FLORHAM PARK, N.J., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA), a leading health care service company focused on the alternate site health care provider marketplace, announced today that Erik Halstrom, Vice President of MHA Specialty Pharmacy Solutions, will serve on the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy™ (NASP™) Board of Directors. NASP, founded in 2012, represents specialty pharmacy professionals in all practice settings and highlights the unique value its members bring to patients and the healthcare system by focusing on building collaboration among all specialty pharmacy industry stakeholders to improve patient outcomes.
Erik Halstrom, Vice President of MHA Specialty Pharmacy Solutions, commented, "MHA is very excited about the opportunity to help shape the foundation on which the NASP organization will grow. MHA has long standing relationships with members and business partners who are all key stakeholders within the specialty pharmacy industry. I feel that our broad organizational experiences will be a valuable addition to the Board as many NASP volunteers will play a role in shaping this new, and very important independent association."
Michael J. Sicilian, President of MHA added, "MHA Specialty Pharmacy Solutions has become a key component of our service offering to our members. We are grateful that NASP is allowing us to help contribute to the evolution and growth of the first independent association representing the needs of specialty pharmacy stakeholders."
"We are honored that Erik will contribute his unique knowledge and extensive experience to the Board of Directors of NASP," Gary M. Cohen, BSPharm, RPh, NASP Founder and CEO, said. "We share a common goal of unifying the industry and improving the care patients receive from specialty medications."About NASPThe National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) is a not-for-profit, 501 (c)6 organization. NASP represents specialty pharmacy professionals in all practice settings and highlights the unique value its members bring to patients and the healthcare system. NASP intersects with all pharmacy associations and practices to advance the profession, improve patient care and outcomes, and provide education and professional development opportunities. NASP is collaborating with other professional pharmacy associations, certification boards/accreditation organizations, special interest groups, specialty pharmacy organizations, academia and researchers to create a unified voice for specialty pharmacy. About MHAManaged Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA) is a leading health care service company focused on the alternate site healthcare provider. MHA provides expertise in Group Purchasing, Managed Care and Payer Contracting, Reimbursement Management, Specialty Pharmacy Solutions, Pharmaceutical Data Analytics, Consultant Pharmacy Software and Legislative Advocacy. Through the delivery of innovative and targeted health care services and solutions, MHA helps members increase operational efficiency, maximize business growth and provide optimum care for their patients. For more information, visit www.mhainc.com. For More Information Contact: Angela ElsierDirector of MarketingManaged Health Care Associates, Inc.800-642-3020 X2870 firstname.lastname@example.org