at the 2021 Vizient Connections Summit

2021 Vizient Connections Summit

November 15–18, 2021
Las Vegas, NV

The Vizient Connections Summit provides an opportunity to explore clinical, quality, and safety initiatives while meeting clinical leaders from academic medical centers and community-based hospitals and health care organizations. Attend exclusive educational and networking forums to explore innovative developments specific to the health care industry.

Register to attend the 2021 Vizient Connections Summit to connect with Acentrus experts. (Conference registration is required to participate.)

Expert Connect (formerly Learning Lounge)

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
1:00 pm–3:00 pm

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
10:00 am–12:00 pm

Expert Connect is an opportunity to engage in needs-based conversations, ask questions, and see real-time product demonstrations. Experts will exchange insights about pharmacy, operations and quality, and supply chain issues—as well as strategies for system-wide growth and themes such as ambulatory care and health equity—to offer guidance and understand how to support your success. In addition, you will see real-time demonstrations of data and other solutions.

Acentrus Specialty Regional Account Director Tom Altenberger and Senior Director Pedram Pahlavan will serve as subject matter experts during the summit.

Ask Tom about: the strategic role of pharmacy in revenue growth (specialty, non-acute)

Tom supports health systems in implementing specialty pharmacy solutions that integrate and improve outcomes, enhance patient satisfaction, and strengthen financial performance. Through Acentrus, hospitals and health systems can develop specialty pharmacy programs that match their needs and goals—from comprehensive, in-house services to partially or fully outsourced.

Ask Pedram about: the strategic role of pharmacy in revenue growth (specialty, non-acute)

Pedram has responsibility for membership participation agreements and growing the Acentrus catalog of product and service providers. He has strategic oversight of custom revenue initiatives, including limited distribution drug programs and industry analytics relationships with external stakeholders. Through Acentrus, hospitals and health systems can develop specialty pharmacy programs that match their needs and goals.

Pharmacy: Non-Acute Strategies to Support Financial and Clinical Goals

Tuesday, November 16
2:15–3:30 pm

As health systems work to recover financially from the pandemic, cost reduction simply isn’t enough. As the C-suite identifies investments in new revenue streams, pharmacy is playing a more central role in the balance among cost reduction, growth, and quality. In this session, learn how some health system pharmacies are taking on this challenge with a focus on non-acute care as a strategic priority that is driving both financial and clinical value. We’ll also address the insights and solutions needed to manage continuity of care across both acute and non-acute settings.
This session is not eligible for CE credit.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the drivers and threats to the growth of specialty pharmacy and home infusion.
  • Hear examples of health system pharmacies that are successfully driving clinical value in the non-acute setting while contributing to the financial health of the system.
  • Get the key questions and often-overlooked priorities in establishing a non-acute strategy.
  • Gain knowledge on the role of analytics and key performance indicators across acute and non-acute to measure success across both settings.

Moderator: Jered Bauer, Vice President, Pharmacy Analytics, Vizient Pharmacy Solutions
Ginger Ertel, PharmD, Vice President, Pharmacy Networks, Vizient
Brian Hardy, RPh, MBA, Senior Consulting Director, Pharmacy, Vizient
Walter S. Geba, MS, PharmD, Vice President, Pharmacy, Provista
Tom Altenberger, RPh, MBA, Regional Account Director, Acentrus Specialty