SOURCE: Armada Healthcare

January 22, 2014 15:40 ET

Armada Adds Pre-Conference Seminar at 10th Annual Specialty Pharmacy Summit & Expo -- "A Comprehensive Review of the Specialty Pharmacy Model"

FLORHAM PARK, NJ--(Marketwired - Jan 22, 2014) - Armada Health Care (Armada), the nation's largest specialty pharmacy group purchasing and channel management organization, is pleased to announce an additional pre-conference seminar/workshop to take place on May 5th and 6th, just prior to start of the 2014 Specialty Pharmacy Summit & Expo in Las Vegas, NV. This seminar will provide its audience with an in-depth understanding of the dynamics that drive the specialty pharmacy industry -- including: historical and future market analysis, the channel structure and the unique specialty pharmacy service model. It will conclude with an interactive Q&A session with an expert specialty pharmacy executive panel, highlighting opportunities in this marketplace.

"For over ten years, Armada has been leading the industry by pioneering contracts and solutions for the specialty pharmacy market. In addition to our purchasing programs, technology solutions and service offerings, we also host the Annual Specialty Pharmacy Summit & Expo. This conference has grown exponentially and now welcomes thousands of attendees who benefit from four days of educational sessions, business workshops and unparalleled networking opportunities," stated Armada co-founder and president, Robert Irene, RPh. "This newly added seminar will offer a unique and in-depth understanding of the specialty pharmacy model, which will provide valuable insight into this trade class and drive continued collaboration."

The seminar will start at the beginning -- Specialty Pharmacy 101 -- to understand how the industry developed and the value proposition that contributes to its tremendous growth. As the program progresses, faculty from leading industry organizations will peel away the layers to include all the key topics.

  • Specialty Pharmacy Channel - how and why channel management is integral to successful brand management
  • Specialty Pharmacy Operations - understand how operations and technology come together to seamlessly support the model
  • Specialty Pharmacy Sales & Marketing - understand the mechanics that drive sales through physicians and payers
  • Specialty Pharmacy Value-Added Services - including patient enrollment, prior authorizations, reimbursement and patient assistance
  • Medication Therapy Management - from compliance to outcomes management, from REMS to Reporting
  • Manufacturer Strategies and Opportunities - including contracting programs for scalable networks, HUB strategies, limited distribution, and data management

Both new and seasoned industry professionals from pharmaceutical manufacturers, pharmacies, wholesalers and other key industry vendors will emerge from this program with a comprehensive understanding of the specialty pharmacy model along with the opportunities that exist within this rapidly expanding market.

About Armada: Armada Health Care, LLC (Armada) is the industry's largest specialty pharmacy group purchasing and contracting organization. Armada provides comprehensive and cost effective access to the nation's $100 billion specialty pharmacy industry. Armada offers pharmacy providers, manufacturers, health plans and wholesale distributors a total channel management solution through customized patient programs, prescription-data-management services, online platforms and unique purchasing agreements on specialty pharmacy products. Armada is also the founder and host of the nation's largest annual specialty pharmacy summit and expo.

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