LEESBURG, Va., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RxAlly, a first-of-its-kind alliance of more than 22,000 pharmacies nationwide, announced today the addition of Peter C. Duran to the company's leadership team. Mr. Duran will serve as Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer, where he will be responsible for ensuring that RxAlly's privacy practices comply with all applicable local, state, province, county, federal and industry-specific laws and regulations.
Mr. Duran joins RxAlly from Medco Health Solutions Inc., a Fortune 40 Pharmacy Benefits Management company. During his 15-year tenure with Medco, Peter was instrumental in building Medco's privacy program, including the processes around HIPAA Individual Rights, Record Requests, Data Use and Risk Assessments. He was the Privacy SME on implementing changes dictated by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), State Sensitive Drug laws and the designated Caregiver projects.
Mr. Duran holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin where he was Fellow of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. He also holds a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
"We are excited to welcome Peter to the RxAlly leadership team," said Bruce Roberts, CEO of RxAlly. "As our organization continues to grow, Peter's experience and expertise in privacy and compliance is an invaluable asset to our mission."
"I am thrilled to join RxAlly," stated Peter Duran, VP, Chief Privacy Officer for RxAlly. "I share RxAlly's passion for improving patient outcomes and lowering costs, and am excited work with the leadership team and network pharmacies to advance the role of pharmacists nationwide."
RxAlly is a performance network of aligned pharmacies, united to help patients achieve better health through personalized pharmacist care while reducing costs. The company was developed to provide a new solution to the critical issues of providing additional access to care and ensuring effective health care spending at a time when prescription medicine misuse is associated with $290 billion in annual costs.
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With more than 22,000 member pharmacies nationwide, RxAlly has brought together the largest national network of pharmacies to improve health and lower costs. The RxAlly Performance Network of community pharmacies aims to improve health through personalized pharmacist care, clinical research and evidence-based clinical practices, and an interoperable technology platform. By advancing the role of pharmacists, RxAlly is facilitating new solutions as it leads an innovative approach to health care that aligns the interests of patients, pharmacists and payers. For more information on RxAlly, please visit www.RxAlly.com.
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