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Patty Kumbera named COO of PrescribeWellness

Patty Kumbera named COO of PrescribeWellness

IRVINE, Calif. — Patty Kumbera has joined PrescribeWellness as chief operating officer. Kumbera is widely known in the pharmacy industry for her expertise in medication therapy management (MTM), as well as for her work in developing policies and programs that help pharmacists deliver patient-centric clinical services and care to improve health outcomes, while reducing costs

STOMPP study shows multimed packaging improves medication adherence

STOMPP study shows multimed packaging improves medication adherence

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Omnicell announced the results of the STOMPP (Study to Measure the Impact of Pharmacists and Pharmacy Services on Medication Non-Adherence) clinical study. This randomized controlled trial compares the use of adherence medication packaging and medication therapy management (MTM) services to the use of traditional pill bottles. The results indicate a clear improvement

Acquisition equips Genoa for MTM

Acquisition equips Genoa for MTM

TUKWILA, Wash. — Genoa aims to take its behavioral health pharmacy care to a higher level with the launch of Genoa Medication Management Solutions. The company said that the new offering stems from its acquisition of Medication Management Systems Inc., a Minneapolis-based provider of medication therapy management (MTM) services and technology for complex, high-risk patients.

Genoa MTM acquisition leads to new pharmacy service

Genoa MTM acquisition leads to new pharmacy service

TUKWILA, Wash. — Genoa aims to take its behavioral health pharmacy care to a higher level with the launch of Genoa Medication Management Solutions. Genoa said Thursday that the new offering stems from its acquisition of Medication Management Systems Inc., a Minneapolis-based provider of medication therapy management (MTM) services and technology for complex, high-risk patients.

Mirixa, PQS partner on EQuIPP integration

Mirixa, PQS partner on EQuIPP integration

RESTON, Va. and DURHAM, N.C. — Mirixa Corp. and Pharmacy Quality Solutions (PQS) have formed a partnership to integrate medication therapy management (MTM) and other patient care information in PQS’ EQuIPP platform. Under the collaboration, the MirixaPro MTM solution will be integrated with EQuIPP (Electronic Quality Improvement Platform for Plans and Pharmacies), a platform for medication-related quality

Medicine Shoppe keeps franchisees competitive

Medicine Shoppe keeps franchisees competitive

COLUMBUS, Ohio — One of the key features that distinguish Medicine Shoppe International Inc. (MSI) from other chains is the company’s dedication to providing “high-quality, results-driven” business ownership opportunities in professional retail pharmacy, according to vice president John Fiacco. “Our pharmacies receive individualized business support and patient care solutions support. We’ll provide the tools and

Albertsons earns kudos for MTM services

Albertsons earns kudos for MTM services

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos. continues to exhibit excellence in medication therapy management (MTM). The food and drug retailer said Wednesday that OutcomesMTM has named it the “Top Large Pharmacy Chain” in MTM for the first quarter of 2017. This comes after OutcomesMTM, a Cardinal Health subsidiary, recognized Albertsons as a “2016 Top Large Pharmacy

Genoa finds niche with focus on behavioral health

Genoa finds niche with focus on behavioral health

TUKWILA, Wash. — John Figueroa knows a good health care model when he sees one. Having held leadership roles at McKesson Corp., Omnicare Inc., Coram and Apria Healthcare Group (where he remains chairman), Figueroa immediately recognized the potential in Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company. Genoa came to Figueroa’s attention in early 2014, when Nautic Partners,

Mirixa names Harvey as CEO

Mirixa names Harvey as CEO

RESTON, Va. — Former Liberty Medical chairman and chief executive officer Frank Harvey has joined medication therapy management (MTM) service provider Mirixa Corp. as CEO. Mirixa, which announced the appointment Tuesday, said Harvey also will serve on the company’s board of directors. “I am pleased to join Mirixa at this exciting point in the evolution

MTM helps set Aurora Pharmacy apart

MTM helps set Aurora Pharmacy apart

ELM GROVE, Wis. — Pharmacists for Aurora Pharmacy are actively involved in providing medication therapy management services to a diverse group of patients. “Aurora Pharmacy set another record in 2015 in terms of number of services provided across the different MTM programs,” says John Gates, vice president of Aurora retail pharmacies. “This includes the day-to-day

Walgreens: Multiple interventions best for adherence

Walgreens: Multiple interventions best for adherence

DEERFIELD, Ill. — A new study from Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. indicates that pharmacy interventions can lead to greater medication adherence and lower health care costs. The study, titled “Improving Medication Adherence and Health Care Outcomes in a Commercial Population Through a Community Pharmacy,” was published in a recent issue of Population Health ­Management. The

Lawmakers see pharmacists as pillar of MTM

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of congressional representatives is urging that retail pharmacists play a part in a new initiative designed to improve the use of medication therapy management in ­Medicare. Forty-four members of the House of Representatives — 24 Republicans and 20 Democrats — signed a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services

Lawmakers see pharmacists as linchpin for MTM

Lawmakers see pharmacists as linchpin for MTM

ARLINGTON, Va. — A bipartisan coalition of congressmen is urging the participation of retail pharmacists in a new initiative to improve the use of medication therapy management (MTM) in Medicare. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores said Wednesday that 44 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have sent a letter to Secretary of Health