Todd S. Eury

Pharmacy Podcast Network

Pharmacy Podcast Network
Pharmacy Podcast Network

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As a podcasting 1st, the Pharmacy Podcast Show was launched in 2009 and has transformed into the Pharmacy Podcast Network with over 67,000+ listeners and subscribers and is the largest network of podcasts in the U. S. Healthcare System dedicated to the pharmacy industry. Our 25+ podcast co-hosts are some of the most brilliant minds in Pharmacy with 17 different podcast channels about Independent Community, Compounding, Long-term Care, Specialty, Hospital Systems, and Small Chain Pharmacy Businesses.

Episodes

Process Improvement in Pharmacy - PPN Epiosde 741

Dec 12, 2018 25:08

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The Pharmacy Inspection Podcast Team talks about Process Improvement in Pharmacy! Bryan and Seth give specific examples of how to start out improving a few processes within your own pharmacy.

Contact the Pharmacy Inspection Team: 

https://pharmacyinspection.com/ 

Digital Therapeutics - FutureDose.Tech - PPN Episode 740

Dec 12, 2018 22:18

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FutureDose host Dr. Timothy Aungst talks about Digital therapeutics as the new area in the Digital Health field creating evidence-based software for clinical treatment of diseases.

The Digital Health Alliance has released an industry report on the current state of DTx https://www.dtxalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/DTA-Report_DTx-Industry-Foundations.pdf Feel free to read my blog post on the topic and an introduction to digital therapeutics with more details that this podcast is based upon https://www.thedigitalapothecary.com/pharmacy-innovation-news/2018/11/28/an-introduction-to-digital-therapeutics-and-relevance-to-clinical-practice Timothy Dy Aungst, PharmD Associate Professor | Freelance Writer & Consultant @TDAungst

#HowIRxoll - Pharmacist in Physician Office with Side Hustle in Clinical Research - Dr. Geoff Brown - PPN Episode 739

Dec 10, 2018 28:56

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Season 2 - Pharming Your Career Episode 3 - #HowIRxoll - Pharmacist in Physician Office with Side Hustle in Clinical Research - Dr. Geoff Brown
Show Notes:   Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/geoffreywbrown/ Twitter: @DrugNerd1  Bio: Dr. Geoff Brown is a recent graduate from the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy. He is a study coordinator at GPI Clinical Research and a Quality Manager & Patient Liaison at Antidote Technologies. Geoff is interested in drug development, behavioral health, and Health IT.

AMA Digital Health Playbook FutureDose.Tech - PPN Episode 738

Dec 5, 2018 20:20

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Timothy D. Aungst PharmD, delivers another FutureDose.Tech episode about the AMA Digital Health Playbook. 

The American Medical Association (AMA) has not been silent compared to other medical organizations around its views on digital health. They have had an open discourse in the past year and partnered with many outside organizations to quantify and assess the implications of the digital health space in medical practice. If you were not aware (or a part of), the AMA has had several open networks inciting discussions and joint thoughts on digital health and established a digital health leadership program.

As part of this program, there has been an interest in delivering care using digital health, with a focus on Validation & Evidence, Payment, Liability & Risk, and Adoption & Scale. While these may be ambivalent terms, the AMA has put its word into more action with their recently released "Digital Health Implementation Playbook" (you can download it here but will need to submit some user data). I have read this document a few times and reflected on its implications to practice, which I will detail henceforth.

The Playbook is 95 pages long, and 66 pages actually dedicated towards essential content with the remainder being ancillary supporting documents and tools to integrate into clinical use. Overall, a lot of the material is image and graph-heavy, with not a lot of actual text, and with many quotes and such thrown in. I would say perhaps if they just stuck with actual text like a whitepaper this thing may only be

12 Ways PillPack might Impact Pharma - PPN Episode 737

Dec 4, 2018 22:28

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Why Pharma Companies Should Be Scared

Pharmaceutical companies have generally responded with an apathetic irreverence to Amazon’s entry into the pharmacy space. However, there are dramatic changes that may impact pharmaceutical companies.

Number 1: Changing the Players

There have been certain internal hires within Amazon that support the suggestion that Amazon would acquire PillPack, but Amazon is looking to do more than just create a pharmacy. Amazon’s acquisition of PillPacksupports the argument that they’re trying to flatten the playing field for retail pharmacy.

Current Drug Distribution Pathway

Drug companies make drugs, and then typically give the drugs to one of three major distributors: AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal, and Mckesson. These distributors may distribute the drugs, directly or in turn sell to smaller distributors who sell, to groups of purchasers called “group purchasing organizations (GPOs)”. These GPOs will buy medications in bulk (to get better pricing) and will give it to pharmacies that are part of the GPO. Each participant looks to create a profit for themselves, which dramatically increases the price of drugs.

Amazon, however, has been excellent at creating key relationships directly with manufacturers, even sometimes creating products with their own name on them. If Amazon can directly strike a deal with a pharmaceutical company, it can skip that distribution chain and go directly from the pharmaceutical company to the patient. In such a situation, all of “middle-men” companies would disappear as would the profits they charge. With this method, even if Amazon charges a hefty premium for their product, they can still get the drug to the patient at a cheaper cost than the current system.

Number 2: Pharmacy Benefits Managers (PBMs) Payor Pathway

Most major health insurers do not directly address or negotiate drug prices. Insurance companies contract with major prescription drug benefit managers (PBMs) to negotiate with pharmacies.

These deals have increasingly come under scrutiny since the President believes that such deals play a major role in the increase of drug prices. Additionally, some payors have used gag clauses to prevent pharmacists from telling patients when buying drugs directly for cash would be cheaper than paying the co-pay. Increasing scrutiny has also revealed that PBMs used “spread pricing” to obtain an obscene amount of profit and this impacted patients.

Amazon’s ability to bypass the distribution pathway may also enable it to avoid the payor pathway. Amazon’s ability to obtain discounts with bulk medication purchases may avoid the use of rebates and coupons if they offer to sell directly for cash at a lower price than co-pays may allow. Alternatively, providing an Amazon Prime Medical could provide a PBM like an alternative to traditional PBMs. They can eliminate discounts and rebates and directly connect the pharmaceutical company through Amazon to the patient. Such a direct relationship with the patient would be a massive benefit for the pharmaceutical company since it could charge a much lower price for the product. On the other hand, Amazon could charge a premium and still come out ahead. Alternatively, Amazon has explored offering its own insurance system, or even its own health offering after learning from existing PBMs.

Number 3: Direct-to-Patient Delivery and Pricing Transparency

Pharmaceutical companies have experimented with direct to patient deliveries. However, this has been with one-off products and has had limited success. Amazon could take the model mainstream and eliminate pharmacies from the middle chain. With President Trump insisting on price transparency in advertisements, a rebate-less/couponless system would allow for maximal price transparency.

Number 4: Supply Chain

Until now, Amazon has mostly been delivering consumer goods. However, Amazon will need to address special drugs like biologics that have specific temperature considerations or controlled substances which may have specific security considerations. Amazon does not have a demonstrated ability to control delivery. That can be hugely problematic for pharmaceutical companies because that may change how they develop drugs. If the primary distributor cannot handle those drugs, having those drugs would be hugely problematic and it would change the calculus on which drug candidates are pursued.

Number 5: Track and Trace

Amazon has routinely sold things from other countries in the US and has not done a good job in policing the source of/authenticity of products. However, drugs are required to have a tighter and closed-loop distribution platform. Pharmaceutical companies may struggle with Amazon buying drugs at a discounted price (for example, from Canada or Mexico) and re-importing those drugs. Alternatively, buying drugs from countries like China may result in flooding the market with counterfeit drugs. If Amazon finds it difficult to control the authenticity of supplies, when applied to drugs, track and trace requirements as proposed by the FDA will gain importance.

Number 6: Over-the-Counter Drugs

Amazon has already announced that it already has over-the-counter drugs branded by Amazon’s personal brand. So they have already entered that market and if they start selling enough volume, they can drop the price. This is something to think about if you are a pharmaceutical company because Amazon could go from being a partner to a competitor.

Number 7: Research and Development (R&D)

Pundits argue that Amazon is going to start discovering drugs by getting into the Clinical Research Organization business. Amazon’s business model does not support discovery and instead focuses on its core strength of distribution. Accordingly, it is unlikely that it will enter the drug discovery business in the short term.

Number 8: Rebate System

PBMs routinely benefit from rebates where they are rewarded for ensuring that enough of a certain drug is used by patients. President Trump has already targeted drug rebates as an unnecessary cause of high drug prices. He plans to deny the safe harbor afforded to drug rebates under the anti-kickback law. This would effectively make such rebates illegal. Amazon could simply charge cash prices and not use rebates. This would step around PBMs and yet provide Amazon a significant margin.

Number 9: Amazon’s Impact

While Amazon may not want to start a CRO, it is a data analytics company and is collecting huge amounts of data regarding its customers, and potentially of its patients. So while they may not enter the clinical research business like other CROs, they could use real-world evidence to help CROs and pharma companies. For example, Amazon could help with a virtual clinical trial by delivering the drugs directly to the patient in a blind format. They could then turn around and use the data of patients that were chosen for their benefit. While Amazon may not become involved in R&D by becoming a CRO, they could become involved in R&D by identifying patients for future clinical trial studies. Amazon becoming a pharmacy would be another step to provide them with unprecedented access across a range of retail outlets.

Number 10: Alexa

With the rise of virtual assistants, Amazon could use Alexa to talk to patients about their drugs and allow for education using this format. This would enable Alexa to provide a medication guide for patients. Going further, Amazon could use its data collection to revolutionize how patients interact with drug information. Through iterative design methods, Amazon could even optimize the medication guide.

Number 11: Telepharmacy

As we know, Amazon came out recently with their video-enabled version of Alexa. Alexa could be used to connect patients, pharmacists, and doctors with pharmaceutical companies and each other. This on-demand education at the point of care would be a highly effective way of using the Amazon ecosystem to educate doctors and patients and to connect patients with caregivers. It could also dramatically change how patients engage at the moment they want to engage with people who could educate them.

Number 12: Alternative Sources of Pharmaceutical Agents

Unlike what many people think, pharmaceutical companies are often just large sized kitchens that mix ingredients together. It is theoretically possible for pharmaceutical companies to order active and inactive pharmaceutical ingredients through Amazon instead of developing their own distribution chains. Amazon’s extensive recording keeping would provide information that could change how products are collected, created and curated. This collected data goes beyond the basics by including information such as records of batches delivered, sources of batches and expiration dates, and crucial information not considered appropriate for public access.

Conclusion

Until Amazon makes a move, it’s difficult to tell what their actual plans in the healthcare industry are. Amazon’s clear motives as a data analytics company, its AWS servers, and its entry as a major marketing resource all position Amazon to win in the pharmacy business. If you have any questions about the ethics of the Amazon discounting medications on a Prime Day discount type sale, reach out to me on Twitter, LinkedIn, or onDarshanKulkarni.com.

I also host a podcast called Gavel and Pestle, a show dedicated to the fusion of law and pharmacy. You can listen to it here or search for the Pharmacy Podcast Network wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.

Read more here: 

https://www.darshankulkarni.com/why-pharma-companies-should-be-scared/ 

the Mindset of Grit and Resilience - Rx Buzz - PPN Episode 736

Dec 3, 2018 31:11

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The Rx Buzz Podcast host Ashlee Klevens Hayes, PharmD, welcomes Melissa J. Durham PharmD discussing grit and resilience and developing a 'growth mindset'. 

GUEST BIOGRAPHY

Melissa J. Durham, PharmD, MACM, APh, BCACP, DAIPM is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree then completed a residency in Community Pharmacy Practice, both at USC. She also holds a Master’s degree in Academic Medicine from the Keck School of Medicine of USC. 

At the School of Pharmacy, Dr. Durham coordinates courses and teaches in a variety of subject areas, including pharmacy practice and professionalism and pain management. Dr. Durham is very involved in the expansion and development of interdisciplinary educational programs in the health sciences, and has a passion for leadership development among health professional students. She has given numerous presentations and presented papers on the subjects of pain management, travel medicine, leadership, and health professional education.

Pharming Your Career #HOWIRXOLL Series PART 2 - PPN Episode 735

Dec 2, 2018 37:12

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Pharming Your Career: Season 2, Episode 2 of #HowIRxoll: A Chat with Kelly Hartman, MA - Founder/President and CEO, Insights Consulting

Show notes:

Kelly Hartman, MA, BSU Alum 89MA91

Founder+President/CEO, Insights Consulting

Founder+Emeritus Board Member, Outside the Box 

Named Indy’s Best & Brightest Professional in Health & Life Sciences, and honored by the YWCA for being a Woman of Achievement, she is the founder, President & CEO of Insights Consulting a company named to the Top Workplaces in Indianapolis for nine years, and Co-Founder and Emeritus Board member of Outside the Box, a not-for-profit.  In her near thirty-year career of supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities -- she has always maintained a focus on empowering all people to be the best version of themselves.  As a mentor to young professionals and a leader in her industry, she is known for her sense of humor and helping all people see things from a different perspective. Hartman is also the busy Mama to twin 14-year-old boys.  In her spare time, she loves to cook, ride her bike and spend time on the water.

Where you can find Kelly:

insightsonline.net

OTBonline.org

Pharmacy Administration Opportunities Keep Growing - PPN Episode 734

Nov 30, 2018 25:31

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Lynn Paterini, PharmD host of the Nontraditional Pharmacist Podcast interviews Dr. Michael Kosal. Michael takes a data-driven and analytical approach to managing pharmacy operations. Work days are never the same, allowing for continuous learning and keeping it fun. 

Name: Michael Kosal

Position: Pharmacy Operations Manager, Ascension Genesys Hospital

Email: michaelkosal@gmail.com

Failure is for All-Stars: Pharmacy Future Leaders - PPN Episode 733

Nov 29, 2018 19:07

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Failure is for All-Stars

What do Oprah, Steve Jobs, Michael Jordan, and recently graduated pharmacy student Carl Heuett all have in common? They never give up. Failure is just an additional step to success.

Carl Heuett is a recently graduated pharmacy student from Nova Southeastern University. During this episode, he opens up about his bumpy journey to earning a pharmacy degree. 

Joanne Pauyo

Nova Southeastern University

College of Pharmacy

Class of 2019

Fort Lauderdale Campus 

the Power of Unity in Pharmacy - Rx Buzz - PPN Episode 732

Nov 28, 2018 31:33

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Rx Buzz Podcast host Ashlee Kleven Hayes, PharmD, interviews the Executive Director of California Pharmacists Association, Jon Roth.  

Currently, Jon reports to the Board of Trustees of theCalifornia Pharmacists Association. In this role he oversees all aspects of the association’s operations, policy, fund development, publications, and advocacy. The California Pharmacists Association is the largest and most progressive statewide professional society of pharmacists in the country. Key performance successes include:

Recognized by the U.S. Surgeon General for innovation and advocacy to advance healthcare practice for the benefit of public health.

Collaborated with numerous health care associations on a campaign to defeat Proposition 46, successfully protecting Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) from an attack by plaintiff attorneys.  Successfully led the largest legislative scope of practice expansion to be signed into law in California in decades. Successfully provided leadership to a coalition of health care providers to litigate against the State of California over provider rate reductions, including a writ of certiorari and presentation of the case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Successfully led $40 million fundraising capital campaign for an association-based foundation.

Jon Roth, MS, CAE

Chief Executive Officer

California Pharmacists Association

Pharming Your Career #HOWIRXOLL Series PART 1 - PPN Episode 731

Nov 27, 2018 33:36

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New miniseries - #HowIRxoll: A miniseries on how healthcare professionals & pharmacists work! Episode 1: A Conversation with Non-Traditional Pharmacist, Ashlee Klevens Hayes   Show Notes:

Links: www.rxashlee.com, IG: rx.ashlee, facebook: www.facebook.com/rxashlee 

Bio - A third-generation alumnus of the USC School of Pharmacy, Dr. Ashlee Klevens Hayes, PharmD/MHA is the founder of RX Ashlee, a career coaching company that specializes in empowering pharmacists to explore, launch, or create nontraditional roles within the pharmacy profession. After earning her PharmD in 2013, she completed a two-year residency focusing in health system management at the University of Kentucky, as well as a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Kentucky. She rose to the level of Director of Clinical Operations in a pharmacy software company before transitioning to career coaching. Ashlee is also the host of the RX Buzz, a podcast affiliated with the Pharmacy Podcast Network, and she serves as the Career Advisor to students and alumni at the USC School of Pharmacy    P3 Pharmacy Students! Check out the ASCP APPE Rotation info - application for the 2019-2020 academic year is open until 12/31/18: www.ascp.com/APPE.

Patient-Centricity: Improving Our Patient's Experience - PPN Episode 730

Nov 27, 2018 20:22

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Major & Darshan with the Gavel & Pestle Podcast talk about 'Patient Centricity' and being aware of the patient's experience and their pharmacy healthcare provider. 

Contact Darshan: 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/darshankulkarni/ 

@DarshanTalks 

Transformation of the PBM - PolitiTalkRx - PPN Episode 729

Nov 26, 2018 30:09

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PolitiTalkRx host Scott Kjelson, PharmD, interviews Scott Knoer, PharmD, Chief Pharmacy Officer at Cleveland Clinic about his opinions and views on the coming transformation of the Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs). 

NOTE: The views and opinions of this podcast are personal only and not a reflection of any corporation or organization associated with the host or the guests. 

Scott Knoer, PharmD 

Chief Pharmacy Officer at Cleveland Clinic

Contact the show: PolitiTalkRx@Gmail.com 

Mobile Insulin Management and Tech of the Future - FutureDose.Tech - PPN Episode 728

Nov 23, 2018 31:01

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Timothy Dy Aungst, PharmD, is an associate professor of pharmacy practice at MCPHS University. He graduated from Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy and completed a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at St. Luke's University Hospital, and then a Clinical Geriatric Fellowship at MCPHS University. He is passionate about the rise of technology in health care and its application to pharmacy. He has published primarily on the role of mobile technology and mHealth, and made multiple national and international presentations on those topics. He blogs at TheDigitalApothecary.com, is a Co-Host of FutureDose.Tech a podcast part of the Pharmacy Podcast Network, and you can find him on Twitter @TDAungst.

Forbes Technology Council Meghann Chilcott Senior Vice President of OrderInsite, delivering executive leadership in innovative pharmacy technology solutions. An executive leader in Pharmacy Technology, I help companies achieve revenue goals with a passion for process improvements through the successful execution of deliverables, backed by deep industry expertise and comprehensive management experience. A strategic and analytical professional, I develop business initiatives quickly and with precision. 

Personal Email: meghannc@me.com 
Business Email: mchilcott@orderinsite.com 

 

the ZappRx Impact - PPN Episode 727

Nov 21, 2018 32:00

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The ZappRx digital specialty prescribing platform enables providers to send prescription referrals to specialty pharmacies with legible and more complete information, so pharmacy teams spend less time chasing paperwork and more time helping patients who need life-saving medications.   ZOË BARRY FOUNDER AND CEO

Zoë Barry is the Founder and CEO of ZappRx, a digital health company focused on modernizing and streamlining the way specialty medications are accessed. Zoë launched her career on Wall Street working at the broker-dealer firm DeMatteo Monness and later the hedge fund Dawson Capital. While on Wall Street, Zoë felt compelled to transition into healthcare, to make a difference in an area where she knew needed improvement. In 2011, she joined athenahealth where she focused on implementing athenaClinicals at provider practices.

Throughout her work at athenahealth and in healthcare, Zoë became aware of a major issue with today’s prescribing and prior authorization process, particularly related to specialty medications. As such, she decided to leave athenahealth to launch ZappRx in 2012.  Today, ZappRx works nationwide with doctors, hospital systems, pharmacies and other tech partners.

In addition to ZappRx, Zoë currently advises 2 startups; Remy (NYC) and Metiri (Boston). She is also passionate about mentoring and angel investing in women-led companies including Pixi Cycling, ianacare, Future Fuel and RDMD.  Zoë was awarded Inc. Magazine’s 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 list in 2015, Boston Business Journal 40 under 40 in 2015 and Medtech Boston's 40 under 40 Heath care Innovator in 2016.

Karen Tirozzi brings extensive experience in program management and software application development to users in high-pressure healthcare environments. Having worked start-up & small companies for 15 years, her expertise is in product and program innovation and building the infrastructure, both for her employer and customers, to implement & support programs while ensuring the needs of a demanding customer base are met. Karen's unique background in HIT and clinical social work is the basis for her ability to deliver successful programs in small healthcare services and IT companies.

As VP of R&D at Health Leads, Karen leads efforts to make healthcare partner efforts to address patients social needs as tangible, systematic and scalable as possible. Under her leadership, the team developed offerings which include both technology and services, provided by Health Leads or tailored for delivery by clinic staff. 

As VP of Client Services at PatientKeeper, Karen led the team which grew to implement and support applications for hundreds of hospitals, clinics and physician group practices across the country. Products included charge capture, clinical dashboard, eSignature, and mobility applications.

Karen is also a clinical social worker, working for seven years in various clinical settings in Boston area hospitals. Karen holds a master's degree in social work from Simmons College and bachelor's degree from Boston University.

Specialties: Designing & building infrastructure for new/start-up companies; Implementation of software/IT; Executive management of critical client accounts; Operational management- Client Services, Sales, IT, Development/QA; Integration; CRM management; HIE, EMR, Business process (re)engineering, healthcare, account management, client services, project management, relationship management, customer support, cross functional team coordination, liaison between technology and business

 

the Medical Affairs Certified Pharmacist - Rx Buzz - PPN Episode 726

Nov 20, 2018 39:23

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RxAshlee, Ashlee Klenven Hayes, PharmD, host of the Rx Buzz Podcast, welcomes ACMA CEO & Founder Will Soliman. 

A recent survey found that over 65% of scientific and medical research is supported and conducted by the pharmaceutical industry.

Moreover, health care providers are required to obtain continuing education to maintain their professional license. The majority of continuing education is supported by pharmaceutical companies!

What that means is that pharmaceutical companies and their medical and sales representatives play a very important role as being the primary conduits of education and information to doctors. Having a professional certification creates a uniform standard of competency and excellence for industry professionals who are responsible for providing critical information to doctors which impacts patient lives.

https://www.medicalaffairsspecialist.org/what-we-do/ 

Pharmacist & Healthcare Disruptor: Martin VanTrieste of Civica - PPN Episode 725

Nov 18, 2018 31:33

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Show Notes: Martin VanTrieste, President & Chief Executive Officer, Civica - Martin VanTrieste brings over 35 years in the pharmaceutical industry – focusing on manufacturing and quality. He was ranked #2 on the 2018 Medicine Maker Power List of Industry Influencers.

Martin VanTrieste was the Chairman of the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) Board of Directors. The PDA represents over 10,000 members, and is the leading global facilitator of scientifically sound, practical technical information, quality systems and expertise to advance Pharmaceutical / biopharmaceutical manufacturing science and regulation so members can better serve patients. He recently retired as the senior vice president of quality at Amgen. He was responsible for quality assurance, quality control, compliance, operational excellence, environment, health and safety along with training at Amgen.

Prior to joining Amgen, VanTrieste was with Bayer Healthcare’s Biological ProductsDivision as vice president of worldwide quality and Abbott Laboratories as the vice president of quality assurance for the Hospital Products Division. While at Abbott, VanTrieste held various positions in Quality, Operations, and Research and Development. He started his career at Abbott in 1983 after obtaining his Pharmacy degree from Temple University School of Pharmacy.

He is the founder of Rx-360 and first Chairman of the Board of Directors. Rx-360 is a nonprofit international supply chain organization that enhances patient safety by increasing the security and quality in the biopharmaceutical supply chain.

VanTrieste has been actively involved with various professional and trade organizations, including, United States Pharmacopeia (USP), Pharmaceutical Quality Research Institute (PQRI), Pharmaceutical Research and Manufactures of America (PhRMA), and AdvaMed.

PharmaVoice in 2012 named VanTrieste as one of the 100 most inspiring people inthe pharmaceutical industry, calling him “a man with a mission”. The MedicineMaker in 2016, 2017 and 2018 named him one of the most influential people in the world of drug development and manufacture saying, “he is known throughoutindustry for his work on advancing quality assurance and helping to ensure a more reliable supply of high-quality medicines.”    Civica Webpage: https://civicarx.org/    ASCP's call for proposals page - share your expertise with our members in 2019!  https://www.ascp.com/page/callforproposals 

Humans, Data, and the Future of Healthcare - PPN Episode 724

Nov 15, 2018 25:16

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Gavel & Pestle Podcast host Darshan KulKarni talks with Emmanuel Fombu, MD, MBA (Manny) the author of the best selling book titled, The Future of Healthcare: Humans and Machines Partnering for Better Outcomes

Emmanuel Fombu, MD, MBA, is a physician, author, speaker and healthcare executive turned Silicon Valley entrepreneur.

As a medical futurist and 2017 winner of the prestigious New York City Health Business Leaders Boldest Digital Health Influencer Award, Dr. Fombu champions the potential for the internet of things, artificial intelligence and machine learning to revolutionize the healthcare industry.

https://www.emmanuelfombu.com/ 

What's Your Data Storage Solution? Introducing SNOWFLAKE - PPN Episode 722

Nov 15, 2018 17:26

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WHAT'S THE SNOWFLAKE ARCHITECTURAL DIFFERENCE? 

Meghann Chilcott is the host of FutureDose.Tech and interviews Todd Crosslin, the VP of Healthcare Strategy at Snowflake Computing. 

Snowflake’s unique data warehouse architecture provides complete relational database support for both structured data, such as CSV files and tables, and semi-structured data, including JSON, Avro, Parquet, etc., all within a single, logically integrated solution. Snowflake is a data warehouse-as-a-service, which requires no management and features separate compute, storage, and cloud services that can scale and change independently.

Metadata is also automatic. What’s more, metadata processing within Snowflake does not compete with the compute resources running your queries. This means Snowflake can scale near-linearly as your compute resources scale out. Secure by design and compatible with popular ETL and BI tools, Snowflake enables data warehouse managers to support enterprise-wide data warehouse requirements with virtually unlimited concurrency.

Snowflake is also a powerful query processing back-end platform for developers creating modern data-driven applications.

https://www.snowflake.com/product/why-snowflake/ 

The Olympian in You - PPN Episode 723

Nov 14, 2018 32:15

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Rx Buzz host, Ashlee Klevens Hayes, interviews "Coach Christen" Christie Shefchunas.    Coach Christen started coaching swimming after her career at the University of Tennessee, where she walked on to the Lady Vol SwimTeam as a freshman and walked out four years later as a 4x All-American and captain her junior and senior seasons. After graduating from Tennessee in 1997 with a BA in Psychology, Christen (Christie) Shefchunas spent 2 years coaching at the club level before starting her college coaching career. She was an assistant coach at Michigan State University for 2 years before going to SMU as the women’s assistant for 4 years, where she worked with Olympians, World Champions and NCAA Champions.

In 2006, Christen became the Head Coach at the University of Miami, where she spent 7 seasons.

In 2013, Coach Christen decided to leave her college coaching career to start speaking full time, as well as Confidence Coach female athletes. Coach Christen has now returned to working with women as a Confidence Coach, and speaks to athletes, leaders, coaches and women in corporate America across the country. She is a speaker at the LEAD Sports Summit, and is the creator of Confidence Nuggets .

CONTACT:  Ashlee Klevens Hayes, PharmD/MHA Founder & Lead Career Coach Rx Ashlee e: hello@rxashlee.com f: facebook.com/rxashlee w: www.rxashlee.com

Diversify Pharmacy Services to Develop New Business - PPN Episode 720

Nov 14, 2018 15:01

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First Financial Bank delivers a 5 part series about the importance of financial resources for your Independent Pharmacy Business. 

(VOL 5) 

First Financial Pharmacy Business Veteran Team member Bob Graul, talks with Pharmacy Podcast Network CEO, Todd Eury about creative business development and healthcare services diversification. 

Bob Graul: 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/bob-graul-23976115/ 

FFB1 Podcast Series Library: 

https://soundcloud.com/pharmacy-podcast/sets/first-financial-bank-podcast 

From First Financial Bank:

Our customers have the entrepreneurial spirit to build something bigger than themselves. Whether it’s starting their first pharmacy or growing a chain, we are instrumental in providing pharmacy loans and bringing dreams to fruition. Because we are a nimble, privately-held organization - we can focus on our customers and not on shareholders.

We take the worry out of financing — so you can focus on your patients. First Financial Bank is one of the nation’s leading small business lenders - originating almost $200M in pharmacy loans over the last few years.

Our lending team has over 75 years of pharmacy experience and includes current and past pharmacy owners. We have the industry-specific expertise and knowledge to help you finance your pharmacy. We are a preferred Small Business Administration (SBA) lender offering financing solutions to help practicing pharmacists meet a wide range of business needs:

Acquisition Equipment financing Expansion & remodeling Business refinancing Start-up loans

We offer a wide range of flexible terms tailored to your unique situation. Whether you are buying, selling or refinancing, we’ll work with you, one-on-one, every step of the way. Our customer service, financial strength, and expertise in working with independent pharmacies nationwide make choosing First Financial Bank a sound business decision!

Connect w/ the First Financial Banking Team: 

https://www.ffb1.com/loans/pharmacy-loans/pharmacy-loans.html 

The Rock Rx Strategy: New Business Development - PPN Episode 719

Nov 13, 2018 37:00

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Ryan Smith, Pharmacy Buying Group Entrepreneur, is the founder of Rock Rx Pharmacy. The Rock Rx Strategy is about layering different pharmacy business models based on the territories, staff, pharmacy setting, and mixuture of several different business development methods. 

Rock Rx is a fast growing chain of pharmacies focused on providing individualized solutions for 340B covered entities, hospitals, physicians, and long term care facilities throughout the United States. Our goal is to position your company and ours for success through collaboration and listening to your needs and the needs or your patients.

We recognize the importance of execution, containing costs, and maintaining efficiencies while providing the most important duty of pharmacy—patient care. Our understanding of the business side of pharmacy is strong from years of collective management and ownership experience with wholesalers, pharmacies, group purchasing organizations, and third-party payers. We are continually putting our heads together to provide competitive and innovative solutions for our patients and clients.

http://www.rockrx.org/contact-us/ 

Is Real Estate a Good Investment? - PPN Episode 718

Nov 12, 2018 23:49

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Joe Casselman, ChFC and Ben Coakley deliver the another epsidoe of the "Income Outcomes Show" -- on Real Estate Investing. 

Waypoint's Unique Process

We believe in the power of capital markets - not speculation, and this allows us the freedom to think differently and innovatively. Our partners have taken a scientific approach to analyzing the financial markets which allows us to create real world investment solutions. These solutions allow our clients to capture what the markets offer dimensionally.

We also believe in collaborative approach to wealth management. Each team member and wealth management tool have been selected to give you the guidance and experiences you need for your ulimate success.

We believe in letting potential clients test drive our program before we ask them to become full Waypoint clients. That is why we offer a complimentary workshop. This workshop will help you gain great clarity on what you want and set clear goals and objectives.

WaypointRx -- CALL: 843-873-4420

http://www.waypointus.com/wpa/contact 

Things I Wish my Preceptor Knew about Pharmacy Students - PPN Episode 717

Nov 8, 2018 31:03

Description:

Rx Talk with Suzy Podcast host, Suzanne Soliman PharmD BCMAS Chief Academic Officer of the ACMA and founder of the Pharmacist Moms Group talks with two pharmacy students about their journey as Future Pharmacy Leaders. 

Connect with Suzy: 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzannerabi/ 

Hands-On BCMAS: A Conversation with Dr. Jamie Dettler-Leonard - PPN Episode 716

Nov 7, 2018 19:30

The Concierge Pharmacist is the Future of Pharmacy - PPN Episode 715

Nov 6, 2018 37:10

Description:

Geily Ward & Joanne Pauyo interview the nation's first Concierge Pharmacist, Ken Sternfeld, RPh., host of the PGX4RX Podcast.

Concierge pharmacists are working directly in physicians’ offices to personalize chronic care medication management for patients.
 
In response to the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ call for ongoing chronic care management, concierge pharmacy network RXVIP Concierge is targeting this component in its business model and delivering chronic care medication services at the point of care.
 
