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, the world’s leading provider of intelligent virtual assistants (IVAs), today announced a strategic partnership with healthcare-business veteran Michael Nameth. The partnership will give Next IT increased insight into the needs of its specialty pharmacy clients, enabling its industry-leading natural language platform to help patients derive maximum benefit from the complex treatment regimens that are common to this branch of pharmacy.
Mr. Nameth is an accomplished senior-level healthcare business leader with over twenty-five years of experience in several key areas of healthcare, including managed care (health plans), pharmacy benefit management (PBM) and specialty pharmacy. Most recently, Mr. Nameth was named CEO of Town Total Health, a community-based specialty pharmacy in New York.
“The patients served by Town Total Health require enhanced care management due to the complexity of their condition and/or drug therapy. The service we provide is highly personalized since patient needs can vary greatly,” said Nameth. “We welcome new technology from Next IT that will assist us in collecting patient data and contribute to optimizing patient outcomes. Leveraging Next IT’s technology can streamline and enhance the patient experience. The Alme natural language platform gives the industry an expanded set of tools that will extend our ability to effectively manage our patients’ treatment.”
Prior to his appointment at Town Total Health, Nameth was the executive vice president for Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy and also served as executive vice president at Medmark Specialty Pharmacy, a Walgreens acquisition. Before joining Medmark, Nameth spent 10 years at WellPoint, the nation’s largest health benefits company and was president of its PBM, then the largest health plan-owned PBM in the country. Prior to WellPoint, he headed up the pharmacy program at BCBS of Michigan, started the Anthem BCBS PBM and built the first BCBS-owned mail order pharmacy in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a pharmacy school graduate of The Ohio State University and holds a Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio.
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