Wed, 29 March 2017
Academic Rotation and Critical Care
Guest: Sean Kane, Pharm.D.
Assistant Professor Rosalind Franklin COP
Today we're going to be talking with Sean Kane, PharmD, BCPS, is an Assistant Professor at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Illinois, and a Critical Care Pharmacist at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Illinois. Dr. Kane received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Butler University in 2010 and completed 2 years of residency, specializing in critical care at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Dr. Kane is the creator of ClinCalc.com, an evidence-based clinical decision support website with educational tools for health care students and professionals. In addition, Dr. Kane is the creator and co-host of HelixTalk, Rosalind Franklin University's College of Pharmacy Podcast.
Academic Rotation Easy? Vs. Critical care 6:30 to 4:30?
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Sean Kane, Pharm.D. (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mon, 27 March 2017
Dr. Erin Albert interviews Healthcare Informatics leader Dr. Charles Safran.
Dr. Charles Safran is a primary care internist who has devoted his professional career to improving patient care through the creative use of informatics. He is Chief of the Division of Clinical Informatics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. He is a senior scientist at the National Center for Public Health Informatics at Center for Disease Control and Prevention. He is the immediate past President and Chairman of American Medical Informatics Association was previously Vice-President of the International Medical Informatics Association. He is an elected fellow of both the American College of Medical Informatics and the American College of Physicians.
Fri, 24 March 2017
Pharmacy Immunizations – It’s Far More than Flu Shots
Jeff Hedges, co-host of the Pharmacy Compliance Guide brings us new insights into the Business of Pharmacy & keeping your Community Pharmacy Compliant. This week we focus on Pharmacy Immunizations.
Can every pharmacists give immunizations?
Are there any restrictions?
Is there any license requirements?
Who can administer vaccines in the pharmacy?
Are there any training requirements?
What is needed for Medicare immunizations?
How do you bill for immunizations?
What other types of immunizations can a pharmacist do?
What type of order is needed to administer a vaccine?
Am I required to have Policies and Procedures?
Where do I turn for help and guidance?
CONTACT RJ HEDGES TODAY:
R.J. Hedges & Associates
163 9th Street PO Box H
New Florence, PA 15944
Phone: (724) 357-8380
Direct download: Pharmacy_Immunizations__Its_Far_More_than_Flu_Shots.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 12:43pm EDT
Wed, 22 March 2017
How to be a Professional Sales Person in the Pharmacy Space
Guest: Kelly Roach
CEO of Kelly Roach International
4a. Kelly, you also talk about reactants, the example you gave was instead of saying don’t litter, you say pitch in. Many pharmacists work to help people stop smoking, but that means don’t smoke won’t work, rather maybe put that cigarette back in the pack. How do you as a coach keep things on the positive rather than the negative?
Kelly Roach (email: email@example.com)
Podcast and website http://www.kellyroachcoaching.com
Direct download: Pharmacy_Future_Leaders_-_Kelly_Roach.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 12:01am EDT
Sun, 19 March 2017
Even though it has been misinterpreted and refuted, I do like President Kennedy's speech ironically here in my hometown (Indianapolis) back in the 1950s, where he shared a definition of the word "Crisis" = Danger + Opportunity, in Chinese. And even though the translation is incorrect, I still would like to think that anytime there is a crisis, there is an element of danger and opportunity within it. Danger and opportunity can lead to amazing things!
This is also true of one's career. There's been talk of mergers, layoffs, and restructuring abound in my world of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals, and I don't foresee that tumult ending anytime soon. I still get panicky emails from friends of friends each and every day who lost their jobs, and beg for answers to: "What should I do about this?" When radical change is happening around us at lightening speeds, the best one can do is prepare for the crisis when it comes along.
So, I wanted to write about 5 steps to take to not entirely insulate yourself from a career crisis, but prepare for it in advance should it ever come your way. My definition of a crisis here in your career is a layoff, company closure, random pink slip, or termination out of the blue. Most of our external lives are out of our control - but the one thing we can control is...our response to the environment around us.
Ready for some actionable items around this?
What To Do During A Career Crisis:
1) Prepare for it well in advance of a potential career crisis - You need to start saving and growing your FINANCIAL and SOCIAL bank accounts well in advance of any career breakdowns. Financial is the obvious - you need to save salary in a rainy day fund...preferably 6 months worth of expenses coverage, if not a full year or more. (And this is in addition to your retirement savings.) Saving your hard earned dollars for the crisis can give you breathing space to get over the shock of loss and focus on your NEXT great adventure, without your lizard brain being hi-jacked by fear/panic and taking any job that comes along first, which may not be the right job for you. Also, your SOCIAL bank account needs growth and fostering too. You want to build your network when you need it LEAST. That means, network OUTSIDE your company. Go to events and meet new people. Get around people who are NOT like you. Get around people who are SIMILAR to you but who work at different companies. Help others. Givers gain! Help other great people find work when they need it! Start saving your social capital just as you save for your rainy day fund--because again, the last approach you want to take when you have a crisis is to reach out to others who you don't know well and panic around asking them for jobs with no financial or social capital in the bank. That looks unprofessional.
