APCI and Pharmacy Profiles Partner to Foster the Expansion of Pharmacist-Delivered Patient Care Services
APCI Choice Network and its member pharmacies will have access to a comprehensive Credentials Verification Service to identify and verify pharmacists qualified to provide patient care services
Washington, DC and Bessemer, AL (March 5, 2020) – American Pharmacy Cooperative Inc. (APCI), a member-owned purchasing group and pharmacy network, and Pharmacy Profiles, the trusted and verified repository of the nation’s pharmacist providers, today announced their collaboration to offer the Pharmacy Profiles Credentials Verification Service to the APCI Choice Network and its member pharmacies to help them verify the advanced credentials of their pharmacists and expand the array of patient care services they are able to provide.
Pharmacy Profiles Credentials Verification Service is designed to meet the needs of pharmacy networks, pharmacist employers, payors, government, and others who need to validate the professional credentials and advanced training of pharmacists.
“APCI is focused on expanding the opportunities for our Choice Network member pharmacies,” said APCI Manager of Clinical and Professional Affairs Jeff Church. “Access to this valuable information will help us to market the clinical services of our members to payors and others. It will also provide us ongoing, regularly updated and validated intelligence on the skill sets and qualifications of the pharmacists in our member pharmacies.”
“We are pleased to support APCI in enhancing the pharmacist’s role in providing patient care services,” said Pharmacy Profiles Managing Director Todd Dankmyer. “We offer the most comprehensive, continually updated and verified inventory of advanced credentials in the market. We are excited that APCI’s Choice Network will be able to utilize this information to differentiate the services of its network and expand their pharmacies’ scope of professional practice.”
American Pharmacy Cooperative, Inc. (APCI) is a member-owned group purchasing organization established in 1984 to protect and promote the interest of independent pharmacies. APCI enables its 1,800 member pharmacies across 26 states to improve their positions in a competitive marketplace with an extensive offering of exceptional services and comprehensive programs. APCI’s Choice Clinical Claims & Management division provides member pharmacies with innovative tools and services to be more proactive and effective in achieving higher medication adherence levels and patient-centric efficiencies. An elected board of directors, who are themselves pharmacy owners and active members of APCI, use their experience, industry knowledge and vital member input to chart the course of APCI’s continued future growth.
About Pharmacy Profiles
Pharmacy Profiles, a subsidiary of the American Pharmacists Association, is an information technology company that provides a comprehensive, trusted and verified repository of the nation’s pharmacist providers. Built by pharmacists for pharmacists, the custom Pharmacy Profiles Platform enables pharmacists to manage their professional information all in one place and serves as a single source for pharmacist employers, pharmacy networks, health plans, payors, and others to validate credentials and professional information about pharmacists and pharmacies. Pharmacy Profiles helps these stakeholders identify and verify pharmacists qualified to provide a growing array of patient care services. For more information, visit PharmacyProfiles.com.
Pharmacy Profiles-APCI Announcement, March 5, 2020