The word emsana is a combination of employer/employee and
sana — the Sanskrit word for health. In Arabic, sana means simple and straightforward. These two meanings perfectly encapsulate our purpose: to bring ease and simplicity to employer-funded health care pharmacy benefits.
EmsanaRx was founded with the mission to improve health care outcomes by bringing clarity, integrity and trust to pharmacy benefit management.
We are part of the Emsana Health group of companies, a majority owned innovation studio of the Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH).
PBGH has a more than 30-year history of success working closely with the country’s most innovative private employers and public health care purchasers to incubate new, disruptive operational programs to lower health care costs and increase quality. PBGH acts as a change agent and is widely recognized as having made some of the most pioneering and notable improvements to the quality of U.S. health care.
PBGH founded a health care-focused product innovation studio, Emsana Health, in 2021 to develop solutions for the health care pain points of large employers that are not being addressed in today’s market.
EmsanaRx has partnered with the American Innovation and Opportunity Fund (AIOF) to develop an initiative aimed to combat health disparities. The initiative is focused on empowering communities of color and other underserved Americans to access and use the health care resources available in the U.S. This initiative comprises community leaders, academics and corporate leaders committed to this cause. Some of our first steps include collaborating with communities of color to collect data on the topic of health disparities. Unfortunately, current information on the subject is lacking and is critical to impacting positive change. Health care inequity is a systemic issue that first requires assessment and root cause analysis. We recognize this is a first step in a long-term partnership to influence health care equity for Americans.
“EmsanaRx and its leadership recognize that in an increasingly opaque and diluted market, this transition [becoming a PBC] is necessary to reflect and protect our deep commitment to delivering on our mission to operate in the best interest of our customers.”
– Greg Baker, CEO of EmsanaRx
“This new charter provides us with the legal framework to do what’s right by those who rely on our services, rather than obligate ourselves to make money for shareholders, which often occurs to the detriment of clients and their members.”
– Greg Baker, CEO of EmsanaRx
PBC is the legal definition of a company created with a solid foundation for long-term mission alignment and value creation. Being a PBC protects company missions through capital raises and leadership changes, creates more flexibility when evaluating potential sale and liquidity options and prepares businesses to lead a mission-driven organization.1
EmsanaRx chose this PBC designation to align with our mission of generating social and public good, along with operating in a responsible and sustainable manner.
We pride ourselves on providing our clients total clarity in business practices, a clinically-focused approach and state-of-the-art technology.
We are the only PBM structured as a Public Benefit Corporation, or PBC. This means we prioritize patient needs and health outcomes ahead of pursuing the traditional C-Corp goals of profit generation. Due to this unique business structure, our Board of Directors and our executives make decisions based on public benefit without fear of liability, even if that results in less profit.
EmsanaRx is in alignment with the needs of large employers who provide health benefits to millions of Americans. EmsanaRx furthers PBGH’s charitable mission by commercializing and scaling pharmacy solutions that increase employee access to high-quality care by improving health care outcomes and bringing clarity, integrity and trust to pharmacy benefit management. Our investment and executive incentive structures are designed to guarantee ethical business practices.
We are fully committed to total clarity in all business practices. Our em|Rx Clarity business solution brings transparency to every aspect of the client experience:
EmsanaRx brings a clinically-focused approach to all aspects of pharmacy benefit management. Our em|Rx Clinical business solution infuses a clinical approach into our business model and all client experiences:
Our technology platform, em|Rx Technology, is a solution that is both flexible and customizable. This enables us to respond very quickly to clients’ needs: