Parata News

Product, Service, Company, and Pharmacy Industry News

Get a current and historical look at our company, featuring news releases and announcements detailing our commitment to the profession of pharmacy as a center of wellness in today’s health care market.

Parata Systems Names Rocco Volpe As Chief Operating Officer

Parata Systems announced Rocco Volpe has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer. With more than 30 years of experience in technology leadership, Volpe is uniquely qualified for the role.

Better Together, Parata and TCGRx Offer New Solutions in Pharmacy Automation at McKesson ideaShare 2019

Parata and TCGRx as a united company will showcase new and updated products to provide scalable options for pharmacy growth at McKesson ideaShare.

Pharmacy Times® and Parata Systems Extend Nomination Deadline for the 2019 Next-Generation Pharmacist® Awards Program

Nominations for the 2019 Next-Generation Pharmacist® Awards program will now be accepted through May 31.

Pharmacy Times® and Parata Systems Will Celebrate Outstanding Pharmacy Professionals at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego

Pharmacy Times and Parata Systems will hold the 10th Annual Next-Generation Pharmacist Awards recognizing pharmacy leaders at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, CA, on October 25.

Nominations Open for the 2019 Next-Generation Pharmacist® Awards Program

Pharmacy Times and Parata Systems opened nominations today for the 10th annual Next-Generation Pharmacist® awards program.

TCGRx and Parata Systems Merge to Create Pharmacy Automation Leader

Pharmacy packaging and automation provider TCGRx, a portfolio company of Frazier Healthcare Partners, today announced the acquisition of Parata Systems.

Pharmacy Times and Parata Systems Celebrate 2018 Next-Generation Pharmacist Winners

Pharmacy Times® and Parata Systems congratulate the 2018 winners named at the awards gala held Friday, October 5 at the State Room in Boston, Massachusetts.

TCGRx Announces the Launch of PharmAlytics™ for Business System

TCGRx announced the launch of PharmAlytics™ for business; a business intelligence system for pharmacies to better manage inventory and increase productivity.

TCGRx Announces the Launch of High-Volume Adherence System

TCGRx unveiled the latest in their CentralRx™ product line aimed at high-volume adherence solutions.

Pharmacy Times® and Parata Systems Announce the 2018 Next-Generation Pharmacist® Finalists

Pharmacy Times® and Parata Systems announce the 30 selected finalists for the 2018 Next-Generation Pharmacist® awards honoring remarkable pharmacists, student pharmacists, technicians, and industry advocates.

Parata Renews Authorization to Operate by the Defense Health Agency

Parata’s acquisition of an ATO certificate verifies Parata’s commitment to security best practices, continuous improvement, and providing an optimal level of service to customers in the armed forces. The renewal demonstrates Parata software and hardware are compliant with the stringent NIST guidelines.

Next-Generation Pharmacist Awards Gala to Be Held at the State Room

Pharmacy Times® and Parata Systems, founding partners of the Next Generation Pharmacist® awards will host the 2018 awards ceremony and gala on October 5 at the State Room in Boston, Massachusetts.

Parata’s Fresh Website Delivers Brand Promise

Parata Systems invites visitors to explore their newly refreshed website at parata.com. Enhanced functionality, compelling content, and mobile-friendly design underscore Parata’s commitment to clear communication and up-to-date technology.

Parata Powers Pharmacies with Pouch Packaging Solutions

Parata Systems, a leader in pharmacy automation, congratulates PillPack on its recently announced acquisition by Amazon. The sale confirms what Parata has believed would be the future of pharmacy: pouch packaging at the pharmacy empowering patients to lead healthy lives.

TCGRx Announces a New Product Line, LocalRx Remote Will Call Pick-Up Box

Developed by TCGRx to enhance customer service by expediting the will call process for prescription medications, LocalRx offers unprecedented convenience for both the patient and the pharmacy.

