Tue, 30 May 2017
Janine Kelbach, RNC-OB is a Cleveland, Ohio resident, freelance writer and owner of WriteRN.net. Janine has been an RN since 2006, specializing in labor and delivery and ventured into writing in 2012. Her mission to help other writers build their businesses as she did with her 2 kids and a husband.
Everyone’s leadership road is a little different, how did you become a leader in a nurse writer and coach?
What kind of degree or writing experience did you have before you launched?
As a writer and nurse, many think that your life is perfect, that you have the best of both worlds every day and all the time. what was your most difficult moment as writer that might help others understand the struggle that a coach might help them get through?
Can you explain the difference between what you do as a business writing coach or a writing coach and we think of athletic teams as needing coaches, how does a writer need?
Can you talk about how writing fits into your schedule of sometimes you have a shift available and sometimes you don’t based on the hospital census?
Can you take us through a day in your life, most recently I spoke with Danielle Ofri, who recently published “What Patients Say; What Doctors Hear,” and to paraphrase, she is ruthless with her time turning down activities that take her away from writing, her family, and her Cello she has no TV in her life or the news …
Why do you think there’s a non-clinical trend for health professionals?
To contact Janine:
Not sure if you need a coach? No problem! Let's do a 15 minute intro call! It's free to you, no strings attached, to see how I can help you out! Topics we can touch on:
- Goal setting - Accountability - Social Media Guidance - Work Feedback - Setbacks - Productivity - Ramping Up your Professional Presence - Establishing your rates
Direct download: Pharmacy_Future_Leaders_-__Janine_Kelbach_Mixdown_2.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 3:44pm EDT
Fri, 26 May 2017
SenioRx Radio, part of the Pharmacy Podcast Network, in collaboration with the ASCP returns with a dynamic interview about Value Based Care in LTC Pharmacy.
Chad Worz, host of SenioRx Radio interviews Harry Thibodeau, PhC, R.Ph., CCP, FASCP Chief Operations Officer with Pharma-Care, Inc.
Medication related problems and medication mismanagement are a huge health problem with serious cost implications. In this age of austerity, employers are working hard to ensure that they provide employees and their families continued access to high quality health care while saving money.
To this end, the Asheville Project has proven to reduce avoidable treatment and hospitalizations that will generate substantial cost savings; up to four times greater than the cost of the program. Starting in Asheville, North Carolina, a Value Based Insurance Design, Medication Therapy Management (MTM) has had a long track record of achieving positive health outcomes for health plan enrollees with chronic conditions as evidenced by the twenty studies which found pharmacists improved economic and clinical outcomes through direct patient care.
1 Because of this impressive history, Value Based Care (MTM) programs are included in the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug benefit. Over the past several years, Pharma-Care, Inc. has successfully implemented Value Based Care (MTM) services for many independent pharmacies and several municipalities, which, to date have yielded a 7.30:1 return on investment. They also contracted with the New Jersey Counties Division of Aging & Community Services, a division of the Department of Human Services (DHS), to provide Value Based Care (MTM) services to seniors living in their respective communities.
The Pharma-Care, Inc. Value Based Care Design program focuses on people with chronic health conditions to accomplish the following goals:
▪ Improve therapeutic outcome for targeted beneficiaries through improved medication use
▪ Reduce the risk of adverse health events through decreasing number of errors in prescribing and in taking medications
▪ Reduce the number of per patient medication claims and medical, hospital and emergency department costs The program has documented the following consistent effects among participants:
▪ Improved knowledge of their disease ▪ Increased medication adherence ▪ Improved self-management behaviors
▪ Improved clinical outcomes Pharma-Care, Inc. presents “Best in Class” solutions by employing a studied proven model, deeply engaging participants, providing individualized and goal driven guidance, providing proof of performance, and easy implementation and integration into current health plans.
1 American Journal of Health System Pharmacy, October 2010
Chad Worz, Pharm.D.
