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Margaret Artz

Margaret Artz, RPh, MS, PhD
Senior Healthcare Analyst, RxClarity Group, LLC

"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently."  - Warren Buffet (but I also heard my mom and dad say this a lot when I was growing up)

Dr. Margaret Artz has over 30 years of healthcare experience.  In her roles as a senior healthcare analyst and clinical informaticist, she combines healthcare practice and expertise, evidence-based research, and informatics to improve efficiency and effectiveness of pharmacy products and services including formulary development and governance, utilization management, and operations.   
 

Most recently Margaret spent 12 years as Director, Optum Enterprise Analytics, OptumInsight (UHG) and many years in community pharmacy keeping up with patient experience and doctor dynamics.   

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Get To Know Me

Special Hobbies/Interests: 

French language classes and walking around city lakes with my “grand-dog” Jasper, an 80-lb rescue greyhound. 

 

Favorite Artist: 

Picasso, any period of his. 

 

Favorite Childhood Memories: 

Bicycling in the summer through the backroads and farmland near my town.   

 

Location: 

Minneapolis

 

Other Fun Facts: 

I earned a black belt in karate and my favorite beverage is black coffee.

Extra Credit:

A patent award in 2021, pharmacy complexity scores

The courage to go to grad school in my mid-40s. 

PhD Social and Administrative Pharmacy, University of Minnesota

BS Pharmacy, Pharmacy Manufacturing, Duquesne University

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