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H.D. Smith

May 04, 2016 11:00 ET

H. D. Smith Ranks 31 on InformationWeek's Elite 100 Technology Innovators

SPRINGFIELD, IL--(Marketwired - May 04, 2016) - H. D. Smith, the largest independent wholesaler in the U.S. and a leading pharmaceutical brand support company, today announced that it again ranked on this year's InformationWeek Elite 100 -- a list of the top business technology innovators in the U.S.

Expanding its offerings to manufacturers and healthcare providers, H. D. Smith is continually revolutionizing, through technology, to reduce healthcare costs and improve efficiencies.

"As a management team, we decided to focus energy on how to serve the customer, how to bring solutions to market faster and how to leverage this challenging market," said David Guzman, chief information officer at H. D. Smith. "Our intent throughout the last year has been to improve profitability of our partner pharmacies, while creating value for them."

H. D. Smith recently created an in-house mobile application for its sales representatives to use to help manage accounts out in the field. One of the features of the app includes notifications that alerts a rep when a pharmacy is nearing a purchasing opportunity. By encouraging the pharmacy to take advantage of the purchasing opportunity, H. D. Smith and the pharmacy mutually benefit.

"We work in a very competitive environment, and our sales team is always looking for ways to become a more trusted advisor to our customers," said Rob Meriweather, corporate vice president of sales. "Through the app, we can share real-time data, trends and purchasing opportunities, all while building stronger relationships."

In addition to being ranked on the Elite 100, H. D. Smith was also ranked in the top three innovators in mobile technology by InformationWeek.

"As a company, our goal is to leverage technology to improve efficiency for the pharmacies we serve -- by helping our customers save both money and time in the long run, while better caring for their patients," said Chris Smith, president and chief executive officer at H. D. Smith. "We are honored to be recognized by InformationWeek for this industry-leading technology."

This is InformationWeek's 28th year identifying and honoring the nation's most innovative users of information technology. The InformationWeek Elite 100 research tracks the technology-based investments, strategies, and results of some of the best-known organizations in the country. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek Elite 100 spotlights the power of business technology innovation.

Additional details on the InformationWeek Elite 100 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/elite100-2016.

About H. D. Smith

H. D. Smith is the largest, privately held national wholesaler, with a complete line of healthcare products and solutions to improve patient care. The company creates value and an extraordinary customer experience by impacting the healthcare supply chain. Bridging the gap between manufacturer and patient, H. D. Smith's specialty solutions division offers a unique suite of strategic programs for patient access on behalf of pharmaceutical suppliers. Headquartered in Springfield, Illinois, H. D. Smith also operates CompleteCare Pharmacy, HDS Healthcare Packaging, Smith Medical Partners, Triplefin and Valley Wholesale Drug. Visit hdsmith.com for more information.

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