LEESBURG, Va., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RxAlly, a first-of-its-kind alliance of more than 22,000 pharmacies nationwide, announced today the addition of Wayne Oliver to the company's leadership team. Mr. Oliver will serve as Vice President for Pharmacy Advocacy and Government Relations. In this role, Mr. Oliver will serve as liaison between RxAlly and its network pharmacies and federal, state and local governments.
A recognized thought leader in the health care sector, Mr. Oliver has made hundreds of speeches and presentations on topics of health care and pharmacy, with a special focus on transformational solutions to a range of health care issues. Mr. Oliver counts Governors, Members of Congress, State Legislators, and national leaders among those who have sought his consultation on health care policy.
Mr. Oliver's background includes his role as Vice President at the Center for Health Transformation, founded by former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, where he led the 21st Century Intelligent Pharmacy, Health Justice, FDA Modernization, and Health (Quality and Price) Transparency Projects.
Prior to his time at the Center for Health Transformation, Oliver was the lead lobbyist and chief spokesperson for the Georgia Pharmacy Association (GPhA) for 19 years and also served as the Managing Editor of the Georgia Pharmacy Journal.
Additionally, Mr. Oliver was named an "Innovative Thinker" by the Center for Health and Learning, participated in the Great Ideas Summit sponsored jointly by Piedmont Hospital and Mercer University and was recently appointed to the Advisory Board for the Health Section of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue appointed Mr. Oliver to the Georgia Commission on Men's Health, which serves as a catalyst to promote and improve the quality of the physical, social and mental health of men in the State of Georgia.
"RxAlly is confident that Wayne Oliver will help take us to the next level," said Bruce Roberts, CEO of RxAlly. "His innovative approach and track record of creative health care solutions are right in line with what we hope to accomplish at RxAlly. We're very excited to bring Wayne on board and continue developing the forward-thinking initiatives that will better serve patients and reduce overall health care costs."
"I am thrilled with the opportunity to work with a dynamic team like RxAlly that is so committed to bringing patients, payers and pharmacists together to deliver the highest quality health care solutions," said Wayne Oliver, Vice President for Pharmacy Advocacy and Government Relations.
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.
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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, http://www.rxally.com/on Facebook or Twitter.