MHA and SoftWriters Announce New Initiative to Deliver Best-in-Class Solutions and Help Long-Term Care Pharmacies Succeed

Sept. 6, 2018 (FLORHAM PARK, N.J.)Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA) and SoftWriters, operating as part of MHA since 2015, continue aligning efforts to deliver excellent value and enable the success of our Members and Customers, and today announce this key strategic step:

Going forward, SoftWriters, which develops innovative pharmacy management software solutions for long-term care pharmacies, will be responsible for the support, delivery and further development of RxPertise, the acclaimed Medication Regimen Review (MRR) software application for consultant pharmacists specializing in long-term care. This combination of best-in-class solutions and industry leading expertise is designed to align and strengthen our software offering with the emphasis on how MHA and SoftWriters can help long-term care pharmacies compete, be more efficient, and reduce costs.

Michael J. Sicilian, MHA President, comments, "When we made the decision to have SoftWriters become part of MHA's strategic long-term care pharmacy offering, it was front of mind to not only build best in class integrated offerings, but to also recognize that some of our members are utilizing RxPertise through other pharmacy operating systems. Our ultimate goal is to demonstrate that the integrated offering of SoftWriters and RxPertise provides tremendous value longer term, while still supporting a stand-alone version of RxPertise for those utilizing other pharmacy operating systems."

Tim Tannert, RPh, President, SoftWriters, adds, "RxPertise is a great fit with our strategic initiatives. We are committed to the long-term care pharmacy space and to enabling our customers as well as customers who use other pharmacy operating systems with the tools they need to compete while making operations more efficient. Supporting RxPertise also makes for a great example of our collaboration to integrate and leverage our software solutions for the market."

This year's SoftWriters FrameworkLTC Users Conference (Encore, Las Vegas, September 11-13) offers a unique opportunity to experience this aligned effort, and engage with senior leadership and experts from both MHA and SoftWriters. Software demonstrations will be available in the exhibit hall, including RxPertise. The agenda features speakers from both companies, as well as a session on breaking silos between internal and consulting pharmacists using RxPertise.


About MHA

Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA) is a leading health care services and software company that offers a growing portfolio of services and solutions to support the diverse and complex needs of the alternate site health care provider. MHA provides expertise in Group Purchasing, Managed Care and Payor Contracting, Reimbursement Management, Specialty Pharmacy Solutions, Pharmaceutical Data Analytics, Consultant Pharmacy Software and Legislative Advocacy. Through the delivery of innovative health care services and solutions, MHA helps Members increase operational efficiency, maximize business growth and provide optimum care for their patients. For more information, visit www.mhainc.com.

About SoftWriters


SoftWriters, Inc., a Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA) company, is a leading software solution provider servicing pharmacies that provide care to long term post-acute care patients, assisted living residents, independent living residents, pharmacies servicing group homes, correctional facilities, specialty pharmacies, and pharmacies servicing 340B contracts. SoftWriters operates as part of Managed Health Care Associates (MHA), a leading health care services and technology company focused on the alternate site health care provider marketplace.

SoftWriters' suite of products include solutions for inventory control, dispensing, clinical screening, pharmacy automation, content management, workflow, communications, advanced reporting and business intelligence, accounting, real-time electronic billing, electronic prescribing, and pharmacy operation optimization. For more information, visit the company website, www.softwriters.com.


SoftWriters Announces New VP of Technology, Shantanu Bhide

New executive role established to lead customer-centric product management and development

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SoftWriters, Inc., A Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA) company, is excited to welcome Shantanu (Shan) Bhide into a newly established executive role. As the Vice President of Technology, Shan will be responsible for leading the product management, development, and quality assurance functions at SoftWriters.

Shan joins SoftWriters with more than 20 years of experience delivering software products and solutions to a broad range of customers, and he brings deep knowledge and dedicated customer focus to the SoftWriters team. Throughout his career, Shan has been a passionate change promoter and thought leader for software in business.

Tim Tannert, Chief Operating Officer, SoftWriters, states, "Shan is a great addition to our executive team. His role represents SoftWriters' ongoing commitment to the long-term care pharmacy space, and specifically listening to our customers and developing our solutions around their needs. In tune with our focus on delivering innovative solutions while putting our customers first, Shan will lead the effort to evolve our best practices for our product management, quality assurance and development processes."

About SoftWriters


SoftWriters, Inc., A Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA) company, is a leading software solution provider servicing pharmacies that provide care to long term post-acute care patients, assisted living residents, independent living residents, pharmacies servicing group homes, correctional facilities, specialty pharmacies, and pharmacies servicing 340B contracts. SoftWriters operates as part of Managed Health Care Associates (MHA), a leading health care services and software company focused on the alternate site health care provider marketplace.

