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Elevate Provider Network: Using data to simplify pharmacists’ lives

A year after its launch, AmerisourceBergen and Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s Elevate Provider Network is serving as an example of how a pharmacy services administrative organization driven by data can enhance member pharmacies’ ability to improve patient health while excelling on Star ratings measures.

Marsh Supermarkets to close all of its pharmacies

INDIANAPOLIS — Marsh Supermarkets will close all 37 of its Indiana in-store pharmacies during a three-day period beginning May 3, according to several media reports. All prescription information and inventory will be transferred to CVS Pharmacy.

Terms of the Marsh-CVS transaction were not disclosed.

Following the ThoughtSpot 2016 tradeshow, operating as a Good Neighbor Pharmacy is about to become both an easier and more profitable undertaking given the number of key enhancements and opportunities introduced at the show.

LAS VEGAS — AmerisourceBergen doubled down on its commitment to its Good Neighbor Pharmacy network Friday at ThoughtSpot 2015 with a revamped Pharmacy Services Administration Organization, appropriately named the Elevate Provider Network.

LAS VEGAS — One of the biggest announcements that Good Neighbor Pharmacy president David Neu made at AmerisourceBergen ThoughtSpot 2015’s General Session was that the company’s premier level suite of products and services would be expanded and now made available to its custom

When John Bellitti — owner of HB Pharmacy in North Arlington, N.J.

Above: Elevate Provider Network Vice President Peter Kounelis and Managed Care Director Rick McKaig present the continuing education session “The Motive Behind the Madness: Managing Drug Spend and Trend” at Good Neighbor Pharmacy ThoughtSpot 2016.

One thing independent community pharmacists know well is just how big an impact government regulations — from federal and state legislative level to regulatory agencies — have on their businesses. At Good Neighbor Pharmacy’s ThoughtSpot 2016, attendees were able to see the ways AmerisourceBergen advocates for their needs in Washington, D.C., and in state capitols across the country — and they were given a new tool to make advocating on their own behalf a more straightforward process, at a time when being involved is more critical than ever.

Above: Paul Satterfield, Business Coach – Retail for AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp., led two continuing education sessions at Good Neighbor Pharmacy ThoughtSpot 2016: “A Brave New World – of Profit: Turning your Front End from a Convenience Center into a Profit Center,” which he taught alongside fellow Business Coach Danny Nelson, and “Embrace Your Full Potential as a Pharmacy Staff Member: YOU are the Cornerstone of the Patient Experience!”

Strategic investments that AmerisourceBergen is making into its supply-chain platform are driving an enhanced, best-in-class customer experience.

LAS VEGAS — The exhibit hall at the AmerisourceBergen ThoughtSpot conference was open on Friday and Saturday for pharmacy owners to meet with suppliers and interact with the AmerisourceBergen Solutions Area.

As critical as it is to celebrate the independent spirit that drives community pharmacists to excel in patient care, it is as critical to empower those independents by ensuring patient access. AmerisourceBergen is empowering its independent partners in three critical ways: by ensuring patient access through its direct relationships with manufacturers, by commanding better terms through greater economies of scale and by heralding the market power independent pharmacy can wield in reaching underserved patient populations with specialty medicines.

Brian Nightengale, the new President of Good Neighbor Pharmacy, emphasized AmerisourceBergen’s commitment to independent pharmacy and delivering value to its customers at his first ThoughtSpot tradeshow this year.

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