CHI News Update
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Pharmacy Standardizes Medication Assistance Program
During the next three years, CHI's pharmacy team and facility pharmacies will undergo an optimization effort to deliver excellent patient care in a more efficient manner. As part of this initiative, the goal of the Patient Medication Assistance Program is to treat patients who need pharmaceuticals regardless of their ability to pay. To identify and connect qualified patients to this program, CHI has enlisted MedData Solutions. MedData Solutions will help CHI and local pharmacy teams:
• Reduce costs associated with charity care
• Supply free medications to patients who qualify
• Help qualified patients apply for pharmaceutical assistance
• Keep an accurate inventory log of drugs received and
• Report on pharmaceuticals and cost savings
• Centralize program management and operations
Several CHI markets are scheduled to pilot the new program, including Memorial Health Care System, Chattanooga, TN; Franciscan Health System-Tacoma, WA; Jewish Hospital, Louisville, KY; Saint Joseph London, London, KY; and St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, Pueblo, CO. Learn more about this project on Inside CHI.
People on the Move
Ann Oasan to VP, Nebraska Clinically Integrated Network, from executive director, UniNet Healthcare Network, effective Aug. 28.
Brad Ludford to VP, Operational Finance and CIT (CHI Integration Team) from VP of finance for CIT, effective Aug. 19.
Amanda Trask to VP of administration for the National Hospitalist Service Line, from VP of operations for WellStar Kennestone Hospital, Marietta, GA, effective Aug. 30.
Brian Weber to VP, finance systems, from VP, financial systems and operational finance, Novant Health, effective Aug. 26.