Pharmacy, IT, & Me

319. Being a Clinical Director in Healthcare Technology feat. Dr. Jennifer Splawski

319. Being a Clinical Director in Healthcare Technology feat. Dr. Jennifer Splawski

Intended Audience: Those interested in Healthcare Technology Vendors

Originally recorded in Summer 2023, we had Dr. Jennifer Splawski join us on the podcast to share insights in the healthcare technology space. We had an insightful conversation about her dynamic career journey from a clinical pharmacist healthcare technology director. On this episode we have a deep dive into her unique perspective on healthcare technology.

Here are 3 key takeaways from our conversation:
Leverage Your Network: Building genuine, mutually beneficial relationships can significantly enhance your career growth and open up new opportunities. It’s not just about who you know but also how you contribute to those connections.
Understand Your Systems: Familiarity with hospital systems and hands-on experience with relevant software can give you a competitive edge when transitioning into an informatics role. Practical experience often translates into practical solutions.
Embrace Personal Growth: Transitioning roles can be daunting, but stepping into a space that aligns with your passion and skills can lead to tremendous personal and professional growth. Burnout is real, and sometimes a change can reignite your career excitement.

Contact Dr. Splawski at jennifer.splawski@bluesight.com or via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifersplawski/

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

Disclaimer: Views expressed are my own and do not reflect thoughts and opinions of any entity with which I have been, am now, or will be affiliated.

318. A Non-Traditional Pathway From Pharmacist to Informaticist feat. Dr. Nicole Salata

318. A Non-Traditional Pathway From Pharmacist to Informaticist feat. Dr. Nicole Salata

Intended Audience: Everyone

(Originally recorded in Summer 2023)

In our latest episode, we were honored to have Dr. Nicole Salata join us for an engaging conversation about her unique journey and insights as a clinical informatics pharmacist. Dr. Salata’s experience and expertise shed light on the diverse and dynamic world of pharmacy informatics.

Here are some key highlights from the episode:

  • Dr. Salata’s unconventional path from learning Spanish and practicing as a traditional pharmacist before going into informatics.
  • The role of diverse experiences and creativity in excelling in the informatics field.
  • Overcoming the fear of failure and embracing the opportunity for continuous learning and growth in informatics.
  • The collaborative and supportive atmosphere within the informatics field, where improvement is prioritized over punishment.
  • The excitement of learning new technical skills and taking on fresh challenges in informatics roles.

This episode offers valuable insights for anyone interested in pharmacy informatics or considering a career change within the industry. Dr. Salata’s story serves as an inspiration for finding one’s true path and continuously exploring new opportunities.

To reach out to Dr. Salata for further questions, you can visit her LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicolesalata/

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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

Disclaimer: Views expressed are my own and do not reflect thoughts and opinions of any entity with which I have been, am now, or will be affiliated.

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

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

Disclaimer: Views expressed are my own and do not reflect thoughts and opinions of any entity with which I have been, am now, or will be affiliated.

Repost: One Goal, Many Paths – Next Steps After Not Matching Residency

Repost – One Goal, Many Paths – Next Steps After Not Matching Residency

Intended Audience: Residency Applicants

Panel: Beju Shah, David Vu, Brian Fung, Tony Dao

25% of all participants did not match this year for ASHP Match Day

In today’s reposted episode from 2019, join us for a valuable panel discussion where we explore the next steps if you find yourself unmatched for pharmacy residency. Remember, it’s essential to know that it’s okay—this setback isn’t the end of the world. There are numerous paths to reach your goal, and we share our stories of not matching and what we did.

Tune in as we delve into insights, alternative routes, and our personal stories navigating not matching. From gaining additional experience to exploring non-traditional opportunities, our discussion aims to empower and reassure those facing this hurdle in their pharmacy career journey.

Remember, setbacks can often lead to unexpected opportunities and growth. So take heart, stay determined, and know that your dream of a pharmacy career is still within reach, no matter the path you take.

YourPharmacyStory #PharmacyCareerPath #ResidencyJourney #NextSteps #StayPositive #KeepGoing

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

Disclaimer: Views expressed are my own and do not reflect thoughts and opinions of any entity with which I have been, am now, or will be affiliated.

