The American Pharmacy Alliance Announces Preferred Business Agreement with Pharmacy Data Network


Lexington, Kentucky (November 16, 2015) – The American Pharmacy Alliance (APA), a technology partnership of leading pharmacy software companies that supply prescription processing systems to more than 12,000 independent and small chain pharmacies throughout the United States, has entered into a preferred business agreement with Pharmacy Data Network (PDN).  Through this agreement, APA members have the option to utilize PDN services as part of the APA Advantage, a set of programs and services that have been established between APA and numerous pharmacy service providers.

Founded in 2015, PDN is a healthcare data combinator that takes variables in diverse data libraries and combines them to create one common database for use in the healthcare sector. Collaborating with various healthcare systems, PDN has created one standard interface where healthcare data can be entered, collected, stored and shared across all systems involved in the network.

“Our goal at APA is to provide access to beneficial products and services for independent and small chain pharmacies, their customers, and software vendors nationwide.” said John Hobson, APA’s Director of Business Development. “The number of new programs available to help community pharmacies expand patient services is exploding, and PDN services help pharmacy system vendors deal with the increasing data interface and exchange demands that accompany those programs.”

Chuck Welch, the founder and CEO of PDN, said, “We’re extremely excited about our agreement with the APA. Representing over 12,000 independent pharmacies, industry leading software vendors, and pharmacy service providers, there isn’t a better place to launch our healthcare data combinator.” Welch added, “I’m looking forward to introducing PDN’s technical capabilities and the benefits we can provide to all businesses and people involved in the network. Collaborating as one cohesive group of healthcare technology experts, I firmly believe that we can change the way healthcare data is collected, strategically combined and shared to positively impact the way healthcare professionals care for patients in our healthcare system. The potential for true transparency and interoperability is limitless.”

For more information about the American Pharmacy Alliance please visit, or contact John Hobson at

To learn more about Pharmacy Data Network, please visit, or contact Chuck Welch at

APA Pharmacy Software vendors include: Cerner Etreby Computer Company, Cost Effective Computer Systems, Inc., Health Business Systems, Inc., Lagniappe Pharmacy Services, QS/1 Data Systems, Speed Script, Transaction Data Systems, Inc. (Rx30), VIP Computer Systems, Inc.