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Expert Discusses the Impact Drug Shortages, Recalls Have on Hospitals, Pharmacists

May 04, 2020

phpDoug Zurawski, PharmD, senior vice president, Clinical Strategy, Kit Check, discusses the results of a recent hospital pharmacy survey and explains the major impact drug shortages have on hospitals, and why hospital pharmacy leaders need to begin to really understand the importance of technology. 


Dr. Zurawski currently serves as Senior Vice President, Clinical Strategy at Kit Check, the leader in automated and intelligent medication management solutions. His goal is to dramatically improve the efficiency and safety of handling and tracking medications in hospitals. Zurawski spent the first 10 years of his career on the provider-side of healthcare serving in various health-system pharmacy leadership positions in Iowa and Michigan. The second 10 years of his career were spent in sales and marketing, sales management, and product development on the healthcare pharmacy technology division of McKesson and for technology start-up ForHealth Technologies, the world's first provider of robotic automation for the compounding of IV admixtures in hospitals. In addition, Dr. Zurawski has experience as an independent consultant to hospitals and health systems in a variety of capacities, including IT, bedside point-of-care scanning, computerized physician order entry and pharmacy operations. He holds a Pharm.D. and serves as an educator and adjunct faculty member at the University of Michigan and University of Maryland Eastern Shore Colleges of Pharmacy. You can follow Dr. Zurawski on LinkedIn here.

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