When Frank Giuliano joined MUSC in October 2021, he brought several years of retail pharmacy experience but had never worked in health system pharmacy or supply chain.
Less than one year after joining MUSC’s retail pharmacy department, Giuliano assumed the role of procurement lead for MUSC’s Pharmacy Distribution Center where his responsibilities included drug purchase surveillance, contract and price management, medication procurement, and distribution of medications between multiple MUSC facilities across South Carolina.
Giuliano needed to get up to speed quickly as pharmacy staff and patients depend on this work to ensure the health system has the medications it needs. Efficient tools and high-level support would be essential for taking on this new challenge.
Fortunately, there was a solution in place. QuicksortRx was developed and implemented by MUSC in 2018 to drive better pharmacy procurement decisions and reduce medication expenses.