Pharmaceutical Cost Savings Initiatives, Sourcing, and Logistical IT Solutions

Description

The Defense Logistics Agency  (DLA) continually works toward providing an efficient and responsive acquisition system that helps its customers buy medications strategically and cost effectively. Through the Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) program, DoD is able to bring electronic commerce to healthcare operations so pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can easily navigate through an electronic data interchange to research products, place orders, pay bills, and manage inventory.  This session focuses on DoD cost savings initiatives and how to use DMLSS to leverage the strategic sourcing capability and pricing agreements to maximize cost avoidance.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. State DLA-Troop Support and the Customer Pharmacy Operations Center's (CPOC) role in cost saving initiatives.
  2. Recall how the DMLSS incorporates electronic narcotics ordering to streamline the pharmacy schedule II ordering process.
  3. State how DMLSS identifies and handles auto-substitution from the prime vendors.
  4. List and describe planned IT enhancements for the DMLSS customer.

Technician Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. State DLA-Troop Support and the Customer Pharmacy Operations Center's (CPOC) role in cost saving initiatives.
  2. Recall how the DMLSS incorporates electronic narcotics ordering to streamline the pharmacy schedule II ordering process.
  3. State how DMLSS identifies and handles auto-substitution from the prime vendors.
  4. List and describe planned IT enhancements for the DMLSS customer.
 
 
 
Speakers:
Richard
Richard Marion,
Functional Analyst
CACI
 
Vurtis
Vurtis Cunningham,
Functional SME
RBCI Technologies
 
Kevin
Kevin Bourne,
Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
 
Norman
Norman Tuala,
 
Kevin
Kevin Bourne,
Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
 
Learning Level: Level 1
Track: Pharmacy Business Operations, Management, and Professional Leadership
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Tuesday, September 12
Time: 
3:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Room: 
Rosen Shingle Creek - Suwannee 15
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-17-193-L04-P
CEUs Pharmacist: .2
ACPE Pharmacy Technician: 0202-0000-17-193-L04-T
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: .2
Activity Type:
Knowledge-based