Becker's 10th Annual Meeting Speaker Series: 3 Questions with Scott Knoer, Chief Pharmacy Officer for Cleveland Clinic

Scott Knoer, MS, PharmD, FASHP, serves as Chief Pharmacy Officer for Cleveland Clinic.

On April 2nd, Scott will speak at Becker's Hospital Review 10th Annual Meeting. As part of an ongoing series, Becker's is talking to healthcare leaders who plan to speak at the conference, which will take place April 1-4, 2019 in Chicago.

To learn more about the conference and Scott's session, click here.

Question: What do innovators/entrepreneurs from outside healthcare need to better understand about hospital and health system leaders?

Scott Knoer: We need nimble business partners willing to create and innovate with us and not just sell us a product “out of the box”.

Q: What one strategic initiative will demand the most of your time and energy in 2019?

SK: Creating a product in the PBM or PBA market to take the middle men out of drug therapy and decrease healthcare costs for society.

Q: Healthcare takes a lot of heat for not innovating quickly. What's your take on this?

SK: People that say that haven’t worked at the Cleveland Clinic. We have a very innovative culture and we move quickly to improve patient care.

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