Concierge pharmacists’ services can produce better patient outcomes, lower health care costs, and improve Medicare Star Ratings, according to RXVIP director of new business development Ken Sternfeld, RPh.
 
In this concierge pharmacy model, pharmacists pay a visit to the physician’s office 1 day a week and meet with patients to discuss their medications. These pharmacists will review and evaluate drug interactions, dosing, adverse effects, and adherence. Patients will also be encouraged to make lifestyle changes if necessary.
 
The concierge pharmacists will also handle prescription drug refills and look for generic or cost-saving alternatives, including co-pay assistance programs for patients. Additionally, the pharmacists can educate and assist patients with enrolling in Medicare Part D plans.

Patients also have around-the-clock access to the pharmacists.
 
“The response to having what amounts to a personal pharmacist available 24/7 has been nothing short of spectacular,” Sternfeld states “It is truly a paradigm shift when you consider the challenges at a retail pharmacy of getting any meaningful one-on-one time with a pharmacist.”
 
More than 90% of patients who were offered the opportunity to see a pharmacist one-on-one at a recent event did so, Sternfeld said.
 
As interest in concierge medicine and personalized care continues to grow, Sternfeld believes patients will appreciate the time pharmacists make to evaluate their medication regimen and help improve outcomes.
 
In terms of lowering health care costs, Sternfield pointed to the large portion of patients who are readmitted to the hospital because of poor medication management. He believes RXVIP concierge pharmacists can make an impact on these patients, as better outcomes can lead to reduced prescription medication costs and hospitalizations.

“Cost savings will be measurable in every collaborative practice relationship we develop going forward,” Sternfeld said.

CONTACT: ken@rxvipconcierge.com 

(844) MYRXVIP 

 

NeedyMeds Mission - PGX4RX - PPN Episode 714

Nov 5, 2018 20:53

Description:

Ken Sternfeld, RPh., host of PGX for Pharmacists 

interviews CARLA DELLAPORTA with NeedyMeds. 

Mission Statement: NeedyMeds educates and empowers those seeking affordable healthcare.

Find help with the cost of medicine. 

Vision Statement: Our vision is affordable healthcare for all.

How we do it: NeedyMeds, a national non-profit, achieves its mission by providing information on healthcare programs, offering direct assistance and facilitating programs.

NeedyMeds is funded by small grants, donations, sponsorships, subscriptions to PAPTracker, and syndication of some of our database information. NeedyMeds also works with the patient assistance programs of several pharmaceutical distributors.

  CARLA DELLAPORTA
Director of Education & Partnerships   NeedyMeds  Email: carla@needymeds.org 

PO Box 219, Gloucester, MA 01931

978-281-6666    Business
800-503-6897    Helpline https://www.needymeds.org/ 

Apple Watch Series 4 and Pharmacy: FutureDose.Tech - PPN Episode 713

Nov 2, 2018 19:44

Description:

Notes from Digital Apothecary on Apple Watch Series 4.

The recent Apple event was pretty tame compared to past years, with three new iPhones and Watch announced. Overall, a lot of this news had been floating around for the past few days before the event, but one item that caught my attention was the integration of an EKG sensor into the Series 4 Apple Watch.

Indeed, the event did highlight a bunch of new health features of the Apple Watch, including a bigger size and such, but two health items caught my attention:

ECG - A 30s ECG is being added after FDA approval to the Apple Watch that can detect arrhythmia’s (more specifically A. Fib). This is perhaps the biggest item being discussed in the Apple/Digital health field at the time, which I’ll go into detail further along.

Fall Risk - If you fall, the Apple Watch will allow you call for medical aid, and if no response is logged after 60 seconds. Now, I love this to a certain point. I think it’s going to be a good feature for those that want to enable it - and could be something recommended for patients at a high fall risk. It is a timely feature, given the recent acquisition of GreatCall by BestBuy lately, so Apple is definitely paying attention to how to leverage its device for services.

Expanded App Design - Some of the images released of how the Apple Watch can display data integrated with mobile apps for health-related purposes were really cool I thought, such as Dexcom CGM and Clue period tracker. Really nice interfaces that I think can help remind users to engage in their use, which often seems forgotten and leads to drop off for most of these health apps.

https://www.thedigitalapothecary.com/pharmacy-innovation-news/2018/9/13/lets-talk-about-the-new-apple-watch-and-what-it-means-for-health 

What Does Success Mean to You? - Rx Buzz - PPN Episode 712

Oct 31, 2018 36:22

Description:

Rx Buzz host Ashlee Kleven Hayes interviews Sharon Karina, PharmD Director of Educational Development at ProCE about her story of pharmacy industry success one step at a time. 

Why Pharmacy Owners Choose First Financial Bank? (VOL 4) - PPN Episode 711

Oct 31, 2018 20:26

Description:

First Financial Bank delivers a 5 part series about the importance of financial resources for your Independent Pharmacy Business. 

(VOL 4) 

Multiple locations Pharmacy Owner, Michael Butler, PharmD, talks with Pharmacy Podcast Network CEO, Todd Eury about growing his pharmacy businesses with First Financial Bank the special differences in supporting pharmacy businesses expansions. 

Michael Butler: 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-butler-5575aa49/ 

From First Financial Bank:

Our customers have the entrepreneurial spirit to build something bigger than themselves. Whether it’s starting their first pharmacy or growing a chain, we are instrumental in providing pharmacy loans and bringing dreams to fruition. Because we are a nimble, privately-held organization - we can focus on our customers and not on shareholders.

We take the worry out of financing — so you can focus on your patients. First Financial Bank is one of the nation’s leading small business lenders - originating almost $200M in pharmacy loans over the last few years.

Our lending team has over 75 years of pharmacy experience and includes current and past pharmacy owners. We have the industry-specific expertise and knowledge to help you finance your pharmacy. We are a preferred Small Business Administration (SBA) lender offering financing solutions to help practicing pharmacists meet a wide range of business needs:

Acquisition Equipment financing Expansion & remodeling Business refinancing Start-up loans

We offer a wide range of flexible terms tailored to your unique situation. Whether you are buying, selling or refinancing, we’ll work with you, one-on-one, every step of the way. Our customer service, financial strength, and expertise in working with independent pharmacies nationwide make choosing First Financial Bank a sound business decision!

Connect w/ the First Financial Banking Team: 

https://www.ffb1.com/loans/pharmacy-loans/pharmacy-loans.html 

Discussing the Science of CBD Oil - Part One - PPN Episode 710

Oct 30, 2018 29:01

Description:

Part One of the Three part series on CBD Oil.

Part One with CV Sciences Stuart Tomc Vice Presdient of Human Nutrition. https://pluscbdoil.com/ 

Contact CV Sciences: 

(800) 561-8711 

info@cvsciences.com 

About CV Sciences 

MISSION

At CV Sciences, our mission to improve well‐being underscores our values, operations, and products.

OVERVIEW

CV Sciences operates two distinct divisions: pharmaceuticals and consumer products. These divisions are supported by our medical and scientific advisory board, and state‐of‐the art production facilities.

PHARMACEUTICALS

CV Sciences’ Pharmaceutical Division is developing synthetically‐formulated cannabidiol‐based medicine, pursuing the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for drugs with specific indications utilizing cannabidiol as the active pharmaceutical ingredient. CV Sciences has achieved promising preclinical results in the development of cannabinoid medicines for treatment of a range of medical conditions.

CONSUMER PRODUCTS

CV Sciences’ Consumer Products Division delivers botanical‐based cannabidiol products that enhance quality of life. Currently distributed nationally in health food stores, health care provider’s offices and online, each consumer products brand is backed by a formal safety review, growing body of case reports, and physician’s recommendations.

FutureDose.Tech - Episode ZERO - PPN Episode 709

Oct 29, 2018 19:59

Description:

Today, we live at a unique point in human history where data are becoming the new currencies. Beyond oil, dollars and social status, data are emerging as one of the most powerful and consequential currencies around the globe. Technology, computer processing, cloud storage and artificial intelligence are empowering these data to transform zeroes and ones into insightful and even profound realizations about almost every aspect of our lives. - John Nosta 

This is FutureDose.Tech -- the Pharmacy Podcast Network's leading authority on technology in pharmacy and healthcare. 

Co-Hosts: 

Timothy Aungst, PharmD | The Digital Apothecary

Meghann Chilcott | Senior Vice President | OrderInsite™

John Hirschman: Pharmacy Future Leaders - PPN Episode 708

Oct 26, 2018 23:20

Description:

Geily Ward, Pharmacy Future Leaders host, interviews John Hirschman 3rd year student at Nova Southeastern University. John works closely with Dr. Scott Kjelson as a student advocate for Legislative days. 

Contact us for more information on how to help your student debt: 

ken@rxvipconcierge.com --tell Ken Sternfeld you want to know how to become a "Concierge Pharmacist" and lower your student debt. 

Suspension of Competitive Bid: What's this mean to me? - PPN Episode 707

Oct 25, 2018 14:31

Description:

The R.J. Hedges Team delivers another "heads up" discussion on the Suspension of Competitive Bid and what this means to your pharmacy business.  Listen to Becky & Jeff on the latest: 

Pharmacy Compliance Guide, part of the Pharmacy Podcast Network. 

CONTACT:  

Becky Templeton, CDME, ABI

Director of Business Development

R.J. Hedges & Associates

Office:  724-357-8380    

Website:  www.rjhedges.com 

Believe in Yourself and You will Succeed - RxBuzz - PPN Episode 706

Oct 24, 2018 37:43

Description:

RxAshlee's founder Ashlee Kleven Hayes delivers another episode of the Rx Buzz with an inspirtional interview with Sean O'Neill, PharmD Chief Clinical Officer at Bainbridge Health. 

Before you can expect others to believe in your message, your mission, and trust you enough to accept your help, services, or products, you must believe in yourself. Being an Entrepreneur is not easy and leaving a secure job to pursue your dream take courage and determination. 

Sean O'Neill is the Co-founder and Chief Clinical Officer of Bainbridge Health. Prior to his role at Bainbridge Health, Mr. O'Neill served as Medication Safety Officer at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He has held roles as a clinical pharmacist at CHOP and Boston Children's Hospital. Previously, Mr. O'Neill served in an advisory capacity at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), where he received the CHEERS award, and as a board member of the Medication Safety Officers Society (MSOS). Sean earned his PharmD at Northeastern University.

About Bainbridge Health: 

Based on more than a decade of research and development within the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and in collaboration with adult and pediatric sites nationwide, Bainbridge Health was founded with a mission to make the hospital a safer place by reducing medication errors.

https://www.bainbridgehealth.com/about 

NCPA 2018 Annual Conference Review - PPN Episode 705

Oct 22, 2018 24:58

Description:

The 2018 NCPA Annual Convention, October in Boston was another successful gathering of Community Pharmacy owners, vendors, and supporters of Independent Pharmacy. Todd Eury, Pharmacy Podcast Network founder & CEO attended the event and interviewed Scott Brunner, Senior VP Communications & External Affairs National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) 

https://www.ncpanet.org 

Pharmacists for Healthier Lives: Lucinda L. Maine, Ph.D., R.Ph. - PPN Episode 704

Oct 19, 2018 35:51

Description:

Dr. Lucinda Maine's bio: Lucinda L. Maine, Ph.D., R.Ph. Executive Vice President and CEO
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Dr. Lucinda L. Maine serves as executive vice president and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. As the leading advocate for high quality pharmacy education, AACP works to develop strong academic scholars and leaders, to support excellent professional doctoral and postgraduate degree programs and build relations with key constituency groups both inside and external to the profession of pharmacy.

Prior to assuming her current role in July 2002, Maine served as senior vice president for policy, planning and communications with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). Analyzing trends in healthcare, assessing the implications for pharmacy practice and advocating appropriate recognition for all pharmacists were her top priorities at APhA.   Maine is a pharmacy graduate of Auburn University and received her doctorate at the University of Minnesota. She served on the faculty at the University of Minnesota where she practiced in the field of geriatrics and was an associate dean at the Samford University School of Pharmacy.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Research America and is an Executive Committee member of the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education.   New media campaign for pharmacy: https://pharmacistsforhealthierlives.org/  AACP: www.aacp.org   Hope to see you at ASCP's annual meeting soon too! www.ascp.com for details Nov 1-4, 2018 in National Harbor, MD!

Social Media Tips for Independent Pharmacy - PPN Episode 703

Oct 18, 2018 16:51

Description:

Pharmacy Marketing Simplified host and president of GRX Marketing Nicolle McClure interviews Jessica Gardner with Smart Solutions.

Jessica & Nicolle discuss why it’s important for independents to be active on social media, and if they’re not, some easy things to do to keep their page active.

Contact GRX Marketing:

https://www.grxmarketing.com/podcasts 

Drugs of the Future are Kickstarted by Regulatory Affairs - PPN Episode 702

Oct 17, 2018 20:01

Description:

The Nontraditional Pharmacist Podcast host Matt Paterini, PharmD delivers a spectacular interview with Brendan Doran, PharmD Assistant Director Of Operations Regulatory Affairs & Medical Writing at CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services

Regulatory requirements are stringent across all phases of the drug life cycle. Brendan Doran touches on many of these phases with an emphasis on the process of bringing a drug to regulatory bodies for market approval.

Contact the TNP Team: 

https://www.thenontraditionalpharmacist.com/contact/ 

Supporting the Business of Pharmacy -First Financial Bank (VOL 3) - PPN Episode 701

Oct 16, 2018 26:28

Description:

First Financial Bank delivers a 5 part series about the importance of financial resources for your Independent Pharmacy Business. 

(VOL 3) 

Drew Hegi, MBA Loan Officer at First Financial Bank talks with Pharmacy Podcast Network CEO, Todd Eury about his role with the bank and the special differences in supporting pharmacy businesses expansions. 

Drew Hegi: 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/drew-hegi-mba-26911448/ 

From First Financial Bank:

Our customers have the entrepreneurial spirit to build something bigger than themselves. Whether it’s starting their first pharmacy or growing a chain, we are instrumental in providing pharmacy loans and bringing dreams to fruition. Because we are a nimble, privately-held organization - we can focus on our customers and not on shareholders.

We take the worry out of financing — so you can focus on your patients. First Financial Bank is one of the nation’s leading small business lenders - originating almost $200M in pharmacy loans over the last few years.

Our lending team has over 75 years of pharmacy experience and includes current and past pharmacy owners. We have the industry-specific expertise and knowledge to help you finance your pharmacy. We are a preferred Small Business Administration (SBA) lender offering financing solutions to help practicing pharmacists meet a wide range of business needs:

Acquisition Equipment financing Expansion & remodeling Business refinancing Start-up loans

We offer a wide range of flexible terms tailored to your unique situation. Whether you are buying, selling or refinancing, we’ll work with you, one-on-one, every step of the way. Our customer service, financial strength, and expertise in working with independent pharmacies nationwide make choosing First Financial Bank a sound business decision!

Connect w/ the First Financial Banking Team: 

https://www.ffb1.com/loans/pharmacy-loans/pharmacy-loans.html 

Working Across Generational Lines: A Conversation with Sarah Sladek of XYZ University - PPN Episode 700

Oct 15, 2018 37:26

Description:

Pharming Your Career Season 2 Kick-Off 

(700th Episode of the Pharmacy Podcast Network) 

Dr. Erin L. Albert returns to the Pharmacy Podcast Network with Pharming Your Career Season 2 with a strategic conversation and interview with Sarah Sladek.

Since 2002, Sarah Sladek has been dedicated to researching demographic and economic shifts and engagement trends. Her mission is to help organizations thrive in this era of disruption and engage future generations of members and talent. As the founder and CEO of XYZ University, Sarah leads a future-focused company comprised of generational researchers, presenters, and strategists. Renowned as a leading researcher of demographic shifts, she’s authored five books and several research papers, bringing her expertise to 40+ keynotes each year.

Her company's website: xyzuniversity.com   Sarah's books: Talent Generation: How Visionary Organizations Are Redefining Work and Achieving Greater Success - https://amzn.to/2OkqPjw Knowing Y: Engaging the Next Generation Now - https://amzn.to/2DzB7Zc   The End of Membership as We Know It - https://amzn.to/2Dzl1yE Rock Stars Incorporated - https://amzn.to/2zxkaKR The New Recruit - https://amzn.to/2DutEKK

Pharmacy Future Leaders - Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist - PPN 699

Oct 13, 2018 22:22

Description:

Pharmacy Future Leader's Geily Ward interviews Kelsey Zapata an Emergency Medicine Clinical resident Pharmacist at Kaweah Delta Medical Center.  

She's a PGY2 critical-care trained emergency medicine clinical specialist at a large community hospitalin Visalia, California. Kelsey's interests include neurocritical care and stroke, trauma and disaster medicine,and pharmacy education. She's a wife, mother of two, dog owner, baseball fan, and avid reader.

Pharmacy Future Leaders:

https://soundcloud.com/pharmacy-podcast/sets/pharmacy-future-leaders 

Women Pharmacist Day 2018 - Rx Talk with Suzy - PPN Episode 698

Oct 12, 2018 27:38

Description:

The first 'Rx Talk with Suzy' launches today in celebration of the inaugural Women Pharmacist Day, October 12th 2018, in conjunction with National Pharmacist Month, to recognize the important contributions women pharmacists make, every day, to delivering quality care to patients, and conference organizers at the National Community Pharmacy Association's (NCPA) Annual Convention reminded pharmacists to celebrate. 

Rx Talk with Suzy, is hosted by Dr. Suzanne Soliman, a pharmacist who is also founder of PharmacistMomsGroup.com, a not-for-profit organization that offers support, resources and a professional network for pharmacist moms. 

While women made up only 8% of all US pharmacists as recently as the 1960s, women currently comprise 55% of the pharmacist workforce, and the number of those practicing is on the rise. Approximately 61% of the 14,000 PharmDs earned in the US in 2016 were earned by women, according to a recent press release from Cardinal Health, Women Pharmacist Day sponsor.

NCPA conference organizers explained that Women Pharmacist Day is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the significant gains women have made in pursuing careers in pharmacy, while honoring the trailblazers who have made such progress possible.  

Women Pharmacist Day was founded by Suzy too founder of PharmacistMomsGroup.com, with over 16,000 pharmacist moms and continues to grow daily. Soliman chose October because it marks National Pharmacist Month; she chose the 12th day of the month to honor the legendary first female pharmacist in the U.S., Elizabeth Gooking Greenleaf, who had 12 children and is an inspiring role model for thousands of women who dream of becoming a pharmacist.

Build a Brand of Value - Rx Buzz - PPN Episode 697

Oct 10, 2018 32:43

Description:

Chris Cozzolino, joins Ashlee on the Rx Buzz to share his passion for entreprenurial businesss and talks about the critical importance of building a brand of value.

Chris is a current pharmacy student with a passion for innovation, business, and leadership. E-commerce business owner, Instagram marketing and account growth specialist, Medication Therapy Management (MTM) proficiency, Value Based Pharmacy practitioner, Cystic fibrosis (CF) research experience, Dementia patient mealtime research experience, University of Iowa Founders Club Elite Entrepreneur, and future law student with intentions of entering pharmaceutical patent law/biotechnology innovation. I believe in creating my own world and then going out and living in it.

Chris says, "Life doesn't happen to me, life happens because of me."

Chris is the founder of Uptown Creation. Uptown Creation is a renowned Digital Marketing Agency based in the United States (Chicago). Our team provides brands and businesses around the world with advanced Instagram growth. We provide a way to drive organic traffic and likes to your Instagram content to get more eyes on your posts and ultimately more brand awareness, followers, and conversions.

Contact Ashlee: 

https://www.rxashlee.com/ 

Pharmacy Future Leaders: Chloe Anastasia Givens - PPN Episode 696

Oct 10, 2018 27:38

Description:

Pharmacy Future Leaders co-host Joanne Pauyo interviews Chloe Anastasia Givens, founder of Phast Phorward Pharmacy

From Chloe: During my first professional year of pharmacy school, I knew it was the perfect time to venture out and launch this blog. I was eager to hit the ground running and get involved in as many ways as I was able. As I begin my second year, it is motivating to reflect on year one and see how far I’ve come since those initial days, post orientation. I am now sitting on our Student Executive Council, I was elected APhA-ASP chapter president, I am a member of our Student Government, sitting on the Social Committee, and I am now and active member of ASHP-SSHP, TPA and SNPhA. There are so many opportunities to chase in your new adventure through pharmacy school and I hope my journey inspires you to dream big!

Contact Chloe: hello@phastphorwardpharm.com 

2018 NASP Annual Meeting Review - PPN Episode 695

Oct 8, 2018 37:44

Description:

The Pharmacy Podcast Network and the NASP are partners together in the creation of the NASP Podcast. The digital publication is the leading podcast about the business of Specialty Pharmacy.

The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) concluded its sixth annual meeting in Washington, DC, on September 24-26, 2018.

The NASP Annual Meeting is the most effective way to stay abreast of rapid developments in specialty pharmacy, including national legislative and regulatory policy, which will be featured at the meeting.

The NASP Annual Meeting & Expo is the only comprehensive national specialty pharmacy conference in which all stakeholders can fully participate.

Who Attends the NASP Annual Meeting?

Senior executives, pharmacy directors, staff pharmacists, consultants, and other management- level personnel from specialty pharmacy providers, infusion pharmacies, pharma/biotech manufacturers, institutional pharmacies, managed care organizations, GPOs, distributors, and suppliers to the industry.

https://naspnet.org/annual-meeting/ 

Converge to Accelerate 2018 - PPN Episode 694

Oct 5, 2018 33:01

Description:

Tory Cenaj Publisher, Blockchain in Healthcare Today | Telehealth and Medicine Today ---Joins Todd Eury on the Pharmacy Podcast to talk about the up-coming conference: 

Converge to Accelerate 2018

This year, Partners in Digital Health, publishers of Blockchain in Healthcare Today and Teleheath and Medicine Today, presents a full day of concurrent tracks featuring sessions  that present a worldview for transformative technologies that modernize healthcare.  The foremost  innovators and savants in blockchain technology, telehealth, AI, and other novel technologies will convene  at the Convege2Xcelerate  (#ConV2X),  healthcare modernization event,  to address the most compelling issues, growth opportunities, and financial implications for the industry.

Sector leadership will converge to share and challenge the integration of emerging technologies to accelerate building a new framework for the future of patient care, and modernization of a new health system. As healthcare moves from fee for service to pay for value, enhanced data sharing and delivering care in the right place, at the right time, at the right cost, will be critical for business survival.

Join us to be part of this important dialog. Lessons learned from this event are likely to change your strategic plan for years to come.

Meet and network with the foremost leaders and savants from payer, government, consulting, provider, innovation hubs, and universities. The list of luminary speakers is at https://convergetoaccelerate2018.sched.com/directory/speakers

No Bitcoin, and No Fake News - you will hear only ORIGINAL  and Exclusive Discussions, FIRST,  at 

#ConV2X, on October 24, in NYC!

                                                                                                 Register now to secure your seat!

Expect exciting policy debates, the 2nd Annual Innovation Ignition Competition, and a packed agenda with 90+ speakers and 50 sessions to attend!  Create your own agenda based on your specific interests and knowledge level.

JOIN US with your  ALL ACCESS  PASS!  REGISTER TODAY and save your seat!

The audience for this executive level event will include:

Hospital leadership National and regional agencies including government, and not-for-profit organizations HIT and innovation leadership Academic leadership Leading health professionals including physicians, nurses, care givers, and behavioral experts Life science, medical technology, and device companies Health insurers Startups and entrepreneurs Investors, incubators, and consultants Undergraduate and graduate students


For sponsor support, please  contact:
Randy Knotts  |  Email: randyknotts@partnersindigitalhealth.com  |  Phone: 312-933-4700

Keeping in Compliance when Terminating Employees - PPN Episode 693

Oct 4, 2018 12:27

Description:

Becky Templeton and Jeff Hedges review the sensitve employer's issue and topic about Terminating Employees. 

 

Despite all of your efforts, you still may not see the type or quality of improvement needed, and the only option left is to sever the relationship. However, by now, you should have clearly documented what you did to help the under-performing employee improve.

Performance-based terminations should never come as a surprise to your employees.

Prior to terminating your employee, be sure to review all associated documentation. Also, contact your legal counsel or HR representative to ensure your case is supported, justified and sound. Confirm that you’re following all state-specific wage and hour regulations. And if you use employment contracts or non-compete/non-solicitation agreements, you should ask your legal counsel to provide you with validity and enforcement guidance.

Contact the R.J. Hedges Team today: 

Becky Templeton, CDME, ABI

Director of Business Development

R.J. Hedges & Associates

Office:  724-357-8380 

 www.rjhedges.com

Moving Beyond the Doubt - Rx Buzz - PPN Episode 692

Oct 3, 2018 42:19

Description:

RxBuzz host Ashlee Kleven Hayes, PharmD., interviews Blair Thielemier, PharmD., about pushing past your doubts, your fears, and tapping into your inner strengths. 

Blair Thielemier, PharmD is the author of the book 'How to Build a Pharmacy Consulting Business' which is written as "Your Rx for Finding Freedom and Loving Your Career"

Learn more about Blair's mission and consultancy by visiting http://www.BTPharmacyConsulting.com 

Understanding CBD Oil: im·bue botanicals -PPN Episode 691

Oct 2, 2018 36:56

Description:

Special episode of the Medical PotCast --Todd Eury, founder of the Pharmacy Podcast Network interviews co-Founder of Imbue Botanicals on the unique opportunity for pharmacists understanding CBD Oils. 

From the company: 

At im·bue botanicals, we truly believe that centuries-old botanicals can have a profound impact in improving our lives, and those of our pets.

To that end, we grow the finest organic Colorado hemp, process it under the most stringent conditions, and produce an extensive line of premium CBD products, including tinctures, capsules, and topical lotions and salves, all available in multiple strengths… for both people and pets. Our premium Colorado grown hemp products are non GMO, cruelty free, vegan and contain no added flavorings or sugars. Available in select retailers, our own online store, and other online retailers, our products offer exceptional quality, superb packaging and unmatched value.

​With nearly three decades of experience, the founders of im·bue botanicals are passionate about utilizing our expertise and know-how to deliver exclusive, proprietary products, designed and envisioned to provide outstanding results. Our “Earth First” approach to business as well as consumer wellbeing is fundamental to all that we do.​

At im·bue botanicals, we carefully formulate our products for optimal concentrations. Our unique, low pressure and temperature processing ensures that our product is fully-infused. It’s what we call Full Spectrum, and it’s designed to provide outstanding benefits. And at im·bue botanicals, all of our products are batch tested by independent laboratories prior to shipment to ensure quality and consistency.

We currently provide several distinct products, designed for differing requirements. Our proprietary liquid product utilizes all-natural, pleasant tasting organic vegetable glycerin as the base. This ensures a pleasant taste, without any unhealthy additives. And our exclusive capsules provide a convenient alternative when a higher, more sustained dose is preferred.

We also offer our unique topicals, em·body lotions and salves. These soothing, restorative, all-natural products provide exceptional comfort restore and vitality to areas where applied.

So whether you need hemp products for you or your four-legged family members, we have you covered. With safe, quality products, made in the USA and delivered right to your doorstep.

Contact: 

Tom Bauer www.imbuebotanicals.com 844.864.6283  ext. 701

Pharmacy Inspection: Compounding Design Theory - PPN Episode 690

Oct 1, 2018 21:21

Description:

On this episode of the Pharmacy Inspection Podcast, Bryan and Seth talk about Compounding Design Theory.

This podcast stemmed from a conversation Bryan and Seth had about a hood that he helped design for Encore Scientific  a hood with a clear view from any angle. Which is extremely helpful from the the perspective of the PIC; who at any moment could be doing any number of things in the lab.

With a hood like this they're able to maintain visibility of any of the technicians operating inside which is important just from quality standpoint but ALSO for the technician working inside the compouding lab too. 

Contact Seth & Bryan here: 

https://pharmacyinspection.com/contact/ 

the TelePharmacy Opportunity - PPN Episode 689

Sep 27, 2018 26:14

Description:

Telepharmacy is the delivery of pharmaceutical care via telecommunications to patients in locations where they may not have direct contact with a pharmacist. It is an instance of the wider phenomenon of telemedicine, as implemented in the field of pharmacy.

Darshan Kulkarni, host of the Gavel & Pestle Podcast and VP Regulatory Strategy & Policy with Synchrogenix interviews Timothy Youkhana President with Scaled Enterprise Solutions about telepharmacy opportunities for pharmacy business. 

Telepharmacy services include drug therapy monitoring, patient counseling, prior authorization and refill authorization for prescription drugs, and monitoring of formulary compliance with the aid of teleconferencing or videoconferencingRemote dispensing of medications by automated packaging and labeling systems can also be thought of as an instance of telepharmacy. Telepharmacy services can be delivered at retail pharmacy sites or through hospitals, nursing homes, or other medical care facilities.

The term can also refer to the use of videoconferencing in pharmacy for other purposes, such as providing education, training, and management services to pharmacists and pharmacy staff remotely.

ABOUT --Scaled Enterprise Solutions

https://ses.healthcare/about/ 

The Power of Networking: TNP - PPN Episode 688

Sep 25, 2018 29:43

Description:

Networking is a Must for Success in Today’s Job Market In today’s job market it is not enough to submit your resume, CV, or online application for a new position. It is critical that you make personal connections with people in the company or industry. Matt and Lynn discuss the importance of networking and share some personal success stories.

Lynn Paterini, PharmD, with the Nontraditional Pharmacist interviews her husband and business partner Matt Paterini, PharmD. 

https://www.thenontraditionalpharmacist.com/networking-a-must-for-success-in-todays-job-market/

 

The Secret Imposter in You - Rx Buzz - PPN Episode 687

Sep 24, 2018 14:56

Description:

If You Want Ultimate Career Success, You're Going to Have to Ditch Your Imposter Syndrome

Imposter syndrome: it’s one of the biggest hurdles we can face throughout our career.

It’s that nagging voice that says “you are not qualified for this role” and “someone is going to call you out one of these days” even though you ARE totally qualified and ALREADY do amazing work.

I want to start this blog by fully admitting that I struggled with imposter syndrome for MANY years. For the majority of my schooling, training, and the early part of my career, I felt like I was living a life I did not deserve even though I was fully qualified for every single position I accepted.

Looking back at my early career, I nailed my presentations and interviews, overachieved, went above and beyond, won awards, networked, volunteered, and knew all of the specific steps required to be a successful professional, but even with all of this... I never really felt like I deserved the job. To this day, I don’t fully understand where this belief stemmed from or why those feelings existed – they just did.  

Fast forward a few years and I am happy to announce that the annoying self-doubting life is behind me. I finally learned how to appreciate my strengths, acknowledge my accolades, accept my uniqueness (and quirkiness!), and find the confidence that I deserve.

Now that I am a recovering imposter, let's talk about what all of this actually means and how you can conquer this feeling.

What is Imposter Syndrome and How it can Really Damage You

Imposter syndrome, by definition, “reflects a belief that you’re an inadequate and incompetent failure, despite evidence that indicates you’re skilled and quite successful.”

Though much of imposter syndrome is an internal battle, other people can reinforce your feelings of self-doubt.

When someone says: “wow, you are so lucky you got that job,” it solidifies your feelings of being an imposter. And there are many minimizing tactics people can use to make you feel like you don’t deserve your dream job. Everyone from a difficult boss to a jealous coworker finding fault in everything you do can make your imposter syndrome worse.

So, here’s the REAL truth about all of this imposter business: There are no rules as to who should be doing what job, who is meant to land a specific role, or which specific breed or type of person is cut out for a unique job.

Ultimately, YOU create your own career happiness.

YOU create your own success.

No one else can do this for you, and no one else should be able to take it away from you.

Did you hear me? No one else but YOU can do this.

In fact, chances are that if you are reading this blog and have identified with some of the comments I’ve made, you are highly qualified and deserve to be in the role you are in even if you worry that you’ll be called out for being a “faker.”

How You Can Overcome Imposter Syndrome

Now, I realize some of the statements I am going to say will be much easier said than done, but recognizing that you are suffering from imposter syndrome is the first step to beat it.

The number one way to overcome imposter syndrome is to actually change the way you think about yourself.

Yes, you heard me: you need to change the way you think about YOURSELF.

Here’s the thing: feeling like an imposter is just a FEELING. That’s all there is to it.

