The following industry leaders have volunteered to provide their guidance and expertise to this 26 year old organization as it continues to seek to improve patient safety and adherence through pharmaceutical packaging:
Mr. Tom McDonough, Senior Vice President, Product Manager Barrier Film Americas for Bilcare Research, Inc. will be the HCPC Chairman. Mr. Justin Schroeder, Executive Director, Marketing, Business Development. & Design Services for PCI Pharma Services, will be the HCPC Vice Chairman and Ralph Mendoza, Global Account Manager for Klöckner Pentaplast of America, and formerly the 2015-2016 HCPC Chairman, will be Treasurer. These three officers will be joined by Ken Bertram, Senior Sales Director for WestRock; Garrett Hager, Director, Sales & Business Development, Pharma Films and Medical Packaging, US Films for Tekni-Plex; Tomas Hagstrom, Global Business Leader, Honeywell Healthcare Packaging; Joe Luke, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Reed-Lane, Inc.; Tim Morris, Strategic Account Manager, Amcor Pharmaceutical Flexible Packaging and Mr. Matt Rayner, Executive Director of Operations, Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging.
“We look forward to closely working with our incoming board to continue our mission of the broader adoption of compliance prompting packaging for improved patient safety, adherence and outcomes and lower healthcare costs,” stated Walt Berghahn, HCPC Executive Director. “Many of these directors have previously served on our board in various roles and through their dedication and expertise we have been able to increase the reach of our message with decision-makers across the supply chain, including pharmaceutical manufacturers, medical professionals and organizations, insurance companies, pharmacists, and governmental agencies.”
Since the group’s inception over twenty-six years ago, the HCPC has upheld that compliance prompting packaging can increase the safety of pharmaceutical consumption by facilitating adherence to a prescribed regimen, by providing a more secure supply chain via the manufacturers’ original package reaching the patient, and through improved barrier properties to protect individual doses. “The HCPC, working together with key stakeholders in the healthcare supply chain can improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs.” finished Mr. Berghahn.
Through this all encompassing approach, the HCPC seeks to create broader adoption of compliance prompting packaging, in all forms. Stakeholders can learn more by attending the organization’s upcoming RxAdherence, Strategies to Improve Outcomes, May 2, 2017 at the Wyndham Hamilton Hotel & Conference Center, Florham Park New Jersey. The conference, now in its 24th year, will include speakers from a wide spectrum of the healthcare industry. For more information on the HCPC, including membership and the 24th RxAdherence conference, please visit www.hcpconline.org.