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ZappRx Successfully Advances its Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 2 Report, Validating Secure and Protected Data Exchange

SOC 2 Type 2 adaptation demonstrates health tech leader’s commitment to compliance and security of protected patient information

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ZappRx’s Zoe Barry accepted into Forbes Boston Business Council

Forbes Boston Business Council Is an Invitation-Only Community for Greater Boston Business Owners and Leaders

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ZappRx to Showcase Product at Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) International Conference | Booth #507

BOSTON--()--ZappRx, a digital health company that reduces the administrative burden associated with prescribing specialty medications, is exhibiting at the annual PHA International Conference this weekend from June 29 – July 1, in Orlando, FL. The company will be showcasing its revolutionary technology that digitizes and automates the inefficient specialty prescribing and prior authorization process. Members of the ZappRx team will also be on site to provide attendees with updates on recent, notable customer partnerships and company growth.

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ZappRx Expanding Partnership with PARx Solutions as Part of Their Growth into New Treatment Areas

Collaboration improves quality of care and empowers healthcare providers across multiple specialties with streamlined, digital prescribing and prior authorization

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ZappRx Achieves HITRUST CSF® Certification to Further Mitigate Risk in Third Party Privacy, Security and Compliance

HITRUST CSF Certification validates ZappRx is committed to meeting key regulations and protecting sensitive information.

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ZappRx Announces Integration with FDB MedsTracker® eRx at Asembia 2018 Specialty Pharmacy Summit

Collaboration empowers healthcare providers with easy access to patient drug history and mission critical information about the medications prescribed on the ZappRx platform

 

BOSTON--()--ZappRx, a healthcare technology company that reduces the administrative burden associated with prescribing specialty medications, today announced a collaboration with FDB (First Databank) to embed its electronic prescribing solution, FDB MedsTracker® eRx, directly into its specialty drug prescribing and prior authorization platform. Announced at the Asembia 2018 Specialty Pharmacy Summit in Las Vegas, where ZappRx is exhibiting in booth 818, the integration speeds delivery of specialty drugs to patients and empowers physicians with increased transparency and easy access to key prescribing information.

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Healthcare Influencer, Jay Silverstein, Joins ZappRx Board of Directors

 

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ZappRx Bolsters Company Growth with Strategic Executive Hires, and Advances Mission to Streamline Specialty Pharmaceutical Prescribing

 

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ZappRx Appoints Rich Kramer to VP of Commercial Operations to Lead Provider Sales and Foster Growth across the U.S. Health System Market

Boston, MA, November 14, 2017 – ZappRx, a healthcare technology company that reduces the administrative burden associated with prescribing specialty medications, today announced the appointment of Rich Kramer to Vice President of Commercial Operations. Within his new role, Kramer will report directly to Sandy DiCesare, Chief Operating Officer of ZappRx, and will lead ZappRx’s provider sales team as it continues implementing the platform into physician practices, health systems, and clinics across the United States.

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ZappRx Welcomes James Cornicelli as its Vice President of Corporate Strategy to Build Strong Partnerships with BioPharma and Payers

Boston, MA, November 14, 2017 – ZappRx, a healthcare technology company that reduces the administrative burden associated with prescribing specialty medications, today announced the appointment of James Cornicelli as Vice President of Corporate Strategy. In his new role, Cornicelli will develop and execute the company’s BioPharma and payer partnering strategy. He will also build and lead a team of business development experts to foster existing partnerships and pursue new partners.

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ZappRx Hires Healthcare Product Executive to Pave Way for Scaling and Expanding Service Offerings

Appoints Libby Curtis Webb to Senior Vice President of Product

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ZappRx Launches Specialty Drug Prescribing Platform at Arizona Pulmonary Specialists and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

The platform will be used by healthcare providers to simplify the complex and time-consuming process of prescribing specialty medications.

