Powerful Technology Cuts Pharmacist Verification Time By 90% 

Powerful Technology Cuts Pharmacist Verification Time by 90% 

  • March 30, 2017
  • News

Parata Introduces New Automated Inspection System and Software Platform for Pouch Packaging

Durham, North Carolina: Pharmacy technology provider Parata Systems unveiled two new pharmacy automation solutions yesterday at the 2017 MHA Business Summit in Las Vegas. Long-term care, infusion, and specialty pharmacists attending the summit to share insights and explore innovative technologies got the first glimpses of the Parata Perl™ Pouch Inspector and the Parata Pivot™ software platform.

“Parata Perl increases pharmacy efficiency and gives pharmacists more time to engage patients and make meaningful clinical interventions,” said DJ Dougherty, CEO, Parata. “Pharmacist verification is one of the most time consuming and expensive processes in a pharmacy — and it’s absolutely essential to make sure every prescription goes out the door correctly. The Parata Perl Pouch Inspector automates and accelerates this critical step with speed and accuracy rates the industry has never seen before.”

  • Parata Perl images and inspects up to 5 pouches every second. With its high speed and exception rates as low as 2 percent, Parata Perl reduces hands-on pharmacist verification time for PASS packaging by more than 90 percent.
  • Perl’s self-learning software detects and images new pills, making it possible to update the master drug database in as little as 3 seconds.
  • The optional Cut & Roll accessory automatically cuts and rolls strips by patient, hour of administration, or facility and separates flagged pouches for fast, easy retrieval.

“With the patent-pending Parata Pivot™ software platform, pharmacies can integrate multiple Parata PASS® packagers as one,” said Marcus Kennedy, Parata’s vice president of product development. “Pivot creates efficiency gains that increase a pharmacy’s daily throughput by up to 50 percent.”

  • Parata Pivot saves time by identifying the most efficient packager and better balancing the workload across the pharmacy’s fleet of packagers.
  • The Parata Pivot software platform centralizes inventory and allows canister sharing and facility-wide reporting.
  • Pharmacies using Parata Pivot have reduced the use of special tablet trays by more than 25 percent, creating a more efficient and automated process and decreasing opportunities for human error.

ABOUT PARATA: Parata Systems provides pharmacy technology solutions that empower pharmacists to elevate their role and help people lead healthier lives. Founded in Durham, North Carolina, in 2001, Parata is trusted by thousands of pharmacies throughout the United States and beyond. For more information, visit parata.com.

 

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Pharmacy Times® and Parata Systems Host the 2017 Next-Generation Pharmacist® Awards Gala

  • March 16, 2017
  • News

 

Award Finalists and Attendees to Enjoy Entertainment by Craig Karges at the San Diego Zoo

 

CRANBURY, N.J. (March 16, 2017)Pharmacy Times® and Parata Systems, founding partners of the Next-Generation Pharmacist® awards, today announced the annual gala will be held Aug. 19 at the San Diego Zoo. Next-Generation Pharmacist® is the industry’s leading national awards program, recognizing outstanding pharmacists, technicians, student pharmacists and industry advocates.

 

Celebrating innovation and inspiration, the event will recognize Next-Generation Pharmacist® finalists for their leadership, passion and commitment to an evolving health care industry. As part of the awards gala, attendees will enjoy entertainment from award-winning mentalist and magician Craig Karges. Karges has made appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Larry King Live, as well as CNN Headline News, Fox News Channel, E! Entertainment Television and CNBC.

 

The gala provides an opportunity for finalists and category winners to receive their awards and be recognized by their peers for this exclusive industry honor. One winner will be named the 2017 Next-Generation Pharmacist®, the program’s top honor, and will be featured on the August 2017 cover of Pharmacy Times®.

 

An independent panel of judges, chaired by Pharmacy Times® editor-in-chief Troy Trygstad, PharmD, PhD, MBA, will evaluate entries. Judges include industry leaders from health care systems, retail pharmacies, hospitals, academia, associations, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and more. The following will join Trygstad on the panel this year:

 

