ORLANDO, Fla. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- In an effort to help independent pharmacies achieve better pharmacy health, McKesson Corporation is showcasing several new solutions at the 115th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), held October 12–16, 2013.
Focused on providing insights into how to run a better business, achieve better results for patients, create a better future for community pharmacy, and seize the benefits of coming together with other pharmacy owners for greater scale, McKesson’s new solutions for Health Mart® and community pharmacies are featured at NCPA Booth #1001.
“The NCPA is dedicated to the continuing growth and prosperity of independent community pharmacy, which, in today’s dynamic healthcare landscape, means taking advantage of the tremendous opportunity for community pharmacies to grow their practices and expand their role as healthcare providers,” said Mark Walchirk, President, McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical. “McKesson is committed to helping our customers — and the industry — achieve better pharmacy health for the long term, and we are proud to introduce innovative new solutions this week at NCPA.”
Health Mart continues to invest in solutions that help its franchisees compete and thrive with the most comprehensive portfolio of solutions backed by a national brand widely recognized for superior customer service. With more than 3,100 member stores nationwide, Health Mart is quickly becoming the franchise model of choice for community pharmacy owners looking to complement their local identity with a national brand. “Health Mart is constantly looking for opportunities to help our pharmacies deepen the local relationships they have in their communities,” said Steve Courtman, President, Health Mart. “New offerings such as a mobile app, adherence support programs and fresh marketing materials provide the pharmacies with new tools to grow these relationships and build trust, which is critical to improving a patient’s health, ensuring loyalty and building the pharmacy business.”
To help community pharmacy improve patient health results as well as business results, several new and enhanced offerings are being highlighted at NCPA:
Supporting Pharmacy Ownership: To help community pharmacy achieve a better future, McKesson Ownership Advisors are providing information to existing or prospective pharmacy owners on programs that can help them establish a new business or grow their current business through expansion into multiple pharmacies. McKesson’s RxOwnership® program is dedicated to providing independent pharmacy owners, prospective owners and pharmacy students with tools to help them map out their future. “Since the RxOwnership program’s inception in 2008, we have been involved in more than 700 pharmacy buy, sell or transfer deals and supported 1,300 startups,” said Bob Graul, National Vice President, RxOwnership. “Whatever your ownership goals are — own your first store, purchase additional stores or even sell your current store — RxOwnership can help.”
Supporting Expansion into LTC: McKesson understands the alternate site pharmacy business and offers support to pharmacies looking to expand into or grow their long-term care, infusion and specialty pharmacy services. McKesson Alternate Site PharmacySM provides a wide range of products and solutions such as customized packaging, inventory management, Six Sigma workflow analysis, 340B support and software, and tools for revenue growth.
McKesson Pharmacy Systems & Automation: MPS&A is committed to helping our community pharmacy customers achieve better pharmacy health by providing them with pharmacy-management systems and integrated business services that drive the overall success of their business. MPS&A’s technology solutions help pharmacies boost their margins, achieve optimal business efficiency, support adherence programs, and perform extensive reporting to identify areas for operational improvement and opportunity.
MPS&A’s pharmacy-management systems are on display at NCPA Booth #1001:
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McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 14th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit http://www.mckesson.com.