Medication Managers LLC
Wed, 24 May 2017
Bio for Dr. Lisa Dragic:
Dr. Dragic received her PharmD from Temple University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Dragic is currently a PGY-1 pharmacy resident at the Samuel S. Stratton VA Medical Center in Albany, New York, with a concentration in pain management and palliative care. Her current research is focused on alcohol monitoring by ethyl glucuronide in patients on chronic opioid therapy. Upon completion of the PGY-1 residency, Dr. Dragic will be completing a PGY-2 in Pain Management and Palliative care at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Bio for Dr. Jeffrey Fudin:
Dr. Jeff Fudin graduated from Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences with a BS and PharmD. He is a Diplomate to the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, a Fellow to ACCP and ASHP, and a member of several other professional organizations. He is President and Director, Scientific and Clinical Affairs for Remitigate, LLC (remitigate.com), a software platform for interpreting urine drug screens (Urintel) and risk for opioid-induced respiratory depression (Naloxotel). Dr. Fudin is a section editor for Pain Medicine and serves on the editorial board for Practical Pain Management. He practices as a clinical pharmacy specialist (WOC) and director of PGY-2 pharmacy pain residency programs at the Stratton Veterans Administration Medical Center in Albany, New York and has academic affiliations with Western New England University and Albany Colleges of Pharmacy.
Statement regarding VA:
This article is the sole work of the authors and stated opinions/assertions do not reflect the opinion of employers or employee affiliates. It was not prepared as part of the author(s) duty as federal employees.
Mon, 22 May 2017
Joseph T. Rannazzisi
Deputy Assistant Administrator (RETIRED), Office of Diversion Control, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
Joe Rannazzisi, JD, RPh, began his career with the U.S. Drug Enforcement(DEA) in 1986. He served as a staff pharmacist at the Veterans Administration for the 18 months preceding his employment with DEA.
During his DEA career, he served as a Diversion Investigator (Indianapolis), Special Agent/Criminal Investigator (Indianapolis/Detroit), Clandestine Laboratory Coordinator (Detroit), Homicide Task Force Supervisor (Detroit), Staff Coordinator (Domestic Operations-Headquarters), Section Chief (Dangerous Drugs and Chemicals Section-Headquarters), Assistant Special Agent in Charge (Detroit), and Deputy Chief (Office of Enforcement Operations-Headquarters).
In January 2006, he was appointed to Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Office of Diversion Control, a position he held until his retirement in October 2015. In this capacity, Mr. Rannazzisi was responsible for overseeing and coordinating major pharmaceutical and chemical diversion investigations; the drafting and promulgating of regulations; establishing drug production quotas; and conducting liaison with the pharmaceutical industry, international governments, state governments, other federal agencies, and local law enforcement agencies.
Mr. Rannazzisi earned a BS degree in pharmacy from Butler University and a JD degree from the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University. He is a Registered Pharmacist in the State of Indiana and a member of the Michigan State Bar Association.
Mr. Rannazzisi's LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joseph-rannazzisi-35a35a58/
Careers at DEA: https://www.dea.gov/careers/agent/mobile/diversity.html
Thu, 18 May 2017
Title: Beating Adversity
Amanda Cavness (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy
Guest’s Skype: umtiger1121 (I went to the University of Memphis!)
Tony’s Skype account: TonyPharmD
Welcome to the Pharmacy Podcast Network, I’m your cohost Tony Guerra for the PharmacyFutureLeaders podcast broadcasting from the Des Moines Health and Public Services Building at DMACC’s Ankeny Campus
Connect with me on Facebook at TonyPharmD1 or you can find over 800 pharmacy videos supporting my audiobook Memorizing Pharmacology and new book Goodnight Pharm: 350 Brand and Generic Names with Classifications read by James Gillies.