315. Bridging the Gap Pharmacists Transitioning into Health Tech feat Dr. Elizabeth Ojo

315. Bridging the Gap Pharmacists Transitioning into Health Tech feat Dr. Elizabeth Ojo

Intended Audience: Pharmacists interested in transitioning to Health Tech

Originally recorded Summer 2023

On today’s episode, we speak with Dr. Elizabeth Ojo, a pharmacist specializing in pharmacy technology. We delved deep into her journey in pharmacy technology and her passion for improving patient lives.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Diverse Skills Needed in Tech: Dr. Ojo emphasizes the need for various skills beyond coding in the tech industry, such as communication, team building, and corporate skills.
  2. Unique Qualifications Stand Out: In a competitive job market, she instills confidence in her unique qualifications as a pharmacist, emphasizing the value of clinicians entering tech roles.
  3. Opportunities in Health Tech: Dr. Ojo’s initiative, Medtotech Pivot, aims to bridge the gap for clinicians looking to transition into health tech roles, presenting a valuable entry funnel for new pharmacists.

You can reach out to Dr. Elizabeth Ojo on her LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eliojo/

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

Disclaimer: Views expressed are my own and do not reflect thoughts and opinions of any entity with which I have been, am now, or will be affiliated.

314. Digital Medicine Challenges feat. Dr. Smit Patel

314. Digital Medicine Challenges feat. Dr. Smit Patel

Intended Audience: Everyone

Originally recorded mid 2023

Today’s episode is an insightful conversation with Dr. Smit Patel, where we delve into the complex realm of Digital Medicine. Dr. Patel shares invaluable insights into the challenges this innovative field encounters, tackling issues ranging from regulatory hurdles to challenges with payors and reimbursement.

The landscape of Digital Medicine is rapidly evolving, promising transformative advancements in healthcare. However, it’s not without its hurdles. Join us as we explore the nuances, barriers, and pivotal roadblocks faced by this burgeoning sector. Dr. Patel’s expertise sheds light on the regulatory complexities and the intricacies of navigating payment structures in a digital healthcare landscape.

Resources:
https://dimesociety.org/
https://dtxalliance.org/
Dr. Smit Patel’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/smitpats/

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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Network with other pharmacists at Pharmacists Connect!
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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

Disclaimer: Views expressed are my own and do not reflect thoughts and opinions of any entity with which I have been, am now, or will be affiliated.

313. Becoming a Data Analyst Pharmacist feat. Dr. Stephen To

313. Becoming a Data Analyst Pharmacist feat. Dr. Stephen To

Intended Audience: Everyone

In today’s episode, we host the Dr. Stephen To, unveiling the intricate journey that has shaped his young career in the realm of pharmacy informatics. Join us as he delves into the rich tapestry of experiences garnered through his pharmacy residency and the nuanced landscape of pharmacy informatics.

Through this conversation, Dr. To generously shares the nuances of his pharmacy residency, unraveling the challenges and triumphs that fortified his skills. His foray into pharmacy informatics emerges as a pivotal chapter, showcasing the fusion of pharmacy expertise with the dynamic world of data analysis. In his distinct role today as a data analyst pharmacist, Dr. To embodies the synergy between pharmaceutical knowledge and the analytical prowess required in today’s evolving healthcare landscape.

Moreover, this episode serves as a guiding light for budding professionals aspiring to tread a similar path. Dr. To’s pearls of wisdom and pragmatic advice carve a roadmap for individuals charting their course in pharmacy. His insights encapsulate the essence of resilience, adaptability, and continuous learning—a testament to the multifaceted nature of the pharmacy profession.

You can reach out to Dr. To via LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-to-558837a9/

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.

New to LinkedIn and not sure where to start? Download my free ebook, "Professional Networking Unlocked", at https://www.tonydaopharmd.com/ebook
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Network with other pharmacists at Pharmacists Connect!
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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

Disclaimer: Views expressed are my own and do not reflect thoughts and opinions of any entity with which I have been, am now, or will be affiliated.

312. Setting Up Telehealth for Success feat. Dr. Beju Shah

312. Setting Up Telehealth for Success feat. Dr. Beju Shah

Intended Audience: Everyone

In today’s episode, we dive deep into the dynamic world of Telehealth, and we’ve got a special guest with a wealth of knowledge to share! Dr. Beju Shah, a Telehealth Success Manager, is here to unravel the intriguing journey that led him to this pivotal role and the invaluable insights he’s gained along the way.

Career Odyssey: From Pharmacy to Telehealth
Dr. Beju Shah takes us on an exciting voyage through his career, sharing how his background in pharmacy and technology paved the path to his current role as a Telehealth Success Manager.

The Five Pillars of Telehealth Success
What are the essential pillars that uphold success in the world of Telehealth? Dr. Beju Shah shares the five key elements that every Telehealth professional should embrace to thrive in the realm of remote care.

