DURHAM, N.C. — Pharmacy Development Services, (PDS) announced Tuesday that it will be partnering with Parata Systems, a leading provider of pharmacy automation. This collaboration will enable members of PDS to have expanded access to much-needed resources that support elevating the role of independent pharmacy, as the organization moves into a future where pharmacists have the capacity and recognition to provide frontline care.
“Parata’s core competencies for education, as well as their areas of expertise align directly with the values of Pharmacy Development Services,” said Elaine Ladd, chief pharmacy officer for PDS. “With a focus on growing the capabilities and reach of independent pharmacy, Parata has a shared vision of utilizing education and innovation as the greatest tool for maximizing efficiency and long-term business success.”
“Parata has always made clear our dedication to being a leading resource for independent pharmacy,” said Mark Longley, chief strategy officer for Parata Systems. “Our partnership with PDS solidifies this commitment and provides another avenue through which independent pharmacists can access valuable content, as well as a clear understanding of how Parata’s portfolio of automated pharmacy solutions allow staff to prioritize their roles as providers and spend less time filling prescriptions. We’re honored to be a partner of Pharmacy Development Services and recognize their contribution to the field and dedication to the success of independent pharmacy.”
Pharmacy Development Services acts as a one-stop-shop for support for the independent pharmacist. With resource programs and consulting available in the categories of financial viability, staffing, growth, and operations, PDS continually looks to partner with organizations that can be a solution to the barriers and challenges experienced by independent pharmacies.