If you are constantly doubting yourself as to whether or not you are living the life you deserve, then take a step back. Remember what specific steps you took to actually land the position you are currently in and how much blood, sweat, and tears you put into your career to get to where you are now.

If you’re feeling like an imposter, here are some life altering questions you can ask yourself to combat the imposter in you:

Think back and ask yourself WHY you went into this career route?

Use this answer to guide you and influence you: How much energy have you put into this career to land you into this role? What are your prior experiences to make you a perfect fit for this position? What sacrifices have you made to get into the role you are in?

Write all of these answers down and logically (not when you are feeling irrational about yourself) reflect on your experiences.  

Pin these answers up on your desk or mirror and look at them EVERY.SINGLE.DAY.

If you are feeling bold, share them with a trusting friend. Allow yourself to have an appreciation for your hard work. Let it sink in. Relish yourself with your accomplishments.

I am not kidding, this stuff works!!!

SHOULD YOU FAKE IT UNTIL YOU MAKE IT?

Initially, yes. I’ve coached many imposters to “fake it until you make it.”

The truth is that, during the beginning phases of combating the imposter in you, faking it really works. I promise. Repeating steps 1-4 above is another important part of beating the imposter, and leaning into the “fake it until you make it” mantra to help you along the way.

Speaking for myself here, I mentioned “faking it until I was making it” to one of my mentors who I really look up to, Craig and his response to me was: "Ashlee, you're not faking it anymore, you really, really know what you're doing!"

WOW… That was a good feeling and even more so because I realized it was true! For the first time, it hit me… I am actually doing okay. :)

If you take a step back for a second, and think how far you’ve come from, IT WILL hit you: you have grown into that confident professional you initially never imagined yourself being. People will start turning to you for advice because YOU are that expert, and YOU have earned yourself this role.

Fighting that Inner Critic

You see, imposter syndrome is the voice of your inner critic, who is informed by your ego that’s constantly trying to keep you safe.

However, it’s also the voice that will stop you from taking risks in situations where you might fail, even if there’s an almost zero chance of that happening.

As good natured and protective as this voice seems, listening to it can actually set you back.

This negative voice inside your head WILL hold you back and prevent you from living your best self.

One thing that works for me is to remember that the voice is not really me –  and that I actually DO want to take risks and safety is overrated.

You can directly combat this nagging voice by figuring out what makes you feel the best about yourself.

What works best for me is meeting with my business coach weekly (major shout out to Danielle!!!), I attend workshops and business retreats, I read a ton, and I constantly surround myself with colleagues, friends, and family that positively contribute to my personal and professional life.

It also helps when I open my giant box of thank you notes/cards that clients have sent me over the years. I absolutely love my work, and it is clear that whatever I am doing IS working… You see, reflecting on your accomplishments is a major part of the recipe to combat the imposter!

And, if you need to start getting over your imposter syndrome by faking it until you make it – do it! Once you do make it, however, it’s time to let go of that voice and embrace your own professional confidence.

Finding Your Support System and Mantra

Once you can admit to struggling with imposter syndrome, it’s time to find a support system and mantra that will get you through the tough times and help you succeed.

If you don’t have a trustworthy coworker or a friend who you admire professionally, search online for groups of people that have similar interests as you. I am a member of a variety of different women’s entrepreneur groups. These women are an amazing support system and, most importantly, they openly reaffirm my aspirations and successes.

You should also develop a personal mantra. Build a barrier from people in your life who continuously contribute to your imposter. Once you figure out who those people are, it’s time to immediately say BYE FELICIA to those people.

To work on your confidence, overcome imposter syndrome, and really love the job you’re doing, I am always here for you. You can always consider me your business partner, your career strategist, and your #1 fan who wants to see you succeed and beat the heck out of that imposter in you.

Now, let’s get to work kicking that imposter to the curb and giving your true self a chance to shine without any self-doubt.

CONTACT:  Ashlee Klevens Hayes, PharmD/MHA Founder & Lead Career Coach Rx Ashlee e: hello@rxashlee.com f: facebook.com/rxashlee w: www.rxashlee.com

Pharmacy Owner's Perspective - First Financial Bank (Vol 2) PPN Episode 686

Sep 21, 2018 18:33

Description:

First Financial Bank delivers a 3 part series about the importance of financial resources for your Independent Pharmacy Business. 

(VOL 2) 

Pharmacy Owner David George with Creative Care Pharmacy talks with Pharmacy Podcast Network CEO, Todd Eury about the pharmacy owner's perspective on a financial partner and why he decided to work with First Financial Bank. 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidlgeorge/ 

From First Financial Bank:

Our customers have the entrepreneurial spirit to build something bigger than themselves. Whether it’s starting their first pharmacy or growing a chain, we are instrumental in providing pharmacy loans and bringing dreams to fruition. Because we are a nimble, privately-held organization - we can focus on our customers and not on shareholders.

We take the worry out of financing — so you can focus on your patients. First Financial Bank is one of the nation’s leading small business lenders - originating almost $200M in pharmacy loans over the last few years.

Our lending team has over 75 years of pharmacy experience and includes current and past pharmacy owners. We have the industry-specific expertise and knowledge to help you finance your pharmacy. We are a preferred Small Business Administration (SBA) lender offering financing solutions to help practicing pharmacists meet a wide range of business needs:

Acquisition Equipment financing Expansion & remodeling Business refinancing Start-up loans

We offer a wide range of flexible terms tailored to your unique situation. Whether you are buying, selling or refinancing, we’ll work with you, one-on-one, every step of the way. Our customer service, financial strength, and expertise in working with independent pharmacies nationwide make choosing First Financial Bank a sound business decision!

Connect w/ the First Financial Banking Team: 

https://www.ffb1.com/loans/pharmacy-loans/pharmacy-loans.html 

Rx Owners Podcast: Pharmacists helping Pharmacists - PPN Episode 685

Sep 20, 2018 31:16

Description:

Rx Owners Podcast host Colin Angle delivers episode 2 of the podcast dedicated to Pharmacy Ownership.    We are going to focus this episode on pharmacists helping independent pharmacists by interviewing Vinesh Darji, Chief Operating Officer for Benzer Pharmacies and Raven Solomon a Clinical Pharmacist with the Benzer Team.     Vinesh Darji   Experience as a pharmacist for a retail pharmacy chain behind the counter, the pros, and cons.   1. How often did you consult a customer/patient? 2. What did your daily schedule consist of? 3. Did you receive business assistance annually? Did you get coached on how to run a successful pharmacy? 4. What type of support did you receive for contracting, compliance, and business strategy? Were you left to fend for yourself?   Raven Solomon   Experience as a pharmacist, history, goals, and why she is working at Benzer.    1. When you were in school, did you ever see yourself working in an office? Why and why not?  2. As a Clinical Pharmacist, what does your day to day consist of?  3. Did you ever think you would be building out sophisticated programs for a large number of pharmacies?    The Challenges a Pharmacy Owner face    1. You both are pharmacists not working in retail pharmacy, but helping the independent pharmacist. Strictly from a pharmacist perspective, do you feel that independent pharmacies are left to fend for themselves too much?  2. What is the most common issue pharmacists face day-to-day? 3. If you had to chose a la carte, what support, resources, and help would you want for your pharmacy? 

The Value of Board Certified in Geriatrics Pharmacy - PPN Episode 684

Sep 18, 2018 35:55

Description:

SenioRx Radio's Justin Rash, PharmD, brought to you by the American Society of Consultant Pharmacist sits down with Tom Clark, Senior Director of Special Projects with the Board of Pharmacy Specialists. 

Tom has been at the forefront of the BCGP exam and this episode discusses education as it pertains to career development and obtaining your board certification in geriatrics.  Tom gives a excellent overview of the examination through its inception, current examination status as well as a glimpse into the examinations future. 

As Tom talks about in the episode this examination is broad enough to be applied to many practice settings so please enjoy this episode that is sure to enlighten and hopefully inspire you to move towards your obtaining your certification in geriatrics.

Register today for the ASCP 2018

https://www.ascp.com/page/events 

Pharmacy Future Leaders: Carrie Reilly St. Louis College of Pharmacy - PPN Episode 683

Sep 17, 2018 25:48

Description:

Joanne Pauyo is a host on the Pharmacy Podcast Network's Pharmacy Future Leaders podcast and a 4th year pharmacy student with Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy. Joanne interviews P3 student of pharmacy Carrie Reilly about her overseas experiences, controversial topics of personal ethics & medical care, and their future perspecitve of pharmacy. 

Contact:

KEAGAN KRISTOFF

Marketing Specialist

St. Louis College of Pharmacy

4588 Parkview Place, St. Louis, MO 63110-1088

Keagan.Kristoff@stlcop.edu 

Generation Rx - Community Impact through Education - PPN Episode 682

Sep 13, 2018 19:34

Description:

Nicolle McClure, host of the 'Pharmacy Marketing Simplified' podcast talks with Betsy Walker Director, Community Relations; Co-director of Generation Rx.

The Cardinal Health Community Relations team executes the strategic community investments of the company and the Cardinal Health Foundation, including national efforts to prevent prescription drug misuse.

Walker leads the program development, implementation and evaluation of Generation Rx, the Cardinal Health Foundation’s national prescription drug abuse prevention education program in partnership with The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. Walker has been with Cardinal Health for 12 years where she has served in a variety of roles, including positions in Sales and Operational Excellence.

https://www.generationrx.org/ 

The Rxeed Difference: Dynamic Drug Marketplace - PPN Episode 681

Sep 12, 2018 36:41

Description:

Nicolle McClure, host of Pharmacy Marketing Simplified Podcast, interviews Omar Hassad with Rxeed.com 

Rxeed.com opens up an entirely new world of comparison drug shopping. Rxeed.com is leading this change, allowing consumers to receive the lowest possible pricing on the medications they need most through a market system of electronic, transparent competition. Rxeed is a virtual community consisting of consumers, independent pharmacies and drug wholesalers on one platform uniquely designed to benefit all.

For Independent Pharmacies:

Search Pharmacies' inventories of overstock and short dates. Search Wholesalers' inventories. Inquire within fellow independent pharmacy regarding drug availability due to shortage or backorder.

For Drug Wholesalers:

Lowest commission fee of 2.5% on any seller platform. Upload daily special which will be distributed to local licensed independent pharmacies within the state of business.

The Rx Buzz Podcast - PPN Episode 680

Sep 11, 2018 26:08

Description:

The Pharmacy Podcast Network would like to introduce to the Healthcare & Pharmacy universe, the Rx Buzz Podcast with our newest host, Ashlee Klevens Hayes. Ashlee is a Pharmacist. A wife, a Mom, a rescue dog lover, and today, for the first time, a Podcast Host. 

In Ashlee's words: 

"As a third generation pharmacist, I set out on a traditional pharmacy path that turned into so much more. What started as a wish to become a leader in pharmacy has allowed me to take on unique experiences and challenges and turn them into what would become Rx Ashlee.

My goal as a motivational coach is simple: I want those working in the healthcare arena to rise above and beyond their already-impactful responsibilities and create a wider purpose in their life. Instead of actually just going through the day to day motions of taking care of others, how about we take a step back and take care yourself first, right? #YOLO

I pride myself on being an initiator. It’s what landed me a position as the associate director of central pharmacy operations right out of my residency program. Stepping into a role like that was huge and, really, it’s when the bigger picture started coming together. Friends, family, students, and colleagues have long turned to me for advice regarding their careers and I was able to serve as a mentor to many of them.

Since then, I’ve worked to follow my own priorities, even if that pushed my comfort zone all the time ­– because it’s absolutely necessary. Why waste even a second of your day at a job you aren’t 100% fulfilled from?

Being able to make decisions and feel undeniably confident in what we’re doing is one of the biggest struggles that young women, in any industry, struggle with. And if you’re trying to build your own unique path while working in the health profession, reaching your goals may seem like a bigger hurdle.

Helping people can mean a lot of different things, and – to me– that comes through helping other professionals make their career something truly spectacular.

And when I’m not hustling, I like to indulge in long, romantic walks through Target, hitting up the local dog parks with my two rescue dogs, squeezing in some quality time with my husband, and chasing around my 1 year old daughter." 

Contact Ashlee Today: 

https://www.rxashlee.com/lets-chat/ 

Integra Group LTC Pharmacy Technology Series (Part 5): PPN Episode 679

Sep 10, 2018 08:11

Description:

Chad Worz, CEO ASCP, John Jordan, Associate Vice President at Innovatix, and Todd Eury, Founder of the Pharmacy Podcast Network talk about the future of the "strategic" LTC Senior Care Pharmacy. 

Learn more about the leading technology driving LTC Pharmacy: 

https://soundcloud.com/pharmacy-podcast/sets/integra-group-ltc-pharmacy  

Pharmacy Future Leaders: What about Your Student Loans? - PPN Episode 678

Sep 7, 2018 40:37

Description:

Geily Ward, host of Pharmacy Future Leaders, interviews Travis Hornsby Founder of Student Loan Planner

Student Loan Planner (SLP) is the country's top experts in figuring out exactly what to do with monster student loan debt. If you owe $50,000 to $1 million in student loans, we can help you in one of two ways.

SLP create a custom student loan plan made just for you that details the path to debt freedom. SLP connects you with private lenders that will refinance your loans at a lower interest rate. You'll also get a cash back bonus.

If you owe more than double your income, might be using the Public Service Loan Forgiveness plan, or are unsure if refinancing or forgiveness is the right path for you, book the consult.

If you already know you should pay back your loans rapidly, then feel free to use the refinancing links. Those are free to use.

HOW OUR STUDENT LOAN PLANS WORK

SLP consulted on hundreds of millions in student debt, and we’ve found tens of millions in projected student loan savings for the professionals we’ve worked with.

Some clients have even taken extreme actions after receiving our advice, such as moving overseas, changing their career trajectory, or switching to full or part time.

The student loan system in America is extremely complicated compared to what it should be. Because of this complexity, we've found over 90% of our clients five or six figures in projected savings over the life of their loans.

SLP charge's a one-time fee for our thorough review. We're not trying to sign you up for a service that's thousands of dollars. For a few hundred bucks, you'll get clarity on your number one financial obstacle.

Some readers try to figure student loans out on their own only to make a huge mistake. Unless you would use WebMD to cure your next medical ailment or watch a Youtube video on plumbing if your house floods, you should hire us.

Even if you are the do it yourself type, all the materials are here on our blog for you to learn. It'll just take you several dozen hours and you still might make a mistake. 

CONTACT: travis@studentloanplanner.com 

SCHEDULE HERE: 

https://calendly.com/studentloanplanner/catchup 

The Consultant Pharmacist: Medipreneurs - PPN Episode 677

Sep 5, 2018 27:00

Description:

PGX for Pharmacists host, Ken Sternfeld, RPh., interviews the dynamic crew from Medipreneurs about changing the status-quo of Pharmacy.

If you’re someone who recognizes that healthcare is changing and even have some creative new ideas to introduce to the world of pharmacy, then we welcome you with open arms.

We are three smart, fierce, and pretty quirky pharmacists who chose to get out of the box, become entrepreneurs, and find freedom by starting our own businesses. This allowed us to pursue our passions, and approach health care holistically with the focus where it should be – on the patient.

The three of us joined forces to help each other through the journey from traditional pharmacist to business owner and from this we have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly along the way. We spent years working to create business models and systems that work; to understand the marketing strategies necessary for growth; and to grow our highly successful businesses.

We made a choice to forge new paths in healthcare, and take back the power to heal that a pharmacist should have. Although we’re each following our own unique passion, we are united in our purpose: To give other medical professionals the tools to do things differently and join us as leaders in this new movement in pharmacy.

We work and network with many pharmacy entrepreneurs and INTRApreneurs, and we are witnesses to how THESE are the pharmacists who are not only finding true autonomy and are able to provide real patient-centered care, as they should be, but they’re also finding greater financial success doing so.

Sue Paul - LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/sue-paulrph Michelle Fritsch -LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-fritsch-6462bbb/ Anna Garrett - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annagarrett? The 2nd Medipreneurs Summit will be held in Asheville, NC on April 26-28, 2019. Early-bird registration is now open and limited to 50 tickets. Event details and registration are at www.medipreneurs.com. Want to hear what last year's participants had to say? Click here to watch this video: https://youtu.be/T1jhR6WjyeU   Here is the Medipreneurs Facebook link:  https://www.facebook.com/medipreneurssummit/       CONTACT: 

Dr. Jason Cavolina BS, PharmD, MS, RPhi

President and CEO

p: 1.844.MYRXVIP  m: 631.871.4400  f: 516.200.3834

a: 1299 Corporate Drive Suite 1504, Westbury, NY 11590

w: www.rxvipconcierge.com  

e: Jason@rxvipconcierge.com

Integra Group LTC Pharmacy Technology Series (Part 4): PPN Episode 676

Sep 4, 2018 17:03

Description:

Integra LTC Solutions - Podcast Series Part 4 

Interviews with Chad Worz, CEO ASCP:  

 

Pharmacy Podcast Network 

Todd Eury - Founder & CEO 

 

Integra LTC Solutions 

Jim McDonald - Director, National Sales Director

 

SameDayMed

Hazem Nasser - Technlogy Director LTC Pharmacy Solutions

Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter on PolitiTalkRx --PPN Episode 675

Aug 31, 2018 27:15

Description:

PolitiTalkRx host Dr. Scott Kjelson interviews pharmacy's favorite Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter (R-Ga.) about the opioid epidemic, PBM Reform, drug prices, and Community Pharmacy's leadership towards provider status.

About Buddy Carter: 

Earl L. “Buddy” Carter is an experienced businessman, health care professional and faithful public servant. As the owner of Carter’s Pharmacy, Inc., South Georgians have trusted Buddy with their most valuable assets: their health, lives and families for more than thirty years. While running his business, he learned how to balance a budget and create jobs. He also saw firsthand the devastating impacts of government overregulation which drives his commitment to ensuring that the federal government creates policies to empower business instead of increasing burdens on America’s job creators.

A committed public servant, Buddy previously served as the Mayor of Pooler, Georgia and in the Georgia General Assembly where he used his business experience to make government more efficient and responsive to the people. Buddy is serving his second term in the United States House of Representatives and is a member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. As the only pharmacist serving in Congress, Buddy is the co-chair of the Community Pharmacy Caucus and is dedicated to working towards a health care system that provides more choices, less costs and better services.

A lifelong resident of the First District, Buddy was born and raised in Port Wentworth, Georgia and is a proud graduate of Young Harris College and the University of Georgia where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. Buddy married his college sweetheart, Amy, 39 years ago. Buddy and Amy now reside in Pooler, Georgia and have three sons, two daughters-in-law and three grandchildren.

Contact the host: 

PolitiTalkRx@Gmail.com 

Four One Two 585-4001 Studios 

Trusted Pharmacy Insiders - First Financial Bank (Vol 1) PPN Episode 674

Aug 28, 2018 40:33

Description:

First Financial Bank delivers a 3 part series about the importance of financial resources for your Independent Pharmacy Business. 

(VOL 1)

Larry Alexander - Managing Director at First Financial Bank

Bob Graul - Business Development at First Financial Bank

Owen BonDurant President at Independent Rx Consulting

 

From First Financial Bank:

Our customers have the entrepreneurial spirit to build something bigger than themselves. Whether it’s starting their first pharmacy or growing a chain, we are instrumental in providing pharmacy loans and bringing dreams to fruition. Because we are a nimble, privately-held organization - we can focus on our customers and not on shareholders.

We take the worry out of financing — so you can focus on your patients. First Financial Bank is one of the nation’s leading small business lenders - originating almost $200M in pharmacy loans over the last few years.

Our lending team has over 75 years of pharmacy experience and includes current and past pharmacy owners. We have the industry-specific expertise and knowledge to help you finance your pharmacy. We are a preferred Small Business Administration (SBA) lender offering financing solutions to help practicing pharmacists meet a wide range of business needs:

Acquisition Equipment financing Expansion & remodeling Business refinancing Start-up loans

We offer a wide range of flexible terms tailored to your unique situation. Whether you are buying, selling or refinancing, we’ll work with you, one-on-one, every step of the way. Our customer service, financial strength, and expertise in working with independent pharmacies nationwide make choosing First Financial Bank a sound business decision!

Connect w/ the First Financial Banking Team: 

https://www.ffb1.com/loans/pharmacy-loans/pharmacy-loans.html 

Integra Group LTC Pharmacy Technology Series (Part 3): PPN Episode 673

Aug 27, 2018 16:35

Description:

Integra LTC Solutions - Podcast Series Part 3 

Interviews with Chad Worz, CEO ASCP: 

Absolute Pharmacy Inc

Kevin Fearon Chief Operating Officer 

http://www.abshealth.com/about-us.html 

Smith Drug 

Jeff Schneider, R.Ph., Administrative VP LTC Pharmacy Solutions

https://www.smithdrug.com/about/meet-our-team 

SDS Rx 

Jay Brandley

https://www.sds-rx.com/ 

M Chest Pharmacy

Carmen Foster 

https://mchest.com/ 

 

 

 

 

Pharmacy Future Leaders: Your Online Reputation - PPN Episode 672

Aug 24, 2018 28:05

Description:

Pharmacy Future Leaders co-Hosts Geily Ward & Joanne Pauyo interview Pharmacy Student and avid blogger Hanna Neal about the importance of keeping a stellar online reputation as a pharmacy industry and healthcare provider. 

Managing your pharmacist online reputation is an ongoing process. In order to establish and protect your reputation, there are a few rules you should follow to ensure you are not sabotaging your brand image or letting a tainted reputation go unchecked.

Contact us today to participate in the Pharmacy Future Leaders Podcast. PharmacyFutureLeaders@Gmail.com 

Pharmacists as Caregivers: Eboni Green, PhD - PPN Episode 671

Aug 22, 2018 24:28

Description:

PGX for Pharmacist host Ken Sternfeld, RPh., interviews (long time anticipated guest) Dr. Eboni I. Green.

Eboni is a Registered Nurse and family caregiver. She holds a Ph.D. in human services, with a specialization in health care administration. She and her husband are cofounders of Caregiver Support Services, a nonprofit organization that offers training and consulting for family caregivers and front-line direct caregivers. In addition, she currently serves as contributing faculty for the College of Health Sciences at more than one university, where she teaches graduate courses in the health care administration program. 


Green has extensive experience focused on caregivers’ health and wellness, with an emphasis on caregiver stress, burnout, and related family conflicts. In 2002, she became the Nebraska State Representative for the Caregiver Acton Network. Most recently, she was appointed as chair elect on the Forum on Spirituality and Aging, the largest constituent group for the American Society on Aging. Green has contributed to a number of publications and given presentations that focus on training, assessing, and supporting caregivers throughout the caregiving journey. Green is a published author and has written two books focusing on family caregiving: At the Heart of the Matter and Caregiving in the New Millennium, and has a third book Reflections from the Soul that will be released in 2016. 

Integra Group LTC Pharmacy Technology Series (Part 2): PPN Episode 670

Aug 20, 2018 26:27

Building Trust through Accreditation: Medical Cannabis Dispensaries - PPN Episode 649

Aug 17, 2018 28:12

Description:

Medical PotCast host Joseph Friedman, RPh., talks with Jean Milford, MHA founder of ResourceRxs, LLC 

Healthcare Provider Network Design, Dispensary Auditing and Accreditation Expertise

Jean Milford’s experienced leadership in a variety of settings makes her a perfect choice for your dispensary, health systems and pharmacy benefit management network design, policy, compliance and operational needs.

Jean holds a Master of Healthcare Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She has served on several boards including The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and Amtrak Customer Advisory Board. Jean is a member of the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) and the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA).

Contact Jean: 
Email: jean@resourcerxs.com

The Intersection of Business Administration and Pharmacy - PPN Episode 648

Aug 16, 2018 32:00

Description:

Pharmacy Administration is the Intersection of Business and Pharmacy

Business, leadership, and communication are just a few of the other skills needed to be successful in pharmacy administration.

Matt Paterini, PharmD, interviews Anthony Boyd, PharmD, BCPS Manager Inpatient Pharmacy at Cleveland Clinic about the vitial role of Pharmacy Business Administration in the health-system setting. 

Matt Paterini here with The Nontraditional Pharmacist part of the Pharmacy Podcast Network and joined today by Dr. Anthony Boyd inpatient pharmacy manager at the Cleveland Clinic. Right here in Cleveland we’re broadcasting out of Cleveland.

Change the trajectory of your Pharmacy Career. Contact us today: 

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Physician Collaboration: Special Interview with Dr. Goodman - PPN Episode 647

Aug 15, 2018 18:51

Description:

PGX for Pharmacists host Ken Sternfeld, RPh., talks with one of the original physicians he began working with on Pharmacogenomics testing for patient's better health. 

About Dr. Michael Goodman

Dr. Goodman notes: "As a board-certified internist and your personal physician, helping you achieve your optimal health is my priority.
 
I will establish a close partnership with you and help guide you toward the most innovative steps in modern healthcare. Beyond the personalized wellness program and customized action plan offered in my MDVIP-affiliated primary care practice, my patients enjoy many conveniences not found in most medical offices today. I am available 24/7 on my cell phone, you will be seen promptly for all visits, as your time is valuable, and I will help coordinate your care with specialists.
 
As a private internal medicine doctor, I am knowledgeable in all aspects of adult medicine – cardiology, endocrinology, pulmonary medicine - to name a few. And I've been recognized a “Top Doctor” by Castle Connolly.
 
I have been board certified in internal medicine since 1980 and have practiced in the Merrick and Bellmore areas of New York for 30 years. My office is in Bellemore, south of Southern State Parkway, Sunrise Highway, Merrick Road and near major highways. I have established relationships with many specialists in the community and at the leading hospitals in Nassau County, Suffolk County and New York City and am affiliated with South Nassau Communities Hospital.
 
Being healthy is a choice. As a member in my personalized healthcare practice, sometimes referred to as a concierge medical practice, you will be making an investment in your health that is the best prescription now and in the future. Please call my office anytime to discuss your healthcare needs. I participate in most major health insurance plans and am fluent in Italian, Internet, iPad and iPhone." 

https://www.mdvip.com/doctors/michaelgoodmanmd 

For more information about how to build your PGX Business, contact: 

Dr. Jason Cavolina BS, PharmD, MS, RPhi

President and CEO

p: 1.844.MYRXVIP  

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Are You a Debt Slave? -PPN Episode 646

Aug 14, 2018 27:52

Description:

Joe & Ben talk about the dreaded word 'debt' today on the Income Outcomes Show. 

Debt is the number one reason people don’t save enough for retirement. While it is always easier said than done, the team behind the Income Outcomes Show can help you set up a debt reduction plan to get you on the right track towards being debt free.

Getting out of debt can be difficult, but don't worry, we can help!

Call us today: 843-873-4420

Email: info@waypointus

http://www.waypointus.com/home-prudent-wealth-management 

The Executive Leadership Interview: J M Smith Corportation - PPN Episode 645

Aug 13, 2018 21:07

Description:

J M Smith Corporation New Leadership Interviews on the Pharmacy Podcast Network 

 

Saul Factor, RPh named President, Smith Drug Company and Burlington Drug Company; Kevin Welch named President, Integra LTC Solution, LLC and QS/1

J M Smith Corporation has announced that its leading innovative technology solutions will now be under the leadership of Kevin Welch. Saul Factor, RPh, who was the President of QS/1, will lead the wholesale distribution business units Smith Drug Company and Burlington Drug Company.

“The decision to align our technology offerings under one leader was made to further enhance our customer focus. Kevin is a highly respected technology leader with a passion for moving pharmacy forward. Under his guidance, QS/1 and Integra customers can expect a commitment to technology excellence and responsiveness,” said Alan Turfe, CEO and Chairman, J M Smith Corporation. “During his time as President of QS/1, Saul led with transparency and a contagious drive to advance customer centricity and business excellence. I am looking forward to what Kevin and Saul will accomplish for our customers in their new roles.

“I am excited by this tremendous opportunity,” said Welch. “Aligning all our technology offerings benefits the customers in all of the markets we serve. We will continue to have dedicated teams for each of these markets – long term care, community pharmacy and governmental, while sharing best practices across all of them.”

Welch was named Chief Technology Officer for J M Smith Corporation in 2017. In the CTO role, he oversees the development of innovative technology, streamlining the process of bringing pharmacy solutions to market. Welch became part of J M Smith Corporation with the acquisition of Integra, which he founded in 1997. He holds degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science, Operations Research and Engineering Management from Stanford University and has served in senior positions at Genentech, Symantec and Microsoft. During his career he has designed and developed many industry leading software applications and systems.

“There is perhaps no one in the industry better prepared to lead Smith Drug Company than Saul Factor,” said Turfe. “Saul is a pharmacist with experience in every facet of the industry, from patient care to manufacturing and distribution to sales and marketing.”

“The pharmacy industry is very dynamic and we at Smith Drug Company and Burlington Drug Company are committed to being at the forefront with innovative solutions, leading distribution processes and customer-centric service,” said Factor. “It is important to provide customers with what they need now while also working to address their future needs. I am thrilled to be leading Smith Drug and Burlington Drug with our renowned customer service and I am looking forward to partnering with customers to deliver on the promise of the pharmacy of the future.”

Factor spent the first ten years of his career as both a retail and long term care pharmacist before moving into leadership positions with PCS, Eli Lilly and RxAmerica. Prior to joining J M Smith Corporation, he was President, Global Sourcing and Generics at McKesson Corporation. A native of New York, Factor earned a BS in pharmacy from Northeastern University in Boston and an MBA from University of New Haven.

ABOUT J M SMITH CORPORATION

J M Smith Corporation, headquartered in Spartanburg, is South Carolina’s third-largest privately owned company. Today, the corporation is focused in the areas of health care and technology, and operates through multiple business units, including Smith Drug Company, QS/1, Integral Solutions Group, RxMedic Systems, Integra LTC Solutions and Burlington Drug Company. For more information, visit www.JMSmithCorp.com.

Pharmacy Inspection Podcast: Vitae Industries - PPN Episode 644

Aug 10, 2018 17:36

Description:

This week Pharmacy Inspection Podcast was recorded LIVE at Componders on Capital Hill CCH in June. Bryan was able to sit down with Jeanine Sinanan-Sing, co-founder and CEO of Vitae Industries, maker of the AutoCompounder 3D printer .

They talk about their platform and the exciting possibilities available with its use. Thanks again to our sponsor for  CCH: Encore Scientific.If you like the podcast follow us on twitter @PharmacyInspect and share the podcast with those who might find it helpful. We're just getting warmed up; there's SO many more topics to cover! Stay tuned for what's to come! Thanks for listening. Here's the Vitae Industries AutoCompounder 3D printer in action at CCH

Pharmacy Inspection Podcast: Kim Kieffer - PPN Episode 643

Aug 10, 2018 31:32

Description:

This week on the Pharmacy Inspection Podcast -- we welcome Kim Kieffer! Kim is the Director of Corporate Relations at Empower Pharmacy in Houston Texas. She's been a compounding consultant at Spectrum, Letco and Freedom Pharmaceuticals. Most recently she was the Academy Manager at Fagron educating pharmacists and technicians. She has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to formulations and quality control.

If you like the podcast follow us on twitter @PharmacyInspect and share the podcast with those who might find it helpful. We're just getting warmed up; there's SO many more topics to cover! Stay tuned for what's to come! Thanks for listening. Thanks to our sponsor for this week and at CCH: Encore Scientific

Pharmacy Future Leaders: What Do Pharmacists Do? PPN Episode 642

Aug 9, 2018 21:37

Description:

Pharmacy Future Leaders, Geily Ward, Joanne Pauyo, and special guest Bibi Barrios interview the public and ask "What Do Pharmacist's Do?"    Most pharmacists work in a community setting, such as a retail drugstore, or in a healthcare facility, such as a hospital. Pharmacists in community pharmacies dispense medications, counsel patients on the use of prescription and over-the-counter medications, and advise physicians about medication therapy.    Pharmacists in community pharmacies dispense medications, counsel patients on the use of prescription and over-the-counter medications, and advise physicians about medication therapy. They also advise patients about general health topics, such as diet, exercise, and stress management, and provide information on products, such as durable medical equipment or home healthcare supplies. In addition, they often complete third-party insurance forms and other paperwork. Those who own or manage community pharmacies may sell non-health-related merchandise, hire and supervise personnel, and oversee the general operation of the pharmacy. Some community pharmacists provide specialized services to help patients with conditions such as diabetes, asthma, smoking cessation, or high blood pressure. Some pharmacists are trained to administer vaccinations.

