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

Series Shares Insight from Pharmacists, Regulatory Experts, Collaborative Care Networks and other Healthcare Team Members

Durham, N.C. — April 1, 2014 — Parata Systems, a leading provider of pharmacy technology solutions to support coordinated care, better health outcomes and lower medical costs, announced today the launch of an innovative eLearning series targeting pharmacists. The series, consisting of an eBook, infographic and blog posts, addresses the changing healthcare environment, the importance of technology as a tool to achieve improved care and efficiency, and the opportunities for pharmacists to play more strategic roles.

Parata worked with a team of industry experts to provide perspectives from a variety of healthcare team members, including pharmacists, technology providers, regulatory experts, accountable care organizations and collaborative care networks. The experts include: Robert Nauman, Founder and Principal of BioPharma Advisors, Nancy Blough, JD, MBA, MSOD, Executive Vice President of American Health Data Institute, Joseph Moose, PharmD of Moose Pharmacies, Keith Overfield, Director of Consulting Services of Parata Systems, and Troy Trygstad, PharmD, MBA, PhD, Director of the Network Pharmacists Program and Pharmacy Projects for Community Care of North Carolina.

“At Parata, we are committed to providing pharmacy technology solutions to support coordinated care, better health outcomes and lower medical costs,” said Tom Rhoads, Parata CEO. “This commitment prompted us to create this eBook and eLearning series. We saw this as an opportunity to help raise awareness of the important role that pharmacists are increasingly playing in a value-based healthcare system.”

Parata worked with these industry experts to discuss how to solve the gaps and fragmented care in the current healthcare ecosystem; problems that highlight the need for a whole-system approach to care delivery. The eBook and the eLearning Series focus on the emerging role of pharmacists, how they can make a positive impact, and how they can help fill the cracks in the current system.

The complete eBook is available for download, with the accompanying infographic. The eLearning series will be posted over the next six weeks on Parata’s blog. The first part, The Emerging Role of the Pharmacist in the Healthcare Ecosystem, is available now.


About Parata Systems
Parata provides technology solutions to support coordinated care, better health outcomes, and lower medical costs, empowering pharmacists to grow their businesses. Founded in 2001, the Durham-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.

Through Parata, pharmacists can leverage a combination of high-tech tools and workflow to free time to counsel patients, identify and avoid medication interactions, encourage adherence, and more. We have filled more than 2.5 billion prescriptions, helping pharmacists avoid an estimated 15 million medication errors. For more information, visit, or contact us online, by phone: 888-PARATA1 (727-2821), on Facebook or Twitter.


Media Contact:
Shawn Ramsey, Crossroads PR & Marketing, for Parata Systems

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