SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Debra J. Minich, RPh, was recently elected to the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s (AMCP) Board of Directors. Minich serves as Vice President, Clinical Account Services at MedImpact, the nation’s largest independent, trend-focused pharmacy benefit manager (PBM).
Minich’s two-year appointment will begin when she is sworn in at the AMCP Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting 2018 in Boston April 23-26.
The AMCP Board of Directors provides strategic leadership and furthers the Academy’s mission of increasing patient access to affordable medicines, improving health outcomes and ensuring the wise use of healthcare dollars.
As a member of the Academy for over two decades, Minich has served as the Chair of the Organizational Affairs Committee and on the Academy’s Membership, Schools of Pharmacy Relations and Finance committees. She is an AMCP Diplomat for several colleges of pharmacies and served as past president of the AMCP Midwest Affiliate.
“As members of AMCP, we are in a position to assure we are good stewards of healthcare spend,” Minich said. “Now more than ever, the pillars of managed care are critical to help ensure that affordable medications are accessible and improve the health outcomes for patients. It’s an exciting time to be in managed healthcare and part of an organization that makes providing quality and affordable healthcare a strategic priority.”
With nearly 30 years of healthcare experience, spanning retail pharmacy, large health plans, specialty pharmacies and several PBMs, Minich has developed and implemented numerous innovative and evidence-based clinical programs to improve patient outcomes. She earned a bachelor of science in pharmacy from Ohio Northern University and has received several clinical innovation and pharmacy management awards.
“MedImpact is proud to have Debra elected to the board of one of the managed care pharmacy’s most active organizations,” said Greg Watanabe, MedImpact President and Chief Operating Officer. “Debra’s extensive clinical experience and managed care expertise will help further our joint goals of increasing access to affordable medications, lowering healthcare costs and improving member health.”
JMCP Editorial Board Appoints MedImpact’s Sara Carruth-Erickson
Sara Carruth-Erickson, PharmD, Manager, Health Economics and Outcomes at MedImpact, has been selected to join the Editorial Board of the Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy (JMCP), the peer-reviewed Journal of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy.
JMCP publishes peer-reviewed original research and articles to help promote quality managed care pharmacy research to help inform the industry on evidence-based decision making to optimize the value of pharmaceutical products and services delivered to managed care patients.
Carruth-Erickson has 10 years of pharmacoeconomics and health outcomes research experience in the PBM industry. She also serves as the co-faculty advisor for the student AMCP chapter at the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, where she holds a volunteer clinical faculty appointment.
“I look forward to serving on the JMCP editorial board to further contribute to the Journal’s mission,” Carruth-Erickson said. “MedImpact has a remarkable peer-reviewed publication record and our Health Outcomes and Clinical Products team has contributed to numerous JMCP articles over the years, which speaks to both our innovative clinical solutions and sound evaluative methodologies.”
MedImpact, an independent, trend-focused pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), is the nation’s largest privately held PBM, serving health plans, self-funded employers and government entities. Our unique business model aligns us with our clients. We focus on effectively managing pharmacy benefits to promote Lower Cost and Better Care through One Source. We promote the prescribing and fulfillment of low-cost, medically appropriate drugs at the most appropriate pharmacy providing competitive pricing, good value and high-quality service. Our number-one goal is client satisfaction by providing flexible solutions and member-centric products with a focus on low-net cost and quality outcomes. Learn more at pbm.medimpact.com.