Available Until 7/22/2023

Micro to Macro Level Interventions: Supply Chain Disruptors

Planned in cooperation with the ASHP Section of Pharmacy Practice Leaders

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-20-011-H04-P / 0204-0000-20-011-H04-T

Release Date: July 22, 2020
Expiration Date:
  July 22, 2023
Activity Type: Knowledge-based 
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, no partial credit 
Activity Fee: Members – Free / Non-Member – Not Available

This activity is a recording from a live webinar and those that claim credit for the live webinar should not claim credit for this activity.

Activity Overview

This activity will provide an overview of supply chain disruptions at varing levels of the medication use process and methods to mitigate the impact on patient care. Case studies for proposed or actual supply chain interventions at the local, organizational, and national level will be reviewed. Additionally, lessons learned from COVID-19 will be addressed and how it will change the way medication supply chain is managed into the future.


The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Target Audience

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who directly care for patients.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify opportunites to leveage data present in exisitng automation to improve inventory management.
  • Describe a model of high-visibitly inventory in a hub-and-spoke distribution model.
  • Describe a future vision of patient experience considering potential industry disruptors.

Schedule of Activities

  • Introduction and Announcements
  • Presentation
  • Questions, Answers, and Discussion


  • Matthew J. Kelm, Pharm.D., MHA, Associate Chief Pharmacy Officer Inpatient Pharmacy Services, Interim
    Associate Chief Pharmacy Officer Ambulatory Pharmacy Services, Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC
  • Jerame Hill, Pharm.D., M.S., Director of Pharmacy Supply Chain and Financial Services, University of
    Wisconsin Health, Madison, WI
  • Ryan Craynon, Pharm.D., M.S., Director of Pharmacy Operations, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical
    Center, Cincinnati, OH


In accordance with the ACPE's and ACCME's Standards for Commercial Support, anyone in a position to control the content of an educational activity is required to disclose to the accredited provider their relevant financial relationships. In accordance with these Standards, all potential conflicts of interest have been resolved. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she (or spouse/domestic partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the activity content over which the individual has control.

As defined by ACCME, a commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The Standards for Commercial Support do not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests. The existence or non-existence of relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience. All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved prior to the activity.

  • All planners, presenters, reviewers, and ASHP staff report no financial relationships relevant to this activity. 

Methods and CE Requirements

This activity consists of a recordings of faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the activity in its entirety to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP eLearning Portal. Follow the prompts online to complete the evaluation, claim credit and view the statement of credit immediately after completing the activity.

Per ACPE requirements, CPE credit must be claimed within 60 days of being earned. Claim your CE at http://elearning.ashp.org. Once you have processed and claimed your CE credit, we encourage you to check your NABP eProfile account to verify your credits were transferred successfully before the ACPE 60-day deadline. It is an electronic direct-report process so your credits should appear in your account within a few minutes. After the 60 day deadline, ASHP will no longer be able to report your credit(s) for this activity.