Overview of What You Will Learn

When buying vital drugs to maintain patient care and successful operations across hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities, pharmacy buyers are dealing with an extremely complex purchasing process amidst constant drug shortages, daily price changes, and compliance requirements.   

The process is cumbersome, inexact and leads to elevated costs, missed discounts, inefficient operations, compromised patient care and more.

Ideally, pharmacy buyers should have a simple process that automatically guides them to the right NDC every time.  In a perfect world, the right solution will allow buyers to manage all their pharmacy ordering, to all suppliers, in one system.

In this webinar, you will gain the following insights:

  • The TOP 3 tips for optimizing the pharmacy buying process
  • A best practice break down of reducing pharmacy costs
  • Case studies by two of America’s top healthcare networks
  • Top 5 pitfalls to avoid when improving your pharmacy buying process

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About the Speakers

Jacob Thompson, PharmD, MS, 340B ACE

Vice President of Pharmacy

An experienced pharmacy executive with an accountable and innovative track record creating and implementing key strategies in clinical, operational, and business aspects of healthcare. As a past Regional Director responsible for six 340B covered entities, he has vast experience managing 340B programs from very large DSH hospitals (400+ beds) to Critical Access Hospitals. While successfully passing two clean HRSA audits, he tripled the 340B value resulting in greater than $100M+ of 340B savings. Jake has extensive experience in optimizing the 340B program through day-to-day administration and compliance, program optimization tactics, and strategic growth tactics. He has held numerous national 340B leadership positions and been a strong advocate for the 340B program

Curtis McEntire, MBA, CEO

Curtis McEntire has a strong background in the pharmacy supply chain, data analytics, and software development. He managed the pharmacy supply chain for a large integrated health system (over 20 hospitals and 200 clinics) for over 10 years before transitioning to a pharmacy consulting role with Aesynt and eventually Omnicell.  In 2017, he was awarded “Innovator of the Year” by ProcureCon for the development of supply chain software. In 2018, he with a team of pharmacists founded Trulla, a cloud-based pharmacy procurement software built for the pharmacy buyer. Trulla is now part of the SpendMend portfolio of solutions.