Published on:June 2017
    Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Community Medicine, 2017; 3(3):145-153
    Research Article | doi:10.5530/jppcm.2017.3.31

    Saudi Managed Care Pharmacy (SMCP): New Initiative System of MOH Prescriptions Dispensed Through Community Pharmacies

    Authors and affiliation (s):

    Yousef Ahmed Alomi1*, Saeed Jamaan Alghamdi2, Radi Abdullah Alattyh2

    1The Past General Manager of General Administration of Pharmaceutical Care, Head, Saudi Clinical Pharmacy Forum and Pharmacy R & D Administration, Ministry of Health, Riyadh 11392, SAUDI ARABIA.

    2General Administration of Pharmaceutical Care, Ministry of Health, Riyadh 11392, Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA.


    Saudi Managed Care Pharmacy (SMCP) is one the initiative's project at King of Saudi Arabia. It is application part of Saudi Vision 2030 and could be transformation model of pharmacy practice at Ministry of Health. The project spent several years for meeting and discussions until completed idea born on the ground. Task forces committee from consultant pharmacist and headed by the author had several meeting, discussions, and comparisons with some Gulf and international development countries. The authors used modified American Pharmaceutical Association (APHA) and American College of Clinical Pharmacy Ambulatory Care business model to formulate the project. The system will save millions of dollars and do several hundreds of pharmacy jobs. The Vision, Mission, Value and goals of the program, Saudi Managed Care Pharmacy strength, weakness, opportunities, and threat (SWOT) Analysis, the requirement of SMCP, the requirement of SMCP, and Overcome the limitations in full text below. In addition to some suggested Policy and Procedures items for Managed Care Pharmacy and pharmacy practice and clinical pharmacy program for Managed Care Pharmacy. The system is potential pharmacy practice in the coming future and change overall pharmacy career in Saudi Arabia.

    Key words: Managed Care Pharmacy, Community Pharmacy, Health Insurance, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia.

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