Pharmacy, IT, & Me

309. Health Tech and Interoperability feat. Dr. Brian Fung

309. Health Tech and Interoperability feat. Dr. Brian Fung

Intended Audience: Everyone

In this episode, we had the privilege of sitting down with Dr. Brian Fung, delving into the fascinating journey of his transition into the realm of healthcare technology. Driven by a profound passion for advancing healthcare interoperability, he shared his invaluable insights on navigating the intricate web of technical intricacies. With his guidance, we embarked on a thought-provoking exploration of the pathways leading to the elusive dream world of seamless healthcare data exchange, highlighting the pivotal role of acquiring and applying technical expertise and pharmacist knowledge in this noble pursuit. Dr. Fung’s journey serves as an inspiring testament to the transformative potential of combining healthcare expertise with technological acumen to unlock the future of healthcare interoperability.

Visit Brian Fung’s website at https://www.briankfung.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.

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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.

308. Digitalization of Health and Pharmacy-Focused Digital Health feat. Dr. Timothy Aungst – The Digital Apothecary

308. Digitalization of Health and Pharmacy-Focused Digital Health feat. Dr. Timothy Aungst – The Digital Apothecary

Originally recorded in late 2022.

Intended Audience: Digital Health Enthusiasts

Don’t miss our latest episode of the Pharmacy, IT, & Me podcast!

Join us as we sit down with Dr. Timothy Aungst, aka The Digital Apothecary, to explore the fascinating world of digital health and its impact on pharmacy.

Discover what digital health truly means and gain insights into its future direction in healthcare. Dr. Aungst shares his expertise on the digitalization of health and emphasizes the crucial role of pharmacy-focused digital health solutions in driving meaningful conversations and innovations.

Learn how pharmacists can leverage technology to improve patient outcomes and medication management. Uncover the challenges and opportunities associated with implementing digital health solutions in pharmacy practice, and explore the exciting potential of emerging technologies to transform the field. Dr. Aungst shares his thoughts on what pharmacists roles will possibly be like and what challenges we face as digital health becomes the standard of healthcare.

Check out Dr. Aungst on social media:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothyaungst/
Personal Website: https://www.thedigitalapothecary.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.

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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.

306. From Pharmacy to Enterprise Operation Informatics feat. Quyen Ly

306. From Pharmacy to Enterprise Operation Informatics feat. Quyen Ly

Intended Audience: Everyone

Originally recorded in mid 2022.

In this episode of Pharmacy, IT, & Me, pharmacist Quyen Ly returns to share her experiences in navigating the pharmacy landscape during the COVID-19 pandemic and her new role as Global Head of Service, Enterprise Operations Informatics at Philips. Quyen discusses the challenges she faces and offers strategies for finding solutions in her global leadership position.

Quyen highlights the transformative effects of the pandemic on healthcare, and discusses how it affects the way companies run. She shares firsthand insights into the need for innovative solutions to ensure patient safety and deliver quality care. As she delves into her new role at Philips, Quyen provides examples of the challenges she encounters as she manages complex service operations on a global scale. She emphasizes the importance of leveraging informatics and technology to streamline processes and improve patient outcomes.

Don’t miss this inspiring episode as Quyen Ly’s journey exemplifies the resilience and adaptability of pharmacists in the face of change, offering valuable insights and strategies for success in the evolving healthcare landscape.

To reach out to Quyen, visit her LinkedIn page at https://www.linkedin.com/in/quyen-x-ly/

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.

305. Last Week in Health IT for May 29th, 2023

305. Last Week in Health IT for May 29th, 2023

Intended Audience: Everyone

Welcome to another episode of Last Week in Health IT where we talk about some of the significant Health IT-related news items that occurred in the past week.

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.

304. Medical Informatics and Technology Adoption feat. Dr. Matthew Sakumoto

304. Medical Informatics and Technology Adoption feat. Dr. Matthew Sakumoto

Intended Audience: Everyone

On today’s episode, we move away from the pharmacy informatics space and delve into medical informatics and technology adoption. Our special guest, Dr. Matthew Sakumoto, is a CMIO and virtual care physician in Northern California, and he shares with us his journey into medical informatics and discusses the issues with technology adoption and some strategies he employs in improving adoption amongst the medical profession.

