Preparing for today’s and tomorrow’s pharmacist marketplace

Pharmacy Profiles, a subsidiary of the American Pharmacists Association, is a trusted and verified repository of the nation’s pharmacist providers. Built by pharmacists for pharmacists, our platform will enable pharmacists to manage their professional information all in one place.

It will also serve as a single source for pharmacist employers, health plans, payers, government organizations and other industry professionals to validate credentials and professional information about pharmacists. We help these stakeholders identify and verify pharmacists who are qualified to provide a growing array of patient care services.

Representing every type of pharmacist, our vision is to advance the role of pharmacists in providing patient care services. Through our efforts, we seek to strengthen the effort to achieve health provider status for pharmacists at the state and federal levels. We are dedicated to enhancing the transition of pharmacy practice from primarily product dispensing to primarily patient care.

Authenticating and aggregating pharmacists’ professional credentials on one platform will support the nation’s pharmacists in unlocking their full potential as trusted health care providers and members of the health care team.

Mark A. Pilkington

Mark Pilkington is the Executive Director of Pharmacy Profiles, LLC. A wholly owned subsidiary of APhA, Pharmacy Profiles is a Pharmacy Credentials Verification Organization (CVO) that facilitates the pharmacy personnel credentials marketplace. Providing pharmacy practice credentials to employers, pharmacy networks, and the healthcare payer marketplace is a critical component of payment for pharmacy professional services.

For more than 30 years, Mark served in various senior leadership roles within the pharmacy association, brand and generic Pharma, managed care, and pharmacy wholesaler channels. His roles included advocacy, sales, solution development, and strategy. Most recently, he was Vice President, Managed Care, Pharmacy Benefit Administrative Services for a Fortune 10 company. His team provided creative, innovative solutions, and sales leadership to position community pharmacies for ventures with payers including hospice agencies, employers, unions, associations, and health plans.

Mark received a baccalaureate degree in pharmacy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy and earned a Master of Science degree in Pharmacy Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from UIC Graduate School.