LEESBURG, Va., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RxAlly, a first-of-its-kind alliance of more than 22,000 pharmacies nationwide, announced today the addition of Michael J. Groh, PharmD to the company's leadership team. Dr. Groh will serve as Chief Information Officer, where he will assume leadership over the company's technology and data initiatives.
A trained pharmacist, Dr. Groh gravitated to IT early in his career and has established a long track record of success in this capacity. Dr. Groh will leverage his vast experience and specialty in pharmacy technology to oversee the technological underpinning that will link the RxAlly Performance Network.
Mike Groh's background includes his role as Division Vice President at National Data Corporation (NDC), where he was responsible for developing, marketing and supporting NDC's Advanced Clinical Databases and patient care applications. He was the Associate Director for the Ambulatory Care Division of the Department of Pharmacy Services at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University. While at MCV, he also managed the Pharmacy Information Systems Division. Additionally, in 1993, Dr. Groh co-founded and served as President and CEO of CarePoint, an early pioneer in pharmaceutical care and pharmacy management software systems. Most recently, he served as Chief Information Officer for excelleRx, a Philadelphia-based national hospice pharmacy and medication therapy management company.
Dr. Groh received his Bachelor of Science from Clemson University and his PharmD degree from the Medical University of South Carolina.
"Mike Groh is a significantly important addition to the RxAlly team, as we continue to develop our interoperable technology platform," said Bruce Roberts, CEO of RxAlly. "His track record of success and breadth of expertise in pharmacy technology and data initiatives will be critical to this endeavor."
"I am very excited to have the opportunity to join RxAlly in building its technology platform and working with the impressive members of the Performance Network to deliver the best possible service to the patient and payer communities," said Mike Groh, Chief Information Officer for RxAlly.
RxAlly is a performance network of aligned pharmacies, united to help patients achieve better health through personalized pharmacist care while reducing costs. The company was developed to provide a new solution to the critical issues of providing additional access to care and ensuring effective health care spending at a time when prescription medicine misuse is associated with $290 billion in annual costs.
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With more than 22,000 member pharmacies nationwide, RxAlly has brought together the largest national network of pharmacies to improve health and lower costs. The RxAlly Performance Network of community pharmacies aims to improve health through personalized pharmacist care, clinical research and evidence-based clinical practices, and an interoperable technology platform. By advancing the role of pharmacists, RxAlly is facilitating new solutions as it leads an innovative approach to health care that aligns the interests of patients, pharmacists and payers. For more information, please visit us at: www.RxAlly.com, http://www.rxally.com/on Facebook or Twitter.
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