Parata Systems has launched an e-learning series that targets pharmacists and focuses on the profession's expanding health care role.


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Parata e-learning series highlights growing role of pharmacists

April 2nd, 2014

DURHAM, N.C. – Parata Systems has launched an e-learning series that targets pharmacists and focuses on the profession's expanding health care role.

The pharmacy automation provider said Tuesday that the series — consisting of an e-book, infographic and blog posts — addresses the changing health care environment, the importance of technology as a tool to achieve improved care and efficiency, and the opportunities for pharmacists to play more strategic roles.

Parata worked with a team of industry experts to provide perspectives from a range of health care team members, including pharmacists, technology providers, regulatory experts, accountable care organizations and collaborative care networks.

The experts included Robert Nauman, Founder and Principal of BioPharma Advisors; Nancy Blough, Executive Vice President of the American Health Data Institute; Joseph Moose of Moose Pharmacies; Keith Overfield, Director of Consulting Services at Parata Systems; and Troy Trygstad, Director of the Network Pharmacists Program and Pharmacy Projects for Community Care of North Carolina.

In tandem with Parata, the experts discuss how to solve the gaps and fragmented care in the current health care ecosystem — problems that highlight the need for a whole-system approach to care delivery, the company noted. The series spotlights the emerging role of pharmacists, how they can make a positive impact and how they can help fill the cracks in the current system.

"At Parata, we are committed to providing pharmacy technology solutions to support coordinated care, better health outcomes and lower medical costs," stated Tom Rhoads, Parata's chief executive officer. "This commitment prompted us to create this eBook and eLearning series. We saw this as an opportunity to help raise awareness of the important role that pharmacists are increasingly playing in a value-based health care system."

Parata said the e-book is available for download, with the accompanying infographic. The e-learning series will be posted over the next six weeks on Parata's blog. The first part, "The Emerging Role of the Pharmacist in the Healthcare Ecosystem," is available now.

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