Health care systems are beginning to envision the post-Covid-19 “new normal”, while at the same time preparing for future pandemic waves. To support these efforts many pharmacy executives are taking action to improve the pharmaceutical supply chain.
The Pharmacy Executive Forum hosted two networking forums on June 4 and June 5 to facilitate collaboration and idea-sharing about strategies and priorities between pharmacy leaders. Below are discussion points on the four major supply chain-related priorities that leaders addressed in those sessions.
- Priority 1: Establishing an adequate supply for the next wave of Covid-19 cases
- Priority 2: Developing partnerships to improve continuity of drug supply
- Priority 3: Building the business case for expanding our internal inventory/warehousing
- Priority 4: Centralizing pharmacy purchasing and inventory management across the system