TCGRx Strives to Enable All Pharmacies to Offer Affordable Adherence Packaging

PillPack acquisition by Amazon will drive changes in pharmacy services nationwide.

Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times® Announce Judges for 2018 Next-Generation Pharmacist Awards

Pharmacy Times® editor-in-chief Troy Trygstad, PharmD, Ph.D., MBA chairs the panel of judges which include industry leaders from health care systems, retail pharmacies, hospitals, academia, associations, and pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Parata Partners with SCPC to Advocate Healthcare Policy Changes in LTC Pharmacies

Parata Systems, the leading pharmacy technology provider, announces their Bronze Level Business Partnership with the non-profit advocacy organization, Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC).

Parata’s New Headquarters Is Just What the Doctor Ordered

Parata announces the opening of its new headquarters at 106 Roche Drive in Durham, North Carolina. The new facility brings corporate and manufacturing under one roof.

TCGRx Releases First Blister Adherence System to Utilize Advanced Barcode Technology

SmartCardRx enables the pharmacist to fill four cards at a time using its unique barcode system and patented fill-to-light technology for improved productivity.

TCGRx Announces the Acquisition Of ARxIUM’s Panasonic Fastpak Exp and Fastpak 71 Pouch Packaging Business

The move extends TCGRx’s industry leadership position by providing increased penetration into the hospital market as well as continued expansion into Canada.

TCGRx – Spectre & Meltdown Microprocessor Vulnerabilities

Though these vulnerabilities are hardware-based, they can be exploited by software viruses, worms, and the like. TCGRx recommends some steps to mitigate your pharmacy’s risk.

Nominations Open For 2018 Next-Generation Pharmacist® Awards Program

Founding partners of the Next-Generation Pharmacist® Awards, Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times®, are now accepting nominations for the 2018 awards program.

McKesson and Parata to Showcase Technology Solutions at ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting 2017

McKesson’s automation partner, Parata, will demonstrate its vial and pouch packaging solutions. Parata automation allows health system pharmacists to free up labor for other value-added activities.

TCGRx Introduces Beacon® Mobile — Wireless Technology for Improved Pharmacy Productivity

Beacon Mobile now allows an already streamlined and efficient process to be enhanced with more mobility and convenience.

Parata Systems Enters Agreement with American Associated Pharmacies

Pharmacy technology provider Parata Systems has entered a group purchasing agreement with American Associated Pharmacies, a member-owned cooperative representing more than 2,200 independent pharmacies.

Parata Systems Awarded Three-Year Outpatient Pharmacy Technology Agreement with Premier Inc.

Pharmacy technology provider Parata Systems has been awarded a group purchasing agreement for medication and supply automation and outpatient pharmacy technology with Premier Inc.

Pharmacy Times® and Parata Systems Celebrate 2017 Next-Generation Pharmacist® Winners 

Pharmacy Times® and Parata Systems, founding partners of the Next-Generation Pharmacist® awards, congratulate the 2017 winners named at Saturday evening’s award gala at the San Diego Zoo.

Pharmacy Times® and Parata Systems Reveal 2017 Next-Generation Pharmacist® Finalists

Pharmacy Times® and Parata Systems, founding partners of the Next-Generation Pharmacist® awards, today announced this year’s 30 finalists.

TCGRx Announces the Acquisition of Integration and Automation Solutions (IAS)

The acquisition includes technologies high volume pill dispensers and other high volume components that make up a comprehensive system for central fill, mail order, and specialty pharmacies.

Powerful Technology Cuts Pharmacist Verification Time by 90%

Pharmacy technology provider Parata Systems unveiled two new pharmacy automation solutions yesterday at the 2017 MHA Business Summit in Las Vegas.

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

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.

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

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.

Next-Generation Pharmacist® Program Nominations Open Today

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.

TCGRx Announces Release of New Blister Card and Pouch Packaging Hybrid Machine at ASCP

Pharmacy industry’s first device of its kind will fill both punch cards and pouch packages and has a general availability release scheduled, targeting 2017.