Pharmacists in healthcare facilities dispense medications and advise the medical staff on the selection and effects of drugs. They may make sterile solutions to be administered intravenously. They also plan, monitor, and evaluate drug programs or regimens. They may counsel hospitalized patients on the use of drugs before the patients are discharged.

Some pharmacists specialize in specific drug therapy areas, such as intravenous nutrition support, oncology (cancer), nuclear pharmacy (used for chemotherapy), geriatric pharmacy, and psychiatric pharmacy (the use of drugs to treat mental disorders).

Most pharmacists keep confidential computerized records of patients' drug therapies to prevent harmful drug interactions. Pharmacists are responsible for the accuracy of every prescription that is filled, but they often rely upon pharmacy technicians to assist them in the dispensing medications. Thus, the pharmacist may delegate prescription-filling and administrative tasks and supervise their completion. Pharmacists also frequently oversee pharmacy students serving as interns.

Some pharmacists are involved in research for pharmaceutical manufacturers, developing new drugs and testing their effects. Others work in marketing or sales, providing clients with expertise on the use, effectiveness, and possible side effects of drugs. Some pharmacists work for health insurance companies, developing pharmacy benefit packages and carrying out cost-benefit analyses on certain drugs. Other pharmacists work for the government, managed care organizations, public healthcare services, or the armed services. Finally, some pharmacists are employed full time or part time as college faculty, teaching classes and performing research in a wide range of areas.   Reference article:    Ohio patient, now sober, thanks Kroger pharmacist for talking to him ‘like a human being’
https://www.pharmacytoday.org/article/S1042-0991(18)30946-0/fulltext#.W13v8rraSCE.email  

PGX for Pharmacists: Life Safety Monitoring Technologies - PPN Episode 641

Aug 8, 2018 26:28

Description:

Today's PGX for Pharmacist episode discusses the STAAR ALERT ADVANTAGE:

Beyond cutting edge technology, stability and competitive pricing, STAAR Alert offers a level of personalized service far above that of most others in the market.

STAAR Alert offers communication and Electronic Health Record (EHR) integration through our Life Safety Monitoring Center’s enhanced software platform. Each form of STAAR Alert’s in-home medical device technologies offer an advanced level of professional monitoring. Signals from each device are automatically sent to the servers and CSAA professional operators at STAARAlert's Life Safety Monitoring Center, ensuring that all notifications are managed in real-time.

STAAR Alert's mission is to provide access to help in the event of an emergency, prevent medication errors and provide technology to monitor and track your health.

Contact: 

Ken Sternfeld - RX VIP Concierge 
Founder, Director New Business Development  
1299 Corporate Drive Suite #1504 Westbury, New York 11590
516 817-7410
ken@rxvipconcierge.com

Pharmacy and Fraud - PPN Episode 640

Aug 7, 2018 12:27

Description:

Fraud & Your Pharmacy: 

Darshan: Hey, Major. It's been a long time. So today we're going to be talking about pharmacists and when we do wrong and, "Is this a big deal?" Is it the equivalent of, "You know what, a pill here and there, do we worry about them?"

Major: What are you talking about, fraud and pharmacists. Now, we defend pharmacists on the show, on the podcast, quite a bit, and for legitimacy. The thing is, we're talking about fraud and pharmacists, so pharmacists can be involved in fraud? How is that? How does that work?

Darshan: So here's the funny thing. Today's news or yesterday's news was a pharmacist in Germany was involved in diluting chemotherapy for patients, for very expensive patients, and the fact was that patients potentially died because of this dilution. And if that same situation had happened in the US, that pharmacist would very much convicted of fraud, fraud by the government, and fraud to patients. So those would be things we're thinking about. Is that the only way? No. The dilution, which obviously would have hurt patients, for what, so that he could have a nicer house? That's not what he went to pharmacy school for. I mean, it's nice if he has a nice house. I have no problem with his nice house. But it shouldn't ever happen at the price of his patients.

Major: Just to clarify, fraud is defined, and this is just strict Google definition, right, "Wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain." So in that situation, he wasn't the most quality of an individual, just a personal-

Darshan: There you go, exactly right. And that's the problem. Here's the other thing, most pharmacists think that we are operating effectively under the radar. We also sort of think that we're beyond reproach. I mean, for the longest time, pharmacists were the most trusted profession. In recent times, nurses have taken over. Clergy have come close. But pharmacists tend to be amongst the highest trusted professions, and that's been dropping, and that's a concern. We as pharmacists need to look back and figure out what's happening.
The next thing that we need to look at is, is this a common enough occurrence? So does it happen every day?

Major: Are these guys just outliers that we're hearing about?

Darshan: Yeah, exactly. These people obviously are outliers. It's not like every second pharmacist you see is cheating and lying. But it's happening enough that pharmacists should be aware and pharmacists should be looking out. So what does that really look like? I mean, in the last month, there have been at least three separate cases, if not more, of pharmacists being charged with being involved in fraud, and that's obviously a massive issue. We'll put the links in the article with the podcast, and that will be useful for you as you continue, and you can read and find links. But that's something to consider.
Now, are the fines for fraud such a big deal? In one of the cases, the pharmacist is facing 20 years in prison on 27 counts, and another 10 years for another one of the counts, and fines could be in excess of $1.5 million. So obviously it's going to be a big issue. People are going to be worried. Lives are going to be altered. Lives have probably already been altered.

Major: Right. We've established that it's bad and that there are severe penalties, but are there any commonalities between these cases, between these situations where a pharmacist is fraudulent?

Darshan: So that's a great question. So what I did was I did a quick search, and I'm aware of this list, and essentially the [inaudible 00:04:29] top 10 causes that the Office of Inspector General puts out for healthcare provider, healthcare fraud, and these are the top 10. I don't know if these are- [crosstalk 00:04:37]

Major: They actually have a top 10 list. That's crazy. Okay.

Darshan: Exactly. Number one, billing for services not rendered. Essentially you're saying that someone came in, you gave them services. So let's say you're doing MTM, medication therapy management, and you never actually did it, but you billed the government anyways, billing for non-covered service as a covered service, and what that means is you're going to a patient, and a patient who knows that their medication isn't covered, bill it as something else just so the patient doesn't have to bear the cost, but the government does.
Then there's misrepresenting dates of service. You might think of that as simply putting on the wrong date, but that could also be you showing a consistent practice of changing dates so that something is covered.
Misrepresenting locations of service. So if you own multiple pharmacies, you give it for one location and not at the other. The government is looking.
Misrepresenting provider of service, so if there are multiple people involved. So let's say you're a pharmacy that has, let's say an NP comes through, the NP forgets to bill, so you just bill it through the pharmacy and then you just give the NP some money, that would be fraudulent, as well.
Waiving of deductibles and co-payments. Pharmacists typically think of this as helping the patient. You want the patient to get the medication. You know what? If I don't get an extra 10 bucks or 20 bucks or 30 bucks, that's fine. That actually would be considered to be fraudulent, and pharmacists would face potential jail time with that. Waiving of deductibles on a co-pay, I think we just discussed that.
Incorrect reporting or diagnosis of procedures, so unbundling of services. So it's taking ... again, if you're doing medication therapy management, you're sort of unbundling things and fraudulently billing for one and not the other, et cetera.
Over-utilization of services, so billing excessively when that is not necessary, and that would be problematic.
Corruption. That's kickbacks and bribery, and this is actually a pretty big one, because you keep seeing this happening over and over and over again, where you essentially go to a doctor and you go, "You know what? For every 15 prescriptions you send to me, I'll make sure you get $100 back." You as the doctor are happy. The patient gets their medication. I'm happy. So this is all a good thing.
And then there's the false, unnecessary issuance of prescription drugs. So you tell the doctor, "You know what? Wink, wink, nod, nod, let's make sure all these patients get these medications." You get a nice kickback from the pharmaceutical company, you might get a nice little kickback from the doctor, patients are happy, but that may also be problematic.
So the question then becomes ... go ahead, Major.

Major: So we've established that it's possible that pharmacists can and do commit fraud, penalties are very substantial, and the top 10 causes, which we just went through, but why? What circumstances can push a pharmacist to those extremes? And we're not talking about bad apples, we're not talking about malintent. We're talking specifically about the normal, the common pharmacist that just wants to get by and have the doors open the next day.

Darshan: Right. So I think the two most common mistakes I see in terms of just fraudulent cases that keep coming up-

Major: And by the way, Darshan, you're not talking about this from an outsider's perspective, are you? You're actually a pharmacist?

Darshan: I'm a pharmacist and I'm an attorney, and I deal and help pharmacists all the time. That's what I do. So I'm always glad to talk to people, I'm always glad to help people, and if people need help, I'm happy to provide that for them.

Major: I'm sorry. I totally interrupted you. You were going through the circumstances that push the pharmacist to the extreme of fraud.

Darshan: Oh, good. The two big pieces that are big pharmacists show up in the spotlight, are the following. Number one, opioids. We all know that the government has task forces. We all know that the government is looking closely. We all know that the government is monitoring anyone who's dealing with opioids, and pharmacists are the last point before opioids are given out. If that's true, since that's true, when there's an inappropriate amount of opioid being out by a pharmacist, you know that the government's looking. And if you are giving an inappropriate patient medications that they do not need, that is very much on the top 10 list. It's a false, unnecessary issuance of prescription drug, and pharmacists are being caught up in that.
The second one, and that's almost as equally common, is the fact that pharmacists are using marketers to help them gain business. By itself, that is totally okay. But marketers are trying to build relationships, and sometimes they go overboard, because they don't know what they don't know. All they know is they're trying to build a relationship. And when they go to build that relationship, they sometimes structure it so that it falls within the Anti-Kickback law, it falls within the False Claims Act. It may fall within the Stark law, and you've got to be careful. You've got to make sure that there are no issues, like ownership, kickbacks being given, and if they are, you may very well find yourself being exposed to criminal and civil liabilities.
So keep an eye up. Think about that as you continue.

Major: Sounds like a great idea.
So my name is Major. This is Darshan. We are the hosts of the Gavel and Pestle Podcast on the Pharmacy Podcast Network.
Darshan, do you have anything else that you'd like to add?

Darshan: No, I think this is great. I'm excited. We've got to do another one of these pretty soon. Stay tuned.

Major: Thanks, guys.

Smarter Communication Solutions with Patients - PPN Episode 639

Aug 6, 2018 28:01

Description:

Pharmacy Marketing Simplified podcast host Nicolle McClure interviews VP of Pharmacy Automation Travis Smith with Smart Solutions IVR Technology. 

Smart Solutions has provided affordable, innovative IVR services to the pharmacy industry since 1995. SMART has successfully pioneered and developed superior IVR solutions that are "best of breed" within the industry and offer the utmost in flexibility and reliability to the pharmacy community. Most recently, Smart has developed a Speech Recognition Voice Response (IVR) module that is very cost effective and which is the industry's leading state-of-the-art pharmacy voice application. Smart also has the ability to work with Voice over IP (VoIP) applications.

Smart's IVR products are flexible and can be customized and tailored to the pharmacy without specific application engineering (which can add thousands of dollars to the application cost) with such features as Mail Order and Delivery being a standard offering in the feature menu.

Enterprise applications is another area of our expertise. Our experience with thousands of chain store locations, large hospital clinical organizations, Mail Order and Independents in the U.S. and Canada has given us the experience to understand the solutions needed by both large and small pharmacy enterprises.

Smart Solutions has been providing pharmacy workflow applications to the industry since year 2000. Smart's workflow applications can be utilized in whole, or in part, on a modular format, based on individual chain, institutional, mail order or independent pharmacy need. Smart has the ability to fill the gaps in practice management systems, providing any workflow application to augment where needed for pharmacy full workflow functionality.

Smart's Digital Workflow Modules include Prescription Verification, Will Call Bin Management and Electronic Signature Capture. Within these applications Pill Images, Original Prescription Images and Customer Identification Images can be captured and stored for long term archiving. Smart's Bin Management modules can be adapted to existing pharmacy formats, or in its most sophisticated form can provide light activated bins that absolutely do away with storage confusion and lost prescriptions.

NASP Patient Satisfaction Survey - PPN Episode 638

Aug 1, 2018 33:43

Description:

SullivanLuallin Group is honored to announce a new partnership with the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP), offering a competitively priced patient satisfaction survey tool to its members. In collaboration with NASP, we have developed an industry-accepted standard patient survey to address the unique drivers of patient engagement and satisfaction within the specialty pharmacy field.

In addition to measuring the satisfaction of specialty pharmacy patients, this survey tool will provide consistent satisfaction metrics and reporting to various pharmaceutical manufacturers and payer clients.

Participating in the SLG-NASP survey program will provide:

Results using an industry-accepted standard patient satisfaction survey tool

Statistically viable results for each participating NASP member National benchmarking for all survey questions Member Percentile Ranking against SLG-NASP database Online access to survey results Key-Driver Analysis to determine how best to improve your scores Presentation of Findings to review all survey results Access to SLG-NASP National Annual Report of Industry Findings and Measures

The full press release announcing this collaborative launch can be found here. A copy of the proposed SLG-NASP patient satisfaction survey can be viewed here. NASP members interested in participating in this patient satisfaction survey program can click here.

Click here to learn more.

Protecting Your Patient's Data: HIPAA Off Shore Threat - PPN Episode 637

Jul 31, 2018 14:20

Description:

Becky Templeton Director of Business Development at R.J.Hedges & Associates talks with Jeff Hedges about

With the increasing need for businesses to save on costs, many companies are utilizing offshore companies to help with customer service, tech support, billing processes, etc.  Is it possible one of your contracted companies whom you have a Business Associate Agreement, is utilizing an offshore workforce?  Not only should you be concerned with this because of possible breaches which the US government won’t have any legal recourse, but PBM’s and NCPDP will be asking for attestations in the future.  The time to prepare is now.  Our latest episode with the Pharmacy Compliance Guide will discuss the impacts of Offshore businesses accessing PHI, why PBM’s are concerned,  and what pharmacies should do now.

 

The covered entity is solely responsible for issuing the Business Associate Agreement, so if you sign someone else’s agreement, you are stuck with it.  The Business Associate Agreement is a contract.  Remember that!

 

Develop a document similar to the one the PBMs are asking you to sign and ask Business Associate to check a box with one of the two options and send it back to you.  Now you can truthfully answer the questions posed to you by the PBMs and NCPDP.

 

To ensure we are in compliance with these federal mandates, please check the appropriate box below and return this signed attestation to us.  Your failure to provide this attestation, as specified herein, constitutes a material breach of your agreement with us.  An inaccurate response may constitute a violation of federal law for which penalties may apply.

 

Choose the appropriate statement by checking one of the boxes below:

 

As your HIPAA Business Associate, our organization and our downstream and related entities DO NOT utilize Off-Shore subcontractors to perform activities that involve receiving, processing, transferring, handling, and storing or accessing PHI at an Off-Shore location(s).

 

As your HIPAA Business Associate, our organization and our downstream and related entities DO utilize Off-Shore subcontractors to perform activities that involve receiving, processing, transferring, handling, and storing or accessing PHI at an Off-Shore location.

 

CONTACT:  

Becky Templeton, CDME, ABI

Director of Business Development

R.J. Hedges & Associates

Office:  724-357-8380    Website:  www.rjhedges.com

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Rx Owners Podcast - The Power of Unity - PPN Episode 636

Jul 27, 2018 22:54

Description:

The Pharmacy Podcast Network is excited to launch the 'Rx Owners Podcast" focusing on becoming a successful pharmacy owner through the advantages of franchising and gaining advantages trhough the power of unity. 

Our host of the Rx Owners Podcast is Colin Angle, Marketing Director of the nation's fastest growing pharmacy franchise Benzer Pharmacy. We recorded live at the Benzer Pharmacy Corporate Headquarters in Tampa FL with special guest Vinesh Darji, Business Development Director for the Benzer Teams. 

Advantages of buying a franchise Franchises offer the independence of small business ownership supported by the benefits of a big business network. You don't necessarily need business experience to run a franchise. Franchisors usually provide the training you need to operate their business model. Franchises have a higher rate of success than start-up businesses. You may find it easier to secure finance for a franchise. It may cost less to buy a franchise than start your own business of the same type. Franchises often have an established reputation and image, proven management and work practices, access to national advertising and ongoing support. Benzer Pharmacy is the one and only franchise choice for independent owners. Benzer is run by independent owners for independent owners. With a proven track record, consolidated services, nationally recognized branding and low cost of operation, you're no longer alone. Join the fastest growing pharmacy franchise in the USA and get the support you need today.   It takes exceptional - consistent- service to keep customers coming back and making positive referrals. That's the secret of our success. With more than 10 years of experience providing excellent pharmacy service, we’ve developed a streamlined approach to delivering the professionalism and reliability that customers expect, in a comfortable environment.   Please contact Colin Angle for additional information:    CAngle@BenzerPharmacy.com  (813) 304-2221 Ext. 236 

3 Rules of Surviving Amazon - PPN Episode 635

Jul 26, 2018 13:53

Description:

How can Independent Community Pharmacy Survive Amazon?

Here's 3 suggestions: 

Major: Hey guys, my name's Major. This is Darshan, and today we're gonna be discussing three things pharmacists need to do to stave off Amazon. We are with the Gavel & Pestle Podcast. Darshan, what are the three things we need to know?

Darshan: First things first, Major, we should probably talk about what the word "stave off" means, because you know what?

Major: I was wondering about that.

Darshan: That's just big words right there.

Major: "Stave." Who uses that in conversation?

Darshan: I know. I'm that guy. I'm just using the words stave off to mean like keeping people out-

Major: Like put off. Keep them away.

Darshan: Put off. Yeah. There you go.

Major: Okay.

Darshan: But, here's the key piece that you and I are talking about, which is can pharmacists survive? We did a podcast for Amazon coming on. We talked a little bit about how Amazon's going to take over the world, but what does this mean for pharmacists? What do we as a profession need to do so that we aren't simply just waiting to be mowed down by the giant machine that is Amazon?

Major: Speaking of, Amazon recently acquired PillPack. That's why we're primarily talking about this. Because there are some concerns that the demand for pharmacists might diminish. Darshan, let me ask you this, when the GPS became big the demand for cartographers dropped significantly just because there wasn't an actual need for physical mapmakers at that time. Is this comparable? Is diminishing demand for the pharmacists a concern?

Darshan: It's such a great question. Major knows this; I'm a huge reader of Reddit, and this is a problem but it continues to be an addiction I try to stave off, but it doesn't work-

Major: Stave off or put off?

Darshan: I know, right? The question is, did the need for cartographers drop off when GPS came on? And there was a recent comment on Reddit where they asked about well, "Are there any cartographers? Do people need to be cartographers?"

Major: Oh now? Yes.

Darshan: Turns out it's a massive need.

Major: Now, yes, but at the time, I actually had a buddy who was going to school for it and he had to drop out and change direction. He had to pivot because there wasn't many placement opportunities for him. Nowadays, there certainly is with map-making opportunities and different boutiques, so to speak, but with those specifics, that's a different story. I was just using that on the surface to kind of compare to the demand for pharmacists.

Darshan: And I actually agree with you; the point I was making is the same one, which is people who are going to stay and do the same thing, if you're going to be a cartographer, if you're going to be a pharmacist who wanted to do the same thing 20 years ago, you're probably gonna die off. But, if you're to be that pharmacist who adapts, who changes, who sees what this new world looks like and knows how to be part of it, you would be very much in demand. When Google Maps was coming on, when Apple Maps was coming on, and to come on and go, "We know what this new world looks like, and here's where the opportunity lies." People can makes millions if you know where the world is going, talk to people, learn about it, and then go, "Here's where I can position myself."
Today we're gonna talk-

Major: Do they have to do that within Amazon? Do they have to be absorbed by the giant? Or can they exist outside of that? Or is that what we're gonna talk about today? I don't mean to jump [crosstalk 00:03:44].

Darshan: Well that's gonna be part of what ... Well I guess we just did right?

Major: I'm so excited about this, like wow.

Darshan: Well and that's always a good thing. So here's how I think about Amazon. Now when we think about Amazon, say I don't know, five, six, seven years ago, we thought about Amazon being that company that made all the things, sold all the things. And the Amazon came up with its Amazon Marketplace. And what was the Amazon Marketplace? Anyone can get onto Amazon and use it as a virtual store and sell their stuff off Amazon. So your goods will literally compete against Amazon and be sold by Amazon. Amazon's happy 'cause they're still making a cut. You're happy 'cause you're still going to one place to get things. So the question to ask is in the future will pharmacies become competitors to PillPack? Can you imagine being a pharmacist sitting in New York City and trying to sell and access a patient in Albany? And you could only do that now because Amazon gives you the ability to access those patients.

Major: Right.

Darshan: Amazon connects you. That would open up opportunities for pharmacists that simply doesn't exist. Is Amazon gonna do that? I don't know. But if you compare to the current business model, it is very much within their current business model. So maybe Amazon is going to offer some opportunities and offer growth opportunities that we simply didn't consider. Then there's a question of what you just mentioned, which is people creating specialties. In cartography, it was creating what are called hyper-local communities. Which is looking at where is the closest Dairy Queen and what is around the Dairy Queen? But in the case of pharmacy, that could be talking about vet prescriptions. That could be talking about schedule two drugs. That could be talking about narcotics, that's schedule twos. Specialty drugs, personalized care, emergency antibiotics, compounding. All of which are opportunities that simply are difficult to achieve using a PillPack.

Major: So at the beginning-

Darshan: And that ... Go ahead.

Major: At the beginning of the podcast we said we were gonna talk about three things pharmacists need to know. So what's thing number one?

Darshan: Thing number one is the Amazon Marketplace. Keep an eye out, keep an ear out. Is that gonna be an opportunity for you? Number two, consider offering things that Amazon is not well positioned to offer. Schedule twos, specialty, personalized care, antibiotics, compounding.

Major: Well you can offer, that's legal to offer.

Darshan: Right. Very much so. Here's a third option. Amazon is really good at delivering goods. What Amazon's not the greatest at, and still struggles with this, is delivering services. And what you can do, and what CVS, for example, is doing, and what Walgreens are doing, is partnering with healthcare practitioners. Maybe partnering with a nurse practitioner and allowing them to come and give ... and sort of have a teaching session at your pharmacy. Maybe they diagnose patients at your pharmacy 'cause your pharmacy's more convenient.
Now you've gotta be careful 'cause there are stark laws, and there are anti-kickback laws that all come into play because you can be given kickbacks and the like. But overall partnering with certain healthcare providers may very well give you opportunities you hadn't thought of. So that's three. Here's the thing Major. We never stop at giving them what we promised. We give them always one more. And here's our one more. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. How do you stave off Amazon? Consider partnering with people you traditionally thought of as your enemy.


Who do pharmacists traditionally think of as their enemy? They think about reimbursement. They think about how they aren't being paid enough. So your PBMs. Your GPOs who may theoretically be helping you, but you feel like you don't have enough of a margin. You, as the pharmacy, are now going to go, "PBM. If you don't support me, I die off. You don't have a base to do to, 'cause my patients are going to Amazon. What you need is to live 'cause Amazon's going to flatten you out." Maybe there's an opportunity in the future to actually start partnering with PBMs and getting better pricing to allow for better opportunities for patients.

Major: So just real quick-

Darshan: And that ... Yeah.

Major: PBM, what is a PBM?

Darshan: Oh. PBM is your pharmacy benefit manager.

Major: Pharmacy benefit manager.

Darshan: So when you go to ... Correct. So what does that actually mean? So when you get insurance, it'll be like your Blue Cross, Blue Shield or it'll be your Aetna. They often will say, "You know, we'll take care of your healthcare, but we are handling your actual drugs." So Optum, Caremark, all those are your PBMs. And what they'll do is they'll negotiate all the bits and pieces associated with your prescription drugs.

Major: Okay.

Darshan: They're called PBMs.

Major: So just to review, the three things a pharmacist needs to stave off or put off Amazon, number one there's still hope for the Amazon Marketplace. You could-

Darshan: Yup.

Major: Thing number two, offer options and services that they cannot offer yet. That you can offer, legally. Number three, enemy of my enemy is my friend? Is that-

Darshan: Yup.

Major: All right.

Darshan: And option four, is partner with other healthcare providers.

Major: So I have a question for you Darshan. So either losing a substantial chunk of business or going out of business altogether can be seen as one of the top concerns pharmacists have when it comes to Amazon steps into the pharmacy market. That's what we're talking about the three things pharmacists need to ... The current podcast. So is there another concern that pharmacists need to have about Amazon's acquisition of PillPack?

Darshan: What are you thinking about Major? Talk to me a little bit more about what you're thinking about.

Major: No, no. I'm not thinking about anything specific. I'm just saying is that all that we need to think about?

Darshan: About whether just pharmacists are ... Well, explain the question to me. I'm sorry. I feel like I didn't quite catch it.

Major: So we're focusing right now specifically on one thing and that's reduced demand of pharmacists. How can we exist after that chapter? How can pharmacists exist after that? That being the primary concern, could there be another concern? Is there something waiting in the wings that we haven't thought about or?

Darshan: Oh. So I think the other thing that you've gotta think about is pharmacists are going to start landing up in a situation where they are ... How should I put this? They're gonna start getting desperate 'cause they're gonna see the patient volume start changing. And the mixture start changing.

Major: Oh wow, yeah.

Darshan: And fewer patients will go. And because of that, you'll see pharmacists taking shortcuts. And those shortcuts could very much result in problems. That can result in pharmacists filling, say opioid prescriptions that are inappropriate because you don't wanna lose that patient 'cause that patient comes consistently. You might land up in a situation where marketers are going and building a relationship. We talked about these relationships being built with other providers, but if not done appropriately, it can be hugely problematic. And the Department of Justice, the Office of Inspector General, they're all looking over your shoulder. I can assure you, they're looking closely. And if they are looking closely ... I mean recently I heard, I think it was like a two billion dollar situation where, I think it was like 700 odd healthcare providers were collected because they were inappropriately billing. So fraud is going to become a huge problem if pharmacists aren't careful. So let's do this Major, why don't we make our next talk about fraud and what pharmacists should be aware of as they continue in a post-Amazon world?

Major: Hey, that sounds like a great idea. Well guys, thanks a lot for listening to Gavel and Pestle. My name's Major, this is Darshan. Stay tuned for fraud and pharmacists.

Darshan: Thanks guys.

The Wolf of Pharmacy WallStreet - PPN Episode 634

Jul 25, 2018 16:35

Description:

Special Guest: Danielle Brill

Position: Vice President of Equity Research at Needham & Company

Interview Summary

Matt: Matt Paterini here with The Nontraditional Pharmacist! Welcome to tonight’s episode where we are joined by Danielle Brill of Needham & Company. She is Vice President of Equity Research, so we will get into that here in just a little bit. At The Nontraditional Pharmacist, we’re constantly getting inquiries about how pharmacists can apply their skills to business and industry, so I think Danielle is going to bring a very unique perspective today to some of those roles. She had a very unique role in equity research in conducting evaluation research of biotechnology companies. Danielle, welcome to The Nontraditional Pharmacist, part of the Pharmacy Podcast Network. We like to start off every episode kind of the same way and that is learning a little bit about your background. If you could, please describe your path through pharmacy school and how you got to your role today.

 

I first got a bachelor’s in science at Michigan State University, and then I moved to New York City where I worked in a research lab for drug development and lymphoma for a couple of years before I decided that I wanted to go and pursue my PharmD. I was was debating between medical school and a PhD at the time, I didn’t know much about the PharmD, and my mentor actually said that if you’re interested in pharmacology and you like the clinical aspect that a PharmD was the route you go. So I went to Rutger’s pharmacy school and I had thought that I was going to be a clinical pharmacist. I applied for a residency. I had already fully committed to the clinical path. But during my experiential rotations I did an elective rotation here at Needham & Company. My husband actually works in finance on Wall Street and I had always wondered what those people are up to. So I thought I’d just check it out. And I actually found it super fascinating!

 

At that point I had already committed to my residency and was on my way. But I stayed in touch with my boss here at Needham and a few years later he actually reached out to me to see if I was interested in a role. So I went for it, and I love it, and I think it’s a great opportunity for pharmacists to dive in a little bit more!

PolitiTalkRx w/ host Scott Kjelson Pharm.D. CPh - PPN Episode 633

Jul 24, 2018 23:06

Description:

No one has ever made an impact by standing on the sidelines whimpering, complaining, or protesting without taking action.

We make progress by implementing our ideas.

Pharmacists must take action. 

THIS IS POLITITALKRX, the highly charged, sometimes controversial, political internet radio talk show dedicated to the profession of pharmacy.

The policies that shape our healthcare system are complex and pharmacists, pharmacy professionals, and industry stakeholders must have a seat at the table to participate in conversations, discussions, and debates, which lead to actions that drive change supporting the profession of pharmacy.

This podcast is intended to shake up the status quo and promote change to improve the profession of pharmacy while advocating for better patient care delivered by pharmacists.

PolitiTalkRx is part of the U.S. Healthcare System’s largest and most influential network of podcasts dedicated to our profession – the Pharmacy Podcast Network.

About the host: 

Dr. Scott Kjelson is the Director of Student Transitions and Assistant Professor at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Pharmacy. Here Dr. Kjelson focuses on personal and professional development and leadership, major public health forums and community outreach, as well as health care policy within the state of Florida and on a national level. He is currently a member of the Florida Society of Health System Pharmacists Legal and Regulatory Affairs Council, a Board Member of the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Community Service Advisory Board, a member of the Broward County’s Community Response Team, and an active community leader and mentor.

Dr. Kjelson started his career in the U.S. Navy as a Corpsman where he worked as a surgical medic. Following his military experience and undergrad completion at Miami Dade College, he received his Doctorate Degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy. Following graduation, he advanced his training and began to work in Long Term Care in Geriatrics as a consultant pharmacist, while also working at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. His passion for advancing the profession healthcare and being part of the development process lead him to his current role as Director and Assistant Professor at NSU College of Pharmacy.

He has been an active community leader while hosting major educational forums and traveling around the nation to help educate other to better understand health care, healthy living, and brand development. Dr. Scott Kjelson has presented around the nation at venues like Johns Hopkins University and General Electric, and his work has been featured on media networks such as Spike TV, Discovery Life, and NPR. His greatest role has been that with his work in combatting the opioid epidemic alongside the local and national law enforcement and policy makers, the United Way, and national health care experts. Dr. Kjelson continues to take on public health issues both in the State of Florida Capital and in Congress in Washington D.C

APPA PharmaCon 2018 Podcast - PPN Episode 632

Jul 20, 2018 25:30

Description:

The Pharmacy Podcast Network attended the 2nd Annual APPA PharmaCon Convention for Independent Pharmacy Owners, Pharmacists and Physicians on June 8-9, 2018 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL.

Joshua Pirestani | CEO & Founder American Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance Tel: 877-570-2665 Email: josh@joinappa.com Website: joinappa.com LinkedIn | facebook | twitter 

 

 

PillPack Amazon and the Future of Pharmacy - PPN Episode 631

Jul 18, 2018 13:45

Description:

PODCAST TRANSCRIPT: 

Darshan: Hey, Major. This is our next episode of the Gavel & Pestle. Are you ready today?

Major: Yes, sir. My names Major. This is Darshan. And today we're going to be talking about the PillPack acquisition with Amazon, and how that affects pharmacists. Is that anywhere close to our topic?

Darshan: That is very much our topic, hopefully. Otherwise, we're both doing the wrong thing.

Major: Oh, no.

Darshan: I'm really excited. It's sort of exactly what we thought it would be. We have news report in that, as you all know, PillPack was acquired by Amazon. The big question that we get now is, what does this mean for [crosstalk 00:00:48]?

Major: A bit of background. What is PillPack? What were they before? And why was Amazon interested?

Darshan: Great question. PillPack is a pharmacy that was bought by ... Well, basically what they did is they would provide medications. They put multiple pills into a pack and they put it into a blister. And when they put things into a blister, the patient would just get a list of medications that they take on the daily. Let's say they want to take their medication at 9:00, they would get all five medications in the same sort of packet. They wouldn't have to sit and sort it out.

Major: By blister, you mean the plastic packaging. You don't mean an actual blister.

