Peter Duran has joined the retail pharmacy alliance RxAlly as vice president and chief privacy officer.

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RxAlly adds Medco exec as officer

June 5th, 2012

LEESBURG, Va. – Peter Duran has joined the retail pharmacy alliance RxAlly as vice president and chief privacy officer.

RxAlly said Tuesday that Duran will be responsible for ensuring that the alliance's privacy practices comply with local, state, provincial, county, federal and industry-specific laws and regulations.

An alliance of more than 22,000 pharmacies, RxAlly was formed earlier this year as a way for the community pharmacy sector to stake a bigger claim in the nation's health care delivery system.

"I am thrilled to join RxAlly," Duran said in a statement. "I share RxAlly's passion for improving patient outcomes and lowering costs and am excited work with the leadership team and network pharmacies to advance the role of pharmacists nationwide."

Duran comes to RxAlly from Medco Health Solutions Inc., where he most recently was director of privacy. During his 15-year tenure with the pharmacy benefit manager, he played a key role in building the privacy program, including the processes around HIPAA individual rights, record requests, data use and risk assessments, according to RxAlly. He was the privacy SME on implementing changes dictated by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), State Sensitive Drug laws and the designated caregiver projects. He holds a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

"We are excited to welcome Peter to the RxAlly leadership team," stated Bruce Roberts, chief executive officer of RxAlly. "As our organization continues to grow, Peter's experience and expertise in privacy and compliance is an invaluable asset to our mission."

In April, RxAlly announced the appointment of John Miall, a prescription benefit program consultant, as national practice leader for integrated care initiatives. And in early May, the alliance said it added 10 regional drug chains and nine independent pharmacy organizations — representing about 2,000 pharmacies — as new members.