OCTOBER 01, 2007
Wendy K. Bodine

The Good Neighbor Pharmacy Provider Network (formerly the Performance Plus network of independent pharmacies), the largest managed care network of community pharmacies in the nation, has joined clinical information technology provider Mirixa Corp (formerly Community MTM), based in Alexandria, Va, to provide quality patient care programs that obtain premium clinical and business results. The contract brings together ~5000 Good Neighbor Pharmacies and affiliates with Mirixa?s network of more than 40,000 pharmacies, which include independents and chain stores across the country.

Members of the Good Neighbor Pharmacy Provider Network have instant access to managed care contracts and can create a broader base of care in their communities by offering pharmacy benefit management services to health plan buyers. George Saunders, vice president of professional services at AmerisourceBergen, the parent company of the Good Neighbor Pharmacy Provider Network, said, ?One of our primary goals is to arm our customers with new and innovative products and services. This collaboration aligns 2 industry leaders committed to improving patient care by coupling the best clinical technologies with outstanding service levels. Our collective pharmacy customers will be better equipped to deliver a standard of care that truly sets them apart from competition and delivers the best care to patients.?

Mirixa was founded by the National Community Pharmacists Association and stands as a chief developer of ground-breaking clinical solutions that support pharmacist-based patient care services. The corporation also is a leader in medication therapy management technology solutions. Network members consist of independents, chains, long-term care facilities, supermarket pharmacies, and mass merchandiser pharmacies, which represent almost 71% of all American pharmacies. Mirixa provides its members with a secure Webbased software server that helps them deliver high-value targeted patient care services.

Don Hackett, chief executive officer of Mirixa, said, ?As one of our key success factors is leveraging consumer- trusted, pharmacist-delivered care, we are certain our technology solutions will help Good Neighbor Pharmacies improve performance and realize important growth opportunities, and we are excited to be working with the rebranded network.?


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