Cardinal Health Pharmacy Solutions soars above the playing field as a leading pharmacy management provider for hospitals in the US. The company provides services for all aspects of its institutional clients' pharmacy operations, including full-service outsourcing, staffing, purchasing, cost control, regulatory compliance consulting, finance and efficiency consulting, quality and safety control, and information technology. Its inventory control products include the Rxe-source remote order entry software (online prescription processing by remote pharmacists) and the Rxe-view medication order management system (for prescription use tracking and metrics). The company is a division of drug distributor Cardinal Health.
Cardinal Health Pharmacy Solutions provides hospital pharmacy management services to about 600 hospital customers (including independent facilities and hospital groups) throughout the US, including Puerto Rico and Bermuda. It is one of the nation's largest pharmacy staffing firms with more than 1,000 pharmacists.
The business earns fees for services provided under contracts with the health care providers. Each contract is customized to meet the needs of each specific facility. Cardinal Health Pharmacy Solutions provides a variety of onsite and offsite consulting and operational support products and services to help hospitals improve their operational efficiency and medication management functions.
In 2008 Cardinal Health restructured its operations in preparation for the 2009 spinoff of its clinical and medical products manufacturing division, CareFusion. The Pharmacy Solutions unit was evaluated to find its strategic fit and was placed under the larger Cardinal Health Pharmaceutical distribution division in 2009.
The company was founded as Owen Healthcare in 1969. – less