5 hours ago

256. Data Quality, Metadata, and Standards in Client Registries

256. Data Quality, Metadata, and Standards in Client Registries

Intended Audience: Newcomers to Pharmacy Informatics

Last time we talked about what Client Registries are and how they can be used as a method on how to streamline patient record matching. Today, we go into a little more detail about some of the other attributes and potential issues.

  • Data Quality
  • Metadata
  • Standards

Check out more information about Client Registries in the Health Information Exchange by Brian E. Dixon: Health Information Exchange: Navigating and Managing a Network of Health Information Systems, Dixon, Brian, eBook - Amazon.com

========== Interested in learning more about pharmacy informatics? Check out the FREE Introduction to Pharmacy Informatics course at www.pharmacyinformaticsacademy.com !
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For more information on pharmacy informatics, check out some of the following useful links:

ASHP's Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology: https://www.ashp.org/Pharmacy-Informaticist/Section-of-Pharmacy-Informatics-and-Technology/
HIMSS Pharmacy Informatics Community: https://www.himss.org/library/pharmacy-informatics

Disclaimer: Views expressed are my own and do not reflect thoughts and opinions of any entity with which I have been, am now, or will be affiliated.

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7 days ago

255. Last Week in Health IT for April 7th, 2021

255. Last Week in Health IT for April 7th, 2021

Intended Audience: Everyone

Welcome to another episode of Last Week in Health IT where we talk about some of the significant Health IT-related news items that occurred in the past week.

Check out more healthcare IT news at www.healthcareitnews.com

========== Interested in learning more about pharmacy informatics? Check out the FREE Introduction to Pharmacy Informatics course at www.pharmacyinformaticsacademy.com !
New to LinkedIn and not sure where to start? Download my free ebook, "Professional Networking Unlocked", at https://www.tonydaopharmd.com/ebook
Follow us on social media!
Twitter: @pharmacyitme
Instagram: @pharmacyinformatics
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Website: Pharmacy IT & Me
Email: [email protected]
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Network with other pharmacists at Pharmacists Connect!
http://pharmacistsconnect.com

For more information on pharmacy informatics, check out some of the following useful links:

ASHP's Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology: https://www.ashp.org/Pharmacy-Informaticist/Section-of-Pharmacy-Informatics-and-Technology/
HIMSS Pharmacy Informatics Community: https://www.himss.org/library/pharmacy-informatics

Disclaimer: Views expressed are my own and do not reflect thoughts and opinions of any entity with which I have been, am now, or will be affiliated.

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11 days ago

Throwback - Smart Pumps, Education, and Informatics feat. Dr. Julie Pawola

Throwback - Smart Pumps, Education, and Informatics feat. Dr. Julie Pawola

Intended Audience: Everyone

On today's throwback episode, we spoke with special guest, Dr. Julie Pawola, on her role in pharmacy informatics and technology. She shares some of her daily job duties as well as her upcoming smart pump bolus project. In addition, she discusses her involvement in pharmacy and informatics education.

To reach out to Dr. Pawola, you can email her at [email protected] or on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/julie-pawola-8107246a/

========== Interested in learning more about pharmacy informatics? Check out the FREE Introduction to Pharmacy Informatics course at www.pharmacyinformaticsacademy.com !
New to LinkedIn and not sure where to start? Download my free ebook, "Professional Networking Unlocked", at https://www.tonydaopharmd.com/ebook
Follow us on social media!
Twitter: @pharmacyitme
Instagram: @pharmacyinformatics
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pharmacyitme/
Website: Pharmacy IT & Me
Email: [email protected]
Follow Tony's personal Twitter account at @tonydaopharmd

Network with other pharmacists at Pharmacists Connect!
http://pharmacistsconnect.com

For more information on pharmacy informatics, check out some of the following useful links:

ASHP's Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology: https://www.ashp.org/Pharmacy-Informaticist/Section-of-Pharmacy-Informatics-and-Technology/
HIMSS Pharmacy Informatics Community: https://www.himss.org/library/pharmacy-informatics

Disclaimer: Views expressed are my own and do not reflect thoughts and opinions of any entity with which I have been, am now, or will be affiliated.

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15 days ago

254. The Client Registry

254. The Client Registry

Intended Audience: Newcomers to Pharmacy Informatics

Last time we talked about unique patient identifiers and today we talk about client registries. How do we get to the perfect identifier? It may not even be possible, which is where client registries come into play.

To learn more about client registries, check out the really great textbook called Health Information Exchange by Brian E. Dixon. You can find the book at Health Information Exchange: Navigating and Managing a Network of Health Information Systems, Dixon, Brian, eBook - Amazon.com

Do you have a topic you'd like to hear about? Reach out and let us know!

