Pandemic, workforce challenges, specialty pharmacy in this year’s list compiled by Visante experts
MINNEAPOLIS – December 20, 2021 – Visante releases its annual picks for the top 10 issues facing hospitals and health systems for 2022. This year’s list includes the pandemic, workforce issues, specialty pharmacy, pharmacy supply chain, employee pharmacy benefit plans, drug cost report, 340B program battle with manufacturers, drug compounding, drug diversion and payer and infusion strategies.
Each year Visante’s company leadership and subject matter experts compile the list of issues they believe most impact the hospital and health system pharmacy industry. CEO Jim Jorgenson and leaders Steve Rough, Kristin Fox-Smith, Greg Burger, David Kvancz, Joe Cesarz, Jerame Hill, Maureen Burger and Dan Valvassori contributed to this year’s compilation.
Jim Jorgenson, CEO, stated regarding 2021, “With the pandemic, economy, election and social justice issues driving national concerns, including pharmacy, coupled with the more pharmacy-specific elements it was an extremely challenging year for pharmacy and healthcare in general. However, despite the magnitude of the challenges we observed pharmacy programs all over the country stepping up and meeting these challenges head-on. Pharmacy programs demonstrated innovation, creativity, commitment to purpose, and a tremendous work ethic in supporting their patients and their organizations and should be justifiably proud of their work in 2021.”
The Annual Visante Top 10 list is an industry resource created to provide insight for hospital and health system leaders as they seek to optimize the strategic asset of pharmacy in their organizations. The list is available year-round at https://www.visanteinc.com/visantes-top-10-issues-facing-health-system-pharmacy-2021/.
Visante is a multidisciplinary, clinician-composed consulting firm specializing in the business of pharmacy and healthcare compliance. By diagnosing and solving complex problems, we help hospitals, health systems, pharmaceutical companies, and managed care firms more effectively deliver compliant healthcare and pharmacy services. Our consultants include experienced pharmacists, nurses, physicians, IT professionals and business experts. Learn more at visanteinc.com