29 episodes

Delivering short doses of insight for hospitals’ frontline pharmacists, Vizient pharmacy leader Gretchen Brummel brings together experts to verify best practices for navigating today’s pharmacy practice challenges and accelerating career growth. It’s a prescription for success, delivered by the Vizient Center for Pharmacy Practice Excellence.

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Delivering short doses of insight for hospitals’ frontline pharmacists, Vizient pharmacy leader Gretchen Brummel brings together experts to verify best practices for navigating today’s pharmacy practice challenges and accelerating career growth. It’s a prescription for success, delivered by the Vizient Center for Pharmacy Practice Excellence.

    Could this be the - plase? Tenecteplase or alteplase for acute ischemic stroke, part 2

    Could this be the - plase? Tenecteplase or alteplase for acute ischemic stroke, part 2

    Dr. James Braun, Neurosciences Pharmacy Clinical Specialist at SSM Health St. Louis, and Dr. Kyle Hoelting, Senior Manager of Drug Information at Vizient, continue to share their insights on the use of TNK vs Alteplase for treating acute ischemic stroke. They also discuss the nuances of this therapeutic area and share recent work from an expert panel led by Vizient.

     

    Guest speakers:
    James Braun, PharmD, BCCCP
    Neurosciences Pharmacy Clinical Specialist 
    SSM Health

     

    Kyle Hoelting, PharmD, BCPS
    Senior Manager of Drug Information 
    Vizient

     

    Moderator:
    Gretchen Brummel, PharmD, BCPS
    Pharmacy Executive Director
    Vizient Center for Pharmacy Practice Excellence

     

    Show Notes:

    [00:30-3:59] Medication safety risks associated with thrombolytics

    [04:00-4:42] Using one drug over another

    [04:43-6:48] How frontline pharmacy staff can utilize this information

    [06:49-11:44] What Vizient can add to the discussion

    [11:45-11:55] When report will be released

     

    Links | Resources:

    Tenecteplase vs alteplase in acute ischemic stroke: Vizient expert panel

    Verified Rx: Evidenced based medicine Click here

    Verified Rx: Show me the data! Updates on the evidence of thrombolytic use in ischemic strokes Click here

    Verified Rx: Information overload: tips and tricks for staying on top of the literature, part 1 Click here

    Verified Rx: Information overload: tips and tricks for staying on top of the literature, part 2 Click here

     

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    • 12 min
    Vizient Pharmacy Market Outlook Summer 2022

    Vizient Pharmacy Market Outlook Summer 2022

    Carina Dolan, Editor in Chief of Vizient’s Pharmacy Market Outlook and Senior Director of Clinical Oncology and Pharmaceutical Outcomes at Vizient, shares insights on the Summer 2022 Vizient Pharmacy Market Outlook with host Gretchen Brummel. Carina discusses the outlook’s projection, impact of inflation, and ways that frontline staff can use the report.

     

    Guest speakers:
    Carina Dolan, PharmD, MS, BCOP
    Senior Director of Clinical Oncology and Pharmaceutical Outcomes 
    Vizient

     

    Moderator:
    Gretchen Brummel, PharmD, BCPS
    Pharmacy Executive Director
    Vizient Center for Pharmacy Practice Excellence

     

    Show Notes:

    [00:45-1:21] Final Projection for this issue

    [01:22-1:57] Highlights from this issue

    [01:58-2:48] How inflation currently impacts drug prices and projections

    [02:49-3:34] How frontline staff can use outlook

    [03:35-4:16] Unexpected trends emerging

    [04:17-5:03] Key forecast issues  

    [05:04-5:35] Where listeners can go for more detailed information

     

    Links | Resources:


    Vizient Pharmacy Market Outlook Member link: Click Here

     

    Vizient Pharmacy Market Outlook highlights public version: Click Here

     

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    • 6 min
    Could this be the - plase? Tenecteplase or alteplase for acute ischemic stroke, part 1

    Could this be the - plase? Tenecteplase or alteplase for acute ischemic stroke, part 1

    Dr. James Braun, Neurosciences Pharmacy Clinical Specialist at SSM Health St. Louis, and Dr. Kyle Hoelting, Senior Manager of Drug Information at Vizient, share their insights on the use of tenecteplase vs alteplase for treating acute ischemic stroke. They also discuss the nuances of this therapeutic area and share recent work from an expert panel led by Vizient.

     

    Guest speakers:
    James Braun, PharmD, BCCCP
    Neurosciences Pharmacy Clinical Specialist 
    SSM Health

     

    Kyle Hoelting, PharmD, BCPS
    Senior Manager of Drug Information 
    Vizient

     

    Moderator:
    Gretchen Brummel, PharmD, BCPS
    Pharmacy Executive Director
    Vizient Center for Pharmacy Practice Excellence

     

    Show Notes:

    [00:58-3:00] James’ background and his role in the treatment of stroke patients

    [03:01-5:09] History of tenecteplase and alteplase for ischemic stroke

    [05:10-6:56] Information about trials of alteplase

    [06:57-8:11] Where Tenecteplase fits in discussion

    [08:12-9:51] Differences with tenecteplase and alteplase to clinicians

    [9:52-12:00] What studies say about potential, practical advantages of tenecteplase

    [12:01-19:55] Making the switch between agents

     

    Links | Resources:

    Verified Rx: Evidenced based medicine Click here

    Verified Rx: Show me the data! Updates on the evidence of thrombolytic use in ischemic strokes Click here

    Verified Rx: Information overload: tips and tricks for staying on top of the literature, part 1 Click here

    Verified Rx: Information overload: tips and tricks for staying on top of the literature, part 2 Click here

    Identifying errors and safety considerations in patients undergoing thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke Click here

    EXTEND-IA TNK Click here

    Australian-TNK Click here

    Meta-analysis NIHSS outcomes Click here

    NOR-TEST Click here

     

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    • 21 min
    Vizient Pharmacy Vision Awards: Mark A. Johnson excellence in pharmacy analytics

    Vizient Pharmacy Vision Awards: Mark A. Johnson excellence in pharmacy analytics

    Dr. David Aguero, Director, Medication Systems and Informatics, and Dr. Ben Moore, Pharmaceutical Data Analytics Coordinator at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital winners of the Vizient Pharmacy Vision Award for excellence in pharmacy analytics, discuss their program that used analytics to design a program that positioned pharmacy as an internal service line with defined business goals with host Gretchen Brummel.

     

    Guest speakers:
    David Aguero, PharmD, MSTL, dPLA
    Director, Medication Systems and Informatics 
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


    Ben Moore, PharmD, MS
    Pharmaceutical Data Analytics Coordinator 
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


    Moderator:
    Gretchen Brummel, PharmD, BCPS
    Pharmacy Executive Director
    Vizient Center for Pharmacy Practice Excellence

     

    Show Notes:

    [01:13-2:42] Background information on pharmaceutical services, informatics, analytics team at St Jude

    [02:43-5:23] Building the governance structure at St. Jude

    [05:24-7:39] The problem that needed solving

    [07:40-10:00] Ultimately, what did they want to accomplish

    [10:01-13:58] Approaches that address the issues    

    [13:59-16:25] Deliverables they were able to reduce as part of this work, and who are their end users

    [16:26-18:03] Discovering other opportunities

    [18:04-19:48] Outcomes from the work

    [19:49-20:44] Role of analytics in health care, specifically in pharmacy

    [20:45-21:29] Future plans

    [21:30-22:37] Advice for frontline pharmacy staff

     

    Links | Resources:

    Vizient Pharmacy Vision Awards: Click here

    Video

    All winners

     

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    • 23 min
    Vizient Pharmacy Vision Awards: excellence in clinical pharmacy practice

    Vizient Pharmacy Vision Awards: excellence in clinical pharmacy practice

    Dr. Shirley Wong, Clinical Program Pharmacist, and Dr. Stephanie Hsia, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at UCSF, winners of the Vizient Pharmacy Vision Award for Excellence in clinical practice, discuss their program helped UCSF to reach a system wide goal of 73% blood pressure control in our African American population and close the disparity in hypertension control with host Gretchen Brummel.

     

    Guest speakers:
    Shirley Wong, PharmD, CGP
    Clinical Program Pharmacist 
    UCSF

     

    Stephanie Hsia, PharmD, MAEd, BCPS, BCPP
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy 
    UCSF

     

    Moderator:
    Gretchen Brummel, PharmD, BCPS
    Pharmacy Executive Director
    Vizient Center for Pharmacy Practice Excellence

     

    Show Notes:

    [01:01-2:15] What were they trying to accomplish

    [02:16-6:14] Approach to address the problem

    [06:15-6:55] What's included in their collaborative practice agreement

    [06:56-08:37] Pharmacist training requirements to provide these services

    [08:38-09:55] Impact of the work on patient outcomes    

    [09:56-11:49] Other opportunities discovered along the way

    [11:50-12:58] Are successes going to encourage other tele-pharmacy programs

    [12:59-14:18] Other ways this program influenced patient satisfaction

    [14:19-14:50] Future plans

    [14:51-15:54] Advice for frontline pharmacy staff

     

    Links | Resources:

    Vizient Pharmacy Vision Awards: Click here

    Video - https://youtu.be/HHtD-83ld0E

    All award winners

     

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    • 16 min
    Cybersecurity and downtime preparedness in health system pharmacy: role of data governance

    Cybersecurity and downtime preparedness in health system pharmacy: role of data governance

    In the third and final part of this series on cyber preparedness, Michael Ostrander, AVP of Data Governance, and Randy Gerwitz, Senior Consulting Director in Pharmacy Solutions, both at Vizient, talk about data governance and insuring appropriate access to information and how data mismanagement compromises system security.

     

    Guest speakers:
    Michael Ostrander
    AVP of Data Governance 
    Vizient

     

    Randy Gerwitz, RPh
    Senior Consulting Director  Pharmacy Advisory Solutions 
    Vizient

     

    Moderator:
    Gretchen Brummel, PharmD, BCPS
    Pharmacy Executive Director
    Vizient Center for Pharmacy Practice Excellence

     

    Show Notes:

    [01:40-3:10] Michael’s definition of data governance

    [03:11-6:11] Data governance interplay with data integrity

    [06:12-8:55] Importance of limiting data access

    [8:56-12:04] Data governance in pharmacy and frustrations of frontline practitioners

    [12:05-15:24] Legal ramifications

    [15:25-20:21] Frontline practitioner strategy and where they go for assistance 

    [20:22-22:30] 6 days as opposed to 6 hours downtime

     

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    • 23 min

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