If you’d like to meet Dr. Sakumoto and other likeminded physician leaders in informatics, there will be two opportunities to do so coming up:

ACP Internal Medicine Society Meeting
Friday, April 28th, 2023
Hard Rock Hotel, San Diego
7 PM

AMIA Clinical Informatics Conference
Monday, May 22nd, 2023
Matter Health, Chicago, Illinois
6 PM

For more information on the events, reach out to Dr. Sakumoto directly via his LinkedIn or Twitter.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattsakumoto/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattsakumoto

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 feat. Drs. Brian Fung, Beju Shah, David Vu, Tony Dao

Repost: One Goal, Many Paths – Next Steps After Not Matching feat. Drs. Brian Fung, Beju Shah, David Vu, Tony Dao

Today’s episode is a REPOST to 2019’s special episode about next steps after not matching. The four of us have had different stories on what we did after not matching and want to let you know that it’s OKAY. There’s still Phase 2, there’s still other pathways to get to where you want to go.

Original Shownotes from 2019: This year, over 4000 thousand applicants matched for a PGY1 or PGY2 pharmacy residency program. These individuals are moving on to an amazing opportunity where they can continue to expand their skillset and evolve their knowledge.

But… over 2000 applicants did NOT get this chance.

If you were one of the individuals who did not match, know that you are NOT alone. Know that it’s OKAY. Know that there are MANY different pathways to achieve your end goal.

On today’s special episode, Dr. Beju Shah, Dr. Brian Fung, Dr. David Vu, and Dr. Tony Dao all share their stories of how they did not match for residency and talk about the next steps they took that eventually navigated them into their DREAM careers.

We encourage anyone who’s listening to share your story and let everyone know that they are NOT alone. Please share your stories on any social media outlet using #OneGoalManyPaths #YourPharmacyStory .

Panel Contact Info:
Beju Shah: https://www.linkedin.com/in/medicationsafety/
Brian Fung: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bkfung/
David Vu: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vcudavidvu/ or vud@vcu.edu
Tony Dao: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonydaopharmd/

Additional resources: 2019 residency stats: https://natmatch.com/ashprmp/stats/2019applstats.pdf
2023 residency stats:
https://natmatch.com/ashprmp/stats/2023applstats-ph1.pdf

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.

303. Last Week in Health IT for March 9th, 2023

303. Last Week in Health IT for March 9th, 2023

Intended Audience: Everyone

Check out this week’s episode for the latest healthcare IT news.

Healthcare Workers Thinking About Quitting Often: https://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/healthcare-workers-still-think-about-quitting-often-even-well-staffed-teams

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.

302. CDS and PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Training feat. Dr. Marc Willner

302. CDS and PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Training feat. Dr. Marc Willner

Intended Audience: Everyone

Originally recorded in early 2022.

On today’s episode, we had the opportunity to speak with lead pharmacy informatics specialist and residency program director, Dr. Marc Willner, on his career journey and what his role is in terms of clinical decision support.

Topics in this episode include:

  • Dr. Willner’s early career path
  • Vendor-neutral residency training
  • The importance of clinical knowledge prior to moving into pharmacy informatics
  • What the CDS informatics team is responsible for, such as pharmacy patient scoring
  • The feature request process
  • How COVID-19 affected practice

You can learn more about the Cleveland Clinic Pharmacy Informatics Residency program at https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/pharmacy/education/residency-programs

You can also reach out to Dr. WIllner at willnem@ccf.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.

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.

301. Being a Pharmacist in Healthcare Technology feat. Dr. Dennison Lim

301. Being a Pharmacist in Healthcare Technology feat. Dr. Dennison Lim

Intended Audience: Everyone

Pharmacists that transition to health tech companies need to consider what they are looking for in the health tech field. On today’s episode, Dr. Dennison Lim, a former informatics pharmacist that has moved into the health tech space, shares his journey as a pharmacy resident to informatics pharmacist and subsequently to health tech. At the time of recording, Dr. Lim was at Truepill but has since moved on to another health tech company. Despite that, he’s given permission for this episode to be shared to give insight into his journey from pharmacy informatics to health tech.

To reach Dr. LIm, you can visit his LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dennisonlim/

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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Follow Tony’s personal Twitter account at @tonydaopharmd

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.

300. Pharmacy Tools for Investigational Drug Studies feat. Dr. Michael Schlesselman

300. Pharmacy Tools for Investigational Drug Studies feat. Dr. Michael Schlesselman

Intended Audience: Everyone

Originally recorded early 2022

Investigational drug services and studies are a complicated beast. How does pharmacy informatics and technology play a role?

On today’s episode, Dr. Michael Schlesselman joins us to discuss how we can leverage technology to help improve the investigational drug study and research world with electronic documentation and tracking. On this episode:

  • Dr. Schlesselman’s journey to where he is today
  • How Vestigo as an investigational drug software helps with inventory tracking and sponsor audits
  • The training that one may need to get into the vendor side of pharmacy informatics
  • Finding the right residency for you

To reach out to Dr. Schlesselman, you can email him at mike@mcreadiegroup.com or visiting his LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-schlesselman-7a65805/

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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Follow Tony’s personal Twitter account at @tonydaopharmd

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.