  • Mark Aurit, RPh, Gateway Pharmacy
  • Lawrence “LB” Brown, PharmD, PhD, FAPhA, Chapman University School of Pharmacy
  • Verender Gail Brown, BS, RPhT, CPhT, School District of Osceola County
  • Thomas D. Chiampas, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy
  • Michel Disco, BSPharm, RPh, MBA, University of New Mexico, College of Pharmacy
  • DJ Dougherty, CEO, Parata
  • Susan Drelicharz, PharmD, Walgreen Co.
  • Michelle Earich, CPhT, retired, The Wellington Group
  • Fred Eckel, RPh, MS, ScD (Hon)
  • Michael Evans, RPh, Geisinger Health System
  • Sharon Faust, PharmD, Lumicera Health Services
  • LTC Leslie Gibbs Walthall, PharmD, USAR, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center
  • Art Jacknowitz, PharmD, School of Pharmacy, West Virginia University
  • Gary Keil, PhD, RPh, Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute
  • Georg Kress, RPh, Walgreens Co.
  • Bob Lomenick, RPh, Tyson Drug
  • Vanessa MacGregor, PharmD, Specialty Pharmacy Director
  • Michael Manolakis, PharmD, PhD, Wingate University, School of Pharmacy
  • Diane Martin, RPh, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
  • Mariam Mobley Smith, PharmD, FASHP, Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
  • Joe Moose, PharmD, Moose Pharmacy
  • LTC Jeffrey Neigh, MBA, MHA, BCPS, USAR, American Pharmacists Association
  • Rebecca Snead, National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations
  • Melissa Somma McGivney, FCCP, FAPha, University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy
  • Dan Steiber, RPh, Editor-in-Chief, Specialty Pharmacy Times ®
  • Samuel Stolpe, PharmD, Scientific Technologies Corporation
  • Jennifer Thackray, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Lisa Tonrey, MHA, RPh, PhC, FAPhA, Capt. USPHS (ret)

 

There are 10 categories for the 2017 Next-Generation Pharmacist® awards, and nominations are being accepted through March 31. Up to three finalists will be named in each category, with all finalists being featured in the June 2017 issue of Pharmacy Times® and on nextgenpharmacist.com. This year’s categories include:

  • Civic Leader
  • Entrepreneur
  • Future Pharmacist
  • Health-System Pharmacist
  • Lifetime Leadership
  • Patient Care Provider
  • Rising Star
  • Specialty Pharmacist
  • Technician
  • Technology Innovator

For complete category descriptions, eligibility requirements, and online nomination submissions, visit www.nextgenpharmacist.com. For regular updates, follow Next-Generation Pharmacist® on Twitter and Facebook.

 

About Parata Systems, LLC

Parata Systems provides pharmacy technology solutions that support business growth, better health outcomes, and lower medical costs. Founded in Durham, North Carolina, in 2001, Parata is trusted by thousands of pharmacies throughout the United States. Parata is committed to providing solutions that empower pharmacists to elevate their role and keep pace in today’s outcomes-based health care system. For more information, visit http://parata.com/.

 

About Pharmacy Times®

Pharmacy Times® is the leading media resource for pharmacists and the pharmacy industry, providing practical clinical and professional information pharmacists can use in their everyday practices when counseling patients and interacting with other health care providers. Each issue and the website contain articles and features covering industry trends, medication errors, drug interactions, patient education, disease state management, patient counseling, product news, pharmacy law and more. Additionally, Pharmacy Times Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Pharmacy Times® is part of Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc., a full-service health care communications company offering education, research and medical media. For more information, visit pharmacytimes.com.

 

Next-Generation Pharmacist® is a trademark of Parata Systems, LLC.

 

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Parata To Open New Headquarters In Durham To Continue Enhanced Collaboration And Growth

  • January 19, 2017
  • News

Parata To Open New Headquarters In Durham To Continue Enhanced Collaboration And Growth

Pharmacy Technology Company To Complete 100,000 Square Foot Facility In 2017

Durham, N.C., January 19, 2017 – Pharmacy technology provider Parata Systems began construction on a new headquarters to promote collaboration, employee and customer engagement, as well as to sustain current growth and enable planned future growth. Brokered by Brad Armstrong and Doug Brock at Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and developed by Brookwood Capital Partners, the build-to-suit facility is located at 106 Roche Drive and is part of Alexander Industrial Park.

The new facility will bring Parata’s manufacturing, distribution, and corporate offices into a single location. The 100,000 square-foot, two-floor space is designed to promote the open collaboration of Parata employees across departments and support improved productivity. To do so, the facility features a greater number of conference rooms, larger collaboration areas and a central breakroom designed to enable company-wide team events.

“This strategic move will bring all Parata business units under a single roof for the first time since 2007, after multiple acquisitions and bringing manufacturing in-house,” said Parata CEO DJ Dougherty. “Since then, Parata has received recognition for our thriving North Carolina-based manufacturing business and our industry-driven innovations in pharmacy technology and patient care. We believe uniting our team in a single location will make us even stronger.”

The new location will also support enhanced collaboration with Parata customers and business partners, showcasing the full scope of Parata operations. This includes Parata’s new Vision Center, an interactive space fully equipped with Parata’s pharmacy automation technologies. It functions like a real world pharmacy, giving prospects and partners an opportunity to experience Parata technology first-hand. Additionally, visitors can see the manufacturing floor through a wall of windows, where Parata’s technology is being built, tested, and prepared for delivery.

