Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014
Healthcare Solutions, the parent company of Cypress Care, Procura Management, ScripNet and Modern Medical, today announced the appointment of Brian Carpenter, R.Ph., to the position of senior vice president (SVP) of pharmacy product development and clinical management. Carpenter brings more than 20 years of experience in pharmacy benefit management (PBM) product development, strategic client relations, clinical program oversight and pharmacy operations to Healthcare Solutions’ PBM and clinical services division.
“Brian is well-established in the workers’ compensation market and recognized for his clinical and product management expertise,” said Jim Andrews, R.Ph., executive vice president of pharmacy services. “We are pleased to have attracted someone of his talent to our organization.”
As SVP of pharmacy product development and clinical management, Carpenter will lead Healthcare Solutions’ internal team of clinical pharmacists in providing impactful clinical programs to help customers reduce prescription drug costs and improve claimant safety and care. Carpenter will focus on new product development, process and quality improvements, and the integration of clinical PBM services into Healthcare Solutions’ managed care and specialty product segments. Additionally, Carpenter will lead Healthcare Solutions’ pharmacy & therapeutics (P&T) committee, which focuses on the selection of appropriate medications to treat workers’ compensation and auto casualty claimants.
“Brian is uniquely positioned to lead Healthcare Solutions’ team of clinical pharmacists,” said Andrews. “He understands the challenges facing workers’ compensation payers and will leverage his expertise and long tenure in the industry to oversee continued innovations by Healthcare Solutions in product and service delivery.”
Most recently, Carpenter served as vice president of product development and PBM clinical programs at Coventry Workers’ Comp Services where he was responsible for managing the company’s clinical PBM programs. Prior to Coventry, Carpenter oversaw benefit management at CVS/Caremark including formulary operational management, adjudication platforms, clinical decisioning and quality management. He also served as a staff model pharmacist at CIGNA. Throughout Carpenter’s career, he has designed pharmacy and clinical management solutions to help customers reduce medical expenses, improve operating efficiencies and produce better outcomes for claimants.
Carpenter is a well-known workers’ compensation thought leader and speaker on pharmacy management, a published author and contributor in workers’ compensation trade publications. He received his pharmacy degree from Ohio State University and is a licensed pharmacist in Arizona, Ohio and West Virginia.
For more information, please contact pr(at)healthcaresolutions(dot)com.
About Healthcare Solutions
Healthcare Solutions, Inc. is the parent company of Cypress Care, Procura Management, ScripNet and Modern Medical. Through its subsidiary companies, Healthcare Solutions delivers integrated medical cost management solutions to over 800 customers in workers’ compensation and auto/PIP markets. The company’s clinical‐ and technology‐based services include pharmacy benefit management, specialty healthcare services, PPO networks, medical bill review, case management and Medicare set‐aside services. Healthcare Solutions has twice been recognized as one of the Fastest Growing companies in Georgia by Georgia Trends magazine and has received recognition by the Technology Association of Georgia for technology innovation. Utilizing market‐leading technology, Healthcare Solutions delivers demonstrated benefits and savings complemented by deep industry expertise. For more information, please visit http://www.healthcaresolutions.com.