|[January 16, 2013]
Parata Supports Pharmacy Growth as Presenting Sponsor of 2013 Independent Pharmacy Business Growth Conference
DURHAM, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
Top independent pharmacists will come together this February with
Pharmacy Development Services (PDS) in order to explore strategies to
grow in a radically changing health care market. And where pharmacies
are growing you'll find Parata Systems, proud to be the presenting
sponsor of the 2013 Independent Pharmacy Business Growth Conference (www.pharmacyowners.com/conference/bgc13)
for the second year in a row.
This is the ninth annual Growth Conference hosted for independent
pharmacies by PDS, a consulting services company dedicated to
transforming independent pharmacy owners into extraordinary, progressive
entrepreneurs through knowledge, skills, strategies and bold ideas. For
15 years the PDS methodology has helped hundreds of motivated pharmacy
owners realize their full potential for growth and career satisfaction.
"Pharmacy is a tough business, especially for independents. PDS creates
an environment where pharmacists can get excited about their mission to
care for patients, become energized by peers who are pursuing innovative
strategies and engage with companies like ours that provide the
technology tools that free them to execute," Tom Rhoads, CEO of Parata
Systems said. "Parata was proud to sponsor last year's event, and we
look forward to again leading the conversation about how automation can
be the engine to drive innovative pharmacy care."
These two powerful industry partners have teamed up in order to equip
entrepreneurial pharmacists with the tools and support needed to succeed
in the emerging accountable care reimbursement models, and will
emphasize the importance of breaking out of routine business practices
in order to demonstrate the ability to impact outcomes through wellness
While Parata will showcase its entire suite of automation solutions at
the event, it will put a special sptlight on Parata PASS™ (Patient
Adherence Strip System) products. Parata PASS automatically packages
medications into a strip of unit- or multi-dose bags, organized the way
people take them: by date and time of day, which promotes adherence in
any setting-from long-term care to assisted living to at-home patients.
By differentiating themselves with PASS Pack, pharmacies can help impact
health outcomes and cost of care, especially with their chronic
patients, while freeing labor for other business services.
"We're pleased to welcome Parata back to our Growth Conference this
year," said Dan Benamoz, CEO and founder of PDS. "Thanks to their
generous support, we're able to continue providing independent
pharmacists with valuable tools that allow them to remain competitive in
our ever-changing industry."
The Independent Pharmacy Business Growth Conference is the single
largest gathering of high-performance pharmacy owners. The 2013 event
will be held Feb. 21-23 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
in Orlando, Fla. For more information or to register for the conference,
About Parata Systems
Durham, N.C.-based Parata Systems, LLC, was founded in 2001 and provides
powerful pharmacy automation technology to improve dispensing safety and
productivity. Next-generation Parata Max® and Parata Mini®
deliver the highest accuracy, speed and productivity for the lowest cost
per prescription. Parata PASS™ generates customized unit- and multi-dose
strip packaging that improves safety and adherence for retail and
long-term care patients, and eases the demands of short-cycle
dispensing. Pharmacy 2000™ workflow software ensures consistency and
accuracy across the pharmacy's entire prescription workflow. To learn
more, call, click or visit Parata Systems, www.parata.com,
(727-2821), Facebook (News - Alert) (www.facebook.com/paratasystems)
and Twitter (News - Alert) (@paratasystems).
About Pharmacy Development Services
Pharmacy Development Services (PDS), headquartered in Palm Springs,
Fla., is the only all-in-one marketing and business-education company
that helps independent pharmacy owners transform their businesses. The
PDS team believes opportunities are everywhere. Fortunes are made in
transitional times by skilled, progressive independents, and PDS turns
ordinary entrepreneurs into extraordinary ones through coaching,
mentoring and innovation. PDS bridges the gap between what pharmacy
owners weren't taught in pharmacy school and what they need to know
about running a business so it won't run them. In addition, PDS hosts
the Independent Pharmacy Business Growth Conference, which is the single
largest gathering of high performance pharmacy owners in the industry.
To learn more about PDS and the Growth Conference, visit www.pharmacyowners.com.
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