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Julia Austin Joins ZappRx’s Board of Directors

ZappRx, a digital health company that reduces the administrative burden associated with prescribing specialty medications, announced today that Julia Austin has joined its Board of Directors. Over the past several years, Austin has successfully led large organizations in technical positions, and partnered with entrepreneurs to help start and scale technology companies. As a member of its Board, Austin will provide leadership coaching to ZappRx with a focus on engineering, process, staffing, and functional operations.

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ZappRx Launches Specialty Drug Prescribing Platform at Tufts Medical Center

ZappRx, a digital health company that reduces the administrative burden associated with prescribing specialty medications, today announced that its platform has been deployed at the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at Tufts Medical Center, with plans to extend to other areas within the Tufts Medical Center. 

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ZappRx raises $25 million in Series B funding led by Qiming US Healthcare Fund with Participation from SR One and GV

Digital health company ZappRx will use the funding to build its team, drive provider adoption nationwide, and accelerate company growth

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ZappRx announces new prior authorization partnership with PARx Solutions

ZappRx (zapprx.com), a digital specialty prescribing platform focused on increasing patient access to specialty therapy, announced a partnership with PARx Solutions (parxsolutions.com), a leader in helping prescribers manage prescription prior authorizations (PA). This strategic partnership combines ZappRx’s expertise in automating the specialty drug prescribing process with PARx’s expertise in helping prescribers overcome challenges experienced during prior authorization that lead to delays in patients receiving their medications.

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ZappRx CEO Zoë Barry named to LinkedIn's Next Wave Top Professionals Under 35

The process of filling a prescription for a specialty drug can be incredibly time consuming and complex, requiring reams of paperwork from healthcare providers. Zoe Barry, a 31-year-old Wall Street veteran, became interested in tackling those inefficiencies after her younger brother was diagnosed with severe epilepsy.

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ZappRx appoints Peter Wirth Executive Chairman

ZappRx (zapprx.com), a digital specialty prescribing platform focused on increasing patient access to therapy, today announced the appointment of Peter Wirth as Executive Chairman.

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ZappRx Hires Biopharmaceutical Industry Leader as Chief Operating Officer

Boston, MA, September 20, 2016 – ZappRx (zapprx.com), a digital specialty prescribing platform focused on increasing patient access to therapy, today announced the hiring of Sandy DiCesare as Chief Operating Officer. DiCesare most recently served as VP of Commercial Operations at Takeda Oncology. She joined Millennium Pharmaceuticals in 1998 as VP, Information Technology and then served as VP, Launch Platform in 2002, leading the build-out of capabilities to support Millennium's first oncology launch. Millennium Pharmaceutical was acquired by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited in 2008.

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ZappRx Hires Industry Leader to Drive Commercial Growth

Boston, MA, April 27, 2016 – ZappRx (zapprx.com), a digital specialty prescribing platform focused on increasing efficient patient access to therapy, today announced the hiring of Lorrie Carr as Chief Commercial Officer. Carr previously served as Divisional VP, Enterprise Specialty Sales & Product Management at Walgreens and has held leadership roles in Global Market Access, Sales and Marketing within pharmaceutical companies Millennium Pharmaceuticals (now Takeda Oncology) and Schering-Plough (now Merck).

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ZappRx helps Wonderland BookSavers donate books to Tufts Medical Center

Boston, MA, December 14, 2015 – Books are gifts that keep on giving. They inspire lifelong learning, and help improve literacy and language skills. That’s why on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, ZappRx employees partnered with Wonderland BookSavers of Connecticut and Reach Out and Read to donate nearly 2,000 books to Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center.

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ZappRx Founder and CEO Zoë Barry named to BBJ's 40 Under 40 list

Cambridge, MA, September 9, 2015 – Zoë Barry, Founder and CEO of ZappRx, the leading mobile platform that automates specialty drug prescription management for patients, physicians and pharmacists, has been named to Boston Business Journal’s prestigious 40 under 40 list. This year’s list focuses on business and civic leaders who are making a major impact in the community while also improving the civic health of the Boston area through volunteer work and other forms of philanthropy.