“When pharmacies choose Parata technology, they’re investing in more than a robot – they’re investing in the team behind the technology. We want to take care of that team so they can best service our clients, and our new space is evidence of this,” said Mark Longley, Parata’s EVP, Sales and Business Development. “The new floorplan is designed to create a collaborative and cohesive environment to foster creativity and productivity and enable our anticipated growth.”
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ABOUT PARATA:
Parata Systems provides pharmacy technology solutions that support business growth, better health outcomes, and lower medical costs. Founded in Durham, North Carolina in 2001, Parata is trusted by thousands of pharmacies throughout the United States. Parata is committed to providing solutions that empower pharmacists to elevate their role and keep pace in today’s outcomes-based health care system. For more information, visit http://parata.com/.

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Introducing Check PASS 2.0

  • December 20, 2016
  • News

Making validation fast, safe, and simple.

In the pharmacy, safety always comes first. Pharmacists are responsible for verifying each prescription before it goes out the door to ensure accuracy and patient safety. But even with expertise, experience, and the proper processes in place, a human’s ability to inspect degrades with time and the volume of work.

Parata Check PASS — an inspection aid for Parata PASS strip packaging — has been shown to be safer and more efficient than manual checking over large volumes and long periods of time. Check PASS organizes the inspection process, increases productivity, and safely reduces the amount of time pharmacists spend on verification.

Check PASS 2.0, our new software release for the Check PASS Inspection Station application, amplifies those benefits. With the new features in Check PASS 2.0, test sites decreased their validation times by an average of 38 percent.

Check out the new features.

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Next-Generation Pharmacist® Program Nominations Open Today

  • December 1, 2016
  • News

 

Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times®
Now Accepting Nominations for Eighth Annual Awards Program

PLAINSBORO, N.J. (Dec. 1, 2016) — Founding partners of the Next-Generation Pharmacist® awards Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times®, the leading media resource for pharmacists and the pharmacy industry, are now accepting nominations for the 2017 awards program.

The Next-Generation Pharmacist® program recognizes pioneers, innovators and future generations of leaders, selected by their peers. Pharmacist nominations represent chain and independent pharmacies, institutions, long-term care facilities, health systems, and specialty pharmacies. For the past seven years, the Next-Generation Pharmacist® program has generated nearly 2,700 nominations across all 50 states.

“Next-Generation Pharmacist® is the industry’s leading national awards program, recognizing outstanding pharmacists, technicians, student pharmacists and industry advocates,” said DJ Dougherty, CEO, Parata Systems. “We encourage all pharmacy professionals to submit a nomination, and look forward to celebrating their achievements next August at our awards gala.”

The 2017 awards gala will be held on August 19, at the San Diego Zoo. This crowning event is an opportunity to offer accolades to award finalists for their leadership, passion, and commitment to an evolving health care industry. Finalists and category winners will receive their awards and be recognized by their peers for this exclusive and prestigious industry honor. One overall winner will be named the 2017 Next-Generation Pharmacist® and will be featured on the August 2017 cover of Pharmacy Times®. Visit nextgenpharmacist.com to see a highlight video of this past year’s event.

“As the leading voice in pharmacy, we are proud to partner with Parata Systems to convey the mission of the Next-Generation Pharmacist® awards,” said Brian Haug, president of Pharmacy and Healthcare Communications, LLC, which publishes Pharmacy Times®. “Each year, we have a tremendous opportunity to present these pharmacy leaders as shining examples of the best of what the pharmacy profession is all about. Their contributions are an undeniably important part of advancing our industry and, more importantly, advancing the wellness of patients in the face of modern healthcare realities.”

The 2017 Next-Generation Pharmacist® program includes 10 categories. Nominations may be submitted through March 31, 2017. An independent panel of esteemed judges, chaired by Pharmacy Times® editor-in-chief, Troy Trygstad, PharmD, PhD, MBA, will evaluate entries. Up to three finalists will be named in each category. These finalists will be featured in the June 2017 issue of Pharmacy Times® and on www.nextgenpharmacist.com.

“Pharmacists serve an important role as integral members of the healthcare team. As ‘Baby Boomers’ rapidly become ‘Senior Boomers,’ there is a corresponding need to help these people manage their health and medication related issues. Pharmacists’ roles and responsibilities will continue to advance in improving patient outcomes,” shared Lisa Tonrey, MHA, RPh, PhC, FAPhA, Capt. USPHS (ret), and the 2016 Next-Generation Pharmacist®. “The Next-Generation Pharmacist® awards recognize the unsung heroes of pharmacy—those outstanding individuals who serve patients and their communities, while inspiring others to excel in their accomplishments.”

