PQS adds 3 teams for data-focused client efforts

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PQS adds 3 teams for data-focused client efforts

By Sandra Levy - 10/16/2019

​​Pharmacy Quality Solutions, a technology provider of performance management services, is expanding its staff, adding three teams to address data-centric client initiatives.

The new teams — Information services, development and strategy, and client services — will be focusing on timely deliverables, easily understandable insights to maximize patient health and new outcomes-based measurement, the company said.

John Kellar, vice president of information services will lead a growing information services team that includes three new additions — data engineer Haley Parker, data analyst Conor Tompkins and data scientist Peter Masters.

Todd Sega, vice president of client services and relations has accepted the new role of senior vice president, strategy and development. The PQS development and strategy team will focus on creating business opportunities that foster patient care growth.

Ameer Ali, co-founder of Teemdock and formerly of UPMC Enterprises, has been added as vice president of product innovation to nurture these projects. Ali also will be joining the PQS leadership team. Paula Reese, formerly a product manager at Highmark, has been welcomed to the PQS development and strategy team as director of product management.

The client services team has also expanded to support community pharmacy and payer relations. Nick Dorich is now director of pharmacy relations, and Emily Endres is director of payer relations. Cora Eilders will serve as payer relations account manager.

Under the client services team, director, quality programs Jesse McCullough leads six quality program managers covering seven states. Neil Donald of Kennis Healthcare Consulting has also been added to represent PQS in Canada. Finally, under this new corporate structure, Matt Ruggiero has been promoted to senior accountant.

“The expansion of our PQS team prepares us as a company to support and drive new changes in the pharmacy marketplace,” PQS CEO Jeff Newell said. “It’s also important to ensure we can respond quickly to our clients’ fast-changing needs and help to position our partners for success in the years to come. We are happy to have assembled a group of talented and driven team members with a common mission, dedicated to managing information between payers and providers so patients can receive the highest quality of care.”


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