Archive: January 2016
PharmMD announced today that Joe Porter has joined as Vice President of Business Development, further developing his expanded portfolio of regional and national accounts. In his role, Porter assumes the sales leadership responsibilities in the Northeast, MidWest, and Atlantic Coast regions, while building on PharmMD’s momentum as market innovator for Star Ratings improvement and effective Medication Therapy Management.
It is with heavy hearts and minds that we announce the passing of our friend and founder, R. Clayton McWhorter, who passed away Saturday at the age of 82. A healthcare visionary, McWhorter founded PharmMD almost 10 years ago at the behest of his brother Fred McWhorter, with a mission to reduce medication complications and create healthier lives through the appropriate use of medication. A pharmacist by training, McWhorter fully understood the need to improve communication across the healthcare continuum so that patients, providers, and pharmacists could provide better care, and eliminate risk.
I have the great privilege of serving and moderating a panel this week (January 28-29) at the 2016 Star Ratings Congress for Health Plans hosted by Global Media Dynamics at the Venetian in Las Vegas. My fellow panelists are Joyce Chan (Vice President of Population Health Strategy, Healthfirst) and Scott Powers (President of Government Programs, Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield). These two leaders, whose health plans serve distinctly different populations, have each achieved great success in Star Rating performance deploying unique as well as common strategies to improve population health.
The field of analytics has been around since computers hit the corporate landscape, but there has been a fundamental shift during the past 10 years. “Descriptive Analytics” is the new label, and its purpose is the shared legacy of Reporting, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, OLAP, and even the query language SQL: we want systems that tell us what the data say.
In a true partnership, both parties are successful and grow in the relationship. Each collaborate together, grow together and learn from each other. A client that feels that the company has a vested interest in their success begins to see you as a partner rather than a vendor.