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Fierce Innovation Awards Recognizes Comprehensive Pharmacy Services as Finalist in National Healthcare Competition

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS), the leading pharmacy management company in the country, announced today that it has been selected as a finalist in this year's Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition, an awards program from the publisher of FierceHealthIT, FierceHealthcare, and FierceMobileHealthcare. CPS was recognized as a finalist in the category of Data Analytics for Rx-Clinical Analytics, its innovative industry-leading technology product.

Finalists were selected by a distinguished panel of CIOs from renowned U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems, including Allina Health, Rush University Medical Center, Mayo Clinic and JFK Health System. A complete list of judges can be found at https://www.fierceinnovationawards.com/healthcare/2014/judges.

The Fierce Innovation Awards recognize pioneering technologies and solutions that will catapult healthcare delivery into new realms. "Our finalists represent the exciting innovation happening in the healthcare industry today," said Wendy Johnson, FierceMarkets' healthcare group publisher. "These companies have developed game-changing technologies and solutions that can improve safety, efficiency and patient outcomes."

All applications were evaluated based on the following criteria: quality of care and patient outcomes, care efficiency, financial impact, market validation and overall innovative "fierceness." Finalists were selected based on calculation of the judges' scores in each area.

"We are proud that CPS' Rx-Clinical Analytics has earned recognition as one of three distinguished finalists in Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition," said Don Nickleson, chief executive officer of Comprehensive Pharmacy Services. "CPS' hospital clients find it to be an invaluable tool that improves quality care and drives down costs."

Rx-Clinical Analytics is a database program that operates as a health system's clinical and quality medication management platform. It is designed to identify and monitor clinical pharmacy programs and hospital initiatives. It has a direct impact on patient care and outcomes by providing a health system's practitioners with direct access to peer reviewed best practice medication related information and decision support materials. The program helps to improve patient care and quality outcomes by supporting a practitioner's ability to stay current of medication related best practices and implement clinical and quality initiatives that serve to provide the best patient care and maximize health system resources.

About Comprehensive Pharmacy Services:

Employing over 1,900 pharmacy professionals, CPS is the nation's largest provider of pharmacy services to more than 475 hospitals and healthcare facilities leading to increased quality, reduced readmissions and lower costs. CPS services include pharmacy consulting, inpatient and outpatient pharmacy management, telepharmacy and medication related transitions of care services. For more information visit cpspharm.com.

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CONTACT: Rod Recor Vice President, Product Development & Marketing Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Rod.Recor@cpspharm.com O: 901-462-9082

Source: Comprehensive Pharmacy Services