- On March 16, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Innovatix Launches Accreditation Advisory Services
New program helps pharmacies and other healthcare providers navigate
the complex accreditation process.
March 16, 2016 (New York, NY) – Innovatix, LLC, the nation’s leading non-acute care supply chain solutions company and group purchasing organization, has launched a new consulting service designed to support pharmacies in achieving recognition from various accrediting bodies, including URAC. Named Innovatix Accreditation Advisory Services, the new fee-for-service program will leverage the company’s broad industry expertise to help improve the efficiency of this often complex, time-consuming process.
“In today’s competitive business environment the importance of third-party accreditation cannot be overstated, especially for those looking to enter into the specialty market, yet the business processes and subsequent accreditation for specialty pharmacy are not clearly understood by many owners and operators in a way that makes it actionable,” said John P. Sganga, President and CEO of Innovatix. “Following our own URAC accreditation experience, it occurred to us that we can guide others who want to take advantage of accreditation but aren’t sure how to get there.”
Innovatix Accreditation Advisory Services offers pharmacies three levels of support to best meet each client’s needs and available resources:
- In a Level 1 engagement, Innovatix reviews the pharmacy’s standards and processes against accreditation measures then helps refine the application prior to submission to the accrediting body.
- A Level 2 engagement is more hands-on, with Innovatix experts helping to create the required standards and processes through a series of weekly calls and monthly on-site meetings.
- Level 3 offers the most comprehensive support through a full-time consultant who prepares the pharmacy’s accreditation submission from start to finish.
The new program is the result of a pilot program that Innovatix ran with select members of its Specialty Pharmacy Management program. It proved to be a success for participants, generating new and positive experiences for members, such as Miller Drug, a family-owned, independent pharmacy in business since 1957 that recently expanded into the specialty market and wanted to achieve URAC accreditation.
“Innovatix has been a pivotal component in our accreditation journey,” said Vincent Mainella, Chief Operating Officer of Miller Drug. “Without their guidance, this process would have been daunting, time-intensive, and difficult to complete ahead of the nine-month timeframe.”
Pharmacies interested in learning more about Innovatix Accreditation Advisory Services should visit https://www.innovatix.com/IAAS or stop by the Innovatix booth at upcoming industry events, including the National Home Infusion Association 25th Annual Conference & Exposition, which takes place March 21–24 in New Orleans.
About Innovatix, LLC
Innovatix is the nation’s leading non-acute care supply chain solutions company and group purchasing organization (GPO). It serves more than 32,000 members comprising pharmacies (home infusion, long-term care, specialty, mail order, and retail), senior living facilities (assisted living, CCRC, independent living, and skilled nursing), and independent medical oncologists as well as K–12 schools and businesses. Co-owned by GNYHA Ventures and Premier, Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC), Innovatix offers an industry-leading portfolio of products and services, with savings negotiated on $44 billion in purchasing volume. Membership is free and offers value-adds, such as federal advocacy, free continuing education, and clinical expertise. Learn more at www.innovatix.com.