Specialists in Health Care and Pharmacy Consulting

Specialists in Health Care
and Pharmacy Consulting

Analyze. Advise. Assist.

We have been in your shoes. It’s why we create a firm that takes a different approach to consulting engagements. We analyze your situation, offer advice, and assist with implementation. It’s not just a report. It’s us working side-by-side with you to produce positive change. Our clients call it “…a refreshing and needed service in a time of shrinking resources and changing expectations."

Hot Issue!

To Outsource or Insource: That is the question!!

Join us at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition as we present "Management Case Study: Development of a Successful Compounded Sterile Product Insourcing Plan." In the light of the recent issues related to compounding pharmacies are you ready to “insource” these products? Read More >>


Keeping Cancer Care Close to Home

Let us help you make the necessary changes that enhance the patient experience. SMMA partners have implemented novel technology, including telepharmacy and remote pharmacist management, to bring quality cancer care closer to the patient Electronic medical record transition. Chemo order templates already built to expedite implementation. Project management for Epic/Beacon implementation and other CPOE systems can be provided by SMMA experts.

Pharmacy Management

Experienced leadership - Better Results!

Struggling to make the pharmacy a better business unit? Tired of turnover and staff frustration? Let us conduct an on site leadership retreat to develop your strategic plan and implement the changes necessary to have a clear and transparent mission. Our retreat will improve staff morale, recruitment and retention.

Cost Reduction Strategies

Optimizing Resources

Be ready for audits and avoid triple penalties. Optimize 340B programs to capture additional revenue. Formulary management: Get a fresh look at your formulary, your strategy for cost reductions and develop a plan that will meet your goals.

Risk Mitigation

A Key to Revenue!

More hospitals are taking a closer look at outpatient pharmacy again. Build a better employee prescription benefit plan and gain more patient traffic and loyalty within your network or ACO. SMMA can provide the necessary support or management for a successful practice.

Transitional Leadership

Make the most of implementation

SMMA provides project management expertise. So many projects and so little time! Day to day distractions keep your timelines on hold. SMMA can provide the expertise and the manpower and the focus to get you off the ground and running. Whether it is launching a new EMR or Infectious Disease Stewardship program or a new management team, we can infuse the right leadership formula and coordinate the efforts for a successful and timely outcome.


Navigating the Maze to assure Compliance

Drug diversion and regulatory compliance – let us help mitigate your risk. Streamline operations with our general assessment that will evaluate all aspects of the medication use process. Let SMMA as a 3rd party assess your compliance to USP . We will then design a plan that will bring you in line with full compliance and provide the leverage you need to accomplish what you know needs to be done

Featured Testimonials

The most notable accomplishment was spearheading a plan conceived to address the greatest challenge of all, how to safely and efficiently compound chemotherapy for all 7 locations without compromising patient wait times. They (SMMA) were able to provide evidence for and assist in the drafting of legislation to authorize a pilot program for an innovative telepharmacy model.  I strongly reaffirm my confidence in the work completed by SMMA and highly recommend this group.

Arthur P. Lemay, Executive Director - Smilow Cancer Hospital Network, Yale-New Haven

We chose to engage SMMA to assist us in addressing the challenges associated with the acquisition of a large medical oncology private practice with multiple locations. From the launch of this engagement to the post implementation assessment, each of the SMMA partners has stepped up to assist us in successfully implementing this practice acquisition. The breadth and depth of pharmacy experience, knowledge and network of colleagues cannot be matched. Professionalism, collegiality and results orientation can be expected. 

Administrator, prominent academic health system

Overall, the best team of consultants I have ever worked with. Knowledgeable; personable; process-oriented; high level of expertise in various areas: from pharmacy operations to personnel recruitment and management; go-getters, a pleasure to work with! Their previous experiences definitely set them apart from the competition.

There are invariably a number of scenarios that customers think of when they hear a consultant group, SMMA will defy all of your previous notions. Given their vast perspectives they are able to advise on all of our questions. As we were acquiring new locations, we retained their service for a regulatory gap analysis as well as financial and procedural review. They won the trust of the physicians/employees transferred from the acquisition and served as vital resources during/after the transition. Their focus on patient safety, optimization of productivity of all disciplines and vendor analyzes was vital to the smooth transition.

Administrator, prominent academic health system

We engaged SMMA for a head to toe review of Pharmacy services, identifying strengths and weaknesses.

At the conclusion of the engagement, we expect to be budget neutral on the costs of services provided. We in fact expect to see a $500,000 savings by the end of our engagement which far exceeds the cost of the engagement and staffing costs. Through enhanced revenue capture, reduced expenses from operations, implementation of automation and clinical service efficiency as well as med event reduction are at the center of this companies service expectations. Each member of the SMMA team is respectful, competent and comfortable to work with. Each consultant comes with lifelong experiences that they are willing to share. Lastly their network of resources are endless. In fact they stretch from coast to coast with the experiences they have had from their previous responsibilities. It is an absolute refreshing experience to work with this team to achieve excellence in our 300 bed not for profit, non teaching facility. Our staff is proud to work with SMMA.

Director of Pharmacy, large community hospital