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Symphony Health Solutions appoints senior executives, new board member

BY Allison Cerra

HORSHAM, Pa. — Symphony Health Solutions has expanded its senior leadership team.

The company — which is owned by Palo Alto, Calif.-based strategic equity firm Symphony Technology Group — said former SunGuard Higher Education CFO John Milana has been appointed CFO of the company;  Jonathan Rosan, who had served as general counsel for interactive marketing agency Rosetta, has been named general counsel; and software engineering veteran Nigel Pratt has been named chief technology officer.

In addition to the senior leadership expansion, the company also announced that Hari Mahadevan has been appointed to the Symphony Health Solutions’ board in an active advisory role. Prior to this new role, Mahadevan served as executive officer with Rosetta.

"Our mission at Symphony Health Solutions is to be a strategic partner to our clients in the transformation of the health information and analytics industry," Symphony Technology Group CEO Romesh Wadhwani said. "The addition of John, Nigel, Jon and Hari helps us take a strong step forward to improve the operational and customer centricity of our key finance, legal, technology and board leaders, and adds strong talent for our investment in innovation. They are all strong team players with a great record of success in previous roles, and they will help us drive our strategy of growth through innovation, and will help the organization to deliver on its promise. We feel very positive about the future of our business, and are thrilled to have this caliber of talent share our vision for success."


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Surprise, surprise: 98% of patients DON’T prefer mail order

BY Rob Eder

Although fully one-third of patients use multiple pharmacies to fill their prescriptions, 9-of-10 say they actually do have a preferred pharmacy, according to an exclusive survey of nearly 800 patients, conducted by AccentHealth and DSN in late July and early August. Unsurprisingly, just 2% of Patient Views respondents named a mail-order provider as their preferred pharmacy. That’s important because AccentHealth panelists are heavy users of prescription drugs — about two times the average patient — and it’s a good indication of how patients would choose if given a fair choice between retail and mail order. To find out how the other 98% of patients responded, see the chart below.

To learn more about why patients use multiple pharmacies, click here.

Patient Views is a new, exclusive consumer insights feature that will be appear in every edition of DSN magazine and the daily e-newsletter DSN A.M. If you could ask 4,000 patients anything at all, what would it be? Send your questions to reder@lf.com.

What is your preferred pharmacy type?

Source: AccentHealth. To view the methodology, click here.

 

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MedPro Rx earns spot on Business Leader’s Top 300 Small Businesses ranking

BY Allison Cerra

RALEIGH, N.C. — MedPro Rx has earned one of the top spots in the Top 300 Small Businesses of the South competition hosted by Business Leader magazine.

Among small businesses in North Carolina’s Triangle region, MedPro Rx ranked second. The company said it also ranked No. 20 among the top 20 small businesses in the South. Companies were ranked based on revenue growth, business achievements, civic contributions and percentage of sales within their local market. MedPro Rx previously received this honor for small businesses in the Triangle region in 2009 and 2011.

"We are honored to be named one of the top small businesses in the Triangle," MedPro Rx presodent Nancy McFarlane said. "Our primary focus is taking care of our clients and meeting their needs. This award is a reflection of our team’s hard work and dedication to providing the best possible service."


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