Giant Carlisle Partners with TCGRx to Pilot Center Store Pharmacy

Ahold USA’s Giant Carlisle division recently piloted a center store pharmacy in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, implementing the TCGRx Beacon Inventory Management System.

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

Pharmacy Times® and Parata Systems congratulate the 2016 winners named at Saturday night’s awards gala at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Health Park’s Project Harmony Provides Vital Pharmacy Care Transition Program

Project Harmony is a pharmacy-driven care transition solution developed by Health Park to prevent the prescription deficits that often occur as a patient moves from one level of care to another.

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

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.

TCGRx Offers New Marketing Program to Help Their Pharmacy Customers Promote Adherence to the “At-Home” Market

New program and resources provides turnkey support for pharmacies to engage patients with med synch and adherence programs.

New Case Study Shows Positive Impact of IMS and Automation in Hospital Pharmacy

Maury Regional Medical Center has released a case study that culminated in remarkable results affecting both the pharmacy and the patients for which they serve.

TCGRx Enhances Medication Safety Even Further With New Batch Validator For InspectRx®

A compliment to the InspectRx® product line, the Batch Validator filters flagged or suspect patient fills from other patient rolls of AdherePac pouches that have been approved.

Hayat Pharmacy First to Implement ATP® 2 Automated Tablet Packager by TCGRx

The system offers Hayat some of the most sophisticated innovations in adherence technology available in the marketplace.

Next-Generation Pharmacist® Program Nominations Open Today

Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times, founding partners of the Next-Generation Pharmacist® awards, are now accepting nominations for the 2016 program.

Parata Systems and Talyst Announce New Partnership

Parata Systems and Talyst have announced a partnership that will give their respective markets greater access to pharmacy automation that increases patient safety and provides a positive financial impact.

TCGRx Announces Release of New Pharmacy Fixtures Line

TCGRx announced the launch of HDStock, a complete line of high-density pharmacy fixtures.

Parata Systems Makes Grant Thornton North Carolina 100® For Fifth Consecutive Year

Parata Systems, the leading provider of pharmacy technology solutions to support business growth, better health outcomes and lower medical costs, has received a 2015 Grant Thornton North Carolina 100® award.

2015 NEXT-GENERATION PHARMACIST® AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Pharmacy leaders gathered last night at the sixth annual Next-Generation Pharmacist® awards gala to celebrate the 2015 finalists and learn who among them would be named winners.

Parata Systems Announces Partnership with PrescribeWellness To Help Pharmacies Identify Patients Ideal for Medication Management

Parata Systems today announced a strategic partnership with PrescribeWellness to inspire collaboration for better health.

2015 Next-Generation Pharmacist® Finalists Announced

Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2015 Next-Generation Pharmacist® awards.

Parata Launches New Website to Enhance User Experience

Parata Systems, the leader in pharmacy automation and medication management solutions, is inviting visitors to explore its new website.

Nomination Deadline for 2015 Next-Generation Pharmacist Awards Extended; Judges Announced

The Next-Generation Pharmacist® awards — the industry’s leading national awards program — today extended the nomination deadline for this year’s entries.

Parata Announces New CEO; Spins off Consumer Health Care Technology Incubator

Parata Systems announced that DJ Dougherty, CFO of the Durham-based company for the last four years, is the new chief executive officer.

Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times unveil details for 2015 Next-Generation Pharmacist Awards Gala

Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times are pleased to announce details for this year’s Next-Generation Pharmacist awards gala.

Parata Announces Emilie Ray as New Board Member

Parata Systems is pleased to announce the appointment of Emilie Ray to the Parata Board of Directors.

Parata Systems Honored as a 2014 Grant Thornton Carolina 100 Recipient

Parata Systems has received a 2014 Grant Thornton North Carolina 100® award recognizing privately-held companies.

