a month ago

220. From Administration to Director of Pharmacy Information Systems feat. Dr. Barry McClain

220. From Administration to Director of Pharmacy Information Systems feat. Dr. Barry McClain

Intended Audience: Everyone

You never know what can spark your inspiration for the next step in your career. šŸ’”

On today's episode, I was honored to have special guest Dr. Barry McClain share his story on how he got into his role as the Director of Pharmacy Information Systems at Advocate Aurora. I enjoyed hearing his story of his early days and how his administrative residency eventually sparked his interest to pursue pharmacy informatics as a career path. He also shares some stories about his most memorable moments in his career thus far.

Thank you so much Dr. McClain for being on the podcast!

You can reach out to Dr. McClain at his LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/barry-mcclain-a2081825/


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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

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a month ago

219. Who's Arden? Arden Syntax in Medical Logic Modules

219. Who's Arden? Arden Syntax in Medical Logic Modules

Intended Audience: Newcomers to Pharmacy Informatics

Have you heard of Arden? Today's episode we talk about the Arden Syntax standard and how it's used in Medical Logic Modules, or MLMs. Arden Syntax is used in a number of EHRs today, but it's not used in all of them. For some EHRs, the Arden Syntax structure is embraced because of how organized it is, but the actual syntax is not followed.

For more information about Arden Syntax, check out the following links: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/325997146_Achieving_Interoperability_Between_Arden-Syntax-Based_Clinical_Decision_Support_and_openEHR-Based_Data_Systems https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4419950/ https://www.hl7.org/implement/standards/product_brief.cfm?product_id=2


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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

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2 months ago

218. Last Week in Health IT for September 11th, 2020

218. Last Week in Health IT for September 11th, 2020

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.



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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

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2 months ago

Throwback - Longitudinal PGY2 Pharmacy Residency feat. Dr. Anthony Vo

Throwback - Longitudinal PGY2 Pharmacy Residency feat. Dr. Anthony Vo

Intended Audience: Everyone

On today's throwback episode, we speak with Dr. Anthony Vo, who at the time of recording was completing his residency in pharmacy informatics. He goes over different topics regarding the residency program's longitudinal nature and skills he picked up to be successful.



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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

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2 months ago

217. Pharmacists are Integral Players in Consumer-Focused Digital Health

217. Pharmacists are Integral Players in Consumer-Focused Digital Health

Intended Audience: Newcomers to Pharmacy Informatics and Digital Health

Today's episode is an audio reading of an article Tony wrote for CPhA's Digital Health Corner for August 2020.

To read the article, visit https://digitalhealthcpha.com/2020/08/pharmacists-are-integral-players-in-consumer-focused-digital-health/



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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

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2 months ago

216. A Chief Pharmacy Officer's Perspective & The Autonomous Pharmacy Framework feat. Dr. Christopher Fortier

216. A Chief Pharmacy Officer's Perspective & The Autonomous Pharmacy Framework feat. Dr. Christopher Fortier

Intended Audience: Everyone

How can we use technology to innovate pharmacy practice and push the profession forward?

That is the primary question we answer in today's episode with special guest Dr. Christopher Fortier. Dr. Fortier is a Chief Pharmacy Officer and also involved with The Autonomous Pharmacy Framework. Today's episode contains discussions about pushing our profession forward with technology, how relationships are important in professional development, and how mentorship is key to success.

For more information on the Autonomous Pharmacy Framework, visit http://www.autonomouspharmacy.com/
If you have any questions for Dr. Fortier, you can reach him at [email protected]



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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

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2 months ago

215. AI-Assisted EHR Documentation an Human Oversight

215. AI-Assisted EHR Documentation an Human Oversight

Intended Audience: Newcomers to Informatics

Recently, JAMIA published an article that discusses how AI can be used in documentation assistants to improve provider efficiency/workflows. Today's episode briefly goes over the article and we talk a little but about how human oversight is still needed until AI tools provide a confident level of reliability.

Journal article: https://academic.oup.com/jamia/advance-article/doi/10.1093/jamia/ocaa131/5897463?



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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

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2 months ago

Throwback - Project Managing, Business, & Informatics feat. Pharmacist Alicia Williams

Throwback - Project Managing, Business, & Informatics feat. Pharmacist Alicia Williams

Intended Audience: Everyone

On today's throwback episode we speak with Alicia Williams, a pharmacist who's made her career unique with her experiences in IT, informatics, business, inpatient, consulting, and more! She shares her story and also provides some great advice on what others can do to get into the pharmacy informatics space. You can reach out to her at [email protected] for any additional questions.



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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

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2 months ago

214. What Did I Do In My Early Career in Informatics?

214. What Did I Do In My Early Career in Informatics?

Intended Audience: Newcomers to Pharmacy Informatics

A question that I get a lot of is what did I do in my early career in pharmacy informatics. Though I can't tell you the surefire steps to a successful informatics career, I can share you what my early steps are when I started. In this episode, I talk about:

  1. Volunteering for projects
  2. Learning the medication use process
  3. Connecting and maintaining relationships
  4. Joining groups that promote networking
  5. Be open to opportunities
  6. Keeping your CV updated
  7. Continually learn
  8. Continually expand your network

Again, these are my steps and they may work with some more than others. I hope this helps.



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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

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2 months ago

213. Evolving from Pharmacy Technician to Implementation Consultant feat. Amanda McDowell

213. Evolving from Pharmacy Technician to Implementation Consultant feat. Amanda McDowell

Intended Audience: Everyone

If you have the drive, you can accomplish great things!

On today's episode, we speak with pharmacy implementation consultant Amanda McDowell on what her role is in the pharmacy technology space. Amanda has been trained as a pharmacy technician and has been able to pave a road towards her role today as an implementation consultant.

Topics on today's episode:
Being a retail pharmacy technician
The role of an automation pharmacy technician
Moving from pharmacy technician to pharmacy informatics specialist
Transferable skills

To reach out to Amanda, check out her LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanda-mcdowell-6862b179/



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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

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