317. From Consulting and Supply Chain to Pharmacy Informatics feat. Dr. Phuong Wood

Intended Audience: Those interested in nontraditional pathways

In the today’s episode, we sat down with the remarkable Dr. Phuong Wood to delve into her intriguing journey from consulting and supply chain to pharmacy informatics. Dr. Wood, an esteemed informatics pharmacist at Children’s Hospital of Orange County, shared invaluable insights into her 20-year career and the pivotal role of technology in optimizing patient care.

Key Takeaways:
Embrace Versatility: Dr. Wood highlights the significance of diversifying your skill set within an organization. Her journey underscores the importance of being open to learning different roles in pharmacy, ultimately becoming an indispensable asset.
Billing and Insurance Literacy: The podcast sheds light on the need for pharmacists to comprehend the complexities of billing and insurances, often overlooked in traditional pharmacy education. Dr. Wood stresses the necessity of understanding these aspects in practice to enhance patient care.
Impact of 340B Program: Gain practical insights into the stringent auditing process and management of National Drug Codes (NDCs) in relation to the 340B program. Learn how cost savings from the program are channeled towards serving low-income patients and navigating the intricacies of Medi-Cal patients’ benefits.

Don’t miss out on Dr. Wood’s wealth of experience and expertise in pharmacy informatics. Engage with the episode, share your thoughts, and discover the pivotal role of technology as a tool to enhance patient care.

You can reach out to Dr. Wood by email at pwood@choc.org

Disclaimer: Views expressed are those of the individuals and do not reflect thoughts and opinions of any entity with which speakers have been, is now, or will be affiliated.

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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: https://www.himss.org/resources/pharmacy-informatics-and-its-cross-functional-role-healthcare

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