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ZappRx raises $5.6M to bring on key talent and accelerate company growth

Boston, MA, April 2, 2015 – ZappRx (zapprx.com), today announced that it has raised a $5.6M Series A round led by SR One, the venture arm of GlaxoSmithKline, with participation from Atlas Ventures. ZappRx is building the leading mobile platform to automate specialty drug prescription management for patients, physicians, and pharmacists. The company also announced a partnership with biopharmaceutical company Zafgen (NASDAQ: ZFGN), to help automate the prescription management process for patients affected by Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) and hypothalamic injury-associated obesity (HIAO). Additionally, Jeremy Levin, former CEO of Teva Pharmaceutical, has also joined the board of ZappRx.

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ZappRx In the News

“If you have an idea or want to start a company, don’t wait” The 5 Lessons I Learned Being a 20-Something Founder

Authority Magazine Editor Jean Ginzburg published her story featuring ZappRx founder and CEO Zoë Barry. The  article discusses Zoë’s experience as a young CEO and founder including her backstory, how she got started, why she started ZappRx, a little about the company and what’s ahead for ZappRx. 
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Meet Zoë Barry of ZappRx in Financial District

Boston Voyager’s Meryll Galino published his story featuring ZappRx founder and CEO, Zoe Barry  as part of the publication’s “Inspiring Stories” series. 
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Putting Data to Work in Specialty Pharma

The use of big data is by no means a new phenomenon in health care. Ever since electronic health records were mandated, in 2004, the industry has dreamed of rich, structured, and minable digital data sets. With the right technology and information, we can better understand everything from clinical best practices to patient behaviors and even operational efficiencies. It has taken more than a decade to get to this point, but we are now moving beyond simply collecting data and using it to improve outcomes and operational efficiency, which is now extending to pharmaceuticals and the prescribing process.
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A web-based approach to preauthorization for insurance

Most specialty medicine needs preauthorization for insurance coverage and it's a headache for providers and staff. ZappRX hopes to solve the problem with a web-based app.


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6 Digital Health Startups Advancing Healthcare

Investment in digital health has reached its highest level yet. In the first quarter of the year, $1.6 billion was put into this sector, compared to $909 million for the same time last year, according to Rock Health. As money keeps flowing into the space, new companies continue to emerge with exciting possibilities for advancing healthcare.
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I'M AWARE THAT I'M RARE: THE PHAWARE® PODCAST

A new podcast series devoted to raising global pulmonary hypertension awareness with dynamic stories from PH patients, caregivers and medical professionals from around the world. In this episode, phaware speaks with Libby Curtis Webb, Senior Vice President, Product of ZappRx, a digital health company offering a specialty prescription and prior authorization platform. Libby discusses how ZappRx is leveraging technology to simplify and automate the way specialty drugs get to patients.

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ZappRx taps FDB MedsTracker to bolster specialty pharma prescribing tool

Mobihealthnews’ Jonah Comstock's interview, with Dr. Dewey Howell, VP of Clinical Applications at First Databank, and Sabrina Paradis, ZappRx’s Director of Business Development, about ZappRx, the technology, how it’s easing the burden on providers while improving patient outcomes along with ZappRx’s integration with FDB MedsTracker.
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The Bad and the Ugly of Prior Authorization and How Technology Will Fix It

ZappRx's own VP of Solutions, Karen Tirozzi, discussing the pitfalls of prior authorization and how using today's technology can fix the process. Read the full article on Healthcare Scene. 
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Boston-based health app reduces wait times for lifesaving medications

WCVB-TV’s Health Reporter and Anchor Emily Reimer covers  ZappRx in this segment “ Boston-based health app reduces wait times for lifesaving medications .”  Featuring Zoe Barry, CEO of ZappRx, and Dr. Richard, Channick, a Boston doctor who specializes in pulmonary hypertension and has been using ZappRX for about five years. They discuss the current and cumbersome approval processes for specialty medications and how ZappRx is solving the issues surrounding specialty prescribing and prior authorization. 
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The Strategy This Millennial Entrepreneur Used To Raise $41 Million In Venture Capital

Two years after a family member's diagnosis, Barry founded ZappRx, a company that simplifies the process of ordering and filling specialty medication prescriptions. ZappRx provides a single platform where all the relevant information about a patient and their prescription can be accessed by pharmacists, payers, and medical providers at any time. Barry describes it as “Kayak meets Amazon for $100,000 specialty drugs.”

