across all 50 states.

Health Mart has hosted more than 300 peer-to-peer town hall meetings over the past four years to help members understand the market dynamics impacting independent pharmacy.

With the industry’s greater focus on clinical outcomes and payer-driven performance incentives, Health Mart wants to help pharmacists understand and improve the clinical, operational and financial drivers that impact their business, Health Mart said in a statement last month.

“We understand that the changes asked by this evolving industry can often be difficult, and we want to help by providing independents with opportunities to share ideas with peers, and with information and resources that will help them implement change in their pharmacies and with their staff,” said Steve Courtman, Health Mart’s president. “Ultimately, the foundation of Health Mart’s strategy is to help our members perform their best clinically and implement innovative practices that ensure the viability and prosperity of their business for years to come.”

The new continuing education series, called “Resolve To Evolve: Maintaining Profitability and Advancing Care in a Changing Pharmacy World,” aims to help pharmacies increase efficiency and profitability while improving patient health outcomes that capture payer dollars.

“Health Mart is committed to delivering the insights and resources that help our pharmacists stay up to date on the market dynamics impacting independent pharmacy,” said Crystal Lennartz, chief pharmacist at Health Mart. “The last few Town Hall series focused on understanding quality measures and implementing med sync to improve patient care and streamline their operations. Now it’s about committing to action with a focus on improving their clinical, operational and financial performance.”


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