This year, the nomination categories are:

  • Civic Leader
  • Entrepreneur
  • Future Pharmacist
  • Health-System Pharmacist
  • Lifetime Leadership
  • Patient Care Provider
  • Rising Star
  • Specialty Pharmacist
  • Technician
  • Technology Innovator

For complete category descriptions, eligibility requirements, and our online nomination tool, visit www.nextgenpharmacist.com. For regular updates, follow Next-Generation Pharmacist® on Twitter and Facebook.

 

About Parata Systems, LLC

Parata provides technology solutions to support coordinated care, better health outcomes and lower medical costs, empowering pharmacists to grow their business. Founded in 2001, the Durham, N.C.-based company is a brand trusted by more than 12,000 pharmacies, and a growing number of global health care professionals serving diverse patient populations. Our technology has filled more than 2.5 billion prescriptions, helping pharmacists avoid an estimated 15 million medication errors. For more information, visit www.parata.com, contact us via info@parata.com or 888-PARATA1 (727-2821), or check us out on Facebook or Twitter.

 

About Pharmacy Times®

Pharmacy Times® is the leading media resource for pharmacists and the pharmacy industry, providing practical clinical and professional information pharmacists can use in their everyday practices when counseling patients and interacting with other health care providers. Each issue and the website contain articles and features covering industry trends, medication errors, drug interactions, patient education, disease state management, patient counseling, product news, pharmacy law and more. Additionally, Pharmacy Times Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Pharmacy Times® is part of Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc., a full-service health care communications company offering education, research and medical media.

 

Next-Generation Pharmacist® is a trademark of Parata Systems, LLC.

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For Pharmacy Times®

Kirk McKay, executive editor, Pharmacy Times®, 609-716-7777, ext. 143, or kmckay@pharmacytimes.com 

Alana Suko, Hornercom, 267-932-8760 ext. 310 or alana@hornercom.com

 

For Parata

Dawn Astorino, marketing manager, Parata Systems, 919-433-4357 or dastorino@parata.com

5 Leadership Lessons for Pharmacy Technicians

  • October 18, 2016
  • News

By Zipporah-Darvi Redding, A.S., RPhT, CPhT

Pharmacy technicians play a pivotal role in supporting a pharmacy’s daily operations and assisting pharmacists with patients. Over the last several years, the role of pharmacy technicians has expanded into various opportunities, including medication therapy management, medication reconciliation, and transitions of care.

As the role of pharmacy technicians continues to expand, techs must position themselves as leaders to advance their performance, ensure professional development, and provide patient-centered care.

Today, pharmacy technicians are going beyond national certification, registration, and the licenses required by their states. Technicians are earning advanced degrees, such as Masters in Business Administration, Marketing, and Masters in Public Health. They’re also furthering their education and becoming more specialized through certification programs in Sterile Products (IV), Compounding, Chemotherapy, and more.

If you’re a pharmacy technician, here are five leadership lessons that will boost your career — whether you’ve been in a lead position for years, you’re just starting out, or you’re interested in being a leader in the future.

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Pharmacy Times® and Parata Systems Congratulate 2016 Next-Generation Pharmacist® Winners

  • August 8, 2016
  • News

Lisa Tonrey, MHA, RPh, PhC, FAPhA, Capt. USPHS (ret), Awarded Top Honor;
Pharmacy Leaders Celebrated at Next-Generation Pharmacist Awards Gala

PLAINSBORO, N.J. (August 8, 2016)Pharmacy Times® and Parata Systems, founding partners of the
Next-Generation Pharmacist® awards, congratulate the 2016 winners named at Saturday night’s awards gala at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Lisa Tonrey, MHA, RPh, PhC, FAPhA, Capt. USPHS (ret), pharmacist and medical commodities advisor with the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, received the evening’s top honor: 2016 Next-Generation Pharmacist. Tonrey will be featured on the cover of the August 2016 issue of Pharmacy Times, which will contain a profile of her award-winning contributions to the industry.

“Congratulations to all our 2016 Next-Generation Pharmacists finalists and winners,” said DJ Dougherty, CEO of Parata Systems. “We welcome this year’s award recipients to an esteemed group of more than 150 pharmacy professionals who have been recognized since 2010. This year’s winners represent the outstanding contributions of our industry’s finest pharmacists, technicians, student pharmacists and industry advocates.”

More than 500 Next-Generation Pharmacist nominations were received across 11 award categories. An independent panel of esteemed judges evaluated all nominated entries based on adherence to professional standards, experience as it relates to each category  and advancement of the profession. Judges named the three highest scoring entries in each category as finalists and the top-scoring entry as the category winner. The overall Next-Generation Pharmacist was selected from among the winners of the 11 pharmacist categories.