Darshan: Yeah. I did mean the plastic packet. Blister packing usually implies a unit dosing, but same basic concept.

Major: Right. Amazon acquired PillPack-

Darshan: So it's not a blister pack.

Major: Right. They acquired PillPack primarily because of what they're doing. Right? So that Amazon could have the same function.

Darshan: That's the big question. Right? What exactly are Amazon's goals with PillPack? What I think is fascinating about PillPack is, it's just another online pharmacy. They have a decent number of customers. There's nothing crazy about it, but CVS, Walgreens they've all come out and said that in terms of just the number of patients that are affected it's negligible. It's not a huge deal for the pharmacies themselves. What they're not all admitting is the fact of the impact that it has. Amazon was having a hard time showing any kind of entry into the pharmacy world.

Darshan: Since our last conversation, and we had a couple of talks about this last year, probably around October, November. I know we had a very brief conversation a couple months ago, couple weeks ago maybe, and we talked about how Amazon was struggling. They were originally trying to figure out if they were going to just supply medical devices. There was some discussion of them going all-in through sort of starting their own pharmacy. But we were talking about how they were floundering. They lost the license. They gave up their license, I believe it was in Maine. And we thought that there would be a massive delay while Amazon ramps up.

Darshan: Well, Amazon sort of bypassed that whole system and they said, instead of trying to figure this whole thing out, we'll just buy someone who already figured it all out. They went to a 32-year-old who owned PillPack, and they basically said, we want to buy your company. Now, here's the interesting part. Walmart was looking to buy PillPack, and they were looking to buy it for 700 million dollars. That's pretty damn good.

Major: Wow.

Darshan: Now, here's the problem with that. They decided to slow down because they thought there might be some regulatory concerns. And Amazon-

Major: Walmart slowed down?

Darshan: Yeah, Walmart slowed down. They thought that the acquisition of PillPack may cause regulatory concerns.

Major: Okay.

Darshan: Amazon saw it as an opportunity, jumped in, and they basically bought them for, I believe, a little over a billion dollars in my recollection. Or it was around a billion dollars. It may not be over. Around a billion dollars. But the funny thing is-

Major: But they swooped in and snagged it.

Darshan: Exactly. The funny part is that this billion dollar acquisition caused Walgreens, CVS, and Rite Aid to lose 11 billion dollars in value, after Amazon bought them. So obviously, investors are scared. They're scared about what does Amazon mean? I don't think they're worried about is there poaching of customers? Or does Amazon have a strong foothold? They just need an entry point and a position to sort of see what happens in the real world with their ideas, and that's what PillPack gives them. The opportunity to explore. Amazon has some good lawyers. They have some good regulatory people. Go ahead.

Major: I was thinking Amazon recently started offering the opportunity to own your own delivery franchise. Probably to circumvent UPS and FedEx, and the issues surrounding that, but this could be interpreted, maybe, as another piece to the puzzle of how Amazon would get medications directly to the consumer. Right? But the acquisition of PillPack, that we're talking about right now, it seems to be another puzzle piece to the same puzzle, but how big of a piece is that?

Darshan: I think that what Amazon has done very, very well is they have figured out last mile delivery. Last mile delivery, just so everyone knows, it really comes from the telecommunication industry. And what that means is everyone knows how to take those big wires and run them across the entire US or across the entire world. What people struggle with is how do you get it from that pole, which is outside your house, to inside your house? So that's called the last mile, and that's the most difficult part because it's got to go into everyone's homes. And that's the most difficult part of everything. The shipping things to distribution sites has never been a problem for most distributors. They've all figured that out. How do you get it into a patient's house? And that's what everyone struggled with.

Darshan: So as you just pointed out, Amazon's purchase of PillPack, and then it's ability and it's offer to help people start their own delivery business, is very much a shot across the bow of these large pharmacy chains. CVS tried to battle it by offering to do home deliveries themselves, but it seems so reactionary. It doesn't seem like it's something they wanted to do. It comes across as, almost, we know that they're going to get into this, we better do something quickly.

Major: You mentioned CVS. How does the Amazon puzzle to bring medication directly to consumers, how does that affect sales on the pharmacists? How does it affect pharmacists? Right?

Darshan: That's the big question. It's going to depend on what type of pharmacists you are. Right? So the question is, what is the role of pharmacists as we continue? If pharmacy as a profession is going to be a profession that simply says we distribute pills, Amazon and the companies like Amazon, technology companies, are going to come in and they're going to be able to get medications to patients a lot quicker. So if you're looking at purely from a sales perspective, using that as your differentiation point, you're going to have trouble.

Darshan: However, if you look at pharmacy as a consultative profession, a profession where you talk to patients, pharmacists are the last caregiver that most patients look at as part of the medication delivery service. They're the people that they can talk to and understand more about the medications. If you provide those services in many ways, and adapt and change and modify, then you're going to be in a world where pharmacists are going to see increased sales. And Amazon simply cannot compete.

Darshan: Now, here's what Amazon's going to do. Amazon's going to start collecting patient data. They're going to compute that data. They're going to find out patient's needs and they're going to be able to organize that in light of other patient purchases. When all that comes together, they're going to be able to give patients and upsell patients for a lot of different things. What pharmacies used to do is that they would put like greeting cards and the chewing gum all in the front, and then the pharmacy in the back so you'd have to walk past the greeting cards and the chewing gum to get your prescriptions.

Major: Right. Right. Impulsive buy.

Darshan: Well, that's what Amazon's going to do, except it's going to be virtual.

Major: Okay.

Darshan: Amazon's going to compete with you directly there, so you need to figure out either how are you going to work with Amazon? Or provide a service that's different from Amazon. There are going to be pharmacies that eventually die out because they did not adapt. What you as a pharmacists needs to do is figure out what makes you different? What makes you survive?

Darshan: One of the things that we didn't know last year, that we do now is, is Amazon going to simply give medications to pharmacies and tell them we will avoid the GPOs, and we will avoid the PBMs, and we'll directly give to the pharmacies? No. They're actually going to skip by the pharmacies, as well. They will be a pharmacy themselves and directly send to the patient.

Darshan: What this might also result in is making of strange bedfellows. And what I mean by that is it reminds me of that famous saying, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend." So what's going to happen is they're going to get pharmacies going I hate PBMs, but they're as desperate to survive right now, as I am. So PBMs are going to start to want to play nice with pharmacists. GPOs who had purchasing power will suddenly get more power because they might just talk to Amazon directly and say, you know what? I will directly purchase from you instead of going through these PBMs and going through other distributors. And that will scare other organizations, and they will try to play nice.

Darshan: So it's going to make for newer players to reorganize themselves and figure out what the new role is. So stay tuned. The question about how this affects pharmacists is going to become a very individualized result. Overall, I think that sales from pharmacies, in the next three years or so, will decrease because patients are going to look for ease of use. And unless you're going to make it easy for patients, you're going to have a harder time competing because it's harder to compete against someone who says, "You don't have to leave your house. I will send you what you need in your house."

Darshan: There are still limitations like controlled substances. There are still conversations that you need to have. Those will be harder to eliminate. Things like, I need my antibiotics and I need them right now, those are going to be harder to eliminate, but a pharmacy doesn't sustain itself just on emergency supplies.

Major: Right. And just because Amazon acquired PillPack it doesn't mean that the demand for pharmacists is gone. It doesn't mean that it's diminished. Nothing has changed. There's a lot to consider with this process as we go forward. In fact, if you're concerned about how this is going to affect your pharmacy, next time we're going to actually speak about what pharmacists can do to stave off the threat of Amazon.

Contact Darshan Kulkarni: 

Darshan@conformlaw.com

Major: Well, hey. Thanks a lot for listening. My name's Major. This is Darshan. And we're with Pharmacy Podcast Gavel & Pestle.

Darshan: Thanks, guys.

Michael A. Jackson, CEO Florida Pharmacy Association: Pharmacy Future Leaders - PPN Episode 630

Jul 17, 2018 26:34

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Pharmacy Future Leaders co-Host Joanne Pauyo interviews Michael A. Jackson, CEO of the Florida Pharmacy Association. 

The Florida Pharmacy Association believes that we must be "United to Advance Healthcare and Pharmacy Practice"

Joanne and Michael discuss the issues facing today's practicing pharmacist within the state of Florida and the associaitons mission to help pharmacy professionals succeed to provide better patient care. 

Contact: 

Florida Pharmacy Association

610 North Adams Street

Tallahassee, Florida 32301

Ph: (850) 222-2400

Email: fpa@pharmview.com

Medical Cannabis Contrast between Israel vs U.S.A. - PPN Episode 629

Jul 13, 2018 27:17

Description:

Medical PotCast host Joseph Friedman interviews Shimona Superstine Professor at Hebrew University, School of Pharmacy Jerusalem Area, Israel. We get to listen to an intriguing discussion about the contrast between Medical Cannabis progression in Israel versus the United States. 

Contact:

Joseph Friedman RPh MBA

Chief Operations Officer PDI Medical 1623 Barclay Blvd Buffalo Grove, IL 60089   MedicalPotCast@gmail.com

7 Habits of Highly Effective Pharmacy Owners - PPN Episode 628

Jul 10, 2018 29:31

Description:

Pharmacy Podcast Network co-host Nicolle McClure, president of GRX Marketing talks with Douglas Hoey, RPh., CEO at the National Community Pharmacists Association recorded live at the Cardinal Health RBC 2018 in San Diego CA in June 2018. 

Mr. Hoey share his insights on the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Pharmacy Owners. 

Contact Nicolle: 

Nicolle McClure - GRX Marketing 

President

2929 Westown Pkwy., Suite 100

West Des Moines, IA 50266

515.440.1270 main 

Kevin Hejnas is Hejnasty: Pharmacy Future Leaders - PPN Episode 627

Jul 6, 2018 27:10

Description:

Geily Ward, w/ Pharmacy Future Leaders, interviews Kevin Hejnas Doctor of Pharmacy, Health and Fitness Coach from the Greater Philadelphia Area.

Instagram: @hejnasty

-Virtual nutrition and lifestyle coach

-Rutgers Univeristy

A link to his youtube channel to add to the post.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVusihxtO4gCUT7JH5Y-HBg

 

The Antidote for Delayed Clinical Trials - PPN Episode 626

Jul 4, 2018 28:06

Description:

PGX for Pharmacists host Ken Sternfeld, RPh., talks with Matthew Krzywosz, PharmD Partnerships Marketing Manager at Antidote.

Antidote is a digital health company on a mission. Their aim is to accelerate breakthroughs in potentially life-saving treatments by bridging the gap between medical research and the people who need it.   In a world where 80% of clinical trials are delayed or closed due to a lack of patients taking part, Antidote uses cutting-edge technology to match the right patients with the right trials.   Antidote is helping medical researchers make progress – so that new treatment options can make it to patients, faster.  

Contact Ken via Email: ken@rxvipconcierge.com

Phone:  1-844-MYRXVIP  (1-844-698-9847)

Matthew Krzywosz, PharmD

Antidote 
Partnerships Marketing Manager
E matthew@antidote.me

the Amazonification of Healthcare - PPN Episode 625

Jul 3, 2018 18:31

Description:

Darshan & Major with the Gavel & Pestle Podcast returns to talk about the Amazonification of Healthcare. 

Dr. Kulkarni is the Principal Attorney at the Kulkarni Law Firm. He provides regulatory and legal advice to pharmacies and other FDA regulated entities and their service providers.

He speaks and regularly advises on current legal and compliance related matters including the physician payment sunshine act, clinicaltrials.gov, the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Law and other developments of laws and regulations that affect the life sciences industry and compounding facilities.

Contact: darshan@conformlaw.com

#Amazonification 

Pharmacy Future Leaders Whitney Ly - PPN Episode 624

Jun 28, 2018 27:57

Description:

Whitney Ly Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate 2020 pharmacy student at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia joins Geily Ward on this episode of the Pharmacy Future Leaders. 

Working to Live OR Living to Work? -PPN Episode 623

Jun 26, 2018 23:17

Description:

Intro-Notes, referenced by: Jaime L. Kurtz Ph.D.

Work life has increasingly grown to disrupt and conflict with family time. This conflict can occur in instances when someone prioritizes their work over their personal life. Issues can be created within families and can lead to stressful living situations. Poor work-life balance can also contribute to emotional instability due to the stresses of trying to balance it all. According to Erik Erikson, a famous psychologist, the fullest lives are those that master an inner balance between work, love, and play.

1. Striving for work-life effectiveness.

Achieving work-life effectiveness is making work fit in with other aspects of life. It is hard to have an equal balance between work and life. Adjusting things in your work and life to make them coincide better can lead to gains with emotional and physical energy as well as better focus with work. An example of this could be when your children inspires you with an idea that could be helpful in the workplace.

2. Take time to define successes in life.

This has to do with home life and work life. If you look at your home life and map out all the successes that do not necessarily involve work, it can enable growth in appreciation for life outside of work. This could possibly lead for a desire to strive for a better work-life balance.

3. Keep work at work as best as you can.

This is probably one of the hardest things to do depending on your job and whom you work for. If possible, keep home and work life separate but not letting one spill into the other. This includes trying to be as productive as possible while at work this way when it’s time to go home at the end of the day, there’s not much more for you to do.

Obviously depending on where you live or who you work for, achieving a healthy work-life balance can be hard. But by adjusting a few simple things in your life and shifting priorities slightly, you can get closer to having one. Striving for work-life effectiveness, redefining successes, and keeping work at work are good places to start when achieving a healthier work-life balance.

Call Waypoint 843-873-4420

Benjamin D. Coakley

P: 843-873-4420 ext. 13

Email: ben@waypointus.com

Pharmacy Inspection | Advanced Compounding Education - PPN Episode 622

Jun 26, 2018 23:46

Description:

On this episode of the Pharmacy Insepction Podcast, we welcome Greg Stowell, Education and Consulting Manager for Accreditation University. We discuss how ACHC is helping to bring continuous quality education to compounders.

If you like the podcast follow us on twitter @PharmacyInspect and share the podcast with those who might find it helpful. We’re just getting warmed up; there’s SO many more topics to cover! 

Pharmacy Inspection | 795 Proposed Revision - PPN Episode 621

Jun 26, 2018 29:35

Description:

On April 20th the USP had an online open forum where they discussed the proposed revision of 795. On this episode of the Pharmacy Inspection Podcast, Bryan and Seth discuss some of the proposed changes to 795.

If you like the podcast follow us on twitter @PharmacyInspect and share the podcast with those who might find it helpful. We’re just getting warmed up; there’s SO many more topics to cover! Stay tuned for what’s to come! 

Pharmacy Inspection | Christine Roussel - PPN Episode 620

Jun 26, 2018 22:40

Description:

On the next installment of the Pharmacy Inspection Podcast, we welcome Christine Roussel, assistant Director of Pharmacy at Doylestown Hospital in Pennsylvania and Program Facilitator for Medisca’s LP3 Network. This was a great conversation about containment practices and we really hope to have her on again sometime soon! 

If you like the podcast follow us on twitter @PharmacyInspect and share the podcast with those who might find it helpful. We’re just getting warmed up; there’s SO many more topics to cover! Stay tuned for what’s to come! 

Breaking Down the BCMAS Certification - PPN Episode 619

Jun 21, 2018 25:57

Description:

Breaking Down the BCMAS Certification: A Conversation with Dr. William Soliman of ACMA
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 President 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. 


William Soliman, PhD, MPhil, MA

https://www.linkedin.com/in/williamsoliman1/

ACMA: https://www.medicalaffairsspecialist.org/board-certified-medical-affairs-specialist-program/

wasoliman1@gmail.com

This podcast was sponsored by the ACMA.

Other Pharmacy Podcast Episodes mentioned in this podcast: Breaking into the pharmaceutical industry as an MSL:   https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5508336/height/360/width/640/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/   What is a Medical Science Liaison (MSL)?   http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4974092/height/360/width/640/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/no-cache/true/   Certifications for pharmacists and Healthcare Professionals:   http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5007759/height/360/width/640/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/no-cache/true/

Introducing the NASP Student Chapter - PPN Epiosde 618

Jun 20, 2018 17:57

Description:

The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) is excited to announce its new student pharmacist chapters! This initiative was developed for aspiring students looking to enhance their awareness and knowledge of the growing field of specialty pharmacy through education, professional development, and networking with pharmacists within NASP.

As the specialty pharmacy industry continues to grow and evolve, the need for specialty pharmacists becomes more prominent. Being an active member of a student chapter will help you keep your finger on the pulse of this dynamic industry as you prepare to enter the workforce. NASP is committed to the support and development of future practicing specialty pharmacists and student membership has many benefits, including:

Specialized workshops, educational sessions, and hands-on leadership opportunities to strengthen skills and expand your network; Participation on NASP committees and task forces to help shape national policy, NASP priorities, education, and the Annual Meeting programming; Exclusive access to the NASP Center for Specialty Pharmacy Education Delivery of a daily e-news summary on the important developments in specialty pharmacy, the pharma/biotech industry, reimbursement, and policy; Discounted registration to the Annual Meeting and Exposition.

With the strong support of NASP leadership and the growing interest of specialty pharmacy, we believe that our student pharmacist chapters will provide a unique opportunity for all students to gain an in-depth knowledge, experience, and exposure to the evolving issues facing specialty pharmacy today.

The speakers are:

Stephanie LaPointe, Pharm.D., CSPO, FMPA, Manager, Education + Training, Diplomat
Song Lee, PharmD, MBA, Resident at Diplomat
Doug Gebhard, PharmD, MBA Vice President, Quality & Education, PANTHERx Specialty Pharmacy


If there is a description of the podcast, we'd like to list the following website in the description: https://naspnet.org/student-chapter/ 

Contact info email 

sasp@naspnet.org

SenioRx Radio: Interview w/ ASCP CEO Chad Worz - PPN Episode 617

Jun 19, 2018 37:23

Description:

SenioRx Radio host Justin Rash, PharmD, interviews Chad Worz, PharmD, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP). 

The ASCP is the only international professional society devoted to optimal medication management and improved health outcomes for all older persons. Founded in 1969, ASCP is a non-profit membership organization currently based in Alexandria, VA. ASCP represents over 9,000 pharmacy professionals, including students, serving the unique medication needs of the senior population.

The members range in the services they provide and serve seniors in a variety of settings. The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Foundation (ASCP Foundation) is dedicated to educating older adults and caregivers about principles and practices associated with safe and appropriate use of medicines.

ASCP's unique focus is the development, integration, and application of knowledge regarding medication use in the senior population and the practice of senior care pharmacy to optimize health outcomes.

Contact: http://www.ascp.com

Sally Helgesen: How Women Rise - PPN Episode 616

Jun 12, 2018 29:21

Description:

How Women Rise - by Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith - on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LkYzbz

 

Sally's site: www.sallyhelgesen.com

 

Bio: 

As an author, speaker and consultant, Sally’s mission has always been to help women recognize, articulate and act on their greatest strengths. Her previous books include The Female Vision: Women’s Real Power at Work and the best-selling The Female Advantage: Women’s Ways of Leadership, hailed as “the classic work” on women’s leadership styles and continuously in print since 1990. Her groundbreaking The Web of Inclusion: A New Architecture for Building Great Organizations was cited in The Wall Street Journal as one of the best books on leadership ever and is credited with bringing the language of inclusion into business.

In addition to delivering workshops and keynotes in corporations, partnership firms, universities and associations around the world, Sally has consulted with the UN on building more inclusive country offices in Africa and Asia and led seminars at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Smith College. She is a contributing editor to Strategy + Business magazine, a member of the New York and International Women’s Forums and lives in Chatham, NY.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SallyHelgesen

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sallyhelgesen/

#leadership #womensleadership #MarshallGoldsmith #SallyHelgesen #HowWomenRise

Rapper SouLeePharmD Lee Amaya - Pharmacy Future Leaders - PPN Episode 615

Jun 11, 2018 23:13

Description:

Pharmacy Future Leaders Geily Ward interviews SouLeePharmD

Lee Amaya CU Pharmacy Student, raps about his experience at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy.

How is it going, the last time that we spoke you were preparing for a big move.

How does it feel to uproot your life for a PGY1 residency? Do you have family out there or is this more of an all for the PharmD deal? Before we go in depth about residency, lets talk about the basics… Why pharmacy? What about the profession interested you? Why University of Colorado School of Pharmacy? What inspired you to make this rap? How are you planning on incorporating rapping with your profession? What can you share about residency, any advice on the application process, tips for interviews?  What area of academia interests you?

https://souleemusic.bandcamp.com/

Pharmacy in Wellness: Entrepreneur Andrea Bloom of ConnectWell - PPN Episode 614

Jun 6, 2018 29:57

Description:

How Might Pharmacy Get More Involved in Wellness?  A Chat with Entrepreneur Andrea Bloom of ConnectWell     Episode brought to you by the new book, Single Women Entrepreneurs: 5 Years Later At Amazon as Kindle version: https://amzn.to/2wArs0L At Author Website in Hardcopy: https://squareup.com/market/pharmllc   Guest: Andrea Bloom, MBA
Founder & CEO
ConnectWell
 
Andrea is Founder & CEO of ConnectWell, a leading provider of digital health and wellness content. ConnectWell’s comprehensive suite of reader-friendly, science-based and expertly vetted content is delivered through a variety of digital health platforms enabling people to integrate wellness into their lives and improve their health and overall well-being. She is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of business experience including 20 years in the healthcare industry in various product development, marketing, international, business development, and consulting roles. She transferred her broad healthcare experience to found, lead, and build the ConnectWell team, offering, and public-private partnership with the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. She is a sought-out innovator in wellness and has spoken at the Wellness Rewards Congress, NCHRA Total Rewards Conference, HR West and Data Driven HR, Haas Healthcare and WIL Conferences, and Stanford and UC Berkeley business schools. Andrea received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of California, Berkeley with departmental honors, high distinction in general scholarship, and Phi Beta Kappa and a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.   ConnectWell website: https://www.connectwell.biz/
UC Berkeley School of Public Health Website Wellness Page: http://sph.berkeley.edu/news-events/uc-berkeley-health-wellness

Integra Conference Podcast Series: Irving Stackpole - PPN Episode 613

Jun 5, 2018 21:01

Description:

Integra Annual Conference 2018 Podcast Series launches with a sneak peek of continuing education speaker, Irving Stackpole, RRT, MEd President - Stackpole & Associates, Inc.

Preview Presentation: "Bridging the Divide: Transitions to New Models & Strategic Re-Alignments"

With over forty years of experience in healthcare, and retirement/senior living, Irving Stackpole is the President of Stackpole & Associates, Inc., marketing, market research, customer service and sales training firm.  Founded in 1991, consulting assignments include: strategic planning & marketing, business and marketing planning, research, customer satisfaction, training, feasibility studies, sales audits & skills training and business development.

Mr. Stackpole has lectured and taught at colleges and universities around the world, including Cambridge College, Northeastern University, INCAE and St. Joseph’s College where he is adjunct faculty in the healthcare administration department.

Irving holds a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Stonehill College, a Master’s degree from Northeastern University, a Certificate in Advanced Statistical Process Control from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and is a Fellow of the Academy or Marketing Science.

Is Your Pharmacy Business at Risk? Heffernan Insurance (Two) - PPN Episode 612

Jun 4, 2018 16:31

Description:

Insurance Coverage for Independent Pharmacy Owners

We interview Southern Pharmacy owner Kyle Lomax. Southern Pharmacy is the new name for six pharmacies owned and operated by Kenny Lomax, and his son and daughter-in-law, Kyle and Kass Lomax. 

Pharmacy Owners invest a lot of time and hard work into becoming a pharmacy owner. Why wait to protect your business with the most complete insurance coverage at the best price?

Heffernan Insurance Broker’s Pharmacy Owners Insurance program is perfect for the independent pharmacist looking for an experienced broker who can offer a single source insurance package for your unique needs.

We know the pharmacy industry is rapidly changing and expanding, and we can help you with these new and challenging areas of your practice. We have extensive experience serving the insurance needs of the independent pharmacist, and as your insurance partner, our professionals will help your business grow and succeed with a healthier bottom-line.

Find out how much you could save with our insurance package designed specifically for pharmacy owners. Contact Heffernan Insurance Brokers today.

Pharmacy Development Services Members

Are you a Pharmacy Development Services (PDS) member? Our pharmacy insurance reviews have discovered most PDS members have business policies that fall short in coverage and charge more than necessary. Simply download and complete our PDS Members Insurance Review form and email it directly to Steve Boone for a complementary pharmacy insurance review.

Steve Boone

D: 636-778-2150
steveb@heffins.com

Click here to learn more:

https://www.heffins.com/business-insurance/specialty-programs/pharmacy-owners

How to Fit in Fitness for the Busy Pharmacy Professional - PPN Episode 611

Jun 1, 2018 35:31

Description:

Fit Pharmacist Podcast host Adam Martin, PharmD., interviews Luke Propst with the Diet Doc.    "I'm so busy- I don't have TIME to workout!" ^If this is you, I HAVE THE SOLUTION!!   In this interview, I speak with coach Luke E. Propst, the training director of The Diet Doc, LLC and owner of Predator Strength Training.   My niche is helping people who default to “I just don’t have enough time” realize that yes, yes they do- by using simple health hacks and strategies to MAXIMIZE the time through optimization and helpful tips and tricks!   *We CLARIFY and SIMPLIFY the most common perceived barriers I hear from healthcare professionals who want to fit in fitness, but can't seem to find the time! These questions include:   1. How long should a workout take to be effective?   2. Is stretching really necessary? Why, and WHEN do I do it (before/after)?   3. Warming up and cooling down- WHY? Can I save time w/o adding risk?   4. Which workout protocol/plan is “best”?   5. Lifting: high reps for ‘toning’, low reps for strength, right? Rep ranges etc.   6. DO I have to do cardio AND weights?   7. If I lift weights, will I turn into a man?!?   CONTACT LUKE:  https://www.thedietdoc.com/contact

Mid-Career Fellowships with Founder of ProFellow.com, Dr. Vicki Johnson - PPN Episode 610

May 31, 2018 26:14

Description:

Sponsor of this episode: 57 Cool Jobs for Pharmacists Course - let's talk about YOUR career!  https://pharmllc.teachable.com/p/57-cool-jobs-for-pharmacists    Profellow: www.profellow.com   Guest: Dr. Vicki Johnson Founder and Director, ProFellow San Francisco, CA vicki@profellow.com
Dr. Vicki Johnson is Founder and Director of ProFellow, the leading online resource for information on professional and academic fellowships. Vicki has had a varied career in emergency management, public health, public policy and entrepreneurship. Vicki began her career as a New York City Urban Fellow, where she worked for the NYC Office of Emergency Management during the recovery from the 9/11 World Trade Center Attacks. She has also participated in several other competitive fellowship programs, including the German Chancellor Fellowship in Germany (2003-4), the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship in Washington, DC (2005), and the Ian Axford Fellowship in Public Policy in New Zealand (2011). While in New Zealand, she co-founded the website ProFellow.com with her husband Ryan. The site  includes a free, searchable database of more than 1,000 fellowship opportunities at career levels and in all disciplines. Vickihas a BA in Government from Cornell University, a MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a PhD in Emergency Management from Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand. 
Early Career Fellowships for Pharmacy and Healthcare:
Previous Pharmacy Podcast Episodes on Fellowships for Pharmacy Majors out of school (early career): Merry Midyear - in 4 parts - of which some focuses on Fellowships: http://erinalbert.com/blog/?p=9135 
Early and Mid-Career Fellowships for Pharmacy, Healthcare, Public Health and Policy:   ProFellow: https://www.profellow.com/
More on the VCU Pharmacy Policy Fellowship: http://www.pharmacytimes.com/publications/career/2015/pharmacycareers_may2015/fellowships-101-qanda-with-the-accpashpvcu-congressional-health-care-policy-fellow-program-director  https://healthpolicy.pharmacy.vcu.edu
Culture of Health Leaders (RWJF): http://cultureofhealth-leaders.rwjf.byf1.io at Profellow: https://www.profellow.com/?s=Robert+Wood+Johnson+Foundation 
Each leader will have access to up to $20,000 per year for three years (total of up to $60,000). Additional tools and resources will be available for year 3 project-related activities. The Culture of Health Leaders program provides cross-sector leadership development based on evidence, informed by experience, and grounded in principles of equity and social justice. The program is open to individuals from a variety of disciplines—such as technology, the arts, public policy, business, community development, education, transportation, public health, health care, and others—who are committed to working with organizations, communities, health systems, and policymakers to build a Culture of Health in America. 
Commonwealth Fund Australian American Health Policy Fellowship: http://www.commonwealthfund.org/grants-and-fellowships/fellowships/australian-american-health-policy-fellowship  https://www.profellow.com/?s=commonwealth+fund+
This program offers a unique opportunity for outstanding, mid-career U.S. professionals—academics, government officials, clinical leaders, decision makers in managed care and other private health care organizations, and journalists—to spend up to 10 months in Australia conducting research and working with Australian health policy experts on issues relevant to both countries. The Fellowship provides up to $87,000 (AUD) for the maximum term of ten months, with a minimum stay in Australia of six months required. There is also a family supplement available (e.g. approximately $50,000 for a spouse and two children).
Fulbright Mid-Career Professional Development Program: http://www.fulbright.fi/en/professionals-specialists-and-teachers-various-fields/mid-career-professional-development-program https://www.profellow.com/?s=fulbright+mid-career
Some additional examples:   Carol Emmott Fellowship https://www.profellow.com/fellowship/carol-emmott-fellowship/   The Fellowship offers a 14-month self-guided program for women professionals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership potential in the health field and wish to increase leadership competencies, hands-on experience, and work with exceptional mentors. Each fellow is paired with two hand-selected mentors who are nationally recognized senior health leaders. Each fellow receives an honorarium to help cover desired professional development enrichment experiences. Additionally, fellows attend four sponsored onsite events that provide a framework for the program. Candidates are nominated by their sponsoring organization; qualified nominees are invited to apply.   Foster America https://www.profellow.com/fellowship/foster-america/   Bringing skills from business, public health, education, marketing, technology, and public policy backgrounds, Foster America fellows provide the spark to create dramatic change and improve the lives of children. Our fellows are embedded at government or nonprofit child welfare agencies for one year, joining reform-minded colleagues and mentors to pursue better results. Prior to the start of the fellowship, fellows receive an intensive two-week training. Fellows work full-time at their placement agency, receiving an annual salary of up to $90,000, plus benefits. Candidates must have authorization to work in the U.S.
Tips on Great Fellowship Applications: 1. You may have to apply more than once, if you're really interested and it is highly competitive. 2. Understand the fellowship's mission - and be sure to advance the mission in your application and your projects. What are they trying to achieve? 3. Speak to at least 3 former fellows of the program - at ProFellow network, or find them on LinkedIn or Google search. 4. Think about your story - what's your career track? Express your story to others through your written application, along with what you'll do AFTER the fellowship.
"Let yourself be lucky." - Dr. Vicki Johnson

Pharmacy Future Leaders: Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) Part 2 - PPN Episode 609

May 29, 2018 19:41

Description:

Pharmacy Future Leaders host Geily Ward rejoins forces with Joanne Pauyo as they begin part two of the segment on Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE). 

Instagram Follower Shoutout: 

Louis Schobel (@schobelphotography) • Instagram photos and videos https://www.instagram.com/schobelphotography/

Hillary Blackburn on PGX for Pharmacist - PPN Episode 608

May 23, 2018 30:40

Description:

Hillary Blackburn, PharmD is the Director of Pharmaceutical Services at Dispensary of Hope. In this role, she is responsible for providing clinical pharmacist expertise to support the organization as well as its network of pharmacies and charitable clinics.

As the Director of Pharmaceutical Services, Hillary consults with pharmacy leaders across the country, sharing expertise on affordable medication access for low income patients. Her work with health systems include strategy development for identifying and implementing programs to address gaps in pharmaceutical care including the Dispensary of Hope program.

In addition, Hillary collaborates in the development and use of the formulary and tools for successful program utilization by the pharmacies and charitable clinics in the Dispensary of Hope network.

Hillary is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. During pharmacy school, she interned at Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Office of Pharmacy Affairs where Hillary gained knowledge about the 340B Drug Program and developed content for HRSA’s Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative.

Hillary is a clinically trained pharmacist with client relationship, formulary management, specialty mail order pharmacy, retail, and health plan experience. She is licensed in 11 states and serves as a preceptor for Belmont and Lipscomb Schools of Pharmacy.

