Acurity’s Pharmacy Program offers members unparalleled expertise in pharmacy procurement, contract management, advocacy support, and an array of value-added services. Members have access to best-in-class contracts, clinical information, and benchmarking as well as hands-on support for contract price activation and wholesaler/member interfaces. We work to ensure that our members attain their clinical and operational goals.

Acurity Pharmacy Services Mission: To serve the diverse needs of our health-system pharmacy members through our offerings within the Division of Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacy Client Services, and Clinical Pharmacy Program.

Acurity Pharmacy Services Vision: To be a sought-after resource for health-system pharmacy leaders who practice in a highly efficient, clinically sound, and cost-effective environment.

Meet Our Expert

William R. Larkin, Jr., MS, RPh
Executive Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer

William Larkin has more than 30 years of experience in pharmacy management. Prior to joining our staff in 1992, he was the Assistant Director of Pharmacy Operations at Lenox Hill Hospital and served as our Pharmacy Committee Chairman for four years prior to his staff appointment.

During Bill’s tenure here, the pharmaceutical contract and clinical programs have grown exponentially across a highly compliant 300-plus hospital member base. As a group affiliate of Premier, Acurity contributes significantly to Premier’s Pharmacy Program performance. Bill continues to be a member of Premier’s National Pharmacy Committee and Plasma Products Task Force.

Summary of Offerings

  • Clinical Pharmacy
    • Knowledge-sharing membership forums
    • Education related to medication safety, regulatory issues, new drugs & services, and formulary management
    • Robust continuing education services as an ACPE-accredited organization (28 hours of CE in 2016)
    • Electronic Communications
  • Pharmacy Practice
    • Spend analysis/budgeting
    • Identification of potential savings opportunities
    • Community & networking
    • Advocacy
  • Client Services
    • Regional contract portfolio
    • Comprehensive portfolio management
    • Cost savings reports
    • Management of wholesaler relationships