Networking Sessions

Sunday, June 10

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Drug Database and Decision Support Integration into Electronic Health Records
Networking Session Hosted by the Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology
Facilitator: Kevin Marvin, RPh, MS, FASHP, FHIMSS, Kevin Marvin Consulting LLC, Burlington, VT

Discussion Topics:

  • Integrating external medication databases, medication information and decision support functionality into electronic health records
  • Methods used to keep content up to date
  • Tailoring content to a health system’s specific needs
  • Integrating content at the appropriate place within clinical workflows

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Transitions of Care Clinical Practice Challenges at the Bedside
Networking Session Hosted by the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists
Facilitator: Erin Fox, PharmD, Manager, Drug Information Service, University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics, Salt Lake City

Discussion Topics:

  •  Share challenges of formulary management through the transitions
  • Discuss how to achieve the greatest impact of the clinical pharmacist on HCAHPS
  • Discuss innovative roles in hospital clinical practice development

Monday, June 11

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Leveraging Ambulatory Pharmacy Services to Reduce Hospital Readmissions
Networking Session Hosted by the Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners
Facilitator: Steve Riddle, BS Pharm, BCPS, FASHP, Vice President of Clinical Affairs, Pharmacy OneSource, Bellevue, WA

Discussion Topics:

  • Share examples of ambulatory pharmacy services successful in reducing readmissions
  • Discuss obtaining necessary resources and integrating pharmacy services into your health system
  • Identify opportunities and new roles for ambulatory care practitioners
  • Discuss patient selection and measuring the impact of pharmacists’ ambulatory care services

5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
The ABCs of Patient Safety Initiatives: “Alphabetizing” National Safety Initiatives through Prioritization, Institution Assessment and a Culture of Safety
Networking Session Hosted by the Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners
Facilitator: Marie Link, PharmD, System Medication Safety Officer, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Quality Center University Hospitals Management Services Center, Cleveland, OH

Discussion Topics:

  • Overview of the national safety initiatives by recognized medication and patient safety experts
  • Developing a blueprint for prioritizing safety initiatives for individual institutions
  • Encouraging leadership to establish a Just Culture of safety
  • Practical tools for implementing safe medication practices

Tuesday, June 12

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Value- Based Purchasing and Transitions of Care Pharmacy Service Development
Networking Session Hosted by the Section of Pharmacy Practice Managers
Facilitator: Meghan Davlin Swarthout, PharmD, MBA, Division Director, Ambulatory and Care Transitions, Department of Pharmacy, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Discussion Topics:

  • Discuss business planning on integrating pharmacy services to support organization’s VBP and re-admissions initiatives
  • Share challenges on re-designing operational workflows
  • Discuss successful return on investment strategies and identify pharmacy’s role in outcomes