Explore presentations from the 2019 NACDS Regional Chain Conference.

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Monday, February 4

From Volume to Value: Implementing Change in our Healthcare System

This session provided an overview of value-based pharmacy services, including ongoing evaluation projects and strategic insights into building out such programs in regional chain pharmacies.

Jon Easter, Director, Center for Medication Optimization, University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy

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The Future of Supply Chain Compliance for Pharmacies

This session focuses on the Drug Supply Chain Security Act, which outlines steps to build an electronic, interoperable system to identify and trace certain prescription drugs as they are distributed, and what pharmacies need to consider for compliance.

Brian Files, Principal, BBF & Associates

Pharmaceutical Trends, Issues and Forecasts

Programming designed to provide timely and relevant information enabling attendees to adapt and manage today’s community pharmacy.

Sarah Keefer, Thought Leadership Manager, IQVIA
Doug Long, Vice President of Industry Relations, IQVIA

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Improve Patient Care, Improve Your Business – An Example of a Pay-for-Performance Model

While traditional pharmacy payment models do little to incentivize optimized medication therapy and improved patient outcomes, new payment models look to close that gap. This session will highlight an exemplary payment model focused on high-priority patient care initiatives, which deploy health plan partnership, technology, and high-touch patient interactions.

Jim Cox, RPh., Director of Pharmacy, Coborn’s, Incorporated
Jason Miller, Clinical Program Manager, Coborn’s, Incorporated

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Tuesday, February 5

Winning in Tomorrow's Retail

In the coming decade a number of high-impact, highly unpredictable forces have the potential to reshape US healthcare market. What are the implications for regional pharmacy chains? For suppliers of Health & Wellness products and services?

Jerry Cacciotti, Partner, A.T. Kearney
Todd Huseby, Partner, Lead of Digital Business Practice for the Americas, A.T. Kearney
Michael Jenkins, Partner, A.T. Kearney

Emerging Disruptive Transformation in Retail

Brian Owens shared his thoughts on the current retail landscape, the short and long-term impacts the Amazon acquisition of Pillpack will have on retail pharmacy, the prospects of medical marijuana in retail pharmacy and the lessons being learned in Canada and the changing consumer values.

Brian Owens, MBA, Lead, Syndicated Research, Kantar Consulting

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Employment Law Update: What's New and What to Worry About

Deborah Kelly returned to provide attendees with the latest employment law updates and what you need to know.

Deborah Kelly, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

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Addressing Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Practical Tips for Your Pharmacy

This session highlighted the role for pharmacy in preparing for and responding to infectious disease outbreaks. Increasingly, patients turn to their pharmacy for prevention and treatment support during emergencies. Learn practical information on how to engage with patients, public health agencies, and other stakeholders for an optimal infectious disease response and ways to keep your pharmacy operational during an outbreak.

Lisa Koonin, DrPH, MN, MPH , Founder & Principal, Health Preparedness Partners, LLC

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