Contact Hillary Blackburn, PharmD

hillary@pharmacyadvisory.com 

New Beginnings: Income Outcomes Show - PPN Episode 607

May 22, 2018 21:15

Description:

Income Outcomes Show discusses "New Beginnings"

Joe & Ben talk about preparing yourself, financially, for all of the "waypoints", both planned and unplanned, throughout your life.

Contact Waypoint

214 Executive Park Asheville, NC 28801

Phone: 828-254-3244

Email: info@waypointus.com

Expanding Your Compouding Business: Pharmacy Inspection - PPN Episode 606

May 21, 2018 23:49

Description:

Pharmacy Inspection: On this episode, Seth & Bryan welcome Lauren Bernick, Director of Advertising for the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Compounding. Lauren also runs a website called wellelephant.com, where she consults on nutrition using a whole foods, plant based diet. This week we talk about how compounders could expand their business and brand using nutrition/wellness and help people live a healthier lifestyle in the process.

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Pharmacy Future Leaders: Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) Part 1 - PPN Episode 605

May 17, 2018 32:58

Description:

Participants: Geily Ward, Joanne Pauyo, Jamie Kooiker, Luis Urbina

* Today we begin our two part segment on Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE). Part I will cover community pharmacy while part II will cover hospital pharmacy. 

Questions:

NEUTRAL

 

Ranking sites

 

Jamie Looked for atypical sites, sites that specialized in something or offered a little more than normal retail I.e. compounding, independent pharmacy



Geily Interrogate upperclassmen Wish there was a site to anonymously rank rotation sites There should be a sheet that outlines what the rotation will entail (projects, work environment, duties etc) Joanne Rank sites based on your interests, but also keep the door open to discover new opportunities. If you are not an animal person, then you probably shouldn’t choose a rotation at veterenary.             You don’t know whether you will like or love something unless you try it. Story about clinical pharmacy Negatives: requirements for the categories during APPE

 

NEGATIVES

 

First impressions

 

Jamie Be honest with what you know, don’t stretch the truth otherwise you’ll be stuck when it comes time to prove it Geily “If you’re on time, you’re late!” Dress to impress, personal hygiene is a thing! Please Wash & IRON white coat! Joanne Sometimes first impressions are wrong. So, if you make a mistake by  stretching the truth or looking like a hot mess on the first day, own it and try to improve. You are not going to be perfect. The purpose of rotations is to gain professional experience and skills. Give yourself and preceptor a second chance

 

Mistakes

Jamie Geily (I don’t have a personal experience but have advice a preceptor gave me, “if you don’t know the answer to the question don't guess, let them know you will research and get back to them promptly with a response… and do it!” Joanne I’ve made so many mistakes that I don’t know where to start. Mistakes are inevitable. (picking the wrong medication SALA, Be honest and take responsibility

 

 

Costumers/Patients stories (belligerent, fake prescriptions)

 

Jamie First patient I ever counseled starting crying uncontrollably when I told her we could not fill her oxy script early. Panicked and said “ Geily Rude customers and how to deal 16 year old oxycodone story (record not on E-FORSCE) Learning the breath for 10 rule Joanne Similar story to Jaimie, where customer got upset when his opioid could not be filled He actually went to several different pharmacies who previously told him the same thing Most of the problems come from a lack of understanding about pharmacy

 

Speaking up

 

Jamie If you see something going on and you want to be part of it, ask for permission. Make your interests known in order to get that bang for your buck during rotations I.e. I was super interested in compounding but my preceptor had no idea until I expressed my desire to do it one day While it’s important to let your preceptor guide you, don’t be afraid to let them know what you’re hoping to get out of the experience Geily Be professional about it but express your concerns to your preceptor, if nothing changes then speak to the experentials faculty at your school Take a chance! (follow up on jamie’s story of asking for a new position)

 

Joanne Choose your words carefully and be aware of your nonverbal communication In Jaimie’s case, “I am very interested in compounding. Would it be okay if i gained some more experience here” vs. “I haven’t done any compounding since I’ve gotten here. (may be perceived as you are not happy at the site)

 

Unpleasant preceptors

 

Jamie Even if your preceptor is not the best, remember to still be respectful and project a positive attitude. When you start to put that person in a box and label them as “rude” or “demanding,” and that’s how you treat them going forward and it might just become a self-fulfilling prophecy and will hinder any sort of professional relationship going forward Geily Always remember that every interaction is a job interview No matter what the experience (positive or negative) you will learn a lesson Pharmacy is a small world so be the bigger person (unless you’re being mistreated, then speak to experentials faculty at school) Joanne (might have mult preceptors)

  Politically correct answer

Reflect/Correct “Am I doing something wrong or is there some behavior that is causing the preceptor’s attitude” Hour- break , but you take an hour and half break Talk to the preceptor: “if there anything that I can do better?” Constructive critiscism- take it and learn from it If the preceptor says everything is great, then take them at their word and do what the other hosts said be respectful Make the best out of the situation There are really great preceptors who are dedicated to mentoring and teaching students, so don’t let one bad rotation or preceptor ruin your other rotations

Even if you do everything perfect and you are an angel, some ppl are just not going to like you (for their own personal reasons)

You can only control yourself. My first rule is alway: reflect and correct Speak to ppl that you trust to tell u the truth (not yes ppl). Takes two Follow what Geily & Jaimie said But also take care of yourself Don’t let this preceptor’s behavior define you. Just because he or she doesn’t like you does not mean you are going to be a horrible pharmacist. It doesnt mean you are not going to get hired when you graduate Have an outlet to release the negativity through exericising, journaling, or art Geily made a good point that the pharmacy world is small and you don’t want ppl saying bad things about you But I’ve learned recently that some ppl are going to talk about you no matter what you do If its constructive critiscism or true, then it is none of your business One pharmacist told me that “let your work speak for itself.”

 

POSITIVES

 

First impressions

 

Jamie Project that “eagerness to learn” right from the start, if you seem disinterested and bored coming in, chances are likely your preceptor will pick up on it Bring something to take notes with, it helped me remember things that I could mention later Geily If you stand out, they will remember you Be early and prepared Do a little digging, find things out about your place of rotation, so when conversations start you can let them know you are prepared Do a lot of listening, and even though your mom thinks you're the smartest person on the planet, everyone you meet will teach you something new… take it in! Joanne

 

Costumers/Patients stories (nice, counseling)

 

JAmie From simple to complex, every encounter really motivated and inspired me Geily Forming relationships with patients is what makes retail pharmacy worth it Patients want to feel like more than just a number Practice listening, not hearing, but truly listening to the patients needs Counseling patient experience Joanne

 

Great preceptors

 

Jamie Geily Let them know at the end what you enjoyed on the rotation Express gratitude for their time and how you hope to work with them again in the near future Leaving doors open is always a great idea Joanne   Form relationships Maybe the preceptor can be a mentor for u and advise you and share their experiences It is better to save time and  learn from another’s failure

Geily: “Than you Luis for a wonderful part 1 of the IPPE segment, we hope you enjoyed our stories and tips as much as we enjoyed sharing them. Stay tuned as we continue this two part segment on ROTATIONS.”

 

Follow us on instagram and twitter, we want to hear from you. Send in questions, share comments, and let us know what you want to hear about. This is pharmacy future leaders see you on the next one.

Successful Legislative Efforts of Medical Cannabis: Medical PotCast - PPN 604

May 15, 2018 36:35

Description:

We welcome special guest Jim Lucas Indiana State Representative District 69 to discuss the legislative efforts to legalize medical cannabis. State Representative Lucas is a proud Seymour resident where he lives with his wife Lynn and their three children.

Prior to being elected to the General Assembly, Rep. Lucas served on the Seymour City Council. He also owns a local small business, The Awning Guy, Inc. Rep. Lucas is active in the community.

He is a member of the American Legion, the National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America.

As a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a small business owner, Rep. Lucas brings valuable experience to policy discussions. His biggest priorities at the Statehouse are jobs, fiscal integrity, education and protecting the right to bear arms.

Joseph Friedman RPh MBA

Chief Operations Officer PDI Medical 1623 Barclay Blvd Buffalo Grove, IL 60089   MedicalPotCast@gmail.com  

Legal Disclaimer: The Medical PotCast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” or as a basis for expert witness testimony.

No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast. Seek all medical advice and or treatment from a certified registered licensed physician and or pharmacist. This is not legal advice, seek out a knowledgeable lawyer about the subject.

The Medical PotCast is for general information purposes to generate meaningful conversations about medical marijuana and is not an authority on the subject from a clinical or legal perspective.

Medicare Applications by the Numbers: Pharmacy Compliance Guide - PPN Episode 603

May 14, 2018 36:41

Description:

The NEW Segment part of the 'Pharmacy Compliance Guide' is hosted by Jenny Schell, CDME Sr. Compliance Strategist with R. J. Hedges & Associates. 

Podcast on Medicare Applications by the Numbers

 

A lot of people ask me about Medicare. There is a lot of confusion on who needs what number.

 

Immunizations

Really easy process to get a number. The pharmacy would complete the 855 B application. Applications have a fast turnaround-usually a month YOU DO NOT NEED ACCREDIATED

 

Medicare Number –This division (NSC) takes about 3 months to issue a number. This application requires you to carry a surety bond and have a certificate of liability with NSC as the certificate holder as well as your AO (if you have one).

New applications as well as re-validations will require owners and authorized officials to be fingerprinted.

 

Two ways to complete

For non-accredited drugs only

o   Benefits

For DMEPOS accredited items

o   Benefits

o   Accreditation

o   Exemption

o   Revalidation

Revalidation happens every 3 – 5 years 

What that means

You  “update” your Medicare application and pay Medicare $$. Every year they change the Medicare application fee. For 2018 it is $569 per application.

Contact Jenny: Website:  www.rjhedges.com 

Motivational Interviewing is Powerful - the Fit Pharmacist - PPN Episode 602

May 10, 2018 46:10

Description:

"I am my own worst enemy." "I self sabotage my own success." "I know what to do, I just don't do it."   If you have ever thought these things, or had your patients tell them to you- THIS is the podcast for you!   How to Empower Your Patient's Inner Champion! In this interview, I speak with Dr. Kori Propst, Wellness Director and Vice President of The Diet Doc, LLC about HOW we can use motivational interviewing to bring out the very BEST in those we serve! Helping them to get away from self sabotage, feeling "STUCK" in their goal pursuits, and leading them to discover the skills they have to succeed are one of the many topics we hit on and explain in this epic interview!   Dr. Adam Martin, PharmD, ACSM-CPT
The Diet Doc Pittsburgh North   Visit us on our website: www.thefitpharmacist.com

PBM MAFIA - PPN Episode 601

May 9, 2018 34:25

Description:

How the nation’s largest legal cartels directly affect the healthcare industry.

PBM Mafia e-book and Paperback copy will be available May 7th, 2018. Receive a free signed copy by Mr. Welch at the APPA PharmaCon 2018 Annual Convention. To sign-up please visit click here. Join us as we will be discussing PBM issues and how independents can thrive in a free and lawful marketplace.  

Brandon K. Welch. President of American Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance (APPA), today launched an e-book titled PBM Mafia.

The PBM Mafia e-book is aimed at informing Independent pharmacy owners, pharmacist, patients and anybody within the healthcare industry including the public on what really goes on with PBMs and how this directly affects the industry.

“This book will inform people on issues that face independent pharmacy owners and the emphasis we need to place on developing solutions,” says Welch.

“I’ve noticed an increasing amount of legal drug cartels over the past few years that has had a catastrophic effect in the independent pharmacy space. I believe independents should have the right to compete fairly in a free and lawful marketplace. If we look at what independent pharmacies do for the community, it’s almost a no brainer to want to help keep them in business,” he explains.

APPA’s goal is to keep members abreast of the latest developments and news in the pharmaceutical industry as well as offering educational opportunities for professional growth and empowerment.

“You can’t truly be an independent pharmacy by being a dependent pharmacy. APPA members will directly benefit from this book if they join forces to speak collectively with one voice and a big stick,” Welch says.

In this book, Brandon poses these questions:

·       Why do prices of drugs continue to increase despite health care reforms? ·       Are pharmacy benefit managers really helping the pharmaceutical industry and end consumers? ·       Or are they the main reason why drug prices are becoming uncontrollable?

“This book will shock readers how pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) are actually the nation’s largest legal cartels,” Welch adds.

In addition, some of the controversial issues tackled in this book include:

·       PBM Clawbacks: The Hidden Scam ·       The Misery of DIR Fees ·       Discounts, Rebates and Kickbacks

“My heart and passion lies with small business owners and It’s my duty to help continue to be a voice for the independent pharmacy realm,” Welch concludes.  

The PBM Mafia book will be available on joinappa.com in May 2018 and will cost .99 cents.

“This e-book is truly an eye-opener for everybody concerned. Certainly, a must read!” states Joshua Pirestani, founder of the APPA.

About Brandon Welch

As the president of APPA, Mr. Welch has several years of experience working in the pharmacy industry with a variety of skills working in retail pharmacy, specialty pharmacy, compounding pharmacy, pharmacy sales, retail banking, commercial banking, group purchasing & negotiating.  His goal is to build long-lasting relationships within the pharmaceutical community.

About American Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance 

The American Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance is a leading pharmacy purchasing association dedicated to serving the needs of its members through education, networking, and the delivery of a unified voice for all participants in the pharmacy purchasing industry. Through ongoing collaboration, our alliance creates an environment that encourages the exchange of ideas and information, increases productivity through new technology, and furthers legislation designed to benefit our industry. For more information, visit http://www.joinappa.com

In you are looking for effective and efficient pharmaceutical purchasing strategies that will conform to health care reforms and new hospital and health systems, then join APPA at: https://joinappa.com/Join-us

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Contact: Philip Woods

Media Relations

Phone: 877-570-2665

Email: info@joinappa.com

Advanced Education in Pharmacogenomics: PGX for Pharmacists - PPN Episode 600

May 7, 2018 28:35

Description:

PGX for Pharmacist's Co-Host Ken Sternfeld RPh., interviews David Kisor, PharmD., Director of Pharmacogenomics Education at Manchester University

Manchester University Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics:
http://www.manchester.edu/pgx
Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC) guidelines:
https://cpicpgx.org/guidelines/
Genetics/Genomics Competency Center - Pharmacists Competencies:
http://genomicseducation.net/competency Pharmacogenomics Competencies in Pharmacy Practice: A Blueprint for Change
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5373920/   

Dr. Jason Cavolina BS, PharmD, MS, RPhi

President and CEO

p: 1.844.MYRXVIP  m: 631.871.4400  f: 516.200.3834

a: 1299 Corporate Drive Suite 1504, Westbury, NY 11590

w: www.rxvipconcierge.com  

e: jason@rxvipconcierge.com

Pharming Your Career: Chat with Iowa Pharmacy Association Head Dr. Kate Gainer - PPN Episode 599

May 4, 2018 39:59

Description:

This Episode of 'Pharming Your Career' is brought to you by Dr. Albert's new online course, 57 Cool Jobs for Pharmacists. Get it at: pharmllc.teachable.com, and includes time one on one with Erin: https://pharmllc.teachable.com/p/57-cool-jobs-for-pharmacists.    Kate's bio: 

Kate Gainer, PharmD serves as the Executive Vice President and CEO for Iowa Pharmacy Association (IPA), and has been in this role since 2012. The IPA serves as the sole organization representing the profession of pharmacy in Iowa and pharmacists in all practice settings. IPA’s mission is to promote safe and effective medication use, improve the health of patients, and advance the profession of pharmacy. Gainer oversees strategic planning for IPA and its subsidiaries, as well as business development, professional affairs, and government relations. She has worked for the Iowa Pharmacy Association for over ten years, previously as the Vice President of Professional Affairs.  

She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and was named Young Alumnus of the Year in 2016. She completed a pharmacy practice residency with an emphasis in community care through Drake University and Medicap Pharmacy. In addition to serving as the Executive Vice President of the Iowa Pharmacy association, Kate is active in other pharmacy organizations on the national level including the National Alliance for State Pharmacy Associations, APhA, ASHP, NCPA and PACE.

Kate was named to Des Moines’ “40 under 40” in 2014 and has participated in and co-chaired Leadership Iowa. Her husband, Bob, is an attorney in Des Moines. They have 4 children who keep them on their toes and perpetually sleep-deprived. (Ray – 6, Genevieve – 5, Telly and Tessa – 2).

  NASPA - https://naspa.us ASAE - https://www.asaecenter.org CAE Certification for Association Executives - https://www.asaecenter.org/programs/cae-certification For Students/Residents/Fellows - check out associations for rotations/residencies/fellowships - IA, TN, MI, AR, MO, ASHP, APhA, NCPA, NACDS, PQA

 

Iowa Pharmacy Association - https://www.iarx.org June Meeting in June - https://www.iarx.org/ipaannualmtg IPA on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/iowapharmacy on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iowapharmacyipa/  LinkedIn Group - https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2725699/profile on Twitter - https://twitter.com/IowaPharmacyIPA @IowaPharmacyIPA Dr. Gainer's profile on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-gainer-bb4b646/ @IPA_kate on Twitter

Communicating with Your Patients is Changing - Pharmacy Marketing Simplified - PPN Episode 598

May 2, 2018 31:21

Description:

Pharmacy Marketing Simplified co-host Nicolle McClure talks with ZipWhip Jace Treat about the evolving patient's communications dynamic. 

They discuss how communication on a personal and business level has evolved over the last five-ten years, and how pharmacy owners need to embrace this change in order to continue to communicate with their patients on a personal way.

Using texting as a business communication tool allows the pharmacy owner to better connect with patients, can help with adherence issues, and capture a younger demographic. “Textpert” Jace Treat is the Pharmacy Industry Manager at Zipwhip, a company that allows businesses to send and receive text messages from an existing landline number. His team works with Pharmacies to enhance their patient engagement and communication strategy. 

 

Nicolle McClure

President

2929 Westown Pkwy., Suite 100

West Des Moines, IA 50266

515.440.1270 main

Making the Most of Your Pharmacy Benefits Program - Income Outcomes Show - PPN Episode 597

Apr 30, 2018 23:38

Description:

Making the Most of Your Pharmacy Benefits Program   Pharmacy benefit management. In the United States, a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) is a third-party administrator (TPA) of prescription drug programs for commercial health plans, self-insured employer plans, Medicare Part D plans, the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, and state government employee plans.   1. Employees should learn what is available to them through the pharmacy 2. Employees should try to eliminate duplication 3. Benefits are a part of employee compensation 4. Owners should learn to be open to what employees want instead of projecting what they thing employees want 5. Owners should communicate their benefits effectively 6. An non communicated benefit is not a benefit at all   Contact Ben at ben@waypointus.com or call 843-873-4420 ext. 13.

NSU Futures Summit 2018 - PPN Episode 596

Apr 27, 2018 15:16

Description:

NSU College of Pharmacy hosted the 2018 Futures Summit on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in the Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center.

Dr. Scott Kjelson Pharm.D., CPh. is Director of Student Transitions & Assistant Professor at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Kjelson organized the student interactive event with 50+ industry organizations. 

The FUTURES Summit provided pharmacist candidates a glimpse of what the pharmacy profession truly has to offer. From new clinical breakthroughs to advancements in technology, pharmacists hold positions that bring great value to health care systems. 

Featured interview with Geily Ward Student at Nova Southeastern University, will be the leading co-host for the 'Pharmacy Future Leaders' podcast, part of the Pharmacy Podcast Network. 

Pharmacogenomics in LTC Senior Care Pharmacy - PGX for Pharmacists - PPN Episode 595

Apr 26, 2018 27:25

Description:

Special guest today:

Robert Rupard

CEO Pro-GeneX, LLC "Assisting Personalized Healthcare" On LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/robertrupard   Pro-Genex Website
  The Advanced Technology Development Center at Georgia Tech 75 5th Street Suite 200 Atlanta, GA 30308 Toll Free: (844) 794.3637 ext.  101 Mobile:(770) 530.4279 Direct: (404) 419-7915 Fax: (678)807-2826 Please "Like" our Facebook Page at: facebook.com/Pr0GeneX

Pharmacy Inspection Podcast - Endotoxin vs Endospores - PPN Episode 594

Apr 24, 2018 22:12

Description:

This week Seth DePasquale and Bryan Prince discuss the differences between endotoxin and endospores; diving a little deeper into the post from last week. Seth & Bryan talk about the basics of these two, why they’re important and how to kill or deactivate them.

https://pharmacyinspection.com/pharmacy-inspection-podcast-episode-20-endotoxin-vs-endospores/ 

CONTACT the SHOW:

https://pharmacyinspection.com/contact/

 

From Pharmacist to Changing the World: the Fit Pharmacist - PPN Episode 593

Apr 23, 2018 31:01

Description:

Today on The Fit Pharmacist Podcast of the Pharmacy Podcast Network we have our very own Dr. Erin Albert: an award-winning entrepreneur, writer, health outcomes pharmacist, attorney, coach, podcaster and speaker. She is the founder of two companies (Pharm, LLC and Yuspie, LLC), and a health outcomes pharmacist for an accounting firm. She has penned over a dozen books on a range of topics, including entrepreneurship, career development, and pharmacy practice.

In addition, she also podcasts for the Pharmacy Podcast Network under the channel entitled: Pharming Your Career, which is about healthcare career development.  She was named an Indianapolis Business Journal 2017 Woman of Influence. Her most recent book is Single Women Entrepreneurs: 5 Years Later, and she just returned from SXSW where she was a speaker and mentor!

 

TOPICS COVERED ON THIS EPISODE:

Your story- from Pharmacist to Changing the World! What is Your WHY?

 

-Started as PIC – can have immediate impact on pt care

-Pharmaceutical Industry: working hard to impact patients

-Academia X 10 years at pharmacy school

-Writing and contributing

-Accounting firm & government health outcomes payers

-Blogging X 10 years ago, initially no pharmacy, then shifted to serve followers

-Mission to elevate health and care for healthcare

-How to develop robust content for voice-activated devices

-How do I do the career portfolio thing? 

How to Focus in a Distracted World to Optimize Your Time

 

-Commit, carry the ball all the way through to the end zone

-You cannot work on multiple books at once: focus on ONE thing

-Lifelong learner = best way to master your craft

-Break down tasks to small chunks so they’re not overwhelming

-Keep focused and in the moment: look at one year, break it down to quarters, then to months

Advice for Where to Start/Not Get Overwhelmed or Caught Up in Details

 

-Make it

-We all have interruptions

-Priorities, mission, what to focus on, people hijacking your time and inboc

-There is a reason why the letters N and O are next to the others in the alphabet

How to Make An Impact

-Gear to present day, value of the profession, not just one on one

-APPE Rotation

-Think who they are: strengths finder, Take 5; What’s your mission? *payhip- create a CV of your own personality- YOUR

-Lottery Test: if you won, what would you do

-Curate content, not just create it

-What is your exciting therapeutic area? Pick one, then a passion outside of pharmacy, and see if the two mash up

-Sharing the

*Spring clean on yourself! Pull out your list and objectively look at it

How people can reach the guest!

 

How People Can Reach Dr. Albert:

-Twitter: erinlablert

-Anchor channel:

-Website: https://erinalbert.com/

-IG: @erinalbert

-FB: https://www.facebook.com/ErinLAlbertAuthor



Social for the show notes: 

-Website: https://erinalbert.com/

-IG: @erinalbert

-FB: https://www.facebook.com/ErinLAlbertAuthor

-*Twitter: @ErinLAlbert @PharmingCareers @Pharmllc

-*LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erinalbert/ 

-Store: https://squareup.com/market/pharmllc

-Courses: http://erinalbert.com/blog/?p=9377 

-Free download cheat sheet on pharmacy APPE precepting: https://payhip.com/b/yhdk

-Course I recommend on publishing books (Self-Publishing School):  https://xe172.isrefer.com/go/sps4fta-vts/bookbrosinc5921

Matt Paterini, PharmD: Millennial X - PPN Episode 591

Apr 20, 2018 43:08

Description:

The Nontraditional Pharmacist Podcast co-host and infrastructure technology business development executive for UCG Technologies Matt Paterini PharmD talks with Pharmacy Podcast Network founder Todd S. Eury about the facinating demographics of Millennials. 

More than one-in-three American labor force participants (35%) are Millennials, making them the largest generation in the U.S. labor force, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. As of 2017 – the most recent year for which data are available – 56 million Millennials (those ages 21 to 36 in 2017) were working or looking for work.

That was more than the 53 million Generation Xers, who accounted for a third of the labor force. And it was well ahead of the 41 million Baby Boomers, who represented a quarter of the total.

Millennials surpassed Gen Xers in 2016. Meanwhile, the oldest members of the post-Millennial generation (those born after 1996) are now of working age. Last year, 9 million post-Millennials (those who have reached working age, 16 to 20) were employed or looking for work, comprising 5% of the labor force. These labor force estimates are based on the Current Population Survey, which is designed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and serves as the basis for its unemployment and labor force statistics.

Being a Millennial X means working hard, smarter, and being innovative in your work. Being a Millennial X -- means CRUSHING IT!! 

#MillennialX

Check out the Nontraditional Pharmacist initiatives here: 

https://www.thenontraditionalpharmacist.com/ 

Single Women Entrepreneurs: 5 Years Later - PPN Episode 592

Apr 20, 2018 43:51

Description:

Women Entrepreneurs over the Long Haul: A Discussion with Author Dr. Erin Albert - Single Women Entrepreneurs: 5 Years Later - new book   The tables are turned on author and podcast host, Erin L. Albert MBA, JD, PharmD., as she's interviewed by Kristin O'Donovan.   About guest interviewer: Kristin O'Donovan:    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristinodonovan/   About Dr. Albert and her new book: Dr. Erin Albert is an award-winning entrepreneur, writer, health outcomes pharmacist, attorney, coach, podcaster and speaker. She is the founder of two companies (Pharm, LLC and Yuspie, LLC), and a health outcomes pharmacist for Myers and Stauffer. She has penned over a dozen books on a range of topics, including entrepreneurship, career development, and pharmacy practice. In addition, she also podcasts for the Pharmacy Podcast Network under the channel entitled: Pharming Your Career, which has over 67,000 subscribers about healthcare career development.  Her most recent book isSingle Women Entrepreneurs: 5 Years Later. Her website is: www.erinalbert.com.    Connect with Erin @ErinLAlbert and @PharmingCareers - Twitter Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erinalbert/
Author site: www.erinalbert.com   Where to get the new book:   Single Women Entrepreneurs: 5 Years Later    Amazon (Kindle version only): https://www.amazon.com/Single-Women-Entrepreneurs-Years-Later-ebook/dp/B07BJ6NHK5/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1522713167&sr=8-1&keywords=single+women+entrepreneurs   *Physical Book - EXCLUSIVE OFFER! Pharmacy podcast listeners can get a physical copy of the new book for JUST 1 penny! Here's how: 1. Goto www.erinalbert.com 2. Click on store 3. Click on the first book cover - Single Women Entrepreneurs: 5 Years Later 4. On the drop down box "Select an option" click the drop down window and select "Pharmacy Podcast Discount Price" 5. Pay the penny plus a S&H feel and the book will be mailed to you! 6. NOTE: This is a LIMITED TIME OFFER! We will be removing it in the very near future and cannot guarantee this offer will be up long as we have a limited print run of books. This offer is good for the 48 contiguous United States ONLY. Not Alaska, Not Hawaii, Not OUS.   Single Women Entrepreneurs Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/SWEntrepreneurs/   First Single Women Entrepreneurs Book: (Kindle Version): https://amzn.to/2IoaGDi First Single Women Entrepreneurs Book: (Physical Copy): https://amzn.to/2EeJhkO    

Design Thinking in Pharmacy [PART 2] - PPN Episode 590

Apr 19, 2018 22:25

SenioRx Radio: Shelly Spiro & Pharmacy HIT Collaborative - PPN Episode 589

Apr 17, 2018 31:39

Description:

Shelly Spiro is Executive Director of the Pharmacy HIT Collaborative (Collaborative). The Collaborative is an organization of the major national pharmacy associations and associate members focused on advocating and educating key stakeholders regarding the meaningful use of health IT and the inclusion of pharmacists within a technology-enabled integrated health care system.

The goals of the Collaborative are to assure pharmacists’ services through health IT are accessible, can connect, and support national quality initiatives. Spiro is active in national pharmacy associations, standards development organizations (NCPDP, HL7 and X12) and is a leader in Pharmacy HIT including 2014 appointment to Federal Advisory Committees Health IT Policy Committee’s Interoperability and Health Information Exchange Workgroup.

She is an American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) Past President and 2014 Archambault Award recipient. She earned her BSPharm degree in 1976 from University of Illinois College of Pharmacy She has authored several articles and is a national speaker on topics relating to various professional pharmacy, HIT systems, terminology and electronic prescribing.

Interview with a Drug Dealer and Woman Leader in Community Pharmacy Practice: DeAnn Mullins (PART 2) - PPN Episode 588

Apr 16, 2018 31:10

Description:

PART ONE HERE:

http://pharmacypodcast.com/podcast/interview-drug-dealer-woman-leader-community-pharmacy-practice-deann-mullins-part-1/

Pharmacist, entrepreneur and diabetes educator DeAnn Mullins, BPharm, CDE is devoted to keeping people well — As the owner of Mullins Pharmacy and WeCare Wellness, she inspires, educates and fights for patient rights, by empowering real people to care forthemselves.

 

DeAnn’s award-winning WeCare Diabetes Education Program has helped thousands of people gain the skills to balance their blood sugar levels — and lead longer, healthier, more joyful lives.

She has published numerous articles on diabetes and was a regular diabetes care columnist for Retail Pharmacy Management. Her column reached every retail pharmacy in the United States and then some—totaling more than 60,000 pharmacies—and had an estimated 120,000 readers.

 

DeAnn received her formal training from Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy — but her role as a caregiver and wellness crusader began long before that, when her brother was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, at age 9.

 

As the Immediate Past-President of the National Community Pharmacists Association and Board of Directors member, she is deeply committed to the continued growth and prosperity of independent community pharmacy.

DeAnn is a former member of the Florida Board of Pharmacy and is currently serving on advisory boards and committees for Cardinal Health, Samford University, Prescribe Wellness and the NCPA Innovation Center.

DeAnn has been recognized for her professional and patient care efforts with awards including the Mylan Excellence in Pharmacy Award; Samford University Professional Service Award; Eli Lilly Award for Ethics, Scholarship and Leadership; ASHP Leadership Award; and the FPA Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award.

Married for 29 years to husband Ken and Mom to Stevie-Marie (21) and Gracie (18), DeAnn considers her girls to be her best contribution thus far towards making the world a better place.

Learn more about her story at mullinspharmacy.com.

 

Links:

The Know Thyself Kit: https://payhip.com/b/YnrU

NCPA: http://www.ncpanet.org/home

NCPA Digest: http://www.ncpanet.org/home/ncpa-digest

Fast Company article on Adaptability: https://www.fastcompany.com/40522394/screw-emotional-intelligence-heres-the-real-key-to-the-future-of-work

All of Us – https://allofus.nih.gov

Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network – www.CPESN.com

Community Care of North Carolina – https://www.communitycarenc.org

ZDoggMD pharmacy podcast episode #107 at (and all pharmacy podcast recent episodes at): https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pharmacy-podcast-network/id309303712?mt=2

Just a Pharmacist Tribute Video: http://zdoggmd.com/just-a-pharmacist/

Health 3.0 movement: http://zdoggmd.com/health-3-point-0/

Interview with a Drug Dealer: http://zdoggmd.com/incident-report-095/

Erin Albert, MBA, PharmD, JD, PAHM CEO, Pharm, LLC Podcast Host – Pharming Your Career, Pharmacy Podcast Network Mentor, SXSW 2018 Author, Single Women Entrepreneurs: 5 Years Later – Pre-order and Why I wrote it   www.erinalbert.com LinkedIn pharmllc@gmail.com   Let’s work together in 2018 – here are 8 ways!