2) Spread out your work - Never put all your career eggs in one basket, especially if you think your career choice is "safe" or "insulated" from economic downturns, and especially if you work for a big company. What I mean by this is make sure you have a side hustle. That could be an additional part time job, service on an association board, a part time entrepreneurial gig of your own (of course, the day job being cool with it), and/or do something outside of your day job on the side. Not only is this good for you, in that it trains your brain in broader ways of thinking and creativity enhancement, but it helps you build skills outside of your company that can be additive to your NEXT career move--whether that's by choice or not.
3) Be aware of what's going on in the wider world around you - If you're spending all your time in your day job at work, and you ONLY work at that day job, this is really not good at all, because if that work goes away, what else do you have? Nothing. I've generally witnessed that the larger the company an employee works for, the less likely the employees are to pay attention to what's going on in the wider world around them. (Not always, but generally.) This means getting savvy with social media. This means watching the news (as mud-slinging as it is). This means going to conferences outside and beyond your comfort zone. I've seen too many times where people get too comfortable working for a large employer for decades and then, when the rug is pulled out from underneath them, they're completely lost. Don't be in that situation. My best example of this is the buggy whip manufacturer. Back in the day, they could have been a fantastic top shelf buggy whip maker - but if they didn't pay any attention to the automakers...being the best buggy whip mfr no longer mattered. Stay relevant.
4) Be ready at a moment's notice for a new adventure - Some families have disaster plans in case of a weather disaster or the power grid going off line. You need to take this strategy with your own career as well. This means keeping your resume up to date at all times. This also means having an awesome and up to date LinkedIn profile (which I'm beginning to think is probably even more important than a resume these days). If you did great work on a project or with someone, ask them for a reference on your Linkedin profile. If someone did something amazing in a project you worked on, GIVE them an awesome reference per bullet 1 above, proactively. This means all the other 3 steps above, and this above all means--keeping an open mind. Always keep one eye open for new career or project adventures. Maybe you don't even need to leave your day job for your next big project or career adventure! But keep your eyes open, and be ready to jump on exciting opportunities when they head your way.
5) The one email you should send - If you did get that termination notice, give yourself a few days to quiet the lizard brain. Then, clean up your resume and LinkedIn profiles per above, and THEN you may send an email to your top 50 social network peers with a copy of your resume, and a request for ideas on what to do next. Tell them you have an open mind and will consider all possibilities. Describe your ideal next gig in a paragraph in that email, and let them put on their thinking caps. Follow up with everyone who responds to you. Stay in front of them. There's some literature out there that supports using your 2nd degree connections for optimal job opportunities here. Most of all, don't panic. Keep calm and carry on. And, if you did the previous 4 steps in advance, you'll be miles ahead of others still back panicking with their pink slips in hand.
There. Don't panic. Prepare. With these 5 steps, start planting the seeds NOW. Because one day the career crisis may come...will you be ready for it?
Erin Albert is a career coach and co-host of the pharmacy podcast, focused on pharmacy and healthcare career development.
Direct download: 5_Steps_to_Manage_Through_a_Career_Crisis_Mixdown_2.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 5:53pm EDT
Wed, 15 March 2017
Live at the HIMSS 2017 Conference in Orlando FL, an interesting interview with Ken Perez, Vice President of Healthcare Policy at Omnicell, Inc.
Industry experts are predicting that a slow repeal of the ACA will have very little, if any, negative impact on healthcare technology. Healthcare technology grew at an unprecedented pace under the ACA, in part because the ACA contains provisions which provide healthcare technology with incentives to develop and implement new systems aimed at increasing efficiency.
Despite the significant amount of uncertainty with a slow repeal of the ACA for many players in the healthcare industry, healthcare technology appears to be poised for continued growth through value-based care, telemedicine, and the increased need for interoperability.
About Ken Perez:
Ken Perez, in this hybrid role combining thought leadership, marketing, and business development, serve as the company’s subject matter expert on health reform, accountable care organizations (ACOs) and population health management, analytics, patient safety, and medication adherence.
