Pharmacy Supplier Strategies Track
New this fall, we are adding two sessions Monday morning that discuss the challenges of the pharmacy supply chain.
Monday, September 9, 2019
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Grand Saguaro East

Moderator: Nicholas Toscano, VP, Supply Chain Operations, Trinity Health

Panelists: Jon Albrecht, VP, Pharmacy Services, Methodist Health System; Gary Freeman, RPh, MBA, Healthcare Consultant, Trinity Health; and Vincent Giambanco, Phamacy Sourcing LEAD, Mount Sinai Health System

IDNs are increasingly examining their pharmacy supply chain to improve best practices to cut costs but not interfere with patient care. The three IDN pharmacy executives are challenged daily with strategic imperatives to improve their supply chain. Hear how they prioritize new products, deal with drug shortages, view compounding, types of effective contracting they are employing, fighting the opioid crisis among many other topics during this free-wheeling exchange.


Learning Objectives:

1. Rank new products including pricing models.

2. Identify ways to better partner with the IDN pharmacy supply chain.

3. Outline a plan to manage contracting with IDN pharmacy supply chain.


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Nicholas Toscano
VP, Supply Chain Operations
Trinity Health 
Jon Albrecht
VP, Pharmacy Services
Methodist Health System
Vincent Giambanco
Pharmacy Sourcing LEAD
Mount Sinai Health System
Gary Freeman
Sr Strategic Sourcing Manager
Trinity Health
Monday, September 9, 2019
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Grand Saguaro East

Moderator: Hector Boirie, Principal, Boirie Consulting 

Panelists: Josh Curtis, AVP, Pharmacy Sourcing, HealthTrust; Wayne Russell, VP, Pharmacy Contracting, Premier, Inc.; and Mittal Sutaria, VP, Pharmacy Sourcing,Vizient, Inc.

GPOs guide thousands of pharmacy supply products through the IDN pharmacy supply chain which include contracting, analytics, forecasting among other roles for their IDN partners. This role is key in working to reduce the approximate 20% cost pharmacy operations account for in a typical hospital. Learn from these GPO pharmacy supply chain leaders who they are working to drive a more efficient pharmacy supply chain for their IDN partners.

Learning Objectives:

1. Formulate strategies to drive additional market share.

2. Analyze factors that are impacting drug shortages.

3. Outline the ways GPOs are navigating potential disruption events impacting the IDN pharmacy supply chain.


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Hector Boirie
Boirie Consulting
Josh Curtis
AVP, Pharmacy Sourcing
Wayne Russell
VP, Pharmacy Contracting
Premier, Inc.
Mittal Sutaria
VP, Pharmacy Sourcing
Vizient, Inc.