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Pharmacy Technology is a significant part of the pharmacy industry's transformation to enable pharmacists to deliver better patient care. 

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Pharmacy Technology is a significant part of the pharmacy industry's transformation to enable pharmacists to deliver better patient care. 

    Healthcare Disparities, Big Data, Zip Codes, & Why it Matters

    Healthcare Disparities, Big Data, Zip Codes, & Why it Matters

    Jing Wu, PharmD is the Geospatial Pharmacist 

    Jing Wu, PharmD, MPH

    Jing Wu graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017 with a dual degree Doctor of Pharmacy and Master of Public Health. She served as the APhA Foundation Executive Resident in Association Management & Leadership in Washington, D.C. In her role, she manages the Foundation awards, grants, and scholarship programs, among other projects across the enterprise. Wu places great value on patient and provider empowerment. She strives to create communities of mutual understanding where a self-determined quality of life is attainable for all. She is enthusiastic about emphasizing a culture of health and aims to improve healthcare infrastructure through collaborative practice. Her strengths and interests include innovative strategizing, sustainability development, pharmacy and patient advocacy, and inspiring others to cultivate resilience and hope. 

    About the host:  David Berkowitz PharmD 

     

    Innovative pharmacy leader, intrapreneur and entrepreneur who is committed to helping those at the frontlines in healthcare spend their time wisely, efficiently, and on interventions that matter. Passionate about maximizing finite resources, improving the clinician-patient relationship by leveraging tools that improve healthcare delivery, nudging patients to make healthy choices, implementing predictive models to improve medication safety and enabling data-driven driven healthcare through quantitative pharmacology and machine learning.

    About ESRI

    Esri is the global market leader in GIS and has helped customers improve results since 1969. We build ArcGIS, the world's most powerful mapping and spatial analytics software. ArcGIS connects everyone, everywhere through a common visual language. It combines mapping and analytics to reveal deeper insight into data, helping organizations create positive change in industry and society.

    • 55 min
    COVID-19 & Pharmacists on the Frontlines: FutureDose Special Episode - PPN Episode 999

    COVID-19 & Pharmacists on the Frontlines: FutureDose Special Episode - PPN Episode 999

    Special Guest FutureDose Host David Berkowitz PharmD

    David's guest is Daryl Schiller, PharmD, FASHP, BCPS-AQ ID. Daryl is a Pharmacy leader with experience in hospital and retail settings, ambulatory surgery consulting, education, and medical writing. He currently oversee clinical and operational activities as the Director of Pharmacy at Montefiore Nyack Hospital where medication safety is the top priority. Daryl helped establish a clinical practice model that integrates pharmacists into multidisciplinary care teams, an enhanced clinical specialist service with a postgraduate residency training program, safer sterile compounding procedures, and improved medication dispensing and monitoring.

    Since coming to Montefiore Nyack, they have added almost 10 positions to the Department, increased the number of board certified pharmacists 4-fold, increased 340B revenue 8-fold, and implemented various targeted medication quality and performance improvement initiatives.

    Prior to joining the Pharmacy Team at Montefiore Nyack, Daryl was the Assistant Director for Clinical Pharmacy Services and Pharmacy Residency Director at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ where he was also the clinical pharmacy specialist in infectious diseases and burn trauma.

    Daryl has held leadership positions with numerous professional and community organizations, have been a question writer for the Board of Pharmacy Specialists Certification exam, have nearly 50 publications or presentations in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and was the recipient of the NJ Pharmacist of the Year Leadership Award.

    About David:

    David Berkowitz PharmD is currently an Omnicell One Field Consultant and the Director of the Omnicell Fellowship in Data Analytics. Previously he worked for approximately 10 years in various inpatient pharmacy administrative roles at Partners Healthcare and Boston Medical Center, both in Boston, Massachusetts.

    In addition to his inpatient pharmacy experience, Dr. Berkowitz has also worked for two digital health startups serving as the Director of Pharmacy Strategy at Pillo health and the President of VeriCurious. He is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy where is also an associate professor of pharmacy practice and he serves on their Digital Health Advisory Committee.