========== Interested in learning more about pharmacy informatics? Check out the FREE Introduction to Pharmacy Informatics course at www.pharmacyinformaticsacademy.com !
New to LinkedIn and not sure where to start? Download my free ebook, "Professional Networking Unlocked", at https://www.tonydaopharmd.com/ebook
Follow us on social media!
Twitter: @pharmacyitme
Instagram: @pharmacyinformatics
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pharmacyitme/
Website: Pharmacy IT & Me
Email: [email protected]
Follow Tony's personal Twitter account at @tonydaopharmd

Network with other pharmacists at Pharmacists Connect!
http://pharmacistsconnect.com

For more information on pharmacy informatics, check out some of the following useful links:

ASHP's Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology: https://www.ashp.org/Pharmacy-Informaticist/Section-of-Pharmacy-Informatics-and-Technology/
HIMSS Pharmacy Informatics Community: https://www.himss.org/library/pharmacy-informatics

Disclaimer: Views expressed are my own and do not reflect thoughts and opinions of any entity with which I have been, am now, or will be affiliated.

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a month ago

Throwback - Next Steps After Not Matching; One Goal, Many Paths

Throwback - Next Steps After Not Matching; One Goal, Many Paths

Intended Audience: Everyone

Today's episode is a THROWBACK to 2019's special episode about next steps after not matching. The four of us have had different stories on what we did after not matching and want to let you know that it's OKAY. There's still Phase 2, there's still other pathways to get to where you want to go.

Original Shownotes from 2019: This year, over 4000 thousand applicants matched for a PGY1 or PGY2 pharmacy residency program. These individuals are moving on to an amazing opportunity where they can continue to expand their skillset and evolve their knowledge.

But… over 2000 applicants did NOT get this chance.

If you were one of the individuals who did not match, know that you are NOT alone. Know that it’s OKAY. Know that there are MANY different pathways to achieve your end goal.

On today’s special episode, Dr. Beju Shah, Dr. Brian Fung, Dr. David Vu, and Dr. Tony Dao all share their stories of how they did not match for residency and talk about the next steps they took that eventually navigated them into their DREAM careers.

We encourage anyone who’s listening to share your story and let everyone know that they are NOT alone. Please share your stories on any social media outlet using #OneGoalManyPaths #YourPharmacyStory .

Panel Contact Info: Beju Shah: https://www.linkedin.com/in/medicationsafety/ Brian Fung: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bkfung/ David Vu: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vcudavidvu/ or [email protected] Tony Dao: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonydaopharmd/

Additional resources: 2019 residency stats: https://natmatch.com/ashprmp/stats/2019applstats.pdf

========== Interested in learning more about pharmacy informatics? Check out the FREE Introduction to Pharmacy Informatics course at www.pharmacyinformaticsacademy.com !
New to LinkedIn and not sure where to start? Download my free ebook, "Professional Networking Unlocked", at https://www.tonydaopharmd.com/ebook
Follow us on social media!
Twitter: @pharmacyitme
Instagram: @pharmacyinformatics
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pharmacyitme/
Website: Pharmacy IT & Me
Email: [email protected]
Follow Tony's personal Twitter account at @tonydaopharmd

Network with other pharmacists at Pharmacists Connect!
http://pharmacistsconnect.com

For more information on pharmacy informatics, check out some of the following useful links:

ASHP's Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology: https://www.ashp.org/Pharmacy-Informaticist/Section-of-Pharmacy-Informatics-and-Technology/
HIMSS Pharmacy Informatics Community: https://www.himss.org/library/pharmacy-informatics

Disclaimer: Views expressed are my own and do not reflect thoughts and opinions of any entity with which I have been, am now, or will be affiliated.

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a month ago

Throwback - From Pharmacy Admin to CEO of DocStation feat. Dr. Samm Anderegg

Throwback - From Pharmacy Admin to CEO of DocStation feat. Dr. Samm Anderegg

Intended Audience: Everyone

On today’s throwback episode, we interview Dr. Samm Anderegg about his unique journey to where he is today. Dr. Anderegg started off with doing a residency in pharmacy administration before working in a pharmacy administration role. He also participated in the Pharmacy HIT collaborative before embarking on his journey towards starting DocStation, a pharmacist-focused EHR. He shares his story and provides some advice on how others can move towards a similar path as his.

