NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 14 Denise Kehoe has joinedmedication therapy management (MTM) company PharmMD as vice president ofbusiness development. In her new role, she will manage and oversee theexpansion of the company's growing base of clients across the country.
Kehoe brings more than 15 years of clinical pharmacy, research andoperations experience to PharmMD. She recently served as national strategicexecutive of managed care sales and contracting for Walgreens after holdingpositions with the company as a multi-site pharmacy manager, facultypractitioner, regional clinical manager and regional vice president. Prior tomore than a decade with Walgreens, Kehoe was a relief pharmacist at theUniversity of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M, and a researchassistant for the Los Alamos National Laboratories Human Genome Projectconducted at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center inAlbuquerque.
PharmMD prevents medication-related health problems through theapplication of the best pharmacist and physician knowledge. The company workswith employers and payers to help ensure that beneficiaries are receiving themost appropriate medications. Founded in 2006, PharmMD improves coordinationand communication among physicians, pharmacists, payers and patients byanalyzing pharmacy and medical claims information and clinical decisionmaking. Because PharmMD focuses exclusively on MTM, the company is able toanalyze both aggregate and patient-specific data to identify trends andconflicts to positively impact patient health and contain costs.
Kehoe is active in the leadership of several influential tradeorganizations. She participated on an American Pharmacists Association (APhA)strategic planning committee and is currently serving a two-year term as chairof specialized pharmacy for the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice Management.She received APhA fellowship honors in 2007. Kehoe is also currently servingon the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Community Pharmacy OutreachTask Force. She is involved with the National Association of Chain DrugStores (NACDS) and recently spoke and moderated at the 2007 Medication TherapyManagement Services in Community Pharmacy conference, which was jointly hostedby the NACDS and APhA. Kehoe also served as the president of the New MexicoPharmacists Association where she was instrumental in implementing policiesexpanding the clinical practice role of pharmacists. Kehoe activelyparticipates with collaborative healthcare initiatives promoting pharmacistsas the medication experts.
"With her expert understanding of the clinical and operational delivery ofpharmaceutical services and her passion for improving the health of individualpatients, Denise will help develop and expand the customizable, personalizedMTM services offered by PharmMD on a national level," said Bo Bartholomew, co-founder and chief executive officer of PharmMD.
Kehoe earned her bachelor's degree in pharmacy from the University of NewMexico in Albuquerque in 1992 and a master's of business administration fromthe University of Phoenix in Albuquerque in 1999. She later served as a member
of the dean's executive advisory board for the University of New MexicoCollege of Pharmacy.
"Medication error, misuse and abuse are pressing issues in today'shealthcare environment, and the forward-thinking leaders at PharmMD arededicated to the true purpose of medication therapy management - improving thequality of life for individual patients through improved medication usage,"said Kehoe. "I am excited to join the company in working towards thisworthwhile goal."
PharmMD is headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn. The company's web site canbe accessed at www.pharmmd.com