Parata is Presenting Sponsor of the 2015 Independent Pharmacy Business Growth Conference

Parata Systems will be a presenting sponsor of the 2015 Independent Pharmacy Business Growth Conference hosted by Pharmacy Development Services (PDS) February 18-21 in Orlando, Florida.

2015 Call for Entries for Next-Generation Pharmacist Program; Will Recognize Pharmacists who are Defining the Future of the Industry

Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times are gearing up for the sixth annual program recognizing outstanding pharmacists, technicians, student pharmacists and industry advocates.

2014 Next-Generation Pharmacist® Awards Winners Announced

Pharmacy leaders from across the country gathered at the Fairmont Copley Plaza last night to recognize the work of their peers in delivering innovative patient care.

Parata Max Achieves High Marks on Air Quality

Parata Max® continues to lead on safety in pharmacy automation technology with GREENGUARD Gold Certification.

Parata Announces eLearning Series on the Emerging Role of the Pharmacist in the Healthcare Ecosystem

Parata Systems announced today the launch of an innovative eLearning series targeting pharmacists.

Parata Unveils New Online Store

Parata Systems announced the launch of a new online store, Parata Shopping, providing convenient customer access to Parata parts and supplies.

James Fries, MD, Named as Keynote Speaker for 2014 Next-Generation Pharmacist Awards

Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times announced today that James F. Fries, MD, has been selected as the keynote speaker for the 5th annual recognition event.

Parata Systems’ Director of Sales Operations, Andrea Overfield, Honored as a 2014 Stevie Award Winner

Parata Systems announced today their director of sales operations was awarded a Silver Stevie Award for Sales Operations Professional of the Year.

Swisslog and Parata Systems Announce Strategic Partnership to Offer Best-in-Class Outpatient Pharmacy Automation Technology in the Middle East

Swisslog and Parata Systems today announced their strategic partnership to offer a fully integrated outpatient pharmacy solution in the Middle East.

5th Annual Next-Generation Pharmacist Awards Open for Nominations

Founding partners of the Next-Generation Pharmacist awards are pleased to announce today that nominations are officially open for the 2014 program.

Not Your Parents’ Pharmacy Fill System: High-Tech, High-Touch

by Tom Rhoads Published in Pharmacy Times Monday, December 16, 2013 Big changes in pharmacy technology will affect the ways that pharmacists communicate with patients and health care providers. Meet Dave. He has hypertension. His doctor monitors his adherence with information transmitted by an ingestible sensor in his medication. The sensor, about the size of […]

Parata System’s Inaugural Innovation Summit Brings Together Pharmacists, Healthcare Leaders for Idea Exchange

Parata Systems, a leading provider of pharmacy technology solutions to support coordinated care, better health outcomes and lower medical costs, today announced that the company’s first Innovation Summit was a success.

Parata Systems Honored with 2013 NCTA 21 Industry Driven Company Award

Parata Systems today announced the company has been named the 2013 North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) 21 Awards Industry Driven Company winner.

Parata Named North Carolina Manufacturer of the Year

McGladrey LLP, the nation’s leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, along with Fifth Third Bank and the North Carolina Chamber, are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 North Carolina Manufacturer of the Year award.

Amy Bachyrycz Named 2013 Next-Generation Pharmacist™

Amy Bachyrcyz awarded the highest honor of the night, named Next-Generation Pharmacist at the 2013 awards gala.

2013 Next-Generation Pharmacist Award Finalists Announced

American Idol’s singer-songwriter Kara DioGuardi will headline Las Vegas recognition event.

Adherence: A New Strategy for New Times

  Pharmacists can drive results related to adherence by offering patients new services and solutions. By Tom Rhoads, CEO, Parata Systems Published in Pharmacy Times Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Pharmacists are among the most trusted professionals in the country, but until the recent focus on adherence they haven’t been getting paid for it. Independent pharmacists [...]

