Senior Director Health Outcomes and Specialty Business Innovation
Ryan J Atkinson, PharmD, MBA, is the Senior Director of Health Outcomes and Specialty Business Development for Walgreens and a member of the Walgreens Boots Alliance, the first global pharmacy-led health and wellbeing enterprise. Dr Atkinson acts as a regional and national liaison for the company’s managed care clients, helping devise and implement clinical initiatives and retail programs that impact many stakeholders, including patients, caregivers, pharmacists, physicians, and payors. He collaborates with sales directors to develop clinical schedules to be incorporated into various contracts/agreements, contributes to product development by relaying valuable customer feedback, and works with clinical services to recommend alternative treatments for patients of the company’s managed care clients. Dr Atkinson’s expertise in disease management and in-depth knowledge of formulary development and maintenance, industry cost and clinical trends, specialty pipelines, and other managed care topics enables him to ensure patients receive medically sound, cost-effective care. He attended Butler University in Indianapolis, IN, where he earned a Doctor of Pharmacy and a Master of Business Administration.