Innovations XI Conference Recap

Posted on: October 26, 2017 / By: John Butts

Innovations XI

Coronado, California, October 06, 2017 –PerformRx concluded its 11th annual Innovations Client and Partner Conference with great success.  

The event, held at California’s historic Hotel Del Coronado, provided the perfect backdrop for our attendees to engage with industry thought leaders on the health care landscape, health technology, and ever changing regulations.

Attendees were able to hear firsthand of the innovative approach PerformRx is implementing to address the challenges in the delivery of pharmacy benefit management services.

“Our Innovations Conference is a three day event that focuses on best practices in pharmacy benefit management and specialty pharmacy for building innovative, quality and cost-effective programs for health plans serving government funded and commercial sectors.” Mesfin Tegenu, M.S. R.PH., president of PerformRx.

Some of the highlights from PerformRx’s Innovations Conference, included:

  1. Michael Smerconish – Our opening keynote, and host of The Michael Smerconish Program on SiriusXM Channel 124, host of CNN’s Smerconish on Saturday mornings, newspaper columnist and author of several best sellers, commented on the political polarization, challenges and opportunities for the future of politics.
  2. Derreck Kayongo – former refugee, now a successful entrepreneur, as a renowned expert in environmental sustainability and global health. He is the founder of the Global Soap Project and the CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and presented on harnessing your power to create change by solving a need with a simple solution.
  3. John Gorman – Chairman and Founder of Gorman Health Group and popular leading health care advisor, provided a snapshot on current government programs and their future in the marketplace.
  4. Laura Cranston, Executive Director of Pharmacy Quality Alliance, assembled and led a panel consisting of: Dr. Troy Trygstad (Community Care of North Carolina), Dr. Chris Chan (Inland Empire Health Plan), and Matthew Osterhaus (Osterhaus Pharmacy). The discussion focused on the complexity around engaging with community pharmacies to leverage quality outcomes for health plan members/patients.