DEA Documentation Requirements - PPN Episode 587

Apr 13, 2018 34:42

Description:

DEA Documentation Requirements 

Special Guest: Carlos Aquino from PharmaDiversion LLC™

In early 2017, we saw DEA changing their focus on pharmacy compliance. DEA increased their enforcement from the verification of the Combat Methamphetamine Certificate to a more formal on-site inspection. Now with the emphasis on the opioid epidemic, DEA is under increase pressure to look for abusers of the system. Naturally, the first place any inspector will start is the pharmacy. We have been spending more time updating our clients on this trend and providing as much information as we can find. Then I attended a conference last September and one of the presentations was on “Maintaining Your Pharmacy in DEA Compliance”.

Carlos Aquino is the President of PharmaDiversion and he is based out of Philadelphia. Carlos is a retired DEA diversion investigator and a great supporter of independent pharmacies. If you ever have an issue with the DEA, Carlos is the first person you should call. 

CSOS user names and passwords Power of Attorneys for DEA forms 222 and Electronic Orders Receiving C-II orders from the wholesaler and completing the DEA documentation

First, every person who uses the CSOS system must have their own user name and password. No person may share another person’s user name. Having a single user name for a pharmacy only works if the user never takes a day off, ever; and we know that won’t happen occur so you are opening yourself for criticism with the DEA as soon as they start asking questions.

Setting up additional user names is not hard, you work with your wholesaler software system to establish a new user name. Each system has their own variation and perimeters, so if you have questions, go to their IT department.

When the drug order is received: a. CSOS is accessed by an authorized individual with a Power of Attorney for DEA Forms 222 and Electronic Orders with an individual user name and password that is not shared with another person b. The order of Controlled Substances is checked against the packing slip/invoice c. DEA 222 is completed through CSOS d. Print the DEA 222.

Most systems will state on the document, “This is not a DEA issued Form 222. This form is available for convenience.”  If this document does not print, check your Pop-up Blocker  The Pop-up Blocker may also prevent a completed DEA 222 from being printed (Carlos picks up)

• This document acts as the DEA 222 for DEA on-site inspection purposes

• In most cases, this document prints with the fields empty. Manually complete this document by entering the following information:

o Packages Received

o Date Received

o DEA requires the persons initials:  Remember this person must have a Power of Attorney  Recommend a signature over an initial e. Attach the packing slip/invoice to the acting DEA 222 f. Keep on file for two (2) years:

• DEA requires the pharmacy to produce the completed DEA 222 and invoice upon demand o DEA regulations require you to have this record to be “readily retrievable” and separate from other records o Reference: DEA Pharmacist’s Manual, Section VI – Record Keeping o You cannot print and complete the document when a DEA inspector is on-site.

Carlos, I have been working with other organizations on the opioid crisis, this process is straight forward, but as Jeff stated at the beginning, DEA is enforcing the documentation requirements. Can you give us specific examples of pharmacy who have recently received DEA fines or you are aware of the DEA fines.

Example 1: CSOS user names and passwords Example 2: Power of Attorneys for DEA forms 222 and Electronic Orders Example 3: Receiving C-II orders from the wholesaler and completing the DEA documentation If time permits, one more example

Jeffrey Hedges, CDME

President & CEO

P.O. Box H, New Florence, PA 15944

Direct:  724-357-8380    Fax:  814-446-6336    Website:  www.rjhedges.com

Strategies on Building a Successful Community Pharmacy Business - PPN Episode 586

Apr 12, 2018 41:32

Description:

On this episode of Pharmacy Marketing Simplified

Nicolle McClure interviews Bruce Kneeland. Nicolle & Bruce talk about why it’s important to do more at your pharmacy with regards to purposeful and meaningful marketing. Gone are the days of just filling prescriptions and expecting your business to grow or even survive.

Community pharmacy business development Veteran, Bruce Kneeland, discusses what types of services you should be doing, and ways you can market them to your current and prospective customers. Nicolle McClure and Bruce will also be discussing how the image of your pharmacy matters when trying to market your business. Learn easy things you can do in your pharmacy and with your staff to put your independent pharmacy above the rest.

About Bruce Kneeland: 

Bruce Kneeland is the founder and principal consultant of PharmacyConnections.

Building on his 30 years of success as a senior manager and field representative with small chain, independent, drug wholesale and pharmacy associations, Kneeland can help you more effectively meet the needs of community pharmacies.

Kneeland has authored dozens of articles and been featured in pharmacy publications such as: Drug Topics, Pharmacy Times, Computer Talk, America’s Pharmacist, Super Market News and others.

He delivers live CE programs to wholesaler, pharmacy association and at internal company meetings on the industry and how to best meet its current challenges.

For more marketing tips & strategies, Contact Nicolle: 

Nicolle McClure

President - Pharmacy Marketing 

2929 Westown Pkwy., Suite 100, West Des Moines, IA 50266

515.440.1270 main 

Interview with a Drug Dealer and Woman Leader in Community Pharmacy Practice: DeAnn Mullins (PART 1) - PPN Episode 585

Apr 11, 2018 27:41

Description:

Pharmacist, entrepreneur and diabetes educator DeAnn Mullins, BPharm, CDE is devoted to keeping people well — As the owner of Mullins Pharmacy and WeCare Wellness, she inspires, educates and fights for patient rights, by empowering real people to care forthemselves.

 

DeAnn’s award-winning WeCare Diabetes Education Program has helped thousands of people gain the skills to balance their blood sugar levels — and lead longer, healthier, more joyful lives.

She has published numerous articles on diabetes and was a regular diabetes care columnist for Retail Pharmacy Management. Her column reached every retail pharmacy in the United States and then some—totaling more than 60,000 pharmacies—and had an estimated 120,000 readers.

 

DeAnn received her formal training from Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy — but her role as a caregiver and wellness crusader began long before that, when her brother was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, at age 9.

 

As the Immediate Past-President of the National Community Pharmacists Association and Board of Directors member, she is deeply committed to the continued growth and prosperity of independent community pharmacy.

DeAnn is a former member of the Florida Board of Pharmacy and is currently serving on advisory boards and committees for Cardinal Health, Samford University, Prescribe Wellness and the NCPA Innovation Center.

DeAnn has been recognized for her professional and patient care efforts with awards including the Mylan Excellence in Pharmacy Award; Samford University Professional Service Award; Eli Lilly Award for Ethics, Scholarship and Leadership; ASHP Leadership Award; and the FPA Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award.

Married for 29 years to husband Ken and Mom to Stevie-Marie (21) and Gracie (18), DeAnn considers her girls to be her best contribution thus far towards making the world a better place.

Learn more about her story at mullinspharmacy.com.

 

Links:

The Know Thyself Kit: https://payhip.com/b/YnrU

NCPA: http://www.ncpanet.org/home

NCPA Digest: http://www.ncpanet.org/home/ncpa-digest

Fast Company article on Adaptability: https://www.fastcompany.com/40522394/screw-emotional-intelligence-heres-the-real-key-to-the-future-of-work

All of Us - https://allofus.nih.gov

Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network – www.CPESN.com  

Community Care of North Carolina - https://www.communitycarenc.org

ZDoggMD pharmacy podcast episode #107 at (and all pharmacy podcast recent episodes at): https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pharmacy-podcast-network/id309303712?mt=2

Just a Pharmacist Tribute Video: http://zdoggmd.com/just-a-pharmacist/

Health 3.0 movement: http://zdoggmd.com/health-3-point-0/

Interview with a Drug Dealer: http://zdoggmd.com/incident-report-095/


Erin Albert, MBA, PharmD, JD, PAHM CEO, Pharm, LLC Podcast Host - Pharming Your Career, Pharmacy Podcast Network Mentor, SXSW 2018 Author, Single Women Entrepreneurs: 5 Years Later - Pre-order and Why I wrote it   www.erinalbert.com LinkedIn pharmllc@gmail.com   Let's work together in 2018 - here are 8 ways!

412 Food Rescue - Fit Pharmacist - PPN Episode 584

Apr 9, 2018 23:41

Description:

412 Food Rescue, helping to end hunger in Pittsburgh and food waste at the same time!

 

SHOW NOTES: Learn more about being a #FoodRescueHero: https://412foodrescue.org/take-action/volunteer/   Facebook: 412 Food Rescue724 Food Rescue Instagram: @412FoodRescue @724FoodRescue Twitter: @412FoodRescue @724FoodRescue   Topics covered in this Podcast: -What is 412 Food Rescue? Tell us about the mission- how does it work? -How can people get involved? Any requirements? -How is 412 Food Rescue working to expand its volunteer base?

412 Food Rescue Podcast 

Welcome to the show! Today, we have two wonder women on a mission to help take 2 problems and use each as a solution for the other: food waste, and hunger in our community. These women are:

Terri Hammond is a curious problem solver and system builder. Her experiences in publishing, education, retail marketing, hospitality and now business coaching have carried the theme of continuous improvement. 

At ThistleSea Business Development, Terri works with both for-profit and non-profit organizations to improve their systems and deliver great results.

In May of 2017, Terri was elected to the Board of Directors of 412 Food Rescue, a Pittsburgh-based tech non-profit committed to reducing hunger WHILE ALSO reducing food waste.

 

Becca Suffrin is committed to pursuing vibrant justice and creating positive, sustainable, and equitable change in Pittsburgh and beyond.

 

After studying International Relations and Cultural Geography at Ohio Wesleyan University, She came back to the burgh in 2014 to spend 2 years as an education justice fellow and team leader with Repair the World: Pittsburgh. 

 

Since joining the 412 Food Rescue team in September of 2016, Becca has managed the organization’s digital presence, marketing, and engagement. She encourages you to “like” 412 Food Rescue on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

Ray's Drugs | Menard Pharmacy - Preparing for Growth - PPN Episode 583

Apr 6, 2018 18:16

Description:

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.

Today we interview Pharmacy Owners: 

Ray Zahr of Ray's Drugs  Vilpesh Patel of Menard Pharmacy 

 

Which Pharmacy Management System fits you business?

McKesson pharmacy systems help you take care of your business so you can focus on your patients. McKesson offer's three pharmacy management systems built to accommodate a wide range of business objectives:

EnterpriseRx—cloud-hosted pharmacy management software that maximizes store operations, centralizes patient and pharmacy information, and supports patient wellness programs. PharmacyRx— affordable, hosted pharmacy management software that processes prescriptions, manages pharmacy operations and enhances patient care. Pharmaserv— proven, on-site pharmacy management system that fully integrates prescription medication dispensing, pharmacy operations and patient clinical services.

 

Contact MPTS:

Jeff Hunter

Customer Communications Editor

734.523.9526 telephone

McKesson Pharmacy Systems

30881 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

The Future NOW - HIMSS 2018 Review - PPN Episode 582

Apr 5, 2018 23:20

Description:

With over 43,536 people in Las Vegas for HIMSS 2018, the question on everyone's minds was: 

"What was the conference's leading theme?" 

I named it "Future NOW" -- because all the talk of the last 4 -7 years is coming to fruition. It's finally actually happening. 

A. I., Cybersecurity, Predicitive Data, Virtual Reality, and Genomics, were all leading themes. 1,300+ vendors were at the conference and we got to interview two shinning stars. Medisafe and returning Pharmacy Podcast Network sponsor - Omnicell. 

Episode Sponsors 

Jon Michaeli EVP - Medisafe 

jon@medisafe.com | www.Medisafe.com 

Renelle Kelmar - Omnicell 
renelle.kelmar@omnicell.com | www.omnicell.com

Pharmacists and the Opioid Epidemic - PPN Episode 581

Apr 4, 2018 29:31

Description:

Gavel & Pestle Podcast host - Darshan and Major discuss the opioid epidemic and the pharmacist's role.     Contact:    Darshan Kulkarni, Pharm.D, MS, Esq.
The Kulkarni Law Firm
2929 Arch Street, Suite 1700  Philadelphia, PA 19104-7327 Twitter: @FDALawyers Subscribe for more news here

Pharmacy Future Leader Connor Laforge - PGX for Pharmacists - PPN Episode 580

Apr 3, 2018 20:28

Description:

Ken Sternfeld, RPh., interviews special Student Pharmacist guest, Connor Laforge: 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/connorlaforge/ 

For more information please contact: 

Dr. Jason Cavolina BS, PharmD, MS, RPhi

President and CEO

p: 1.844.MYRXVIP  m: 631.871.4400  f: 516.200.3834

a: 1299 Corporate Drive Suite 1504, Westbury, NY 11590

w: www.rxvipconcierge.com  

 

Writing & Publishing Your First Book to Enhance Your Career - PPN Episode 579

Mar 30, 2018 23:54

Description:

A Conversation with Author Marcy Pusey

Self-Publishing School with Chandler Bolt:  https://xe172.isrefer.com/go/sps4fta-vts/bookbrosinc5921   Marcy Pusey's Bio: Marcy Pusey, CRC, is a clinical counselor, best selling author, writing and publishing coach, wife, and mommy. Marcy’s writing has appeared in newspapers, magazines, blog posts, children’s books, and books for adults internationally. She has been a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators for nearly a decade. Marcy has published traditionally with small presses in the US and self published an Adult Non Fiction: Reclaiming Hope: Overcoming the Challenges of Parenting Foster and Adopted Children, two picture books: Tercules and According to Corban, and a journal: Castle Quest. A 3rd picture book, Speranza’s Sweater, is due in February. She uses a decade of picture book writing experience and edits, critiques, and coaches other writers and their work, specializing in children’s literature. She also is a Self Publishing School Coach for Fiction and Non Fiction writers. She lives in the Black Forest of Germany with her husband and children. You can learn more about Marcy at www.marcypusey.com.   Marcy's Author Page on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2EwayUG   A special note from Marcy just for our listeners of the Pharmacy Podcast: For anyone in your audience who would like to know more about my work or children's writing and publishing, follow your special link to marcypusey.com/pharmgift. I LOVE what you're doing- thank you! It would be my great honor and joy to help any of you publish your book (and change your life)... whether you find me in Self Publishing School (COME!) or as a personal coach to guide you through writing and publishing your high quality children's books (COME!). On my special Pharmacy Podcast page, you'll find free templates that I use to hire my illustrators (my favorite part) and other tips and tricks for publishing today. I can't wait to meet you! 

2018 Retail Spanish Immersion Internship - PART 3 - PPN Episode 578

Mar 28, 2018 17:31

Description:

CVS Health Sponsors a 3-Part Podcast Series on 2018 Retail Spanish Immersion Internship.

This is part 3 of our 3 part series. 

Here's part 1: 

http://pharmacypodcast.com/podcast/2018-retail-spanish-immersion-internship-cvs-health/

Here's part 2: 

https://soundcloud.com/pharmacy-podcast/2018-retail-spanish-immersion 

We welcome our guests:

Ron Snow Sr. Advisor, Pharmacist Recruitment Strategist  Cara (Walkup) Healey Sr Advisor, Pharmacist Talent Acquisition at CVS Health 

CLICK HEREhttp://cvs.co/spanishimmersion 

Highlights of the 2018 Retail Spanish Immersion Internship:

10 week paid internship within a CVS Health Retail location. Participate in the care of patients with a variety of acute and chronic conditions, focusing on the Hispanic community and utilizing the Spanish language Application of therapeutic principles, communication skills (including Spanish), and drug information skills are emphasized on a daily basis through interaction with patients and other health care professionals Immersion with the Hispanic community and related disease states associated with those patients Complete appropriate Phase training of the CVS intern program, ExperienceRx, to fulfill the Interns’ training, in addition to the Spanish/Hispanic experience Fluency in Spanish is not mandatory to apply. Spanish courses previously taken in high school and/or college, or prior participation in mission trips to Spanish speaking countries may provide a baseline knowledge for program participation Medical Spanish Course offered to assist in the intern’s development of counseling Spanish speaking patients. Internship held from June 4th- through August 10th, 2018- these dates are firm

 

Key Dates

Application period: Now – February 16, 2018 Pharmacy applicant video screens: Now – March 1, 2018 Pharmacy applicant interviews: February 1- March 15, 2018 Intern selections finalized: April 1, 2018

Who is eligible? Pharmacy Interns who are currently enrolled in a US College of Pharmacy in their first professional year/P1 (Class of 2021) or second professional year/P2 (Class of 2020) year. They can be already employed by CVS or not yet employed for consideration.

Pharmacy Inspection Podcast – Donnie Calhoun - PPN Episode 577

Mar 26, 2018 28:51

Description:

The Pharmacy Inspection Podcast delivers another great discussion with Donnie Calhoun, Pharmacist, Pharmacy owner and CEO & Executive Director for the American College of Apothecaries (ACA). Donnie brings a lot of experience and knowledge to the podcast this week as we discuss the topic of education within compounding including the future of pharmacy and the ACA’s role in providing pharmacists with quality education. 

Connect: https://pharmacyinspection.com

Pharmacy Inspection Podcast – Denise Frank - PPN Episode 576

Mar 26, 2018 22:44

Description:

Another terrific episode from Pharmacy Inspection Podcast

This week we welcome Denise Frank, Pharmacist, Consultant, Educator…within compounding Denise has done a LOT!

We met Denise at the ACA meeting in Florida and had to have her on the podcast. Denise has also worked for the National Associations of Boards of Pharmacy and helped developed the program for how they inspect compounding pharmacies.

Denise is available for consulting work through Frank Consulting (click HERE).

PharmacyInspection.com

Pharmacy Inspection Podcast – Fallon Wellness Pharmacy - PPN Episode 575

Mar 26, 2018 24:21

Description:

This episode is delivered by our Pharmacy Compounding mavens, the Pharmacy Inspection Podcast: This episode they welcome Erika Fallon, Supervising Pharmacist at Fallon Wellness Pharmacy to the podcast.

Erika is heavily involved in the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists as she is on their Board of Directors and also sits on the legislative committee as well.

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the Medical Cannabis Pharmacist - TNP - PPN Episode 574

Mar 23, 2018 23:58

Description:

Matt Paterini, PharmD, interviews Joseph Friedman, RPh., CEO at Professional Dispensaries of Illinois, (PDI) Medical LLC. From the moment Illinois’ Medical Cannabis program was signed into law, he became deeply involved in the complex process of positioning himself to open one or more medical cannabis dispensaries in Illinois.

On February 2, 2015, Illinois’ Governor Bruce Rauner conditionally awarded permits to operate medical cannabis dispensaries in Illinois. Friedman’s high scoring application was one of 57 granted a license. Friedman has a pharmacy degree from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy, and a MBA from Illinois’ Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Through Friedman’s efforts, PDI Medical will become the first accredited dispensary in the nation through Ohio based NMMAO (National Medical Marijuana Accreditation Organization).

Friedman has also orchestrated the first ever pharmacy student “clinical” rotation at a medical cannabis dispensary. PDI Medical is working with two Chicago-based colleges of pharmacy; Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy, and Chicago State University College of Pharmacy. Pharmacy student rotations began October 3, 2016. This unique clinical rotation has been a tremendous success for the patients of PDI Medical, and the young pharmacy students involved.

He was Director of Pharmacy at Topco Associates LLC, and was Senior Director of Pharmacy Marketing at the Nash Company in Minneapolis. Friedman has become a content expert in the scientific, legal, social, political, and financial challenges facing U.S. entrants to the burgeoning medical cannabis industry.

Friedman has set the record for the most interviewed guest on The Pharmacy Podcast. His 4th interview occurred on a special “420” edition of the podcast show released on April 20, 2017. The Pharmacy Podcast show is accessed by thousands of pharmacists throughout the world. Through the Pharmacy Podcast network, Friedman is now the host of his own monthly podcast show, The Medical Potcast.

$$ Your Side Hustle in Healthcare $$ - PPN Episode 573

Mar 22, 2018 30:11

Description:

Episode is brought to you by the new book, Single Women Entrepreneurs: 5 Years Later

 

Kindle ebook – now available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BJ6NHK5/ie=UTF8?m=A17SFUTIVB227Z&keywords=women+entrepreneurs

 

Pre-order your physical book copy at:

https://squareup.com/market/pharmllc 

Thanks for coming to SXSW Interactive Health Mentoring Session and inspiring this podcast!

https://schedule.sxsw.com/2018/events/PP98385

Stats on Side Hustles:

40% of the workforce in the US will be freelance by 2020:

Now: http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/24/news/economy/gig-economy-intuit/index.html

By 2020: https://spendmatters.com/2018/03/13/applying-strategic-sourcing-to-talent-management-what-you-need-to-know/

 

Jacob Morgan - Future of Work podcast: http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/5029289/height/360/width/640/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/no-cache/true/   

Dorie Clark -  Entrepreneurial You: http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/6190916/height/360/width/640/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/

 

Dan Pink’s book: http://amzn.to/2IzhWgs

Robert G. Allen book: http://amzn.to/2IubXcK

Side Hustle Options:

1.     Writing

a.     Digital social media – Mayo Social Media Residency: https://socialmedia.mayoclinic.org/social-media-residency/

b.     Blogging

c.     Newsletters

d.     Articles

e.     Books & ebooks – Self-Publishing School: https://xe172.isrefer.com/go/sps4fta-vts/bookbrosinc5921

f.      Payhip – sell PDFs - https://payhip.com/pharmllc

                                               i.     Example: certifications for pharmacists: https://payhip.com/b/XOVg

2.     Entrepreneur overall – Adam Grant’s book, Originals: http://amzn.to/2FG1tcB

3.     Speaking

4.     Merchandise – Teespring: https://teespring.com or recycling items (see below #16)

a.     #STEMPrincess dolls: https://squareup.com/market/pharmllc

5.     Health, wellness, or career development coaching – International Coaching Federation: http://becomea.coach

6.     Investing – Pete the Planner: https://petetheplanner.com Robinhood:  https://www.robinhood.com Kiplinger’s magazine: https://www.kiplinger.com

7.     Teaching – offline or live

8.     Consulting

9.     Courses – online - https://pharmllc.teachable.com

a.     My 4 courses as an example from link above:

                                               i.     57 Cool Jobs for pharmacists:  https://pharmllc.teachable.com/p/57-cool-jobs-for-pharmacists

                                             ii.     Certifications for pharmacists: https://pharmllc.teachable.com/p/certifications-for-pharmacists-healthcare-professionals

                                            iii.     The MSL Career Primer: https://pharmllc.teachable.com/p/the-medical-science-liaison-msl-a-career-primer-for-pharmds-phds-and-mds

                                            iv.     Indiana State Pharmacy Law Prep for MPJE: https://pharmllc.teachable.com/p/indiana-state-pharmacy-law-mpje-review-course

10.  Real estate – airbnb or home away to traditional flipping and rentals

11.  Other gigs in pharmacy

a.     Ex: Work in industry full time

b.     Can you work in retail/community practice part time?

                                               i.     What is your day job’s policy?

                                             ii.     Professional liability insurance outside of day job?  https://www.phmic.com

12.  Surveys/brand naming and consulting/secret shopper

13.  Help a nonprofit part time

a.     Does it help build other capital (like social network)?

b.     Learn new work skills – social media, podcasting, other ways?

14.  Uber/Lyft/Fasten, etc.

15.  Contract pharmacy gigs

16.  Recycling

a.     Letgo: https://us.letgo.com/en

b.     Decluttr,

c.     bookscouter,

d.     raise,

e.     etsy,

f.      ebay

17.  Part time work - other

18.  Put all these wares on 99 Designs/Fiverr/LinkedIn/Wethos: https://wethos.co

 

*In full disclosure: My affiliations are with Amazon, and Self-Publishing School.

**No financial or legal advice in this episode is given individually. Please consult an attorney or financial professional in your jurisdiction for your individual advice needs. 

 

A.I. & the Future of Pharmacy - PPN Episode 572

Mar 20, 2018 34:01

Description:

The Pharmacy profession and the business of pharmacy continues to face dramatic changes and challenges. We continue to see how pharmacy contributes value to the overall healthcare industry and will determine its ongoing success. A key component of our transformation through pharmacy will the effective use of technology, specifically artificial intelligence. 

This podcast episode is an interesting conversation with "Gavel & Pestle Podcast" host Darshan Kulkarni VP Regulatory Strategy & Policy & Principal Attorney with The Kulkarni Law Firm. 

Kulkarni Law Firm
2929 Arch Street, Suite 1700
Philadelphia, PA 19104

darshan[at]conformlaw.com

Office Number: 215-948-8183

ELITE WEALTH MANAGEMENT for PHARMACISTS – (part 2) - PPN Episode 571

Mar 19, 2018 30:56

Description:

ELITE WEALTH MANAGEMENT for PHARMACISTS – (part 2)

More than just investors… We focus on the outcomes that matter most.

The pharmacy owners we serve hold themselves accountable for achieving outcomes that matter for the people they serve. That’s why we hold ourselves accountable for helping pharmacy owners achieve a clear, well-defined set of outcomes in their personal, ownership and financial success.

Here are just a few:

Personal Success Crystal clear clarity about what you want to accomplish and the best possible path for doing so Living in discretionary abundance and having more time for everything that matters inside and outside of the pharmacy The freedom and means to live the way you want Spending more time with family and loved onesIIP Circles.png Acquiring the means (tools, systems, support) to make every working week ideal

Call Waypoint 843-873-4420

Benjamin D. Coakley

P: 843-873-4420 ext. 13

Email: ben@waypointus.com

DEA & Controlled Substance Quotas  - PPN Episode 570

Mar 15, 2018 34:00

Description:

DEA and Controlled Substance Quotas      CDC Guidelines on Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain:https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/pdf/Guidelines_Factsheet-a.pdf   TN Chronic Pain Guidelines on Opioids:   https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/documents/ChronicPainGuidelines.pdf   Joseph T. Rannazzisi Due Diligence Compliance, LLC PO Box 292 Annandale, VA 22003 jralchemist@aol.com

Pharmacy Podcast Coverage: SXSW & HIMSS 2018 - PPN Episode 569

Mar 13, 2018 35:01

Description:

HIMSS 2018 - Recap by Todd S. Eury 

Over 43,000+ people desended onto the Vegas Strip to attend the HIMSS 2018. HIMSS is a global voice, advisor and thought leader of health transformation through health information and technology with a unique breadth and depth of expertise and capabilities to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of health, healthcare and care outcomes. 

HOT TOPICS: 

Artificial Intelligence BlockChain Technology  Precision Medicine  New Healthcare Players, Amazon, Apple 

Quantitative Data Analysis - where there's a systematic approach to investigations during which numerical data is collected and/or the researcher transforms what is collected or observed into numerical data. It often describes a situation or event, answering the 'what' and 'how many' questions you may have about something.

CONSUMER & PATIENT ENGAGEMENT Explore consumer- and provider-oriented tools, strategies, and technologies that engage patients and caregivers to manage a patient’s healthcare and become active partners with providers and other professionals in managing their care.

HIMSS designs and leverages key data assets, predictive models and tools to advise global leaders, stakeholders and influencers of best practices in health information and technology, so they have the right information at the point of decision.

SXSW 2018 – Recap by Erin L. Albert, MBA, JD, PharmD

New this year for virtual attendees: SXSW live streamed several, if not all their keynotes this year on Facebook. I watched Esther Perel (pronounced A-Stare Pa-rel), who’s talk was entitled, The Future of Love, Lust and Listening. Her new best-selling book is new called The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity. http://amzn.to/2Gkfee3 She also runs a podcast with couples therapy, and the 2nd season started during her time at SX. Join the SXSW Facebook page and you can watch keynotes for free.

 

Also, new for me this year – the trade show. It was broken into several different categories. It had 2 stages (discovery and next stage), and then several exhibitor pavilions – health, international, social impact, and startup village. Really cool companies there – like wethos.co – a company that’s like Fiverr or 99 Designs that works for nonprofits: https://wethos.co/ Super smart cities were there for economic development. For example, Raleigh NC had a booth there, which featured small business owners who are awesome in Raleigh. Shout out to Videri Chocolate Factory, who was in the Raleigh booth. https://viderichocolatefactory.com/about-videri/starr-ratto

 

Also new this year: the SXSW Wellness Expo at the Palmer Events Center Exhibit hall as part of the trade show. You can check out some videos of it (including marijuana) over at Instagram. Ran the 10-th and 11th. The health and wellness information overall is included in SXSW Interactive – there’s also a SXSW Music, Film and EDU portion of the March festival.

 

I was a mentor again this year under health and wellness. Had a lot of fascinating mentees, and we discussed a variety of topics – big data and analytics in healthcare, time management, career management/career portfolio management, and major career changes.

 

First off – SX attracts multipationals and generalists of the creative types in healthcare. It’s really important to state that those who are attracted to SX tend to be renaissance people, and if you want to do multiple things with your career, YOU CAN, even if medicine and health care professionals want to bucket you into one category. The MSL gig came up a lot – I have a teachable course on this now. And a 57 jobs in pharmacy course. Generally, the mentors are all over the place on their careers and interests – so if you do attend SX in the future, sign up in advance for a mentoring session. Read their bios carefully and take advantage of this one on one time with them.

 

Thank you to Dell for hosting a women funding women session. Although I couldn’t get to it with my compressed schedule, I appreciate that they had a session to help women entrepreneurs get funded with their businesses – as women entrepreneurs are grossly underfunded. Also, shout out to my friend Shwen Gwee – who ran a Health Spark 2018 Session march 11-12th for SXSW. He had topics from blockchain in health, to using chat bots, AI, machine learning, and digital wellness. I saw while I was there an interesting statistic during his “Barracuda Bowl” – where startups in health tech competed to win a cash prize – that by 2020, 85% of customer interactions will be managed through conversation WITHOUT a human!

 

Also on the HIT front, talked to the Founder of CareSet - https://careset.com/ – which works with Medicare claims data to help companies guide drug launches. We’ll need to get Ashish on the show!

 

Also had a bookstore and author sessions this year. Would LOVE to see more of this in the future! You can go and meet the authors too for autographs and pictures.

 

Overall hot topics this year: AI, AR, blockchain, and SEO relative to video and most of all – digital voice technologies – for everything, including health.

 

I attended a meetup on SEO – and all the talk was about video (and how to get video to show up high on SEO rankings) and digital voice technology SEO. SX live streamed a session in one of their pavilions with interactive AI pet dogs that learn the voice and behavior of those interacting with it.

What's Your Financial Game Plan? Income Outcomes Show @ PDS - PPN Episode 568

Mar 12, 2018 23:10

Description:

Recorded LIVE at Pharmacy Ben Coakley with WayPoint Financial talks with Tyler Campbell with Pharmacy 401K and Amanda Gaddy with Secure 340B

Patient Focused Strategy: Heritage Biologics - PPN Episode 567

Mar 9, 2018 26:34

Description:

Sheila Arquette, Executive Director of the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy interviews Heritage Biologics COO, Christopher Kennedy about being a 'Patient Focused Strategy' oriented Specialty Pharmacy. 

Heritage Biologic's Patient Experience is a refreshing alternative to other customer service models. At Heritage Biologics, patients feel the difference from their first interaction with the Heritage committed specialized team.

The Heritage experts are leading the charge to advance the healthcare experience for patients. They recognize the challenges and difficulties that life can throw your way when managing a rare disease or other health condition. Heritage has a HBcares program which is anchored in a fundamental approach to patient-centered care.

Having a rare disease patient on their leadership team has allowed Heritage to combine best practices and new ideas to create a place we're confident patients will call Heritage Biologics their home pharmacy. 

 

2018 Retail Spanish Immersion Internship - PART 2 - PPN Episode 566

Mar 8, 2018 21:01

Description:

CVS Health Sponsors Part 2 of the 3 part series on 2018 Retail Spanish Immersion Internship.

Here's Part One: 

http://pharmacypodcast.com/podcast/2018-retail-spanish-immersion-internship-cvs-health/

We welcome our guests and last year's interns:

Alejandra Sierra Itzel Alfaro-Rivas  Nathaniel Moore 

CLICK HEREhttp://cvs.co/spanishimmersion 

Highlights of the 2018 Retail Spanish Immersion Internship:

10 week paid internship within a CVS Health Retail location. Participate in the care of patients with a variety of acute and chronic conditions, focusing on the Hispanic community and utilizing the Spanish language Application of therapeutic principles, communication skills (including Spanish), and drug information skills are emphasized on a daily basis through interaction with patients and other health care professionals Immersion with the Hispanic community and related disease states associated with those patients Complete appropriate Phase training of the CVS intern program, ExperienceRx, to fulfill the Interns’ training, in addition to the Spanish/Hispanic experience Fluency in Spanish is not mandatory to apply. Spanish courses previously taken in high school and/or college, or prior participation in mission trips to Spanish speaking countries may provide a baseline knowledge for program participation Medical Spanish Course offered to assist in the intern’s development of counseling Spanish speaking patients. Internship held from June 4th- through August 10th, 2018- these dates are firm

Transitions of Care: SenioRx Radio - PPN Episode 565

Mar 7, 2018 42:16

Description:

SenioRx Radio host Justin Rash, PharmD., interviews Steven Littlehale with PointRight about Senior Care - transitions of care. 

