OctariusRx is a pharmacy consulting firm relentlessly focused on safe medication management. We are experts at enhancing patient safety, achieving survey success, and reducing risks and costs for the facilities we serve. We provide guidance with an objective voice and work with you to develop processes to make your organization more efficient and prepared for certification and accreditation surveys. We specialize in providing oversight of pharmaceutical services for freestanding and hospital-based ambulatory surgical, endoscopy, renal dialysis centers and senior care facilities with expertise in accreditation success. Additionally, we provide ongoing education for medical and nursing staff with a focus on safe medication strategies, quality measure and improvement opportunities including benchmarking and regulatory guidance. Our customers also benefit from a personalized private web portal which provides access to relevant documents 24/7.
The OctariusRx team is comprised of professionals that are committed to providing exceptional care to patients and exceptional services to our customers. Our dedicated and experienced professionals strive to improve quality of care while maintaining the high standards of those we serve.
About Our Founder
Victor Alves, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP, is an expert consultant pharmacist who developed the vision for OctariusRx based on his extensive background in medication management, patient safety and survey success. He has over twenty years of safe medication management and direct patient care experience in the pharmacy field with a wide-ranging background in developing, enhancing and managing clinical consulting programs. He is committed to and passionate about helping facilities achieve survey success through risk reduction and comprehensive oversight of pharmaceutical services. Dr. Alves earned both his Bachelor’s and Doctoral degrees with honors from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He is a nationally Board-Certified Geriatric Pharmacist and a fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. He is also a published author and has been a featured speaker at industry conferences.
Summary of Qualifications
- Bachelor’s and Doctoral degrees with honors from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
- Registered pharmacist in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Florida
- Board Certified in Geriatrics
- Fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists
- Over 20 years’ experience consulting to patients, caregivers, nurses, physicians, and other health care providers
- Peer-reviewed published author
- Speaker at Industry conferences
- Safe Medication Management
- Mental Health
- Diabetes Care
- Pain Management
- COPD / Asthma
- Empowering Healthy, Independent Living
- Survey Readiness
- Cost Savings
- Regulatory Compliance