John McHugh serves as the Chief Pharmacy Officer for HMC. He is responsible for the proactive medical management efficiencies and integrity of clinical operations with HMC’s strategic initiatives. He holds in-depth knowledge of an organization’s operations as well as strategic planning and decision-making processes. His clinical expertise and experience combined with understanding of business operations brings a balance of fiscal and pharmaceutical insight for pharmacy benefit management. Read More…
During his 23-year career span at OptumRx/Catamaran, he held the position of Senior Clinical Consultant. He was accountable for maintaining the optimum level of client satisfaction and retention across the labor and trust Funds assigned to him and part of the account management team.
Mr. McHugh joined NMHC in 1995 where he led the Clinical Department, working as a liaison between Clinical and the Sales and Marketing Departments at NMHC prior to the SXC acquisition. His experience gives him a thorough understanding of current projects, systems and management protocols for cost containment, patient centric care and pharmaceutical therapy outcomes.
Mr. McHugh has in-depth experience in various disciplines of pharmaceutical care and risk management. He has worked as a manager and supervising pharmacist in the environment of both chain and independent pharmacies, becoming a principle managing partner of an independent pharmacy. Mr. McHugh has also served as a consulting pharmacist for drug utilization review issues in long-term care facilities and served as a member of a regional health system’s Institutional Review Board. He was appointed adjunct associate professor in the Pharmacy and Administrative Sciences department of Saint John’s University College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions in January of 2008.
He received his pharmacy degree at St. John’s University and his MBA from Dowling College in Oakdale, NY.