The Pharmacist’s Influence
Wonder how being a pharmacist can contribute to a fulfilling career in Telehealth? Dr. Beju Shah unravels the unique role that pharmacists can play in this field, emphasizing the crucial impact they can have on patient care.

Advice for Telehealth Enthusiasts
If you’re looking to make your mark and advocate for Telehealth, Dr. Beju Shah has some priceless advice to share. He’ll inspire you to take that first step towards a thriving career in this transformative industry.

Dive Deeper into Telehealth
For those hungry for more knowledge about Telehealth, Dr. Beju Shah recommends exploring the book, "Telehealth Success," available soon on Amazon. It’s a treasure trove of insights and guidance for anyone seeking to excel in the world of remote care. Find it here: https://www.amazon.com/Telehealth-Success-Thrive-Remote-Care-ebook/dp/B0CFX37ZZG/

Reach out to Dr. Shah via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/telehealthrx/

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.

New to LinkedIn and not sure where to start? Download my free ebook, "Professional Networking Unlocked", at https://www.tonydaopharmd.com/ebook
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Network with other pharmacists at Pharmacists Connect!
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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

Disclaimer: Views expressed are my own and do not reflect thoughts and opinions of any entity with which I have been, am now, or will be affiliated.

311. Empowering Pharmacists with Bayesian Dosing Tools feat. Dr. Sharmeen Roy

311. Empowering Pharmacists with Bayesian Dosing Tools feat. Dr. Sharmeen Roy

Intended Audience: Everyone

Note: During the time of this recording, Dr. Roy was the Senior Director for Pharmacy Solutions at DoseMeRx. As of October 2023, Dr. Roy is now Chief Strategy & Science Officer, and DoseMeRx has grown as a company.

In this episode of "Pharmacy, IT, & Me," recorded in March 2023, we sit down with Dr. Sharmeen Roy to delve into her pivotal role at DoseMe Operations. DoseMe is at the forefront of delivering Bayesian software solutions tailored for pharmacists, and Sharmeen sheds light on their innovative approach. We also explore her inspiring career journey, offering insights and inspiration for all those passionate about the intersection of pharmacy and technology. Join us for an enlightening conversation with a true trailblazer in the field!

To reach out to Dr. Roy, you can check out her LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharmeenroy/

Learn more about the platform at https://dosemerx.com

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.

New to LinkedIn and not sure where to start? Download my free ebook, "Professional Networking Unlocked", at https://www.tonydaopharmd.com/ebook
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Network with other pharmacists at Pharmacists Connect!
http://pharmacistsconnect.com

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

Disclaimer: Views expressed are my own and do not reflect thoughts and opinions of any entity with which I have been, am now, or will be affiliated.

310. A Pharmacist’s Journey into Health Tech Consulting feat. Pamela Mackey

310. A Pharmacist’s Journey into Health Tech Consulting feat. Pamela Mackey

Intended Audience: Everyone

In today’s episode, we have the distinct pleasure of hosting a thought-provoking interview with Pamela Mackey, a Senior Consultant whose career journey offers a fascinating perspective on the intersection of pharmacy and healthcare technology. With a robust background in pharmacy, Pamela has successfully transitioned into a dynamic role as a senior consultant in the realm of healthcare technology and pharmacy informatics. This conversation delves into her multifaceted career, highlighting her experiences working in various healthcare organizations.

Pamela’s insights are a treasure trove for anyone interested in a similar career trajectory. She not only sheds light on her professional journey but also shares her perspective on the skills, knowledge, and qualities essential for success in the role of a senior consultant in healthcare technology.

For those aspiring to make their mark in this rapidly evolving field, this interview is a beacon of guidance. Pamela’s wisdom can serve as a compass, helping individuals navigate the ever-expanding landscape of healthcare technology consulting. Moreover, the episode serves as a valuable resource for healthcare enthusiasts, providing a deeper understanding of the ways technology is reshaping the industry and the career opportunities it presents.

If you have any further questions, you can reach out to Pamela on her LinkedIn profile or email via pmackey@hpgresources.com

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.

New to LinkedIn and not sure where to start? Download my free ebook, "Professional Networking Unlocked", at https://www.tonydaopharmd.com/ebook
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Network with other pharmacists at Pharmacists Connect!
http://pharmacistsconnect.com

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

Disclaimer: Views expressed are my own and do not reflect thoughts and opinions of any entity with which I have been, am now, or will be affiliated.