Bill Vaughan is the new Vice President of Education and Clinical Affairs at Remedi SeniorCare®. In this new position, he will serve as a clinical resource for Remedi customers, partners and industry professionals.
It is no secret that the long-term care industry has been a relatively late adapter of technological advancements. But interest from vendors, provider demand and a growing number of tech-savvy residents are helping to change the landscape.
Remedi SeniorCare has named Sean McCarthy its vice president of Software Development. In this new role, he will lead the software development team in creating business requirements for Paxit.
As providers struggle to operate on increasingly thin margins, close collaboration between nursing home administrators and consultant pharmacists is becoming more important, industry experts said Tuesday.
Kairos Health Systems — a leading group purchasing organization to the non-profit senior housing sector — has signed a preferred partnership agreement with Remedi SeniorCare. Under the deal, Remedi will provide comprehensive pharmacy and consulting services. Kairos has more than 150 participating facilities, which deliver long-term care to more than 14,000 residents throughout Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania. "We completed a thorough evaluation of the valued benefits that providers currently receive through their partnership with Remedi, and what we discovered were impressive processes, excellent customer satisfaction and successful outcomes in the areas that matter most to our providers," said Kairos President and CEO Jennifer Wimer.
Thierry Amat has been named chief financial officer for Remedi SeniorCare, the pharmaceutical-services company announced. Amat will be responsible for numerous finance-related functions. These include accounting, financial planning and analysis, strategic sourcing, and treasury functions. "Thierry is a highly successful finance executive with a proven ability to improve operations, impact business growth and maximize profit and cash flow," said Remedi SeniorCare Chairman and CEO Michael Bronfeim.
Fairfax Nursing Center, which is owned and operated by the Bainum Healthcare Family, has selected Remedi SeniorCare to provide pharmacy services for its 200-bed skilled nursing facility in northern Virginia. These services include daily medications and supplies, infusion therapy, cost management, billing support, pharmacist consulting and around-the-clock clinical assistance, according to the firm.
On the heels of federal requirements that limit the role of consultant pharmacists, one of the nation's leading pharmacy companies defended its role. Remedi SeniorCare announced that the current relationship between the consultant pharmacist, long-term care pharmacy, and LTC facility "is and will continue to be an ethical and appropriate relationship that supports patient-centered, cost-effective care with the shared goal of achieving the best outcomes for residents."