To reach Dr. Anderegg, you can email him at [email protected]. His LinkedIn is at https://www.linkedin.com/in/sammuelanderegg/

========== Interested in learning more about pharmacy informatics? Check out the FREE Introduction to Pharmacy Informatics course at www.pharmacyinformaticsacademy.com !
New to LinkedIn and not sure where to start? Download my free ebook, "Professional Networking Unlocked", at https://www.tonydaopharmd.com/ebook
Follow us on social media!
Twitter: @pharmacyitme
Instagram: @pharmacyinformatics
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pharmacyitme/
Website: Pharmacy IT & Me
Email: [email protected]
Follow Tony's personal Twitter account at @tonydaopharmd

Network with other pharmacists at Pharmacists Connect!
http://pharmacistsconnect.com

For more information on pharmacy informatics, check out some of the following useful links:

ASHP's Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology: https://www.ashp.org/Pharmacy-Informaticist/Section-of-Pharmacy-Informatics-and-Technology/
HIMSS Pharmacy Informatics Community: https://www.himss.org/library/pharmacy-informatics

Disclaimer: Views expressed are my own and do not reflect thoughts and opinions of any entity with which I have been, am now, or will be affiliated.

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a month ago

253. Data, Data, Data! feat. Digital Pharmacist Dr. Ben Moore

  1. Data, Data, Data! feat. Digital Pharmacist Dr. Ben Moore

Intended Audience: Everyone

Let's talk about data, data, data!

On today's episode, we speak with Digital Pharmacist Dr. Ben Moore on the importance of data and just how fun and useful it can be to learn how to handle large data sets. Dr. Ben Moore is a self-proclaimed Data Nerd Pharmacist who's day-job is a Pharmaceutical Data Analyst Coordinator.

Topics that Dr. Moore talks about on the episode:

  • his training in a PGY-1/PGY-2 combined informatics program
  • why data is important for pharmacy processes
  • the day-to-day of being a data analyst coordinator, with discussions on data requests and warehousing
  • where to learn more about data

Check out Dr. Ben Moore's website, https://www.digitalpharmacist.org , for blog posts on data as it pertains to healthcare. To reach out to Dr. Moore, visit his LinkedIn page at https://www.linkedin.com/in/thedigitalpharmacist/

========== Interested in learning more about pharmacy informatics? Check out the FREE Introduction to Pharmacy Informatics course at www.pharmacyinformaticsacademy.com !
New to LinkedIn and not sure where to start? Download my free ebook, "Professional Networking Unlocked", at https://www.tonydaopharmd.com/ebook
Follow us on social media!
Twitter: @pharmacyitme
Instagram: @pharmacyinformatics
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pharmacyitme/
Website: Pharmacy IT & Me
Email: [email protected]
Follow Tony's personal Twitter account at @tonydaopharmd

Network with other pharmacists at Pharmacists Connect!
http://pharmacistsconnect.com

For more information on pharmacy informatics, check out some of the following useful links:

ASHP's Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology: https://www.ashp.org/Pharmacy-Informaticist/Section-of-Pharmacy-Informatics-and-Technology/
HIMSS Pharmacy Informatics Community: https://www.himss.org/library/pharmacy-informatics

Disclaimer: Views expressed are my own and do not reflect thoughts and opinions of any entity with which I have been, am now, or will be affiliated.

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a month ago

252. Types of Unique Patient Identifiers

  1. Types of Unique Patient Identifiers

Intended Audience: Newcomers to Pharmacy Informatics

Last time we talked about the perfect/ideal unique patient identifier. Today, we go over some of the examples of the identifiers that are currently in use:

  • Social Security Number
  • Biometric Identifiers
  • Voluntary Universal Healthcare Identifier

Since these still have problems that are discussed in this episode, how do we mitigate the problems when we can't get a perfect identifier? The answer would be in next week's episode of Pharmacy, IT, & Me.


Interested in learning more about pharmacy informatics? Check out the FREE Introduction to Pharmacy Informatics course at www.pharmacyinformaticsacademy.com !
New to LinkedIn and not sure where to start? Download my free ebook, "Professional Networking Unlocked", at https://www.tonydaopharmd.com/ebook
Follow us on social media!
Twitter: @pharmacyitme
Instagram: @pharmacyinformatics
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pharmacyitme/
Website: Pharmacy IT & Me
Email: [email protected]
Follow Tony's personal Twitter account at @tonydaopharmd

Network with other pharmacists at Pharmacists Connect!
http://pharmacistsconnect.com

For more information on pharmacy informatics, check out some of the following useful links:

ASHP's Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology: https://www.ashp.org/Pharmacy-Informaticist/Section-of-Pharmacy-Informatics-and-Technology/
HIMSS Pharmacy Informatics Community: https://www.himss.org/library/pharmacy-informatics

Disclaimer: Views expressed are my own and do not reflect thoughts and opinions of any entity with which I have been, am now, or will be affiliated.