Today we're going to be talking with the dynamic Amanda Cavness, a 2016 Graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. She has served in various leadership roles with APhA-ASP, IPSF, and Tennessee Society of Student Pharmacists. She is currently a staff pharmacist with Kroger Pharmacy. Amanda is a patient advocate for health care providers being more compassionate and empathetic base on her personal experience as a breast cancer survivor.
University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy
Direct download: Pharmacy_Future_Leaders_-_Amanda_Cavness.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 9:18am EDT
Mon, 15 May 2017
Over the past year, video has quickly become an essential way to market your business. Dr. David Pope and Nicolle McClure talk about why it’s important for pharmacy owners to incorporate it as part of their overall marketing strategy, and how it can be used to tell a story about your pharmacy history, services and personal commitment to the community.
They’ll give examples of how it can be used in a pharmacy settings and options for execution.
Reach out to the experts today:
President - GRX Marketing
2929 Westown Pkwy Suite 100
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Direct download: 01_Video_Marketing_Rx_Marketing_Simplified.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT
Thu, 11 May 2017
Dear Class of 2017: CONGRATULATIONS!!
Although, at least for now, I may not officially be in the classroom, I still am a full, tenured professor of a very highly prestigious institution: the School of Hard Knocks, at Real World University. And, now that we are nearing graduation season, I wanted to give you some solid career advice as you advance either into college, graduate school, or scarier still, the real world.
My advice is based upon decades of experimentation with my own career, which included enumerable blunders, bad ideas, and failures. While I certainly may not be one to predict the future, I do try my best to stay ahead of the curve and watch what's on the horizon in terms of career development. Based upon this passion, here's my best advice for you as you embark into the next phase of your career and life this spring:
This is the best I've got for you, dear future leaders of the universe. You will need to discover the other superpowers and sage advice on your own. But that's the wonderful thing about the real world - it's a fantastic teacher - OUTSIDE the classroom.
Congratulations and all the best,
Tue, 9 May 2017
The latest Gavel & Pestle Podcast focuses on - 3 Tips for Buying a Pharmacy
Pharmacy Buyers must be careful when buying a pharmacy. An ill-advised pharmacy purchaser may find himself purchasing a headache, and a prepared pharmacy purchaser may find herself getting a better deal than originally anticipated.
The first 2 major questions to answer before beginning the process is to determine the type of pharmacy to purchase and the way you intend to purchase it.
Laws of Interest
Audit the pharmacy
Some recommended clauses
Deal Exhaustion is a real thing!!
Darshan Kulkarni, Pharm.D, MS, Esq.
The Kulkarni Law Firm
2929 Arch Street, Suite 1700
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office Number: 215-948-8183
Fri, 5 May 2017
The Fit Pharmacist brings a valuable episode about 'Overcoming Emotional Eating' which impacts millions of people everyday.
The Fit Pharmacist, Dr. Christina Tarantola and Dr. Adam Martin interview -- Kori Propst, PhD, LCMHC, LPC directs the nutrition and weight loss program as the Vice President and Wellness Director at The Diet Doc. She created the Mental Edge and Peak Performance consulting program tailored specifically for individuals interested in emotional agility and optimizing their potentials.
Direct download: Emotional_Eating_-_The_Fit_Pharmacist.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 12:54pm EDT
Mon, 1 May 2017
An extra year of pharmacy school
Dalton is a P3 Student at Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences who is interested in data analytics and health outcomes. He has served as president of the APhA-ASP chapter at Drake University, executive council of Phi Lambda Sigma, the pharmacy leadership society and was a two-time co-chair of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Day, as well as service chair of the Drake Pharmacy Unified Group of Students, with the apt acronym DRxugs.
Guest: Dalton Fabian (email: Dalton.S.Fabian@gmail.com )
P3 Drake University College of Pharmacy
A couple of quick hit questions.
Direct download: Pharmacy_Future_Leaders_-_Dalton_Fabian.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 8:49pm EDT