IDN Pharmacy Executives Forum 

This invitation-only event gives senior health system pharmacy executives a forum to discuss pertinent issues and share best practices.
If you would like more information, please contact Trey Beuttel at 859.523.5701.

Forum Agenda

Introductions and What's on Your Mind

Host: Robert Ritchie, Vice President, Pharmacy Services, Yankee Alliance

The IDN pharmacy plays a vital role in patient outcomes and hospital pharmacy executives continue to look for innovative methods of improving quality while keeping costs low. This opening session of the Pharmacy Executives Forum provides an introductory platform where you will meet your peers and share insights on topics affecting you and your pharmacy.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop relationships with other executives within your pharmacy peer group.
  2. Discuss primary topics of interest from your experience at your pharmacy.
  3. Outline the focal points that will be discussed in the remaining PEF sessions. 

Coming Disruptions

Host: Fred Pane, R.Ph., FASHP, FABC, Contract Manager - Pharmacy Services, Capstone Health Alliance

Strengthening your pharmacy operations to be prepared when links in the chain experience disruptions is paramount in running an efficient and effective pharmacy. While some pharmaceutical disruptions are difficult to predict, it’s critical to be prepared to take them on in the most cost-effective manner possible. This session will provide an opportunity for all parties to share their thoughts on what disruptions are shaping up to impact the future of pharmacy, and strategies to effectively mitigate the risk associated with each of them.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the disruptions that are most likely to impact the future of pharmacy.
  2. Outline contingency plans to ensure optimal pharmaceutical operations.
  3. Identify the disruptions that may prove catastrophic and what should be done when those catastrophes impact your pharmacy operations. 

How Are You Using Data to Improve Your Pharmacy Operations?

Host: Robert Ritchie, Vice President, Pharmacy Services, Yankee Alliance

IDN pharmacies and pharmaceutical manufacturers handle massive amounts of data, including information about prescriptions, prescribers, insurance companies, and patients. Navigating that data, developing KPIs, and figuring out how to use it most efficiently is challenging. In this session, you will have the opportunity to share how your organization is using data and KPIs to drive optimal pharmaceutical operations. This topic could be an entire track so get ready to take lots of notes and exchange innovative methods of utilizing pharmaceutical data.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify types of data and data sources that are of benefit to your pharmaceutical operations.
  2. Analyze how manipulating data from multiple sources can improve efficiencies in IDN pharmacy operations.
  3. Develop strategies to translate data from multiple sources to positively impact pharmaceutical disruptions.