News

January 10, 2017

Transforming, Together: Collectively Driving Critical Market Changes

In September 2016, HealthPRO’s pharmacy members hosted its first interactive event with more than 50 pharmaceutical suppliers to discuss their evolving needs and jointly identify solutions that will enhance patient safety, supply chain efficiencies and contribute to improved patient outcomes. Discussions focused on the following topics:

  • Barcodes on Unit-of-Use – What is Needed for an Effective Supply Chain
  • Allocation – Effective Strategies for Short Term Drug Shortage Prevention
  • Downstream Impacts of Product Labelling & Packaging Changes – The Need for Notice given the high level of automation in hospital sites
  • Commercial Products Hospitals Need (e.g. ready-to-use high alert medications and drugs in lower dosage formats)

Since the event, HealthPRO has continued to drive momentum by engaging with multiple suppliers to address these challenges.

“HealthPRO is proud to help amplify our members’ national collective voices among our supplier community to help develop solutions that will drive critical market changes,” says Kathy Boyle, Vice President, Pharmacy Services, HealthPRO

For more information on this initiative, please contact:

Nancy Giovinazzo
Senior Clinical Director, Pharmacy Services
ngiovinazzo@healthprocanada.com
905-568-3748 ext. 269