LEESBURG, Va., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RxAlly, a first-of-its-kind alliance of more than 22,000 pharmacies nationwide, announced today that Rebecca Chater, RPh, MPH, FAPhA, has joined the company's leadership team as Vice President of Health Outcomes. In this role, Ms. Chater will be responsible for providing leadership and clinical management of RxAlly solutions, as well as integrating business development with clinical staff and operations.
Ms. Chater brings to RxAlly more than 20 years of experience leading innovative clinical services programs and launching community pharmacy initiatives proven to enhance patient health outcomes and lower health care costs, including the highly regarded Asheville Project.
"Rebecca's impressive credentials and extensive track record of success speaks to both her tremendous expertise and her genuine passion for enhancing the value of community-based, patient-focused, quality pharmacy care. We are very fortunate to have her on board," said Bruce Roberts, CEO of RxAlly. "Her role will be critical in helping RxAlly develop and implement on a national scale industry-leading clinical service programs that support RxAlly's member pharmacies in providing the highest quality pharmacy care available."
Most recently, Rebecca Chater served as an Executive Vice President at Kerr Health, a North Carolina-based local chain of 77 community pharmacies which spearheaded development and implementation of patient-centric pharmacy care, health screening and disease management services in local pharmacies across the state, including urban and rural locations. While at Kerr, Rebecca provided clinical leadership in the Specialty, Long Term Care and Care Management divisions, including developing and implementing an integrated model of clinical programs that optimized patient outcomes, ensured clinical efficiencies and controlled costs. She also collaborated with other executive leaders to develop and implement an organizational strategic plan, identify gaps and design solutions for performance improvement, and provide guidance and oversight for two key Medical Home projects enacted by the North Carolina General Assembly.
"RxAlly's goal is to empower community pharmacies to provide personalized pharmacist care to improve health outcomes and lower health care costs, so it's a perfect fit with what I have been focusing on professionally for a long time," Chater said. "I am particularly excited at the prospect of working alongside RxAlly's highly-capable leadership team and with the many forward-thinking and dedicated pharmacists at the local level to help advance pharmacy care on a national scale."
Ms. Chater's other prior professional roles include serving as President of KDI Health Solutions, LLC, and playing an instrumental role in the Asheville Project, which serves as a model for delivering health solutions and patient-centric care through community pharmacy. Ms. Chater is an Elected Member and Past-President of the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy and has served as Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapy at the University Of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy. She earned both her Master's Degree in Public Health and her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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. For media inquiries, please contact: 5W Public Relations.
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, please visit us at: www.RxAlly.com, on Facebook or Twitter.
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