IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Health Mart® kicked off its sixth annual Town Hall and continuing education (CE) series titled Power Your Partnerships. The new series offers independent pharmacies practical advice for creating and maintaining prescriber relationships to improve patient outcomes and grow their businesses. The pharmacist-led series will supply pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy owners with the tools to develop patient and prescriber relationships that strengthen their pharmacy’s impact. Health Mart will host more than 80 events across the country through early 2019.
“For independent pharmacists looking to grow their business, the Power Your Partnerships event provides key knowledge and resources to hit the ground running with prescriber partnerships. As the shift to true performance-based reimbursement accelerates, more patients are in these advanced payment programs,” said John Gregg, Pharm.D., chief operations officer for Thrive Pharmacy Solutions and Power Your Partnerships instructor from Plano, Texas. “This has had a major impact on physicians as they face increasing scrutiny on clinical and cost metrics. As a result, prescribers are looking for partners to help them in that process. These partnerships aren’t happening on a large scale yet, so this is a substantial opportunity for independent pharmacists.”
Over the past six years, Health Mart, the largest independent pharmacy network with more than 4,900 locally-owned independent pharmacies across all 50 states, has hosted more than 460 peer-to-peer meetings to help members understand and improve the clinical, operational, and financial drivers that impact their business. The new Town Hall series will focus on helping pharmacies become trusted prescriber partners, positively impacting quality ratings and patient health.
“The changing landscape from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement opens new windows of opportunity for pharmacists who are willing to adapt and embrace these changes,” says Heather Ferrarese, BS, Pharm.D., Bartle’s Pharmacy owner, class facilitator and 2018 McKesson Pharmacy of the Year winner. “Town Hall meetings are a great way to network with your peers to help find solutions to problems and stay current with the latest trends.”
Each Power Your Partnerships event features one of 19 successful Health Mart owners leading an interactive CE session outlining collaboration benefits and discussing the influence independent pharmacies can have on prescriber performance measures. Pharmacist facilitators will share ideas for developing a clear communication strategy, including how to access prescribers, and how to determine their needs and anticipate questions. Building on success stories of becoming a trusted prescriber partner, attendees will receive a 30-day action plan with next steps and resources to successfully create and maintain prescriber relationships that drive results in their pharmacy.
For more information about the 2018 Health Mart Town Hall continuing education series, Power Your Partnerships, click here.
About Health Mart
Health Mart® is the nation’s fastest-growing independent pharmacy franchise with more than 4,900 locally-owned community pharmacies across all 50 states. Health Mart pharmacists provide personalized care and take the time to help patients understand their prescription-drug coverage, how to safely manage multiple medications, and how to take advantage of lower-cost medication options. Patients can find a locally-owned Health Mart pharmacy by visiting healthmart.com.
As an important member of the health care team, Health Mart pharmacists possess strong clinical knowledge and collaborate with patients and other health care providers to help patients manage and improve their health. The Health Mart franchise is owned by Health Mart Systems, Inc., which is part of McKesson Corporation. Pharmacists and pharmacy owners interested in learning more can explore join.healthmart.com.