PHARMACY LEADERS

Troy Trygstad

Executive Director of CPESN

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About

Serving as a pharmacist, health economist, and industry visionary, Troy Trygstad wears many hats. As the Executive Director of CPESN USA, he partners with community pharmacies to enhance patient services, improve efficiency, and increase profitability. Troy also serves as the VP of Pharmacy Provider Partnerships at Community Care of North Carolina, the Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacy Times, and a board member on the APhA Foundation. In addition to these leadership roles, Troy continues to practice in a local community pharmacy, keeping him up-to-date with the needs of pharmacists and physicians alike. Outside of work, Troy is an avid bicyclist and participates in the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI).
Organizations
  • CPESN USA - Executive Director
  • Community Care of North Carolina - VP of Pharmacy Programs
  • American Pharmacists Association (APhA) - Board Member
  • Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) - Board Member
  • Pharmacy Times - Editor-in-Chief
Notable Achievements
  • 2015 - “40 Under 40” Leadership Award
Areas of Focus and Expertise
  • Health System Economics
  • Large-Scale Clinical Project Leadership

About

Serving as a pharmacist, health economist, and industry visionary, Troy Trygstad wears many hats. As the Executive Director of CPESN USA, he partners with community pharmacies to enhance patient services, improve efficiency, and increase profitability. Troy also serves as the VP of Pharmacy Provider Partnerships at Community Care of North Carolina, the Editor-in-Chief of Pharmacy Times, and a board member on the APhA Foundation. In addition to these leadership roles, Troy continues to practice in a local community pharmacy, keeping him up-to-date with the needs of pharmacists and physicians alike. Outside of work, Troy is an avid bicyclist and participates in the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI).
Organizations
  • CPESN USA - Executive Director
  • Community Care of North Carolina - VP of Pharmacy Programs
  • American Pharmacists Association (APhA) - Board Member
  • Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) - Board Member
  • Pharmacy Times - Editor-in-Chief
Notable Achievements
  • 2015 - “40 Under 40” Leadership Award
Areas of Focus and Expertise
  • Health System Economics
  • Large-Scale Clinical Project Leadership
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Podcast

Podcast

Episode
17

Disrupting the Healthcare Economy

Many people find change daunting, but as we know, it is the only thing in this world that is constant. CPESN Executive Director Troy Trygstad joins the Catalyst Pharmacy Podcast to discuss disruptions in pharmacy from technology, patient behavior, and COVID-19. Independent pharmacies are not in competition with one another. In fact, Troy argues that community pharmacies need to be seen as a collective in order to influence the widespread change in patient and government perceptions of being local. Learn how CPESN and PioneerRx are tipping the scale in favor of independent pharmacy.
Payment Model • Clinical Services • Networking & Relationships • Technology
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