Moderator: William J. Martin, Pharm.D., Administrative Director, Sourcing, Purchasing, and Value Analysis, Beaumont Health System
Panelists: Annette Karageanes, MS, RPh, Assistant Director of Pharmacy Supply Chain, Beaumont Health System and Justin Schneider, PharmD., Vice President, Clinical Operations, Sinai Health System; and Clara Ann Spencer, Director of Pharmacy Contracting, Carilion Clinic
From strategic procurement and distribution to precision logistics and quality assurance, today's health care supply chain serves an invaluable role in facilitating the development and delivery of pharmaceuticals and other health care resources necessary for optimal patient care and improved health outcomes.
Both supply chain and pharmacy can learn a great deal from the other and many healthcare organizations recognize the value that a symbiotic relationship between the two can generate. Many hospitals and healthcare systems have even begun to merge the supply chain and pharmacy, due to similar function and purpose, so that both can operate under a single leader.
In this session, Directors of Pharmacy discuss the relationship between pharmacy and the supply chain and how a symbiotic relationship between the two can lead to better and more efficient patient care and satisfaction.
1. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages to a symbiotic relationship between the supply chain and pharmacy.
2. Analyze the role that supply chain plays in pharmacy and pharmacy plays in supply chain, and how processes in patient care could be improved.
3. Identify strategies for building a successful relationship between the two operations.