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a month ago

251. Who Are You? Let's Talk Patient Identifiers

  1. Who Are You? Let's Talk Patient Identifiers

Intended Audience: Newcomers to Pharmacy Informatics

What makes a patient identifier good? That's what we're talking about today. Our discussion is about the 6 traits that make the ideal patient identifier:

  1. Unchanging
  2. Uncontroversial
  3. Unique
  4. Ubiquitous
  5. Uncomplicated
  6. Inexpensive

If you'd like to learn more, I recommend checking out "Health information exchange : navigating and managing a network of health information systems" by Brian Dixon.


Interested in learning more about pharmacy informatics? Check out the FREE Introduction to Pharmacy Informatics course at www.pharmacyinformaticsacademy.com !
New to LinkedIn and not sure where to start? Download my free ebook, "Professional Networking Unlocked", at https://www.tonydaopharmd.com/ebook
Follow us on social media!
Twitter: @pharmacyitme
Instagram: @pharmacyinformatics
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pharmacyitme/
Website: Pharmacy IT & Me
Email: [email protected]
Follow Tony's personal Twitter account at @tonydaopharmd

Network with other pharmacists at Pharmacists Connect!
http://pharmacistsconnect.com

For more information on pharmacy informatics, check out some of the following useful links:

ASHP's Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology: https://www.ashp.org/Pharmacy-Informaticist/Section-of-Pharmacy-Informatics-and-Technology/
HIMSS Pharmacy Informatics Community: https://www.himss.org/library/pharmacy-informatics

Disclaimer: Views expressed are my own and do not reflect thoughts and opinions of any entity with which I have been, am now, or will be affiliated.

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a month ago

Throwback - Epic Pharmacy and Oncology Consulting feat. Dr. William Burger

Throwback - Epic Pharmacy and Oncology Consulting feat. Dr. William Burger

Intended Audience: Everyone

On today's throwback episode, Dr. William Burger introduces us to the world of Epic consulting through Willow and Beacon. He talks about his pathway to getting into pharmacy consulting as well as providing some advice on how it works and what pharmacists or students can do to get more informatics experience. He also shares the new perspectives he gained from attaining an MBA and how that shaped his pharmacy consultant role for the better.

You can reach Dr. Burger on his LinkedIn page at https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-burger-pharmd-mba-1131083b/ or by visiting Abido Network at https://www.abidonetwork.com/.

Interested in learning more about pharmacy informatics? Check out the FREE Introduction to Pharmacy Informatics course at www.pharmacyinformaticsacademy.com !
New to LinkedIn and not sure where to start? Download my free ebook, "Professional Networking Unlocked", at https://www.tonydaopharmd.com/ebook
Follow us on social media!
Twitter: @pharmacyitme
Instagram: @pharmacyinformatics
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pharmacyitme/
Website: Pharmacy IT & Me
Email: [email protected]
Follow Tony's personal Twitter account at @tonydaopharmd

Network with other pharmacists at Pharmacists Connect!
http://pharmacistsconnect.com

For more information on pharmacy informatics, check out some of the following useful links:

ASHP's Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology: https://www.ashp.org/Pharmacy-Informaticist/Section-of-Pharmacy-Informatics-and-Technology/
HIMSS Pharmacy Informatics Community: https://www.himss.org/library/pharmacy-informatics

Disclaimer: Views expressed are my own and do not reflect thoughts and opinions of any entity with which I have been, am now, or will be affiliated.

This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

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a month ago

250. Last Week in Health IT for March 2nd, 2021

  1. Last Week in Health IT for March 2nd, 2021

Intended Audience: Everyone

Welcome to another episode of Last Week in Health IT where we talk about some of the significant Health IT-related news items that occurred in the past week.

Interested in learning more about pharmacy informatics? Check out the FREE Introduction to Pharmacy Informatics course at www.pharmacyinformaticsacademy.com !
New to LinkedIn and not sure where to start? Download my free ebook, "Professional Networking Unlocked", at https://www.tonydaopharmd.com/ebook
Follow us on social media!
Twitter: @pharmacyitme
Instagram: @pharmacyinformatics
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pharmacyitme/
Website: Pharmacy IT & Me
Email: [email protected]
Follow Tony's personal Twitter account at @tonydaopharmd

Network with other pharmacists at Pharmacists Connect!
http://pharmacistsconnect.com

For more information on pharmacy informatics, check out some of the following useful links:

ASHP's Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology: https://www.ashp.org/Pharmacy-Informaticist/Section-of-Pharmacy-Informatics-and-Technology/
HIMSS Pharmacy Informatics Community: https://www.himss.org/library/pharmacy-informatics

Disclaimer: Views expressed are my own and do not reflect thoughts and opinions of any entity with which I have been, am now, or will be affiliated.

This podcast is powered by Pinecast.

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