This episode is part of our Expert Interview Series. In each episode of this series, we’ll interview industry professionals for their perspective on the evolving specialty pharmacy market.
In this episode, Marcus Banks, director of sales and business development at Mediware, joins host Suzette DiMascio, CHE, CMCE, CPC, for a discussion on changes in the software industry and how technology continues to reshape workflow and patient management in specialty pharmacy.
Tune in to Discover:
- How patient management systems will change the way your pharmacy operates
- Why you will be seeing a growth in strategic acquisitions over the next five years
- Present and future developments that will help you stay relevant in this evolving landscape
- The average implementation time of software solutions for specialty pharmacies
Mediware was founded in 1970, and in 1980, the founding organization was purchased and incorporated under the name Hemocare, Inc. It was then that the company began developing its specialized blood banking information system known as Hemocare. Ultimately, that system became the first of its kind to achieve FDA 510(k) clearance as a medical device for use in securing the safety of the nation’s blood supply.
In July 1996, the company acquired the LifeLine product from Western Star, which, at the time, resulted in the combination of the two most dominant systems in the blood banking space. Through this combination, a new advanced blood management system known as Hemocare LifeLine (HCLL) was born. That system, now known as HCLL™ Transfusion, grew to become the industry’s leading blood management system and remains the market leader today.