2017 PCH audit success

Sentry Data Systems’ 340B audit expertise helps Phoenix Children’s Hospital successfully complete HRSA audit

Sentry Data Systems announced today that Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Arizona’s only nationally recognized pediatric hospital, successfully navigated a recent HRSA audit of its 340B program with support from Sentry’s team of compliance experts.

Travis Leonardi, CEO at Sentry Data Systems, remarked, “Phoenix Children’s is nationally recognized as a leader in pediatric care. We’re proud that our best-in-class suite of systems and services has enabled the Hospital to meet the 340B compliance requirements while continuing to expand their 340B program to benefit their community.”

Phoenix Children’s implemented Sentry’s Sentinel solution seven years ago to manage and optimize compliance for their 340B program.

Positive experiences with Sentry’s support for internal pharmacy operations gave Phoenix Children’s the confidence to recently expand its 340B program to include contract pharmacies. They implemented the Sentrex system to manage compliance of their partner pharmacies. Since September 2016, the Hospital has already gone live with a contract pharmacy network in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

In December, the Hospital was randomly selected for a HRSA audit. The auditors were well-prepared, very thorough and challenged the team to answer the difficult questions routinely posed during a HRSA audit. The complex audit process required participation of managers and staff from numerous departments across the Hospital. Sentry conducted a pre-audit review to identify areas where Phoenix Children’s may be out of compliance. According to Matthew Pharr, Manager of Pharmacy Business Services at Phoenix Children’s, “Sentry identified a few opportunities prior to the audit, which helped ensure there were no unpleasant surprises for our hospital management during the audit.”

Pharr further explained, “Sentry did a phenomenal job pulling the necessary data and answering all the auditors’ questions.” He added, “From the start, the auditors recognized Sentry’s 340B management tools as tested, solid and proven, and their established reputation set the tone for a successful audit.”

About Sentry Data Systems, Inc.

Located in Deerfield Beach, FL, Sentry Data Systems, a pioneer in automated pharmacy procurement, utilization management and 340B compliance, is leading the healthcare industry in turning real-time data into real-world evidence through comparative, rapid-cycle analytics™ to reduce total cost of care, improve quality and provide better results for all. More than 10,000 hospitals, clinics, integrated delivery networks (IDNs) and pharmacies across the country rely on Sentry’s unique proprietary data set for their analytics, procurement, drug utilization and compliance solutions. Since 2003, Sentry’s solutions have processed over 7.9 billion dispensations on more than 1.5 billion claims and currently provide decision support for more than 100 million patients. To date, Sentry has helped hospitals, health systems and IDNs realize more than $7.5 billion in savings to help them better meet their safety net mission and continue to serve their communities.

About Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Phoenix Children’s Hospital is Arizona’s only children’s hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals. Phoenix Children’s provides world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, Phoenix Children’s provides care across more than 75 pediatric specialties. The Hospital is poised for continued growth in quality patient care, research and medical education. For more information about the Hospital, visit http://www.phoenixchildrens.org.

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