Mon, 31 July 2017
Title: Academic Rotation
Guest: Emily Henningsen (email: Emily-Henningsen@uiowa.edu)
P4, University of Iowa
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Today we have our P4 student, Emily Henningsen, a PharmD Candidate from Preston, Iowa who is looking at both ambulatory care and clinical community pharmacy opportunities. She’s especially excited to help patients with their continuity of care. She chose an academic rotation to impact students and learn what goes on behind the scenes as one develops courses and programs.
P4, University of Iowa
Direct download: Pharmacy_Future_Leaders_-_Emily_Henningsen__Mixdown_2.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 3:00am EDT
Thu, 27 July 2017
About Integrated Care Partners:
To enhance already established standards of patient centered care, and improve the health of the population we serve by creating a system-wide community-based care coordination team and process. Our Mission: To be a high-performing network of integrated providers successfully delivering value-based population health. Integrated Care Partners (ICP) is a physician-led, clinically integrated health care network whose mission is to assist our members in providing the highest quality care at the most reasonable cost for our patients in the current, rapidly changing medical environment.
About Sean Jeffery, PharmD
Sean Jeffery, Pharm.D., CGP, FASCP SeanJ12cropDr. Sean M. Jeffery is Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services at Integrated Care Partners, the care coordination and clinical integration arm of Hartford Healthcare Group. Within this accountable care organization, Dr. Jeffery is responsible for pharmacy network development and strategy, population health management, and provision of direct patient care through home-visitations for high-modifiable risk patients.
Dr. Jeffery is also a Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy. His area of expertise is senior care pharmacy. Prior to joining Integrated Care Partners, Dr. Jeffery served as a consultant pharmacist for VA Connecticut’s Geriatrics Consult service from 1998 – 2015. During this time Dr. Jeffery also established a PGY2 Geriatrics Pharmacy Residency Program and served as Director from 2002 – 2015. Dr. Jeffery has extensive association leadership experience including, serving as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists from 2012 – 2014 and Chairman of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Geriatrics SIG in 2007 – 2008.
He currently chairs the Polypharmacy Special Interest Group for the American Geriatrics Society and is a member of the Medication Therapy Management Technical Expert Panel (TEP) for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He co-founded the Coalition for Senior Medication Safety in New Haven, CT to raise awareness among seniors about medication safety. The coalition supports community efforts which, target medication education/management to low-income, immigrant communities. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut (BS) and Ohio State (PharmD) Universities and completed a post-graduate residency in geriatric pharmacy at the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Durham VA Medical Center.
Christina M. Polomoff, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP
Dr. Christina Polomoff is a Population Health Clinical Pharmacist at Hartford Healthcare Integrated Care Partners. She is responsible for managing the complex pharmacy care needs of high-risk patients in addition to population health management strategies that focus on network pharmacy performance metrics. She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy.
Dr. Polomoff graduated from the University of Connecticut with her Doctor of Pharmacy and Business Minor in 2014. She completed her PGY1 residency at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System followed by a PGY2 ambulatory care residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Direct download: SenioRx_-_Integrated_Care_Partners_.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 12:25am EDT
Fri, 21 July 2017
McKesson Pharmacy Technology & Services Pharmacy Podcast Series - Special Guest - Bernie Reese - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 447
The Pharmacy Podcast Network was honored to cover the 2017 McKesson ideaShare, helping to Shape Independent Pharmacy with the Power to Perform. The McKesson Pharmacy Technology & Services division, MPTS, sponsored the PPN.
We kick off this 12 podcast series of MPTS customer testimonials, thought leaders interviews, and MPTS executives interviewing Senior Vice President and General Manager of MPTS Mr. Bernie Reese, 30+ pharmacy technology veteran of McKesson.
McKesson Pharmacy Systems provides technology and services that help you deliver care to your patients, manage your operations, and gain insight into your data. In addition to three unique pharmacy management systems, we offer adherence and clinical solutions to help minimize DIR fees, manage patient care, and simplify management of patient wellness programs. Our pharmacy technology, software and services all work together to help you take your pharmacy to the next level.
Our pharmacy systems help you take care of your business so you can focus on your patients. We offer three pharmacy management systems built to accommodate a wide range of business objectives:
With over 6,000 attendees the McKesson ideaShare 2017, July 12–16, 2017 was centered in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
McKesson ideaShare is an annual conference for independent pharmacists to discover new solutions and technology to successfully compete and grow their businesses.
“We’re focusing on giving independent pharmacists and owners the knowledge, tools and resources they need to improve their pharmacy’s performance and maximize profits. This year’s show will highlight Health Mart’s approach to helping independents transform their business by driving improvements in clinical performance and store profitability,” said Steve Courtman, president, Health Mart.
“We’ve reimagined the meeting experience to give independent pharmacies more peer-to-peer networking opportunities focused on helping our members run a better business while becoming a preferred destination for patient care.” Attendees will gain access to industry experts, participate in personalized action-planning activities and network with peers.