“The 2016 Next-Generation Pharmacist represents the best of what we all hope to achieve as pharmacists,” said Pharmacy Times editor-in-chief Troy Trygstad, PharmD, PhD, MBA, who chaired the independent panel of judges that reviewed nominations. “Lisa is dedicated and caring, and sees it as her mission to help serve vulnerable communities. Lisa envisions pharmacists as a critical piece of the health care delivery system in an industry facing a multitude of challenges, including physician shortages and an aging population.”

Tonrey, winner of the Lifetime Leadership category, was honored for her advocacy as a public health practitioner and her dedication to championing causes, including successfully advancing a national agenda of pharmacists as immunizers. Tonrey led a 22-year active duty pharmacy career as a U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officer. Motivated by supporting patients who are taking efforts to improve their health, Tonrey helps patients reach their goals and inspires others to do the same.

“The recipients of this year’s Next-Generation Pharmacist awards are shining examples of what we should all aspire to in the pharmacy industry,” said Brian Haug, president of the Pharmacy and Rare Disease franchises of Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc., which publishes Pharmacy Times. “Today’s winners represent every pharmacist’s mission to deliver the best patient care amidst the modern realities of pharmacy practice in our complex health care environment. It is a privilege and honor for us to illuminate the best of the profession.”

The 2016 Next-Generation Pharmacist winners are:

Civic Leader

  • Timothy Weber, RPh, PRS, Fruth Pharmacy

Entrepreneur

  • Randy McDonough, B.S., PharmD, M.S., CGP, BCPS, FAPhA, Towncrest Pharmacy

Future Pharmacist

  • Mel Nelson, PharmD, University of Arizona

Health-System Pharmacist

  • Geoff Wall, B.S., PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, CGP, Drake University

Lifetime Leadership

  • Lisa Tonrey, MHA, RPh, PhC, FAPhA, Capt. USPHS (ret), U.S. Agency for International Development Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance

Military Pharmacist

  • Lt. Cmdr. Vince Deguzman, PhD, FACHE, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, Naval Hospital Lemoore

Patient Care Provider

  • Richard Michael, B.S. Pharmacy, Unity Point at Home

Rising Star

  • Capt. Kellie Zentz, PharmD, U.S. Air Force

Specialty Pharmacist

  • Sharon Faust, PharmD, Lumicera Health Services

Technician

  • Zipporah-Darvi Redding, CPhT, University of Florida, College of Pharmacy, Medication Therapy Management Communication and Care Center

Technology Innovator

  • Russel Allinson, RPh, M.S., Therigy, LLC

For information about the awards, visit nextgenpharmacist.com and follow Next-Generation Pharmacist on Twitter and Facebook.

About Pharmacy Times

Pharmacy Times is the leading media resource for pharmacists and the pharmacy industry, providing practical clinical and professional information pharmacists can use in their everyday practices when counseling patients and interacting with other health care providers. Each issue and the website contain articles and features covering industry trends, medication errors, drug interactions, patient education, disease state management, patient counseling, product news, pharmacy law and more. Additionally, Pharmacy Times Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Pharmacy Times is part of Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc., a full-service health care communications company offering education, research and medical media.

 

About Parata Systems, LLC

Parata provides technology solutions to support coordinated care, better health outcomes and lower medical costs, empowering pharmacists to grow their business. Founded in 2001, the Durham, North Carolina-based company is a brand trusted by more than 12,000 pharmacies and a growing number of global health care professionals serving diverse patient populations. Our technology has filled more than 2.5 billion prescriptions, helping pharmacists avoid an estimated 15 million medication errors. For more information, visit parata.com, contact us via info@parata.com or 888-PARATA1 (727-2821), or check us out on Facebook or Twitter.

Next-Generation Pharmacist® is a trademark of Parata Systems, LLC.

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Alana Suko
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Dawn Astorino
Parata Systems
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Pharmacy Times and Parata Systems Announce 2016 Next-Generation Pharmacist® Finalists

  • June 20, 2016
  • News

Independent Panel of Judges Recognize Excellence in 11 Categories

 

PLAINSBORO, N.J. (June 20, 2016)Pharmacy Times and Parata Systems, founding partners of the Next-Generation Pharmacist® awards, today announced this year’s 34 finalists in the 2016 competition. Next-Generation Pharmacist is the industry’s leading national awards program, recognizing outstanding pharmacists, technicians, student pharmacists and industry advocates.

This year more than 500 Next-Generation Pharmacist nominations were received across 11 award categories. An independent panel of esteemed judges, previously chaired by former Pharmacy Times editor-in-chief Fred M. Eckel, RPh, MS, ScD (Hon), and now led by Pharmacy Times editor-in-chief Troy Trygstad, PharmD, PhD, MBA, evaluated all nominated entries based on adherence to professional standards, experience as it relates to each category and advancement of the profession.

