PHARMACY GROUPS JOIN TOGETHER TO IMPROVE SERVICE

Pharmacy Careers, Volume 0,0

Assistant Editor, Pharmacy Times

The Good Neighbor PharmacyProvider Network (formerly the PerformancePlus network of independentpharmacies), the largest managedcare network of community pharmaciesin the nation, has joined clinicalinformation technology providerMirixa Corp (formerly CommunityMTM), based in Alexandria, Va, toprovide quality patient care programsthat obtain premium clinical andbusiness results. The contract bringstogether ~5000 Good Neighbor Pharmaciesand affiliates with Mirixa?snetwork of more than 40,000 pharmacies,which include independentsand chain stores across the country.

Members of the Good NeighborPharmacy Provider Network haveinstant access to managed care contractsand can create a broader baseof care in their communities by offeringpharmacy benefit managementservices to health plan buyers. GeorgeSaunders, vice president of professionalservices at AmerisourceBergen,the parent company of the GoodNeighbor Pharmacy Provider Network,said, ?One of our primary goalsis to arm our customers with newand innovative products and services.This collaboration aligns 2 industryleaders committed to improvingpatient care by coupling the best clinicaltechnologies with outstandingservice levels. Our collective pharmacycustomers will be better equippedto deliver a standard of care that trulysets them apart from competitionand delivers the best care to patients.?

Mirixa was founded by the NationalCommunity Pharmacists Associationand stands as a chief developerof ground-breaking clinical solutionsthat support pharmacist-based patientcare services. The corporationalso is a leader in medication therapymanagement technology solutions.Network members consist of independents,chains, long-term carefacilities, supermarket pharmacies,and mass merchandiser pharmacies,which represent almost 71% of allAmerican pharmacies. Mirixa providesits members with a secure Webbasedsoftware server that helps themdeliver high-value targeted patientcare services.

Don Hackett, chief executive officerof Mirixa, said, ?As one of our keysuccess factors is leveraging consumer-trusted, pharmacist-deliveredcare, we are certain our technologysolutions will help Good NeighborPharmacies improve performanceand realize important growth opportunities,and we are excited to beworking with the rebranded network.?