updated 5/20/2011 8:45:38 AM ET 2011-05-20T12:45:38

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., May 20, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Armada Health Care's 2011 Specialty Pharmacy Summit meeting recently concluded with another record increase in attendance along with an exceptional roster of presentations. Over 1500 participants represented an increase of almost 50% from the year before. The nearly 80 exhibiting biotech companies and healthcare industry manufacturers set a record, as well. In what was one of the highlights of the meeting, President George W. Bush delivered an outstanding keynote address that was both inspiring and motivational.

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In just 7 years, the Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit has grown to be the largest national conference for the specialty pharmacy industry. Lawrence Irene, CEO of Armada Health Care, stated, "It is clear from the meeting's exceptional growth over the past few years that the specialty pharmacy industry continues to expand and play an ever-more vital role in the provision of health care. We are pleased that Armada is playing such an important part in the growth of specialty pharmacy."

Two sessions at the Summit discussed Armada's innovative services. ReachRx OTM is an Online Therapy Management system that optimizes drug utilization and improves the clinical outcomes of specialty patients. The Summit meeting included a live demonstration of this web-based, fully HIPAA-compliant tool, which includes side effects protocols, therapy discontinuation surveys, and patient outcomes reporting. Its extensive reporting capabilities mean ReachRx OTM can help pharmacies meet payor requirements and achieve economic accountability of patient care.

Armada also introduced ReachRx Prior Authorization Services, which provide out-sourced, electronic solutions to managing prior authorizations. Teaming with Emdeon, prior authorization claims data is instantly transmitted to Armada's ReachRx platform, where the information is checked with prescribers, payors and patients, and co-pay information is coordinated. Authorization codes are then transmitted directly to the pharmacy. ReachRx Prior Authorization Services provide a turnkey solution that improves patient retention, maximizes resources, and increases approval rates.

To learn more about either the ReachRx OTM system or Prior Authorization Services, call Armada Health Care at 866-766-4002 or email info@armadahealthcare.com.

Armada Health Care provides national, regional and local pharmacy providers with access to valuable programs and compliance-driven initiatives for biotech and high-cost specialty medications. Armada also offers custom and comprehensive patient support services through its ReachRx platform.

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         Senior Director of Marketing
         Armada Health Care
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         Phone: 973-564-8004
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