Ken lead multiple multi-functional team initiatives, including the Industry Intelligence Delta Team, Medication Management Council, and Pharmacy Forums. Engage directly with integrated delivery network clients. Drive scenario planning, strategy, and M&A activities for analytics, patient safety and medication adherence, working closely with the product marketing and marketing communications teams.
• Architected a medication adherence solution suite framework and identified acquisition targets to supplement the company’s existing offerings.
• Conceptualized, researched and provided the content as well as design direction for the company’s Medication Adherence Resource Center, an online educational service that is an industry first.
• Chosen to speak on health reform, ACOs, analytics, and big data at healthcare industry events.
Omnicell (NASDAQ: OMCL), a healthcare IT firm with approximately $700 million in annual revenue and a market capitalization of roughly $1.3 billion, provides comprehensive automation and business analytics software for patient-centric medication and supply management across the entire healthcare continuum--from hospitals to the home.
Direct download: Changes_to_ACA__Impact_to_Medication_Adherence.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 12:01am EDT
Tue, 14 March 2017
Marketing Your MTM & Clinical Services
Dr. Blair Thielemier and Nicolle McClure discuss why it’s important to execute clinical and MTMs services in your independent pharmacy. We will discuss challenges of getting started and how to overcome them, give several marketing ideas, and review how offering these types of services can also be a new patient generator.
For those owners that are struggling performing these types of services, we will address the benefits of hiring an independent pharmacy consultant. At the end, we will touch on Blair’s Evaluate Pharmacy Virtual Summit event in April.
Direct download: Marketing_Your_MTM__Clinical_Services.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 12:20pm EDT
Sat, 11 March 2017
Honored to have the opportunity to interview Kristy Sobel, host of the Patient's Podcast, part of the Pharmacy Podcast Network.
The Patient's Podcast - is where the Voice of the Patient is the most important Voice in Healthcare.
We talk with Kristy today about her own experiences suffering with excruciating chronic pain and how she copes and moves forward every day. Meeting your patient's "where they are" is about empathy. Being sincere and taking pause in your busy day is tremendously important to your patient's care. Every individual has their own story and their own feelings. Every patient is different and dealing with their health in a specific way. The care you provide must include your sincerity and understanding.
Kristy Sobel has been a trail blazer as an entrepreneur for 20 + years. She found herself in need for something that did not exist. Kristy created multifunctional and fashionable purses designed for those with back and neck problems. She branched out and created purses for those with special needs.
Kristy has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Island Family Magazine, Metropolitan Women, US Weekly, OK Magazine, In Touch, The Floridian, Flair, Gulf Coast Business Review, Who’s Who in the industry MTV Awards goodie bags, E! Fashion Makeover., and Extreme Makeover Home Edition. She has created and been a part of creating companies from the ground up, dealing with promotions, fundraising, public relations, marketing, implementing strategies, concept and design, and creativity.
Kristy is a active spokesperson for charities, foundations, programs, and special causes. She has been a guest speaker NAWBO (Nat. Assoc. of Women Business Owners), BPW (Business Professional Women), WIT (Women in International Trade), e-Women and WATT (Women at The Top). Kristy is a advocate for the Special Forces Pararescuefoundation.org.
Fri, 10 March 2017
The Pharmacy Podcast
Managed Care / Health Policy / U of Minnesota
Today we're going to be talking with Ryan Cotten:
Ryan Cotten is a 4th year University of Minnesota PharmD student passionate about creating unique solutions by managing limited healthcare resources. Following his P2 year, he interned at ClearScript learning about clinical services and the PBM industry. After his P3 year, he was AMCP chapter president and led his team to the AMCP National P&T Competition. He was the lead author on a health policy research paper "Pricing History Analysis of Orphan Drugs (1983-2015)" which he presented at two national pharmacy conferences. He’s looking to work in a managed care pharmacy residency to further grow as a leader and practitioner.
Ryan Cotten (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
4th Year Pharmacy Student
Direct download: Pharmacy_Future_Leaders_-_Ryan_Cotten.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 2:54pm EDT
Tue, 7 March 2017
The Pharmacy Podcast Network in collaboration with the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists has launched SenioRx Radio. The newest segment of the Pharmacy Podcast Network is designed to Empower pharmacists committed to promoting healthy aging through the appropriate use of medications for our senior populations.
The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) is the only international professional society devoted to optimal medication management and improved health outcomes for all older persons. Founded in 1969, ASCP is a non-profit membership organization currently based in Alexandria, VA.
ASCP represents over 9,000 pharmacy professionals, including students, serving the unique medication needs of the senior population. Our members range in the services they provide and serve seniors in a variety of settings.
National Director of Marketing & Media Relations
Direct download: Introducing_SenioRx_Radio_by_the_ASCP_copy.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 1:42pm EDT