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Let go of the fax machine. PA is getting a makeover

Prior Authorization (PA) is considered a necessary evil in today’s prescribing process.

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Fierce CEO - Zoë Barry built prescription company to help very ill

Zo ë Barry’s inspiration to start ZappRx came after her brother was diagnosed with severe epilepsy and in need of specialized care and therapy. She said obtaining prescriptions was a nightmarish ordeal involving reams of paperwork and long wait times.
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HIStalk Interviews Zoë Barry, CEO, ZappRx

Mr. H from HIStalk sits down with ZappRx Founder and CEO, Zoë Barry, to understand her vision to automate specialty drug prescribing and prior authorization. 
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ZappRx Launches Specialty Drug Prescribing Platform at Tufts Medical Center

ZappRx, a digital health company that reduces the administrative burden associated with prescribing specialty medications, today announced that its platform has been deployed at the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at Tufts Medical Center

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Two digital health startups mark milestones to simplify medication orders

ZappRx and Digital Pharmacist are completely different businesses but they both use digital technology to help their customers navigate the complex process of drug ordering and related services.

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ZappRx Launches Its Drug Prescribing Platform at Tufts Medical Center

ZappRx, a digital health startup that provides a platform to expedite the process of prescribing specialty drugs, announced today that its solution has been deployed at Tufts Medical Center.

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ZappRx gets $25M for specialty drug prescribing app

Digital specialty prescribing platform ZappRx has raised $25 million in Series B funding in a round led by Qiming US Healthcare Fund. GV, formerly Google Ventures, and SR One also contributed funding.

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Digital health company ZappRx raises $25M

ZappRx is planning to grow its specialty pharmaceutical management platform, thanks to a $25 million funding round announced today.

 

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ZappRx launches pilot test in New York, hoping to streamline the process of getting a prescription

Can a smartphone app eliminate some of the snafus that can happen in getting prescriptions from a doctor's office to a pharmacy and then into a patient's hands?
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13 key seed deals of the year in Boston tech

For a sense of what the next wave of hot startups in Boston could look like, here are 13 of the local seed funding deals that caught our eye this year.
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The Daily Startup: Insight VP Backs Tag-Management Co. Ensighten

In this morning’s Web roundup, Ensighten Inc. raises $40 million to advance its digital marketing technology. Opower adds a senior manager as it staffs up on utility expertise. Also, VC confidence climbs.
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ZappRx Lands $1M To Rethink Prescription Processing With A Pharmacy-Agnostic Mobile Checkout Platform

Today, technology is in the process of transforming healthcare. The whole nine years: From software, medicine and insurance to fitness, care delivery and the very science behind all of it. By now, this probably sounds like a familiar refrain, and for good reason. Whether it’s the adoption of EMRs, Quantified Self-inspired wearable tech, social health communities or new digital medicines like Proteus’ FDA-approved ingestible sensors and “smart pills,” change is coming fast.
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Industry To Watch In 2014: Healthcare Tech

Healthcare is miles behind the curve when it comes to technological innovation, an industry that historically has not been easy to innovate for. This month's implementation of Obamacare, however, is just one of several macro trends in the space that could well create “the perfect storm” for entrepreneurship, positioning healthcare tech as a very interesting industry to watch in 2014.
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ZappRx Nabs $5.6M, Inks Zafgen Deal to E-Prescribe Obesity Meds

Xconomy Boston —  Founder and CEO Zoë Barry says the company will use the cash to continue staffing up. ZappRx had six employees when Xconomy last caught up with the company in January 2014. It now has 25, with offices in Boston and New York, and as Barry says, half its employees are women.
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