New York, NY (March 5, 2013) - Innovatix, LLC, a leading national non-acute care group purchasing organization (GPO) serving the Specialty Pharmacy market, is pleased to announce a new partnership with the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP). As a founding member sponsor, Innovatix will work closely with NASP to advance the Specialty Pharmacy profession and improve patient care through education and collaboration.
“Innovatix is extremely proud to partner with NASP,” noted John P. Sganga, Innovatix President and CEO. “We fully embrace this new relationship with our members in mind. NASP will offer our members access to new educational programs, certification curriculums, and professional networking forums that can improve both clinical and economic outcomes for the specialty populations they serve.”
In addition to Innovatix’s sponsorship, Walter S. Geba, PharmD, Innovatix Senior Vice President of Contract Services and Chief Pharmacy Officer, will serve on NASP’s Board of Directors, which comprises key stakeholders and is responsible for setting both short- and long-term strategic goals.
“NASP is thrilled to partner with Innovatix in our continued effort to support the specialty pharmacy market,” NASP Co-Founder and CEO Gary M. Cohen said. “Innovatix shares NASP’s commitment to first-rate clinical education and the highest standards of business integrity. We look forward to working closely with Walter and the Innovatix team to enhance and grow the specialty pharmacy profession.”
As part of this sponsorship, NASP is offering discounted membership fees to Innovatix members interested in joining, as well as added discounts for conference registration fees, specialty certification programs, and access to various partnership programs. Innovatix will be participating in NASP’s inaugural annual meeting, which will be held in collaboration with the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) 25th Meeting & Expo. The AMCP/NASP Specialty Pharmacy Conference will run from April 2-3, 2013, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.
About NASP: The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy, a not-for-profit organization founded in 2012, represents specialty pharmacy professionals in all practice settings and highlights the unique value its members bring to patients and the healthcare system. NASP is collaborating with other professional pharmacy associations, certification boards, accreditation organizations, special interest groups, specialty pharmacy organizations, academia, and researchers to create a unified voice for specialty pharmacy.
About Innovatix: Innovatix is the nation's largest group purchasing organization (GPO) serving the non-acute care marketplace. Innovatix helps thousands of members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico achieve substantial savings on their daily purchases. Innovatix is dedicated to maintaining and growing an industry-leading contract portfolio of products and services that support their members’ goal to reduce expenses while helping to maintain and enhance the quality of services and care provided.