Illuminate.health brings in Pharmacy expertise to the Advisory Board
CARMEL, IN, June 29, 2021 – illuminate.health, a tech-enabled medication management service provider, announced today the addition of Nimesh Jhaveri to the company’s advisory board. As president of Community Pharmacy and Health / Senior Vice President of McKesson Corporation, Jhaveri is responsible for the community pharmacy and health business, including field sales and operations, the Health Mart Franchise, Health Mart Atlas, Consumer Packaged Goods, development and innovation, marketing, independent and national accounts and emerging pharmacy channels.
With Nimesh’s addition to the team, illuminate.health looks to accelerate its work towards the “quadruple aim” goal, including enhanced value to clinicians and patients while reducing costs and improving health outcomes.
To this end, Varun Goyal, illuminate.health Founder & CEO, writes, “We are so fortunate to have Nimesh join our mission. From following Nimesh’s thought leadership to meeting him via Parisa Vatanka and the Digital Pharmacy conference by California Pharmacists Association last year, I’ve been very impressed with his down to earth leadership style, knowledge of the market and passion for elevating pharmacist roles. As digital pharmacy and virtual care evolves, we at illuminate.health see our niche in the pharmacist-led, continuous medication management space to decrease existing fragmentation in care. That’s where Nimesh’s specific expertise in pharmacy will be instrumental in ensuring we are thinking about the strategic and operational side properly, not to mention our business model.”
Regarding his new board position, Jhaveri states, “We’re at a pivotal moment for patient care as the industry finds the right balance of virtual and local. When I saw how illuminate.health is enabling pharmacists in their community with cloud-based programs, it really piqued my interest. Illuminate.health has the right balance of patient engagement and pharmacist collaboration tools along with a service model for pharmacist-led, continuous, relationship-based care delivery. I am thrilled to join the advisory board and look forward to shaping the industry for the better.”
About Nimesh Jhaveri: Prior to McKesson, Jhaveri led healthcare services for the Walgreen Co., where he spent 29 years in various leadership roles leading business development for pharmacy practice design, automation and technology, pharmacy operations, human resources and corporate operations. During this time, he drove the creation of market-leading technology & design, and earned numerous patents granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Jhaveri was featured on the cover of Drug Topics as one of the “Champions of Pharmacy” in May 2012. In addition, Jhaveri has spoken at numerous events including HLTH and TEDx. Jhaveri is also on the Board of Directors for Northwest Community Healthcare in Arlington Heights, IL, and serves on the board of trustees for Rutgers University, Rutgers Research and Educational Foundation, the executive board of directors for Imerman Angels, and the pharmacy advisory and Innovation and Research External Advisory Boards for the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.
illuminate.health is taking a pharmacist-led, virtual care management approach to helping patients optimize medications at home. Non-optimized medication therapies and lack of health literacy results in healthcare complications that cost the system $528B. Pharmacists, the medication experts, are best suited to deliver continuous and comprehensive medication management. illuminate.health’s digital tools have been built following Minimally Disruptive Medicine Principles (MDM) to reduce the work associated with care management at home. illuminate.health works with managed care organizations and employer groups to help prevent ER visits & hospitalizations, and to increase medication adherence for cost avoidance and improved quality measures including HEDIS. To learn more, visit: https://illuminate.health/