McKesson ideaShare 2017 featured the Health Mart® Annual Meeting and more than 30 accredited CE courses designed to deliver the latest ideas and best practices in clinical services, new drug therapies, marketing, merchandising, financial management and succession planning. Attendees learned tangible skills to gain access to more patients, providers and services that help grow their business. New sessions added this year include an LTC and Specialty Pharmacy Summit, a new Lunch and Learn session, “Expanding Pharmacy Services — Providing Comprehensive Care for Patients with Diabetes,” and a Women in Pharmacy event.
Customer Communications Editor
McKesson Pharmacy Systems
30881 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, MI 48150
Direct download: 01_McKesson_Pharmacy_Technology_Systems_Idea_Share_2017_-_Bernie_Reese.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 10:56am EDT
Tue, 18 July 2017
Retired X-Wing Fighter, Force User, Lawyer, and Pharmacist Darshan Kulkarni strikes back to the Gavel & Pestle Podcast Universe to share his advice for selling your pharmacy business. ---May the Force be with You!
During the Sell
After the Sell
So how can I help?
Wed, 12 July 2017
Dr. Erin Albert welcomes back Joseph T. Rannazzisi Deputy Assistant Administrator (RETIRED), Office of Diversion Control, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for the final segment of the 3 part series.
About Joseph T. Rannazzisi
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. He 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.
Mon, 10 July 2017
Today we have Dena Scully has been a pharmacy technician for 35 years starting in high school, has worked in retail, hospital, managed care, and teaching. She’s earned her BBA from the University of Michigan – Flint. She now teaches full-time program at Charter Healthcare training center.
How long is your program? How do you break up your program to comply with ASHP accreditation? How do your students do their externship hours?
How do you get a Pharmacy Technician off the ground? How long does it take to develop?
How did you learn about the Pharmacy Technician Educators Council (PTEC)?
Is it easier to find PTEC from another technician or a pharmacist?
How was the Michigan Pharmacy Association part of guiding you towards a program?
How did you use the ASHP guidelines to set up your program?
How did you use the interactions at the first PTEC meeting?
How did the information at PTEC differ from other CEs you’ve attended?
What’s it like to be part of the first graduating class? How many classes a year do you fill?
What do you look forward to at this next PTEC meeting?
Dena Scully, BBA, CPhT
Director, Pharmacy Technician Program
Charter Health Care Training Center
1055 Charter Dr. Ste 103, Flint, MI 48532
Phone: 810-600-6000 | Fax: 810-600-6006
Direct download: Pharmacy_Future_Leaders_-_Dena_Scully.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 9:56am EDT
Wed, 5 July 2017
ACMA Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist Program (BCMAS) Certification – Q&A with Dr. William Soliman - Chair – Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs
An experienced executive with several years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, Dr. Soliman has held key positions within medical affairs where he was instrumental in launching a variety of innovative platforms expanding the role of medical affairs across the industry. He is currently the Chair of the Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs (ACMA).
Dr. Soliman is often invited to speak at important pharmaceutical industry conferences focusing on medical affairs, patient navigation and its relationship to field based medical teams, and the ever-changing role of the medical science liaison (MSL). He has also held a variety of critical management roles across the industry at Eisai, Veeva, Retrophin, Gilead Sciences, Abbott Laboratories, Boehringer Ingelheim and Merck.
Dr. Soliman previously also served as Vice President of Medical and Scientific Affairs at CME LLC, a leading provider of CME to health care providers nationwide. He has published extensively and led a number of initiatives focusing in the areas of ischemic heart disease, dyslipidemia, diastolic heart failure, type 2 diabetes, and obesity where he has collaborated with some of the nation’s top research institutions such as the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, the Washington Center for Weight Management & Research, the Yale School of Medicine Digestive Diseases Program, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Weight & Eating Disorders.
Dr. Soliman was most recently invited to speak at the Center for Medical Technology & Policy’s (CMTP) conference on Comparative Effectiveness Research to help inform payers, healthcare policy makers, physicians and patients on the most effective ways to design clinical trials to better address gaps in medicine. He has also held several academic appointments at Seton Hall University’s School of Health & Medical Sciences, New Jersey City University, Kean University’s College of Natural & Applied Sciences, and Touro College of Physical Therapy & Pharmacy teaching a variety of courses including clinical therapeutics, pharmacology, pathophysiology and epidemiology.
Dr. Soliman earned his Ph.D, MPHil. from Columbia University, his Bachelor’s degree from New York University and a Master’s Degree from St. Peter’s University focused in Biochemistry & Education. He also completed post-doctoral work at Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Anne Leighty – P4 pharmacy major: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anneleighty/
This podcast was sponsored by the ACMA.
Mon, 3 July 2017
The RxSafe RxASP 20 Adherence Packaging system has made a significant impact to the efficiency of a Community Independent Pharmacy, Love Oak Pharmacy.
Special Guest & RxSafe Customer:
Direct download: The_RxSafe_Difference_on_Pharmacy_Operations.mp3
Category:Pharmacy -- posted at: 6:00am EDT