IRVING, Texas (BUSINESS WIRE), January 30, 2020 - Vizient, Inc. will join supply chain professionals, pharmaceutical industry representatives and other thought leaders for the Healthcare Supply Chain Association National Pharmacy Forum 2020. The conference entitled, “A 2020 Perspective on Healthcare and Pharmacy Leadership,” will be held Feb. 3-5 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Vizient experts will share their knowledge in two sessions and moderate one on Feb. 4:

503B Compounding Update
11 a.m. to noon

The 503B compounding industry has recently gone through significant policy changes. Vizient senior clinical manager Katrina Harper, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCSCP, will join this panel discussion to provide an update on the revised compounding guidelines and the effects on health care providers. The session will also feature perspectives from 503B compounders and manufacturers.

Acute Care Pharmacy Leader Panel — Pharmacy GPO Leaders
1:15-2:15 p.m.

Mittal Sutaria, PharmD, Vizient vice president of pharmacy contracting and program services will discuss with other pharmacy panelists the role GPOs continue to play in the health care supply chain and beyond. The much anticipated session will highlight updates regarding key market trends, challenges and opportunities and understanding the needs of the provider members.

Key Pharmaceutical Issues/Therapies of the Future
3:30-4:30 p.m.

Steven Lucio, PharmD, BCPS, vice president, pharmacy solutions, will moderate this panel, which will look at the future of pharmaceutical development with a special focus on cell and gene therapies. Panelists will discuss the potential impact of these therapies and the challenges for manufacturers, providers, and payors in balancing the opportunity for patient benefit with the cost of treatment.

About Vizient, Inc.

Vizient, Inc. provides solutions and services that improve the delivery of high-value care by aligning cost, quality and market performance for more than 50% of the nation’s acute care providers, which includes 95% of the nation’s academic medical centers, and more than 20% of ambulatory providers. Vizient provides expertise, analytics and advisory services, as well as a contract portfolio that represents more than $100 billion in annual purchasing volume, to improve patient outcomes and lower costs. Vizient has earned a World’s Most Ethical Company designation from the Ethisphere Institute every year since its inception. Headquartered in Irving, Texas, Vizient has offices throughout the United States. Learn more at www.vizientinc.com.


Angie Boliver
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