At least three finalists were selected in each category, representing a true cross section of the industry, including large chain retailers, independent pharmacies, specialty pharmacies, military bases, health clinics and educational institutions. All finalists will be featured in the July 2016 print and online issues of Pharmacy Times and on nextgenpharmacist.com. The finalists are:

Civic Leader

  • Dixie Leikach, RPh, MBA., FACA, Maryland Pharmacists Association
  • Monali Majmudar, PharmD, Walgreens
  • Timothy Weber, RPH, PRS, Fruth Pharmacy

Entrepreneur

  • Randy McDonough, B.S., PharmD, MS, CGP, BCPS, FAPhA, Towncrest Pharmacy
  • Ryan Oftebro, PharmD, Kelley-Ross Pharmacy Group
  • Matt Osterhaus, B.S. Pharmacy, FAPhA, FASCP, Osterhaus Pharmacy

Future Pharmacist

  • Christina Andros, PharmD, Western New England University College of Pharmacy
  • Mel (Melissa) Nelson, PharmD, The University of Arizona
  • Salematou Traore, PharmD, University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy
  • Kelsey Turcotte, PharmD Candidate, Union University School of Pharmacy

Health-System Pharmacist

  • Cmdr. Hillary Duvivier, PharmD, BCPS, NCPS, The United States Public Health Service
  • Michelle Hilaire, PharmD, CDE, BCPS, FCCP, BCACP, University of Wyoming
  • Geoff Wall, PharmD, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Lifetime Leadership

  • Karen Kier, B.S. Pharmacy, MS, PhD, Ohio Northern University
  • Daniel Luce, RPh, MBA., FAPhA, Walgreens
  • (Ret.) Lisa Tonrey, RPh, American Pharmacists Association

Military Pharmacist

  • Cmdr. Vince Deguzman, PhD, FACHE, PharmD, MBA., BCPS, Naval Hospital Lemoore
  • Gregory Hare, PharmD, Tripler Army Medical Center

Patient Care Provider

  • Ashley Abode, PharmD, Realo Discount Drugs
  • Joel Marrs, PharmD, FCCP, FASHP, FNLA, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, BCACP, CLS, ASH-CHC University of Colorado SSPPS, Department of Clinical Pharmacy
  • Richard Michael, B.S. Pharmacy, Consultant Pharmacist

Rising Star

  • Olivia Bentley, PharmD, CFts, AAHIVP, Rx Clinic Pharmacy
  • Jonathan Mansour, PharmD, CSP, Pharmacy Advantage
  • Kellie Zentz, PharmD, US Air Force

Specialty Pharmacist

  • Sharon Faust, PharmD, Lumicera Health Services
  • Zachery Halford, PharmD, BCOP, Primary Children’s Hospital and Roseman University of Health Sciences
  • Bincy Varghese, PharmD, CareMed Specialty Pharmacy

Technician

  • Cynthia Andujar, CPhT, Walgreens
  • Janet Mendez, CPhT, Walgreens
  • Zipporah-Darvi Redding, CPhT, University of FL, College of Pharmacy, Medication Therapy Management Communication and Care Center

Technology Innovator

  • Russel Allinson, RPh, MS, Therigy, LLC
  • Matthew Johnson, PharmD, RPh, iMedicare
  • Joseph Muench, PharmD, BCPS, pharmacyjoe.com

“The Next-Generation Pharmacist program has grown to become the benchmark of professionalism, leadership, passion and commitment in our industry over the last seven years,” said DJ Dougherty, CEO of Parata. “This year we received a record number of nominations for individuals who advance the future of pharmacy every day, delivering innovations that shape our evolving health care industry. Today’s finalists represent the very best our industry has to offer.”

Trygstad added, “The 2016 Next-Generation Pharmacist finalists exemplify the highest standards of the pharmacy industry and stand as a testament to the role of the pharmacist in helping patients lead healthier lives. These men and women have dedicated their careers to advising patients on prescriptions, counseling consumers on over-the-counter medications and helping patients navigate today’s complex health care system. Today we recognize and celebrate their accomplishments and look forward to their continued contributions.”

Finalists will be recognized for their contributions and celebrated by pharmacy leaders at the annual “Innovation and Inspiration” themed gala August 6 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. At the gala, finalists and category winners will receive their awards and be recognized by their peers for this exclusive industry honor. One winner will be named the 2016 Next-Generation Pharmacist, the program’s top honor, and will be featured on the August 2016 cover of Pharmacy Times. The evening will include entertainment from The Paul Ahlstrand Quartet, one of the Boston area’s finest jazz ensembles, and a tribute from famed Boston comedian Jimmy Tingle, a humorist and commentator.

For more information, visit nextgenpharmacist.com, and for regular updates, follow Next-Generation Pharmacist on Twitter and Facebook.

