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Procurement Collaborative

The RWJBH Pharmacy Enterprise Procurement Collaborative promotes pharmaceutical supply chain efficiency and standardization in an effort to support positive patient outcomes through optimal medication availability. Stabilizing and preserving consistent supply chain operations results in a minimum of inventory disruptions.

The collaborative will utilize the experience of internal and external sources to create and implement processes which support the RWJBH Corporate Pharmacy Directors Council. In addition, the collaborative will coordinate efforts with multidisciplinary committees at both the health-system and local levels to realize its goals. To maintain service levels and mitigate limited supply concerns, the collaborative will facilitate the requisitioning, ordering, approving, receiving and payment of products with the added intent of alleviating supplemental expenses outside of usual-and-customary ordering practice and exploring other cost savings initiatives.


Chair: System Director of Pharmaceutical Procurement, Qualitas Pharmacy Services
Members: Senior Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer, Vice President of Qualitas Pharmacy Services, Corporate Assistant Vice President of Pharmacy Operations, Directors and Assistant Directors of Pharmacy across the acute care service line, Qualitas and Corporate.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as the pharmaceutical supply chain subject matter experts, advising a variety of pharmacy and multidisciplinary committees within RWJBH.
  • Collaborate with Directors of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Buyers, Corporate Purchasing, and Finance Departments to establish efficient, reliable and cost effective processes for pharmaceutical procurement.
  • Develop and maintain educational material and policies regarding procurement processes.
  • Guide local Pharmacy Department leadership to maximize supply and minimize expenses.
  • Leverage relationships with Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Wholesalers regarding supply updates, product allocations, delivery estimates, and expense/cost initiatives.
  • Work in parallel with the Corporate Pharmacy Clinical Council regarding pharmaceutical formulary selections.

Procurement Collaborative Membership