Health Mart Receives Pharmacy Technician Training Program Accreditation
Independent pharmacy franchise provides high-quality, accredited program to recruit and retain top talent
Irving, Texas, Sept. 2, 2020 — Health Mart® pharmacies now benefit from additional pharmacy technician training options following approval for accreditation. Through a partnership with TRC Healthcare, more than 5,000 community pharmacies in the Health Mart family have access to quality pharmacy technician training solutions. The solution leverages comprehensive Pharmacy Technicians University (PTU) curriculum from TRC Healthcare, via the company’s 127-hour PTU 101 and 402-hour National Standards Entry-Level training programs.
Qualified Health Mart pharmacies can now apply to become approved sites within Health Mart’s accreditation and provide ASHP/ACPE accredited training within their pharmacies. Access to these training programs is an exclusive advantage for Health Mart pharmacies.
“Developing and maintaining a program that is compliant with the fifteen accreditation standards for pharmacy technician education is an expensive and time-consuming process. We are removing some of the obstacles to ensure Health Mart independent community pharmacies have the same ability to train technicians and meet nationally recognized standards as other chain pharmacies,” said Nancy Lyons, BSPharm, MBA, CDE, chief pharmacist at Health Mart. “We care deeply about the success of independent pharmacies and this program is an example of the resources we provide to help them access affordable solutions. Because we want them to focus on what they do best, delivering high-quality patient care.”
“Changes in state-specific laws and board of pharmacy requirements are increasingly raising the bar for technician training and certification. TRC Healthcare is proud to partner with Health Mart to support the success of independent pharmacies,” added Wes Crews, chief executive officer of TRC Healthcare. “Pharmacy Technicians University leads the market in technician training, thanks to our thirty-plus years of delivering trusted pharmacy education with a focus on practical training to ensure technicians meet these new standards.”
Health Mart offers two pharmacy technician training programs designed to prepare current and aspiring pharmacy technicians with standardized training. The courses help technicians perform clinical, administrative and regulatory duties in a retail pharmacy. Both programs can be used to prepare technicians for national certification exams.
“The process to become an approved training site within the accredited Health Mart pharmacy technician training program has been smooth and our technicians are really benefiting from the curriculum. The ability to provide this education is already generating value for our technicians and our pharmacy. Health Mart has enabled us to incorporate an ASHP/ACPE accredited technician training program into our normal training processes. Therefore, we have the best of both worlds: on the job training as well as a robust technician program at a substantially reduced cost as compared to other local technician programs,” shared Addison Livingston, chief executive officer of Hawthorne Pharmacy and chairman of the South Carolina Board of Pharmacy.
About Health Mart
Health Mart® is the nation’s fastest-growing independent pharmacy franchise with more than 5,000 community pharmacies across all 50 states. Health Mart pharmacists provide personalized care and take the time to help patients understand their prescription-drug coverage, how to safely manage multiple medications, and how to take advantage of lower-cost medication options. Patients can find a Health Mart pharmacy by visiting healthmart.com.
As an important member of the healthcare team, Health Mart pharmacists possess strong clinical knowledge and collaborate with patients and other healthcare providers to help patients manage and improve their health. The Health Mart franchise is owned by Health Mart Systems, Inc., which is part of McKesson Corporation. Pharmacists and pharmacy owners interested in learning more can explore join.healthmart.com.
About TRC Healthcare
TRC is the leading provider of digital medication learning that updates, informs, and educates healthcare providers across the continuum of care. In addition to its highly regarded Pharmacist’s Letter, Prescriber’s Letter, Pharmacy Technician’s Letter, and Natural Medicines online resources, TRC provides additional online solutions for hospital and community clinicians that expand on its trusted recommendations, such as drug comparison charts, patient education handouts, FAQs, and tutorials in its web-based products. In addition, TRC provides online continuing education programs for medication learning, competency, and compliance programs, and keeps clinicians and administrators informed via its continuing education (CE) dashboard and CE Organizer. TRC provides the largest catalog of education and advisory services in the industry for pharmacy, delivering nearly 400 course options to help technicians and clinicians. TRC leads the way in the training of new pharmacy technicians with Pharmacy Technicians University (PTU), the first online accredited, interactive training program of its kind. Nearly 500,000 healthcare professionals rely on TRC’s advisory and education service to access concise, unbiased, timely information to improve medication use, prevent medication errors, and improve overall patient care, quality and outcomes.