SoftWriters' suite of products include FrameworkLTC® solutions for inventory control, dispensing, clinical screening, pharmacy automation, content management, workflow, delivery, communications, advanced reporting and business intelligence, accounting, real-time electronic billing, electronic prescribing, and pharmacy operation optimization. For more information, visit the company website, www.softwriters.com.


SoftWriters Launches Point-of-Delivery Solution, FrameworkPOD™

November 7, 2017 (Pittsburgh, PA): SoftWriters Inc., a Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA) company, is pleased to announce the general availability of their new point-of-delivery solution, FrameworkPOD.

SoftWriters develops innovative pharmacy management and ancillary software solutions designed to support the growth and operational efficiencies of closed door long-term care pharmacies. With the addition of FrameworkPOD, SoftWriters’ complete suite of fully integrated, scalable solutions eliminate manual steps and enhance customer service capabilities for operators from order intake through delivery.

Tim Tannert, Chief Operating Officer, SoftWriters, states, “We are committed to the long-term care pharmacy space and enabling our customers with the tools they need to compete while making operations more efficient in the process. SoftWriters is proud to deliver on that commitment with the first integrated point of delivery solution, FrameworkPOD. FrameworkPOD ensures all medications scheduled to be delivered arrive accurately.”

 

About SoftWriters

SoftWriters, Inc., a Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. (MHA) company, is a leading software solution provider servicing pharmacies that provide care to long term post-acute care patients, assisted living residents, independent living residents, pharmacies servicing group homes, correctional facilities, specialty pharmacies, and pharmacies servicing 340B contracts. SoftWriters operates as part of Managed Health Care Associates (MHA), a leading health care services and technology company focused on the alternate site health care provider marketplace.

SoftWriters’ suite of products include solutions for inventory control, dispensing, clinical screening, pharmacy automation, content management, workflow, communications, advanced reporting and business intelligence, accounting, real-time electronic billing, electronic prescribing, and pharmacy operation optimization. For more information, visit the company website, www.softwriters.com.

About FrameworkPOD

FrameworkPOD is the only fully integrated, web-based application that acts as an automated smart-delivery manager, ensuring driver and route optimization. Integration with the FrameworkLTC® platform enables quality checks not available in stand alone or interfaced solutions and provides real time updates to both the pharmacy and facility throughout the delivery process, including real-time signature capture and an electronic version of the signed manifests. The easy to use driver app is Android and iOS compatible.

For More Information Contact:  

Jeff Lininger
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
SoftWriters, Inc.
412-492-9841, ext. 104
Jlininger@softwriters.com 


SoftWriters, Inc. Acquired by Roper Industries

Feb. 5, 2015 (Pittsburgh, PA): SoftWriters, Inc. (SWI), a leading software solutions provider to the pharmacy industry, is pleased to announce that it has been acquired by Roper Industries.  SoftWriters will operate as part of Managed Health Care Associates (MHA), a Roper operating company and a leading health care services and technology company focused on the alternate site health care provider marketplace.

SoftWriters’ leadership team, including Timothy E. Hutchison, President and CEO of SoftWriters, will remain in place and will continue to lead the company.

Tim Hutchison commented,  “SoftWriters started as a small family business and over the last two decades has experienced significant growth.  Now, as we take on the next step, I am confident that SoftWriters will continue to expand our scope of services and our customer base.  We are looking forward to working with Roper and MHA to continue our mission of delivering premier software solutions to long-term care pharmacy providers, enabling better care for the patients they serve.”

MHA’s President, Michael J. Sicilian commented, “MHA could not be more pleased to have SoftWriters join the MHA organization. We have worked with Tim and his team over the last decade in providing first-in-class services and solutions to our shared customers and look at this as the next step in creating a complete health care services and technology offering.”

 

About SoftWriters, Inc.

SoftWriters, Inc. is a leading software solution provider servicing pharmacies that provide care to long term post-acute care patients, assisted living residents, independent living residents, pharmacies servicing group homes, correctional facilities, specialty pharmacies, and pharmacies servicing 340B contracts.  SWI’s suite of products include solutions for inventory control, dispensing, clinical screening, pharmacy automation, content management, workflow, communications, advanced reporting and business intelligence, accounting, real-time electronic billing, electronic prescribing, and pharmacy operation optimization.    For more information, visit the company website, www.softwriters.com.

 

About Managed Health Care Associates, Inc.

Managed Health Care Associates, Inc. is a leading health care service company that offers a growing portfolio of services and solutions to support the diverse and complex needs of the alternate site health care provider.  MHA provides expertise in Group Purchasing, Managed Care and Payer Contracting, Reimbursement Management, Specialty Pharmacy Solutions, Pharmaceutical Data Analytics, Clinical Pharmacy Software, and Legislative Advocacy.  Through the delivery of innovative and targeted health care services and solutions, MHA helps members increase operational efficiency, maximize business growth, and provide optimum care for patients.  For more information, visit www.mhainc.com.