    Other organization involvements include serving on the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Section of Pharmacy Informatics Professional Development Advisory Group and he is an advisor for the digital health platform, HealthXL.

    This episode is sponsored by the University of California Irvine, UCI, Master of Science in Pharmacology, learn more: https://sites.uci.edu/mspharmacology/ 

    • 57 min
    Future Proof Pharmacy with Harry Travis - PPN Episode 908

    Future Proof Pharmacy with Harry Travis - PPN Episode 908

    The original host of the Specialty Pharmacy Podcast and a frequent guest on the Pharmacy Podcast Network, Harry Travis joins Todd Eury on FutureDose.tech discussing how to "Future Proof Pharmacy". 

    Harry J. Travis is a senior healthcare executive with over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of pharmaceutical distribution channel management. This includes multibillion-dollar specialty and non-specialty pharmacy operations, health plan pharmacy benefit design and pharmaceutical wholesale operations. Currently, Mr. Travis is the President and CEO of etectRx, Inc. etectRx has developed an innovative digital pill system that incorporates a tiny ingestible sensor into a capsule, which transmits a signal to a wearable reader and then to a smartphone-based app and secure cloud-based server to reliably and safely indicate when a patient has taken their medicine.

    Mr. Travis has held senior leadership positions with Baxter Healthcare, Cardinal Health, Accredo/Medco and Aetna where he served as the VP of Aetna’s Specialty and Home-Delivery Pharmacy Business. He is a nationally known speaker on the topic of the disruptive impact of digital technologies on the practice and business of pharmacy.

    He holds a BS in Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy and an MBA from The Darden School at the University of Virginia.

    https://etectrx.com/team/harry-j-travis/ 

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    Why Every Tech Company in Pharmacy needs a Pharmacist - PPN Episode 905

    Why Every Tech Company in Pharmacy needs a Pharmacist - PPN Episode 905

    Timothy Aungst, PharmD, the Digital Apothecary shares his views on "Why every tech company needs a pharmacist on staff." 

    Learn more about Tim here: 

    https://www.thedigitalapothecary.com/biography 

    This episode was sponsored by the California Pharmacist Association WPE 2020

    https://cpha.com/cphaevents/wpe/ 

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    Why do Digital Health Companies focused on Medication Adherence struggle? - PPN Episode 901

    Why do Digital Health Companies focused on Medication Adherence struggle? - PPN Episode 901

    Timothy Aungst, PharmD host of FutureDose.tech talks about the recent focus on the issues plaguing digital health companies focused on medication adherence, which seem to come from the fact that adherence alone is not the problem, but optimization of therapy from data collected.

    Tim presents some of the trends I've seen and thoughts on what can be done to change these problems.

    • 22 min
    Medication Nonadherence does NOT cost $300 Billion but Medication Non-Optimization Costs More - PPN Episode 887

    Medication Nonadherence does NOT cost $300 Billion but Medication Non-Optimization Costs More - PPN Episode 887

    MEDICATION ADHERENCE IS NOT A $300 BILLION PROBLEM

    (Change my Mind)

    Medication adherence holds a soft spot for me, likely due to my professional background as a pharmacist. I cannot tell you how often medication adherence comes up daily when addressing patient care. Even in the home healthcare setting, we have multiple nurses that are dedicated to visiting and administering medications to patients (usually those with a psych history or SUD or related comorbidities that impede medication use). I love the idea of technology aiding in medication adherence, and if you follow my work, you know that I have been reviewing apps and devices for almost a decade now. Nonetheless, I cannot but help notice a trend that is, I believe, really cutting out pharmacists from the medication "adherence" disruption space.

    Heres the problem: Medication adherence is not a $300 Billion problem, and that may shock you. After all, almost every company website I visit discusses how they will transform healthcare with their solution/product by focusing on their intervention will reduce the cost of adherence in the US. And I cannot help but think this narrative is killing the pharmacy profession because it opens up a very different tale to the actual problem that is favorable to only a few people.

    TIMOTHY AUNGST NOVEMBER 1, 2019

    LINK: 

    https://www.thedigitalapothecary.com/pharmacy-innovation-news/2019/11/1/medication-adherence-is-not-a-300-billion-problem 

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