LTC Pharmacy Excellence: The AmplifyLTC Conference Recap

Another year, another successful LTC pharmacy conference. The AmplifyLTC Conference may be over, but the countless lessons, insights, and lightbulb moments are here to stay. Simply put, you had to be there.

For four days, the LTC pharmacy world came together to celebrate and evaluate the industry, looking at the present to see how we can shape an even better future. In that spirit, let’s look back to get ahead.

Here’s what you may have missed at this year’s AmplifyLTC Conference.

Kick-Off with Frances Nahas and Ronna Hauser

What better way to kick things off than NCPA’s Ronna Hauser and the host of the AmplifyLTC Podcast herself, Frances Nahas? Friday’s opening session covered various aspects of long-term care pharmacy, almost a preview of what attendees could expect in the following days. After starting on the right foot, the rest of the speakers were primed to dish out some LTC pharmacy wisdom — and they did not disappoint.

Check out Ronna’s appearance on the AmplifyLTC Pharmacy Podcast here for additional insights:

Lou Ann Brubaker - Strategic Approach for a Winning Team

We all know it takes a village to run a successful pharmacy. Your pharmacy — and even your pharmacy software — is only as good as the people in it. Such is the thesis statement for Lou Ann Brubaker’s first AmplifyLTC class.

The founder of Brubaker Consulting dove deep into what makes a successful pharmacy team and how you can turn a group of individuals into a singular cohesive unit. Once you left this class, you knew how to make the team’s whole greater than the sum of its parts.

Alan Rosenbloom - Public Policy on LTC Pharmacy Operations

CEO of Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition Alan Rosenbloom talked about all things legislation in the LTC realm. Simply put, the road ahead is daunting, whether we’re looking at DIR fees, PBM reform, or provider status for pharmacists.

Even so, LTC pharmacies can roll with the punches and make the most out of any situation, no matter how grim. Alan’s class was a reminder of the current state of LTC pharmacy and the legislative challenges that await it.

For more insights from Alan, check out his appearance on the AmplifyLTC Pharmacy Podcast:

Chad Kodiak - Vaccinations in LTC

All dressed up and everywhere to go, KODOCARE CEO Chad Kodiak dove deep into vaccines within the LTC sphere. Taking a holistic and logistical approach to vaccines, Chad showed attendees the full value of vaccines in LTC pharmacy. Simply put, LTC pharmacies are pharmacies still, so provide services that make your patients lead a happier and healthier life.

What’s more, Chad kicked off AmplifyLTC Saturday with his trademark charisma and likeability — no wonder he was once an actor in his previous life (but don’t ask him about it).

Check out his appearance on the AmplifyLTC Pharmacy Podcast for more insights into LTC vaccines:

Thomas Hanzel - Achieving Sustainable Growth and Profitability

Who better to end a streak of brilliant classes than Thomas Hanzel? His class, “Achieving Sustainable Growth and Profitability,” explored the ins and outs of running a successful LTC business and the importance of innovation.

Referencing success stories from Walt Disney, Henry Ford, and Michael Jordan, the CEO of Hanzel Health, LLC emphasized that success is never a straight line: it is a series of trial and error with a heavy helping of resilience.

Evoking the rise and fall of business giants like Blockbuster, Blackberry, and Kodak, Thomas painted a vivid picture of the importance of innovation and adaptability. Such is the case for your pharmacy — move forward and your patients’ health journeys can get over any peak or valley.

For more with Thomas, check out his appearance on the AmplifyLTC Podcast:

See Us Next Year!

This is just a summary of this year’s AmplifyLTC Conference. Every day offered new opportunities to learn and grow our pharmacy operations, both in scale and ambition.

Thank you to all our amazing attendees, speakers, and sponsors for coming. Your participation made the AmplifyLTC Conference the rousing success it was.

We hope you gained valuable insights, made meaningful connections, and enjoyed the classes and sessions.

The learning and innovation don’t stop here, however. We're thrilled to announce that next year's conference will be held on June 5-8 in Grapevine, TX, at the Gaylord Texan Resort. We have a lot of exciting things planned and can't wait to share them with you. We hope to see you again next year!

Written by:
Kevin Diaz
Digital Content Writer, RedSail Technologies
Kevin Diaz

Kevin’s seven years of retail pharmacy work gives him first-hand knowledge of what it means to run an efficient pharmacy. His work as a pharmacy technician assures readers that he not only knows what he’s talking about but is able to demystify complex pharmacy concepts for readers and patients alike. In essence, he walked the walk so he can talk the talk.

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