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Blink Health taps David Chism as VP of pharmacy partnerships

Chism will be responsible for actively managing and growing Blink’s partnerships with the nation’s retailers.
Sandra Levy
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Blink Health is welcoming a new pharmacy executive. David Chism is joining the company as vice president of pharmacy partnerships.

The company has had a long relationship with Chism, who was originally a client of Blink’s and saw firsthand the power of the platform to make his patients and pharmacists happier while improving their bottom line, the company said.

Chism will be responsible for actively managing and growing Blink’s partnerships with the nation’s retailers so they are equipped with the best technology to enable superior patient and pharmacist experiences. Blink’s two major product lines provide transparency and help lower prices across all meds while simplifying pharmacist workflows. This directly supports pharmacists in their important role delivering quality health care to the public.

Chism is a seasoned pharmacy veteran, having spent nearly two decades leading the traditional and specialty pharmacy divisions of some of the most respected grocers and health systems across the country. He has extensive experience managing all aspects of pharmacy, from technology development and implementation to pharmacy benefits management.

Most recently he was with Southeastern Grocers as the senior director of Pharmacy Services, where he oversaw all business activities related to managed care, procurement, pricing, compliance, clinical services, business development, and specialty pharmacy for over 300 pharmacy locations in seven states. Prior to joining SEG, Chism spent over nine years at Schnuck Markets as the director of pharmacy services, where he was responsible for launching a Specialty Pharmacy division and full-service PBM overseeing pharmacy marketing, sales, business development, and clinical services.

“I am thrilled to be joining Blink Health and supporting their valued pharmacy partners. The Company has positioned itself in the right place at the right time with its world class technology allowing it to significantly impact patient access to – and more importantly the out-of-pocket costs of – expensive prescription drugs,” said Chism. “There has never been a more important time to reduce prescription costs for consumers and help pharmacists streamline their workflows than now due to the financial impact of COVID-19 on millions across the country, and Blink is best positioned to lead that effort.”

Chism holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis and an MBA from Liberty University. He is also a licensed pharmacist.