Ellen Scharaga has served as Senior Vice President of Operations with OncoMed Pharmacuetical Services since 2009. With oversight responsibilities spanning the entire breadth of oncology pharmacy operations and services, she undertakes hiring, training, and recruiting of personnel. She additionally manages inventory, and develops and maintains policies and procedures.
Great Neck, New York, based OncoMed Pharmacuetical Services has partnered with hundreds of doctors in the past 13 years, providing just-in-time delivery of bio-oncology drugs and adjunctive medications designed to address side effects. The firm regularly assists managed care providers in navigating complex cancer care markets, providing streamlined coverage and authorization management.
OncoMed takes pride in the consistently high quality of product, with all compounding and mixing undertaken in an oncology-certified pharmacist supervised class 5 clean-room environment. Recognizing the unpredictable needs of physicians and their patients, OncoMed maintains bio-oncology certified pharmacist on hand 24/7, assisting in determining the appropriate prescription plan.
Ellen Scharaga has overseen significant operational improvements over the past three years, notably guiding OncoMed to full Joint Commission accreditation for key facilities. She has also improved turnaround capacities, expediting prescription processing by 30 percent while expanding operations staff by 50 percent.
Ms. Scharaga’s current achievements with OncoMed build on nine years of leadership experience with Group Health Inc. as Vice President of Pharmacy and Director. Faced with a substantial call volume increase, she notably increased the physician pre-authorization call center’s speed by 100 percent. She also maintained and annual trend average nearly half below the industry average, exceeding all pharmacy indicators.