Distinguished Soldier Carries on Pharmacy Duty at LifeWIRE

Monday, October 1, 2018 Drug News
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Colonel Ike Harper (retired) to add medication management innovation to LifeWIRE's solution tool sets for their clients.

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- With the addition of retired US Army Colonel Isiah

(Ike) Harper, a recognized thought leader and in-house pharmacy consultant, LifeWIRE has taken its medication management and patient care solutions to a new level.

Col. Harper brings a unique and valuable combination of experience and expertise as a senior officer, with deep knowledge of the pharma industry, and demonstrated commitment to the health and well-being of members of the armed services.

Harper's first area of focus will be applying LifeWIRE's patient engagement platform to improving the management of opioid treatments. He will also leverage the platform to ensure the full range of a client's short and longer-term medication management goals are accomplished.

"There is a battle to be won against the opioid crisis. The fight begins with ensuring proper dispensation and management of prescription drugs and medication. I will be on guard for this; monitoring the process and caring for patients through LifeWIRE," Harper said.

Howard Rosen, LifeWIRE CEO said Harper will be a valuable asset to the management team, the company's innovative communications platform, and LifeWIRE's federal and commercial clients. "Ike's experience and insights will enhance what we offer, including the value we can bring to the VA's after-care plans for wounded soldiers, veterans, and our commercial clients."

LifeWIRE's work with the Veterans Administration (VA) and high-risk suicidal vets has been widely recognized and awarded.

With a career spanning more than 30 years, Ike served in pharmacy positions around the world, starting with Chief of Ambulatory Pharmacy and the Chief of Pharmacy Support at Darnell Army Community in Fort Hood, Texas. As Director of the Clinical Service Support Division with the United States Army Medical Material Agency, he managed a number of strategic portfolios including Product Safety Surveillance, Clinical Operations, Biostatistics, Product Technical Operations, and Product Management Support Branches.

In ensuring pharmacy compliance, Ike's experience as Medical Command Pharmacy Program Manager and The Surgeon General Army Pharmacy Consultant was most useful. That is where he established and maintained a Drug Diversion Team with an accompanying database; tracked metrics on pharmacy compliance with national contract purchasing and business tools resulting in $152M cost avoidance.

Towards the end of his military career, Ike was made the Working Group Chair and Product Sponsor for the Electronic Data Capture System and Advisory Board Member for the Hand Transplant Program, Office of the Army Surgeon General. He was also appointed to the DOD Pharmacy Board of Directors and Tricare Management Activity board where, in collaboration with the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense/Health, he managed DOB's $6.7B DOD pharmacy program.

About LifeWIRE (http://www.lifewiregroup.com) LifeWIRE operates throughout North America with offices in Arlington, Virginia and Toronto, Canada. Providing a secure and interactive communication engine and population management tool though the LifeWIRE platform, organizations are able to communicate with individuals under their care anywhere, at any time, through any device. For the individual, it means they can engage when they want, how they want, about what and with whom they want at any time. As valuable as the two–way response is to the organization and the individual, it is the 'non-response as a response' that is also monitored and equally valuable. All LifeWIRE interactions are recorded and validated to FDA audit standards, tracked on a date/time basis, and managed by our clients. Captured data is used for advanced analytics that include customer engagement levels, customer behavior, service and operational levels, performance measurement, and predictive modelling.

SOURCE: LifeWIRE Group. For more information please contact Jocelyn Brodie, Brodie & Co. at (416) 428-7705.



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