Adherence: A New Strategy for New Times

  Pharmacists can drive results related to adherence by offering patients new services and solutions. By Tom Rhoads, CEO, Parata Systems Published in Pharmacy Times Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Pharmacists are among the most trusted professionals in the country, but until the recent focus on adherence they haven’t been getting paid for it. Independent pharmacists […]

Parata Introduces Pharmacy Business Growth Toolkit

New Business Growth Toolkit for pharmacists offers step-by-step guide for a successful medication adherence program.

Parata Wins 2013 Caregiver Friendly Award

Parata Systems, a leader in pharmacy automation, announced today it has been recognized by Today’s Caregiver magazine as a 2013 “Caregiver Friendly® Award” recipient. The awards recognize products, services, books and media created with the needs of caregivers in mind.

Celebrating Parata’s Company of the Year Award

APICS Triangle Chapter will present the Company of the Year Award for its fiscal year 2013 at its Top Management Night featuring Keith Launchbury, CFPIM, CIRM, CSCP.

Pharmacy Partnerships Help Reduce Readmissions

  By Tom Rhoads, CEO, Parata Systems Published in McKnight’s LTC News & Assisted Living April 16th, 2013 With much of the healthcare industry focused on reducing hospital readmissions, most of us are familiar with the statistics: one in five Medicare patients is readmitted within 30 days, at a cost of $26 billion annually. But […]

Tech Companies Target the Right Talent

Parata Systems, a Durham-based company that sells automatic pharmaceutical dispensing as well as packaging technology, hired for about 70 positions last year, which included some promotions or lateral moves, said Mindi McLendon, the company’s vice president for human resources.

Chain Drug Review — Tech Talk

  The quest for next-generation solutions By Tom Rhoads, CEO, Parata Systems Published in Chain Drug Review August 2011 For an executive, every decision balances risk with reward and acknowledges the status quo can often be the riskiest decision of all. Shrinking margins are putting the squeeze on pharmacy’s operational efficiency, hastened by the government’s […]

Rite Aid Reaps Benefits from Automation

  Automation boosts efficiency in the pharmacy By Tom Rhoads, CEO, Parata Systems Published in Chain Drug Review March 12th, 2012 Rite Aid displays a passion for innovation that raises the bar for all the major chain drug players, even in the face of challenging market and business conditions.For example, wellness+ recently became the industry’s […]

Automation: It’s Not About Technology. It’s About Time.

  Saving time and improving safety benefit the pharmacy and the patient alike. By Tom Rhoads, CEO, Parata Systems Published in Pharmacy Times Friday, October 5, 2012 It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement surrounding new technology. From electric cars to 3-D televisions, yesterday’s science fiction is popping up faster than ever in [...]

Automation: It’s Not About Technology. It’s About Time.

  Saving time and improving safety benefit the pharmacy and the patient alike. By Tom Rhoads, CEO, Parata Systems Published in Pharmacy Times Friday, October 5, 2012 It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement surrounding new technology. From electric cars to 3-D televisions, yesterday’s science fiction is popping up faster than ever in […]

Parata to Showcase Adherence Technology at Growth Conference

Parata will participate in discussions related to medication non-adherence, and demonstrate how Parata PASS Pack strip packaging can help pharmacists improve patient adherence and health outcomes.

4th Annual Next-Generation Pharmacist Program Opens

Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times, founding sponsors of the Next-Generation Pharmacist awards — the industry’s leading national awards program — are pleased to announce today the official opening of nominations for the 2013 program.

Joseph Moose Named 2012 Next-Generation Pharmacist at San Diego Zoo

More than 200 pharmacy industry leaders gathered last night to watch a Moose take home pharmacy’s top honor at the San Diego Zoo.

Parata Systems Unveils New Vision Center on Company’s 11th Anniversary

Parata Systems, a leader in pharmacy automation, today opened its newly remodeled Vision Center at its company headquarters in Durham, N.C.