 

About Parata Systems, LLC

Parata provides technology solutions to support coordinated care, better health outcomes and lower medical costs, empowering pharmacists to grow their business. Founded in 2001, the Durham, North Carolina-based company is a brand trusted by more than 12,000 pharmacies and a growing number of global health care professionals serving diverse patient populations. Our technology has filled more than 2.5 billion prescriptions, helping pharmacists avoid an estimated 15 million medication errors. For more information, visit www.parata.com, contact us via info@parata.com or 888-PARATA1 (727-2821), or check us out on Facebook or Twitter.

 

About Pharmacy Times

Pharmacy Times is the leading media resource for pharmacists and the pharmacy industry, providing practical clinical and professional information pharmacists can use in their everyday practices when counseling patients and interacting with other health care providers. Each issue and the website contain articles and features covering industry trends, medication errors, drug interactions, patient education, disease state management, patient counseling, product news, pharmacy law and more. Additionally, Pharmacy Times Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Pharmacy Times is part of Michael J. Hennessy Associates Inc., a full-service health care communications company offering education, research and medical media.

 

Next-Generation Pharmacist® is a trademark of Parata Systems, LLC.

 

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Media Contacts:

Michael J. LaCosta

Pharmacy Times

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Dawn Astorino

Parata Systems

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919-433-4357

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Pharmacy Times and Parata Systems Unveil Specifics of 2016 Next-Generation Pharmacist® Awards Gala

  • April 12, 2016
  • News

Finalists and Attendees to Celebrate at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts with Comedian Jimmy Tingle and The Paul Ahlstrand Quartet Jazz Band

PLAINSBORO, N.J. (April 12, 2016)Pharmacy Times and Parata Systems, founding partners of the Next-Generation Pharmacist® awards, today announced that the annual gala will be held August 6 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Next-Generation Pharmacist is the industry’s leading national awards program, recognizing outstanding pharmacists, technicians, student pharmacists and industry advocates.

The “Innovation and Inspiration” themed event will recognize Next-Generation Pharmacist finalists for their leadership, passion and commitment to an evolving health care industry. As part of the awards gala, attendees will enjoy entertainment from comedian Jimmy Tingle, a humorist and commentator who has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, 60 Minutes II, The Tonight Show and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. The evening will also feature live entertainment from The Paul Ahlstrand Quartet, one of the Boston area’s finest jazz ensembles.

At the gala, finalists and category winners will receive their awards and be recognized by their peers for this exclusive industry honor. One winner will be named the 2016 Next-Generation Pharmacist, the program’s top honor, and will be featured on the August 2016 cover of Pharmacy Times.

Overall, there are 11 categories for the 2016 Next-Generation Pharmacist awards and nominations are being accepted through April 24. An independent panel of judges, chaired by former Pharmacy Times editor-in-chief, Fred M. Eckel, RPh, M.S., ScD (Hon.), will evaluate entries. Up to three finalists will be named in each category, with finalists being featured in the June 2016 issue of Pharmacy Times and on nextgenpharmacist.com. This year’s nomination categories include:

  • Civic Leader
  • Entrepreneur
  • Future Pharmacist
  • Health-System Pharmacist
  • Lifetime Leadership
  • Military Pharmacist
  • Patient Care Provider
  • Rising Star
  • Specialty Pharmacist
  • Technician
  • Technology Innovator

For complete category descriptions, eligibility requirements, and our online nomination tool, visit nextgenpharmacist.com. For regular updates, follow Next-Generation Pharmacist on Twitter and Facebook.

About Parata Systems, LLC

Parata provides technology solutions to support coordinated care, better health outcomes and lower medical costs, empowering pharmacists to grow their business. Founded in 2001, the Durham, N.C.-based company is a brand trusted by more than 12,000 pharmacies, and a growing number of global health care professionals serving diverse patient populations. Our technology has filled more than 2.5 billion prescriptions, helping pharmacists avoid an estimated 15 million medication errors. For more information, visit www.parata.com, contact us via info@parata.com or 888-PARATA1 (727-2821), or check us out on Facebook or Twitter.

About Pharmacy Times

Pharmacy Times is the leading media resource for pharmacists and the pharmacy industry, providing practical clinical and professional information pharmacists can use in their everyday practices when counseling patients and interacting with other health care providers. Each issue and the website contain articles and features covering industry trends, medication errors, drug interactions, patient education, disease state management, patient counseling, product news, pharmacy law and more. Additionally, Pharmacy Times Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Pharmacy Times is part of Michael J. Hennessy Associates Inc., a full-service health care communications company offering education, research and medical media.

Next-Generation Pharmacist® is a trademark of Parata Systems, LLC.

