Pharmacy Leadership Interview Series – January 2024 – Scott Streator

Shifting Pharmacy Paradigms with Scott Streator

In a compelling conversation, Mark Engelen, Co-Founder and CEO of RxLive, engaged with Scott Streator, Senior Vice President of Payer Markets at Outcomes, to discuss the evolving role of pharmacists in healthcare. Scott, with his extensive background in oncology pharmacy and managed care, offered profound insights into the transformative journey of pharmacy practice.

The discussion delved into how pharmacists are transitioning from their traditional roles to become integral players in patient health outcomes. Scott highlighted the importance of multi-channel engagement and the use of technology in expanding the reach and impact of pharmacists beyond the traditional pharmacy setting.

One of the key points discussed was the economic impact that pharmacists can have, particularly in managing chronic diseases. Scott emphasized the potential of pharmacists to drive cost savings in healthcare through effective disease management and medication optimization.

A significant part of the conversation focused on the crucial collaboration between pharmacists and physicians. Scott pointed out the necessity for improved cooperative practices, enabled by technology, to enhance patient care coordination.

Addressing the challenge of balancing medication adherence with providing comprehensive patient care, Scott articulated the need for pharmacists to go beyond adherence metrics and contribute to holistic patient wellness.

Looking towards the future, Scott envisioned a healthcare landscape where pharmacists are accountable for medication outcomes. He stressed the growing role of pharmacists in individual patient care and population health, marking a significant shift from their traditional responsibilities.

This enlightening dialogue with Scott Streator not only provided valuable insights for pharmacy professionals but also highlighted critical perspectives for the broader healthcare community. As the pharmacy profession continues to evolve, conversations like these are pivotal in shaping the future of healthcare delivery and patient care.

For the full conversation, and to gain a deeper understanding of Scott Streator’s vision for the future of pharmacy, watch the complete interview above.

Kristen Engelen, PharmD
Kristen Engelen, PharmD, is the chief pharmacy officer of RxLive and a certified consultant pharmacist; she has over a decade of experience in retail pharmacy settings. Kristen became an RxLive co-founder because of her passion for geriatric pharmacy, with a focus on the intersection of pharmacy and aging.