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Media Contacts:

Michael J. LaCosta
Pharmacy Times
mjlacosta@mjhassoc.com
551-655-3718

Dawn Astorino
Parata Systems
dastorino@parata.com
919-433-4357

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Next-Generation Pharmacist® Program Nominations Open Today

  • January 20, 2016
  • News

Next-Generation Pharmacist® Program Nominations Open Today

Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times Launch Seventh Annual Program;
Now Accepting Nominations

PLAINSBORO, N.J. (Jan. 20, 2016) — Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times, founding partners of the Next-Generation Pharmacist® awards, are now accepting nominations for the 2016 program. Next-Generation Pharmacist is the industry’s leading national awards program, recognizing outstanding pharmacists, technicians, student pharmacists and industry advocates.

“Each year, the Next-Generation Pharmacist program celebrates the best and brightest in the pharmacy industry,” said DJ Dougherty, CEO, Parata Systems. “In our seventh year, we look forward to recognizing outstanding pharmacists, technicians and students who are defining the future of their profession. We encourage all pharmacy leaders to submit a nomination, and we look forward to celebrating them at this year’s awards gala.”

The 2016 awards gala will be held on August 6 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. This culminating event is a chance to recognize the finalists for their leadership, passion, and commitment to an evolving health care industry. Finalists and category winners will receive their awards and be recognized by their peers for this exclusive industry honor. One winner will be named the 2016 Next-Generation Pharmacist, the program’s top honor, and will be featured on the August 2016 cover of Pharmacy Times.

“We are proud to partner with Parata Systems again to continue the mission of the Next-Generation Pharmacist,” said Ashley Talamo, publisher of Pharmacy Times. “This awards program is an opportunity to honor those who stand up and make a difference in the lives of their patients, and in the pharmacy profession, and a reminder to all just how much the role of pharmacist continues to expand in our changing health care system.”

The 2016 Next-Generation Pharmacist program includes 11 categories. Nominations may be submitted through April 24, 2016. An independent panel of esteemed judges, chaired by Pharmacy Times editor-in-chief, Fred M. Eckel, RPh, M.S., ScD (Hon.), will evaluate entries. Up to three finalists will be named in each category. These finalists will be featured in the June 2016 issue of Pharmacy Times and on www.nextgenpharmacist.com.

“The role of the pharmacist grows increasingly important in the overall care of patients and creating better patient outcomes, no matter the setting,” added Michael Evans, B.S., RPh, director of ambulatory clinical pharmacy programs at Geisinger Health System in Danville, Pa., and the 2015 Next-Generation Pharmacist. “The Next-Generation Pharmacist awards recognize those pharmacists who are committed to adding value to our health care practice and improving the lives of the patients we work with.”

This year’s nomination categories are:

• Civic Leader
• Entrepreneur
• Future Pharmacist
• Health-System Pharmacist
• Lifetime Leadership
• Military Pharmacist
• Patient Care Provider
• Rising Star
• Specialty Pharmacist
• Technician
• Technology Innovator

For complete category descriptions, eligibility requirements, and our online nomination tool, visit www.nextgenpharmacist.com. For regular updates, follow Next-Generation Pharmacist on Twitter and Facebook.
About Parata Systems, LLC
Parata provides technology solutions to support coordinated care, better health outcomes and lower medical costs, empowering pharmacists to grow their business. Founded in 2001, the Durham, N.C.-based company is a brand trusted by more than 12,000 pharmacies, and a growing number of global health care professionals serving diverse patient populations. Our technology has filled more than 2.5 billion prescriptions, helping pharmacists avoid an estimated 15 million medication errors. For more information, visit www.parata.com, contact us via info@parata.com or 888-PARATA1 (727-2821), or check us out on Facebook or Twitter.

About Pharmacy Times
Pharmacy Times is the industry’s leading publication, providing practical, clinical information pharmacists can use in their everyday practice when counseling patients and interacting with physicians. Each issue contains articles and features covering medication errors, drug interactions, patient education, pharmacy technology, disease state management, patient counseling, product news, pharmacy law and specialty pharmacy. The Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Learn more at www.PharmacyTimes.com, write to info@pharmacytimes.com, call 609-716-7777 or visit us on Facebook and on Twitter. Pharmacy Times is published by Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc., a leading provider of health care publications, research, information and education.

Next-Generation Pharmacist® is a trademark of Parata Systems, LLC.
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Media contacts:
For Pharmacy Times
Kirk McKay, executive editor, Pharmacy Times, 609-716-7777, ext. 143, or kmckay@pharmacytimes.com
Alana Suko, Hornercom, 267-932-8760 ext. 310 or alana@hornercom.com

For Parata
Dawn Astorino, marketing manager, Parata Systems, 919-433-4357 or dastorino@parata.com

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