Steven Littlehale

Steven Littlehale, MS, GCNS-BC is PointRight’s Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer. He has more than 25 years' experience as a long-term care professional beginning as a nurse assistant and leading to his work as an advance practice nurse, educator, researcher and consultant. He is a board certified specialist in gerontology and a nationally-known lecturer and consultant with numerous publications. Steven holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Vermont and a Master of Science from Georgetown University.

The Pharmacy Podcast Network, in collaboration with the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, has launched SenioRx Radio. 

Learn more herehttp://ascp.com/ 

 

The Value of Your Pharmacy Buying Group - PPN Episode 564

Mar 6, 2018 13:03

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H. D. Smith Pharmacy Podcast Series interview with Alan Wilson with Espha & Tony Ferrante with H. D. Smith. 

Buying groups have been an important part of the community pharmacy landscape for nearly four decades. Their original purpose was to give independent pharmacies buying clout with wholesalers. Now these groups, estimated to number more than 30, have become full-service organizations with the tools and talent to help single-store independents and regional chains compete successfully in a chain- and PBM-dominated world.

About Alan Wilson with Espha

Alan Wilson brings a diverse and unique experience-based skill set and perspective to the Enhanced Service Pharmacy Alliance team. Prior to joining the healthcare industry, Alan spent 16 years in ever-increasing sales and operations leadership roles in manufacturing, managing global sales andmanufacturing organizations in the industrial, medical and beverage industries. One of Alan’s key accomplishments as a manufacturer was taking a traditionally industrial product and marketing it to the beverage industry… a product that today provides the carbonation for fountain sodas in stadiums, casinos, fast food restaurants and convenience stores worldwide.

Contact H. D. Smith about your Pharmacy Buying Group Strategies today: https://www.hdsmith.com/contact/ 

Is Your Pharmacy Business at Risk? Heffernan Insurance (One) - PPN Episode 563

Mar 6, 2018 16:29

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Insurance Coverage for Independent Pharmacy Owners

You’ve invested a lot of time and hard work into becoming a pharmacy owner. Why wait to protect your business with the most complete insurance coverage at the best price? Heffernan Insurance Broker’s Pharmacy Owners Insurance program is perfect for the independent pharmacist looking for an experienced broker who can offer a single source insurance package for your unique needs.

We know the pharmacy industry is rapidly changing and expanding, and we can help you with these new and challenging areas of your practice. We have extensive experience serving the insurance needs of the independent pharmacist, and as your insurance partner, our professionals will help your business grow and succeed with a healthier bottom-line.

Find out how much you could save with our insurance package designed specifically for pharmacy owners. Contact Heffernan Insurance Brokers today.

Pharmacy Development Services Members

Are you a Pharmacy Development Services (PDS) member? Our pharmacy insurance reviews have discovered most PDS members have business policies that fall short in coverage and charge more than necessary. Simply download and complete our PDS Members Insurance Review form and email it directly to Steve Boone for a complementary pharmacy insurance review.

Steve Boone

D: 636-778-2150
steveb@heffins.com

Dr. Jason Cavolina talks Pharmacogenomics: PGX for Pharmacists - Episode PPN 562

Mar 2, 2018 20:34

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On this episode of PGX for Pharmacists, host Ken Sternfled, RPh., interviews Dr. Jason Cavolina PharmD, CEO of RXVIP Enterprises. 

Jason is part of a group of Pharmacists and Students of Pharmacy who took on a personal mission to raise awareness and deliver a 2 minute life saving test. 


This life saving test can help reduce the risk of Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs). These tests have been around for over 9 years and are now covered by Medicare so we are raising awareness through a national alliance we formed with MedXPrime

-Offering PGx tests will further differentiate our companies as the leader in the market by delivering 'Tomorrow's Medicine Today'. 

- We can offer valued based services that include consultation, screening and also perform the test to create incremental revenue, even after the initial visit with the patient with no change in workflow or added expense.

-This initiative also positions RXVIP as a leader in reducing adverse drug reactions in patients through pharmacogenetic testing (PGx).

-This will also help create additional engagement to help retain medicare patients that can create ongoing reimbursement for the practice. RXVIP would be happy to sponsor patient events to 'Meet The Pharmacist' to patient education by trained pharmacy staff at no cost to a practice.

RXVIP Concierge Pharmacists meet with patients directly in a doctor’s office to conduct Pharmacogenetic testing (PGx), educate patients on cost-saving solutions and to encourage lifestyle changes, while focusing on patient adherence to medication regimens in order to achieve better outcomes. 

Our single goal is to help patients and their physicians navigate the challenging and evolving health care landscape now in place with insurance entities, including assisting staff with prior authorizations and ePrescribing.

Areas of Expertise:
Concierge Pharmacy, PGx, Business Development, Team Management, Inventory Optimization, Marketing, Process Implementation, Strategic Planning & Analysis, Quality and Process Control, Workflow Optimization, Leadership, Project Management

2018 PDS Super-Conference Podcast - PPN Episode 561

Feb 28, 2018 22:44

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The PDS Super Growth Pharmacy Conference: The best pharmacy conference you’ve ever gone to. Guaranteed.

Go Pharmacy Owners!!

We interview several conference participants, solutions providers, vendors, and Pharmacy Development Founder, Dan Benamoz about the 2018 PDS Super-Conference on February 21 -24th. 

http://www.PharmacyOwners.com 

The PDS Team is so confident about the PDS Conference that they state if at the end of the first day you’re not 100% convinced that the PDS event will help your business, they will refund your ticket price PLUS give you $300 toward your travel expenses back home. No hassles, no hard feelings, no drama. 

EXCLUSIVE: Shane Reeves, PharmD for TN State Senate - PPN Episode 560

Feb 27, 2018 32:31

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Pharmacy Podcast Network EXCLUSIVE Interview: 

Shane Reeves

Chief Executive Officer at TwelveStone Health Partners

Above all else, Shane Reeves is committed to his five core values of FAITH, FAMILY, CAREER, SERVICE & HEALTH.

 

After attending Middle Tennessee Christian School and graduating from Oakland High School, Shane continued his education to earn an undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University and a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee.

 

After graduation, Shane moved back to Murfreesboro and bought into the family pharmaceutical business with partner Rick Sain. These two men re-named the business Reeves-Sain and proceeded to grow it across the state of Tennessee over two decades providing a number of products and services with specialties in retail pharmacy, compounding, respiratory, infusion therapy, home medical equipment, immunizations, long term care pharmacy and MediPACK. Reeves and Sain sold their retail and specialty pharmacy, Entrust, in the spring of last year. Reeves launched a new pharmaceutical company in February of 2016 called TwelveStone Health Partners.

 

Shane is proud to be a fourth-generation independent pharmacist, and a seventh-generation resident of Rutherford County. He and his wife, Amanda, have three children, Will, Jack and Emma-White and live in Murfreesboro, where they are active in North Boulevard Church of Christ, where Shane serves as a deacon.

 

 

Campaign Website- https://www.reevesfortn.com Campaign Donations- https://secure.anedot.com/reeves/donate Contact Shane- info@reevesfortn.com

 

Elite Wealth Management for Pharmacists (Part 1) - PPN Episode 559

Feb 26, 2018 21:17

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ELITE WEALTH MANAGEMENT - PART ONE 

More than just investors... We focus on the outcomes that matter most.

The pharmacy owners we serve hold themselves accountable for achieving outcomes that matter for the people they serve. That’s why we hold ourselves accountable for helping pharmacy owners achieve a clear, well-defined set of outcomes in their personal, ownership and financial success.

Here are just a few:

Personal Success Crystal clear clarity about what you want to accomplish and the best possible path for doing so Living in discretionary abundance and having more time for everything that matters inside and outside of the pharmacy The freedom and means to live the way you want Spending more time with family and loved onesIIP Circles.png Acquiring the means (tools, systems, support) to make every working week ideal

Call Waypoint 843-873-4420

Benjamin D. Coakley

P: 843-873-4420 ext. 13

Email: ben@waypointus.com

A Mobile Technology Advancement in Diabetes Care - PPN Episode 558

Feb 22, 2018 31:15

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KeyCentrix Pharmacy Technology Solutions presents an intriguing discussion with mobile tech start up innovator Miguel Johns, CEO of KingFit. A Mobile Technology Advancement in Diabetes Care Strategies, a new diabetes education platform. 

 

Miguel Johns is the founder and CEO at KingFit. For people with diabetes, KingFit provides a mobile application that delivers industry leading diabetes education to the palm of your hand.

 

Miguel comes from a long family history of people with diabetes. His father has it, and grandmother as well. Miguel's grandmother was diagnosed with diabetes, she was sent home with a piece of paper and no guidance. She believed drinking fruit juice and chocolate milk were healthier options than drinking soda.

 

This inspired Miguel to study exercise science in college at Indiana State University where he played football. During his chronic disease management class, they watched a documentary called “Escape Fire”. The documentary was about the struggling healthcare system and featured multiple physicians calling for innovation.

 

This drove Miguel to begin an online health coaching platform based on the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program. He launched a digital coaching service that leveraged video to guide people to healthy lifestyle change.

 

After a year of running a coaching service, Miguel began pitching the idea of building a technology to support the coaching to the community. He came across an investor/advisor who challenged him to think bigger and focus on automating the technology.

 

So two years ago Miguel began building the idea of the KingFit app. Miguel and his team spoke with nearly 100 healthcare professionals to discover where our application would best fit in the current healthcare system and multiple diabetes educators pointed us in the direction of diabetes self-management education.

They discovered that 95% of people newly diagnosed with diabetes go without formal diabetes self-management education. This is a problem because DSME has been clinically proven to reduce the risk of renal failure, neuropathy, and loss of vision by up to 40%. Saving the US Healthcare System thousands of dollars per patient per year.

 

There are three key reasons why this is happening. The patient’s insurance does not cover the cost so they would have to pay $300-$500 out of pocket. The patient lives in one of the 1500 US counties that does not offer the services. Or the DSME classes are too inconvenient to fit into the patient’s busy schedule.

 

KingFit is solving this problem with a free for the user app, that brings the educators to the palm of your hand and delivers the programming in consumable bite-size pieces that the patient can go through on their time at their pace.

 

The KingFit super star team of diabetes educators have combined to publish over 20 books, 300 articles and started 5 diabetes focused businesses. They have sat on regional and national boards for the American Diabetes Association and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. The programs they have developed for the application follow the guidelines for accredited diabetes self-management education.

KingFit is unique because it includes a master of nursing, an exercise physiologist, a psychologist and a dietitian. This gives people access to expertise in a way like never before at scale.

 

The KingFit application is the only diabetes self-management education that can act as a stand alone program or as a supplement to an existing chronic disease management workflow.

CONTACT THE KINGFIT TEAM TODAY

https://kingfit.io/pages/contact-us 

APPE Rotation: Digital Communication, Leadership & Entrepreneurship - PPN Episode 556

Feb 20, 2018 25:01

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One of a kind APPE Rotation for Pharmacy Students:    #PharmacyFutureLeaders    Video overview of the new APPE, including how to apply: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo2U_Vvvu1Q&feature=youtu.be   LinkedIn Post:   https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/part-solution-problem-erin-l-albert-mba-pharmd-jd-pahm/   Erin Albert (preceptor) on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erinalbert/   Todd Eury (preceptor and founder, PPN) on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddeury/ -Students may apply on a rolling basis.
  CONTACT:  http://pharmacypodcast.com/contact/ 

Pharmacy Inspection Podcast w/ Herschell Hitchcock - PPN Episode 555

Feb 19, 2018 27:52

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This week The Pharmacy Inspection Podcast welcomes Herschell Hitchcock, President of EOC1 to the podcast.

Herschell is an industrial hygienist by training and has a ton of experience in how exactly cleanrooms work and how to troubleshoot problems when something goes wrong. His company EOC1 also certifies and maintains cleanrooms for a number of clients all over the United States and beyond!

Reach out to us for information or services. We’re available to help on-site, over the phone, or virtually. We strive to help raise the bar for hospitals and compounding pharmacies to increase compliance with sterile compounding guidelines. The ever changing regulatory environment continues to be challenging to keep up with…don’t fall behind; we’re here to help.

Contact Info

Call: (866) 487-0409

Email: info@pharmacyinspection.com

About: the Pharmacy Podcast Network

Feb 15, 2018 03:37

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About the Pharmacy Podcast Network:

In 2009 Todd S. Eury launched the pharmacy industry’s first podcast about the Business of Pharmacy dedicated to pharmacist professionals called the ‘Pharmacy Podcast Show’.

In 2011, Eury's podcast evolved and in the fall of 2014, several pharmacists joined the podcast publication and the Pharmacy Podcast Show was transformed into the Pharmacy Podcast Network. 

As a podcasting 1st in history, the audio-blog publication is the U.S. Healthcare System’s largest network of podcasts dedicated to the profession of pharmacy with 23 co-hosts developing content for 15 different podcasts segmented on different topics like healthcare law, technology, medical cannabis, senior care, and pharmacogenomics.

The Pharmacy Podcast Network has a collective listener base of about 67,000 and has personalized podcast publications for national associations like the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy.

We embed the podcasts into our sponsors web-environments or they can set up a new page on their site dedicated to the podcasts. 

Be sure to see our series sponsor's landing pages: 

McKesson Technologies: https://marketing.mckesson.com/2017-MPTS-Pharmacy-Podcast-Series.html

Cardinal Health: http://pharmacypodcast.com/podcast_tags/cardinal-health/

H. D. Smith: https://www.hdsmith.com/news-events/podcasts

CVS Health: http://pharmacypodcast.com/podcast_tags/cvs-health/

Majority of our podcast episodes are between 17-25 minutes (purposely for the average commute) 

With 25 leading co-hosts for 15+ different podcast segments, the PPN develops new content daily for our corporate sponsors including CVS Health, McKesson, Cardinal Health, RxSafe, KeyCentrix, R.J. Hedges & Associates, ASCP, and the NASP. 

The folllowing podcasts are part of the PPN: https://soundcloud.com/pharmacy-podcast/sets 

Pharmacy Leaders 

Pharming Your Career 

the Medical PotCast 

the Gavel & Pestle Podcast 

Specialty Pharmacy Podcast in collaboration w/ the NASP 

SenioRx Radio in collaboration w/ the ASCP 

the Fit Pharmacist 

Pharmacy Inspection Podcast 

PolitiTalkRx 

PGX for Pharmacists 

Pharmacy Compliance Guide 

the Nontraditional Pharmacist 

Income Outcomes Show 

Pharmacy Future Leaders 

Pharmacy Technician Podcast

Please take a look at our co-host intelligence source here, you should be part of this team: 

http://pharmacypodcast.com/cohost/

Sincerest thanks to our Listeners & Sponsors, 

Thank you. 

Todd S. Eury - Founder | Publisher 

Nuclear Pharmacy: Scientific, Specialized, And Radioactive! - PPN Episode 554

Feb 14, 2018 27:32

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TNP delivers a 'explosive' discussion with radioactive pharmacist Dr. Tim Burke. (LOL)  Nuclear pharmacy is a role often talked about in nontraditional pharmacy but rarely discussed in detail. Dr. Tim Burke gives much needed insight into the field, how it fits his personal life, and how he manages to be a Michigan and Arkansas fan?!

Transcript: 

Interview Summary

 

Matt: Welcome everyone. Matt Paterini here with The Nontraditional Pharmacist, part of The Pharmacy Podcast Network.  I’m joined today by Dr. Tim Burke. Really excited to have Tim on the show today because Tim is a nuclear pharmacist and I think a lot of times in the nontraditional pharmacy world, we see nuclear pharmacy pop up on the list, yet I don’t think a lot of people know what nuclear pharmacy is, what it entails, and what it’s all about (myself included). I’m excited to hear Tim’s story today. Tim we really appreciate you coming on the show today.

 

Tim: Yeah thank you very much for having me on here. I hope it’s not glistened up too much right now, but I think we’ll be able to walk our way through it. I’m happy to be here and talk a little about nuclear pharmacy and let more people know about some of the opportunities that are out there besides the traditional pharmacy roles that we think of.

 

Matt: Awesome. That’s exactly what we’re looking for and what I think people listening to the show are looking for. Let’s start with kind of a basic question we like to ask all of our nontraditional guests. Give us a little bit of background on your path through pharmacy, how you started, where you’ve been, and how you’ve gotten to where you are today.

 

Tim: Well, when I graduated from high school I didn’t really know necessarily when I wanted to do. Like a lot of high school grads, you go off to college and I knew I was into science but didn’t really know what direction I wanted to take from there. Went down to Baylor University thinking that I wanted to be a forensic scientist, and it was right when the CSI craze was all the rage. That sounded pretty interesting to me, saw a couple of autopsies and found out that was wasn’t for me. I realized that I needed to go into something else.

 

I had a cousin who was at the University of Texas Pharmacy School at the time, and he told me all about pharmacy and the opportunities that were out there and so I was like well, you know, I’ve [already] been taking those kinds of classes. I’ll try and go that route. While I was there, my parents moved from Michigan down to Arkansas, so I went there for pharmacy school and was fortunate enough to go to a school where we had a Nuclear Pharmacy Program.  There is Dr Nicki Hilliard, who if you say her name in the nuclear pharmacy world, everybody knows her. Not to mention I think she’s actually the APhA President Elect. And so she’s obviously made her mark in the pharmacy world. She was the one who got me interested in it. I did an internship with General Electric (GE) healthcare up in Grand Rapids, Michigan between my P2 and P3 year and loved every minute of it. But nuclear pharmacy is kind of a small niche to get into, there’s not a whole lot of turnover. So I had to pay my dues, do a little bit of retail work for a year and a half, and then when GE came calling, I decided that that was a good route for me to go and have been there for about seven years now and loved every minute of it.

 

Matt: Wow. That’s that’s awesome. So you’ve spanned some geographic space down from Arkansas up to Michigan. Where does that where does that leave you in terms of sports affiliations?

 

Tim: Well, you know I nearly planted myself in front of my Michigan flag that says “those who stay will be champions”, because I know you guys obviously are all U of M Grads and you’d probably appreciate that, and that’s always been my childhood team. So I’m a big fan of the Wolverines, but I will say I was disappointed when they took Arkansas off the schedule for 2018 and 2019 for the Home and Home, because I was ready to wear my Razorback Red in The Big House.

 

Matt: Yeah we definitely would have appreciated the Michigan flag. It’s good to see that Maize and Blue kind of spreads throughout the country, we like seeing that.

 

Why don’t you give us a little bit of an overview of nuclear pharmacy in general? I think just some general background on what is nuclear pharmacy? I think when other pharmacists think of nuclear pharmacy, we think of radioactive substances and things of that nature. But give us some detail around what exactly it is.

 

Tim: Sure. The nitty gritty and the easiest way to describe it is, we compound radioactive pharmaceuticals, and the majority of those pharmaceuticals are for diagnostic imaging only. There’s not a whole lot of therapeutic application in what we do. But there is some. The main isotope that we use is called Technetium and that is what we use for the majority of our diagnostic imaging, but we also do have some applications like I said that are therapeutic. We can use I-131 and we put that in capsules that a patient can actually swallow, and that can ablate their thyroid, take care of thyroid cancer, things of that nature.

There are a couple other drugs out there as well that we can use for therapeutic applications but mostly you’re going to be hearing about diagnostic. The biggest one and I would say probably 75% of nuclear pharmacy’s compound is some sort of cardiac imaging agents. The particular one that we make at GE is called Myoview, but if you’ve ever had someone in your family, like a grandparent or someone you might know that has had a stress test done on their heart, Myoview in all likelihood could have been the agent that was used to image their heart. So we compound those radio-pharmaceuticals, send them to the hospitals to where they’re going to be administered, and then the nuclear medicine technologist there are actually the ones that inject them into the patient, and perform the scans with the cameras and everything. But we work in a lab, making all of these things and then send them out with a fleet of couriers. It’s all over the state really, to deliver these products to the hospitals so they can use it and make their diagnoses.

 

Matt: Technetium! That sounds something like it’s from the future, that sounds crazy.

 

Tim: It’s not that scary. It really isn’t. We obtained this activity from generators, is what they’re called, and the parent isotope of Technetium is called Molybdenum. We call it Molly. And you also hear me refer to Technetium as just Tech. But we allude these generators and pretty much what happens is we take a saline solution that goes through this generator and all of the Technetium binds onto this aluminum column that you can see that runs through the generator. When we have students at our pharmacy, we’ve got a cut out of an old generator that doesn’t have any activity inside of it. And they can actually see this column, which the saline rinses that technetium off of. What occurs is anion exchange. So we’re getting our chemistry back here a little bit. But the chloride ions from the sodium chloride swaps with the Technetium ion. And what you end up with on the other side, in your evacuated vial is pretty much radioactive saline. So there is no color to it, it just looks like a normal, regular old solution. But if you had it unshielded around a Geiger counter, you’d definitely be getting a lot of activity.

 

Matt: That’s so interesting. It sounds a lot more, you mentioned lab work. You mention a lot of the techniques that you’re talking about sound to me a lot like research focused almost or kind of more industry focused? Is it more so related to that than a practicing pharmacist? Do you see any comparisons with more of the research side of things?

 

Tim: A little bit. There’s definitely a little bit of crossover there, but this is very patient specific. You’re drawing up a dose for a patient, at a particular time, and it’s intended for that one person. There might be some crossover between research, but this is patient oriented, it’s just that you don’t get that patient-pharmacist interaction. We are on our own site, where we compound all of these things. It’s not a hospital or anything like that. So from that aspect, I guess you could say that we’re in a lab, and it’s kind of for chemistry nerds, we enjoy it, we love it, but it is for a particular patient. A lot of the times there is a patient name actually associated with the dose that you’re dispensing. So it’s kind of a hybrid. It’s a little bit of both worlds there.

 

Matt: Okay, that makes a lot of sense. Walk us through a little bit of your day-to-day responsibilities. You said it’s kind of a hybrid of lab work but it’s patient focused, so what do your day-to-day responsibilities look like? Take us through a typical day as a nuclear pharmacist.

 

Tim: Part of that has to do with what shift you’re working. This is one of the big things that turns people off to nuclear pharmacy, is you do have to work some night shifts. So kind of that that third-shift work that a lot of people don’t necessarily want to work. For some people, they find a lot of benefit in it, and other people think that it’s not the greatest. But for us, it works out really well because say there’s a hospital that needs a dose at seven o’clock in the morning. Well, that dose has to be made, compounded, packaged up, shipped out with one of our drivers, and get to the hospital before 7:00 a.m. So obviously we have to make that well before the dose is going to be administered. And that’s usually going to be in the middle of the night. A lot of people ask me you know, why don’t you just make the day before? The problem with that is, we’ve got sterile compounding restrictions, where a lot of these drugs are only good for say 6 to 12 hours. And so if they’re only good for 6 to 12 hours, we can’t make it that far in advance. The other problem is we’re working with radioactive substances that decay over time, and because they decay over time, Technetium has a six hour half-life. If we want to make a dose for a patient that’s going to be 12 hours later, we need four times the activity to prepare that dose at the time and we’re preparing it, versus when it’s actually going to be administered to the patient. And so it’s not very cost effective for us to make something that far in advance because we’re using so much more activity for a dose, because it’s so far into the future.

 

Matt: So it sounds like some later shifts and the schedule can vary. How does that affect work life balance? Do the shifts change from week to week? And how does that fit in with your personal life?

 

Tim: Well like I said, some people look at it in a positive way, other people look at it in a negative way. That third shift is actually probably our most active shift. That’s when we’re compounding the most, it’s when we’re making the most doses, you’re staying very involved while you’re there. And so it’s not like a third shift that you might think of where the store is dead and you’re just struggling to stay awake. It’s nothing like that. It’s when we probably do 80% of our compounding and dose drawing. So because of that, you’re staying active, you’re doing other things, and so you don’t even really think about what time it is, short of when you have to drive in. Obviously nobody likes driving in at midnight.

 

But the other shift that we have is kind of a typical first shift, it’s from about 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Now of course this is going to vary from pharmacy to pharmacy. You have some pharmacies that might be open from 3:00 am until 3:00 pm. Some pharmacies that might be open from midnight until 5:00 p.m. the next day. So it really can vary from site to site. But because of that, there are going to be two shifts that you could be working, depending on if you’ve got lots of pharmacists because you’re busy, there might be two or three different types of shifts that you could work. But for myself, I feel like it works out very well for my work-life balance. I’ve got two kids at home, a wife, and dogs and to know that even if I’m working third shift, I can be home for supper. You can have all that family time. But if you’re working first shift, you’re getting out at 4:00 pm or 5:00 pm and you can do those same things. When kids grow up, I’m not going to have to worry about whether or not I can make a soccer game or a band concert or something like that. So from that perspective, I do think it provides a little bit more family-friendly shift than say you’re 9-7 or 9-9 that you might be working in the retail world.

 

Matt: Yeah, work-life balance is so important. I think going through pharmacy school and even post-graduate pharmacy practice, it’s not emphasized a lot. So it’s good to hear that you keep that in consideration. And it’s really a big part of how you work in your professional and your personal responsibilities. So on that note, for your personal and professional goals moving forward, how does the role that you’re in right now help you to achieve those? Are you where you want to be? And what’s next or in the future for you?

 

Tim: Right now, I’m very happy with where I’m at. I work with two other pharmacists that are great. I couldn’t have two better partners out there, one of which is my pharmacy manager. The other one is the pharmacist that I switch shifts with every couple of weeks, working third or working first shift. So I’m very happy where I’m at right now. Works great for my family life like I say. But there are ways that you can kind of climb the ladder in nuclear pharmacy, just like you could in any other area of pharmacy. One of the things that my partner does, is he what’s called our radiation safety officer. He is the one who keeps track of all of our equipment, making sure that things are reading efficiently, are constantly the way they should be. He has all the responsibilities with limits on how much activity we can be releasing into the public, things of that nature. So there’s more responsibilities that I could gain over time. There’s also management possibilities out there, too. You’ve got pharmacy managers just at a particular site like you would at a retail pharmacy. You’ve also got district managers who might be over 5 to 10 to 15 pharmacies, depending on the size of your district and figuring out all sorts of things associated with that. There’s so many factors in nuclear pharmacy that just don’t even show their face in any other type of pharmacy setting, whether it be, do you guys have been big enough generators to have the activity you need to get your runs out? Do you have enough drivers to supply to all the different areas of the state that you’re driving to? There’s quite a bit to think about that you never really would have thought of as being a pharmacy role, it’s almost more of a business-type role than it is pharmacy.

 

Matt: Interesting. Yeah. I think a lot of a lot of roles are like that, and you know on the surface you can say what nuclear pharmacy is, but there’s so much behind the scenes that people don’t know. And different facets of the business really, the practice side of things, the operations, the business and everything that goes along with it. So it sounds like there’s a lot of different roles within nuclear pharmacy. What’s the landscape look like currently, in terms of the job market? Are there opportunities available? And what does it look like moving forward?

 

Tim: Right now, I would say there are job opportunities out there. But if you’re someone who might want to stay exactly where you grew up and things of that nature, it’s going to be a little bit tougher to find because this is a pretty specialized niche. There’s also training that has to be done on top of it, too. So you have to make yourself marketable to be able to be a nuclear pharmacist. If someone out there has training versus someone that does not, obviously a pharmacy is going to be more interested in hiring that person who is what they call an “authorized user” with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), which is a regulatory body we have to deal with. But I would say there is plenty of opportunity out there if you’re willing to relocate. That’s a huge factor I would say, just because the state of Michigan, at least with GE, we only have two pharmacies in the whole state. And then if you include all of the other companies, you know independents, etc., there might be six to eight pharmacies. There’s just not nearly as many as you know your CVS or Walgreens that are on most of the street corners that you can find a job at.

 

So, from that standpoint it is a little bit tougher to get into. But like I say, you can make yourself more marketable. I think there’s a lot of advancements that are going on with nuclear pharmacy and there’s even some other roles besides the pharmacy setting that I’ve told you about, that you can use your nuclear pharmacy education as well. And that would be more of your what they call PET aspects. What we do is SPECT. PET involves using a cyclotron and typically is going to be inside of a hospital. I think U of M might even have one, and so you can use your nuclear pharmacy degree there as well. There is a little extra training involved with that. There’s a lot of opportunity out there, but there’s going to have to be a little bit of give and take with where you’re willing to work and what kind of role you’d like to have.

 

Matt: Where would people go, pharmacy students and pharmacists, go to do some more research and learn more?

 

Tim: Well, the three big universities that have nuclear pharmacy programs are Purdue (probably the number one for proximity for us), but also University of Arkansas, and New Mexico is another big pharmacy school. All three of those are probably your top three for finding information about nuclear pharmacy. There’s also a website called Nuclear Education Online (www.nuclearonline.org) and that is a collaboration between the University of Arkansas as well as New Mexico, and they’ve got a whole program that you can actually do most of your didactic training to become an authorized user online. So you don’t actually have to go to a class and do all these things, because beyond that, you do have to get more training hours on-site at a nuclear pharmacy. So that’s how you get all of that hands-on training as well. But there is that website and you can do all of it online, do it at your own pace. It was actually a resource that I used while I was at the University of Arkansas. And I did a lot of those classes while I was doing rotations during my last year of pharmacy school. So you kind of knock everything out all at once.

 

Matt: So a lot of resources available and we’ll be sure to share those with our viewers so that they know where to go to learn more information. But what advice would you give students or pharmacists that are looking to make a career transition? What advice would you give to them if they’re looking to pursue nuclear pharmacy?

 

Tim: Well for students I feel like it’s a lot easier. You’re out, you’re young, you’ve got a little bit more flexibility, you might not be somebody who’s already got a family and established in a job and everything. But for students, I would definitely recommend checking out Nuclear Education Online, I think that’s a great place to start because there’s just not that many pharmacy schools out there that offer this kind of information. So to go to a resource like that would be really beneficial. They get to see a lot of pictures of what we use, the shielding that we use, how we compound things. It’s very informative there. There’s also links off of the University of Arkansas, that might even go over to Purdue University’s website, of more pharmacists like myself that have been interviewed and talked about what they do, and probably more extensively than what I’ve gotten into. We certainly could get a lot more in-depth if we wanted to. But that would be a great starting point for students, and I would say if you if you’re interested in it, get it done, get yourself marketable, because that way if you realize that retail or the hospital or a clinical pharmacy setting isn’t necessarily for you, you’ve already taken the steps to be able to do this kind of role.

 

As for pharmacists that are already established in a job, I’ve had a few inquire already about this job and what all is required of you in order to become a nuclear pharmacist and that tends to be the biggest roadblock is that you’ve got to do all this didactic work, and then on top of that you have to have 500 hours of actual work at a nuclear pharmacy before you can even apply to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to become an authorized user. And so when they hear that, and know that they also need to hold down their other job, because obviously a lot of people can’t just stop working, that makes it a little bit tougher. So I will admit there can be some roadblocks, but no more difficult than going back to school to change what you wanted to do to begin with and how many people are doing that these days. So it’s certainly a manageable thing, but I understand it’s a little bit more difficult for them.

 

Matt: Very true. very true. Well thanks for the insight into nuclear pharmacy Tim. We like to talk a little bit with our nontraditional guests about their take on the pharmacy profession in general, because we think you have a unique perspective on the field of pharmacy, doing something different than a lot of other pharmacists. So what are your thoughts on the field of pharmacy in general and the future of the profession?

 

Tim: You know, really I feel like the possibilities could be endless. It seems like even since I’m graduated, and I’ve only been out since 2009, I think we were able to do flu shots, but beyond that, I don’t really think there was much going on in the way of immunizations. Now we’re doing Zostavax, DTap, we’re doing all these different things. And then also many states are allowing us to use our clinical judgment. We’re able to make therapeutic substitutions if we get an error from an insurance company, we can substitute with the product that they’d prefer, just like they would at a hospital with their formulary. I think the more that we’re allowed to use our clinical knowledge, the more ways that pharmacists could be used. We’re a great resource to the public. We’re a lot more accessible than doctors are a lot of the time. So I feel like really, we could do anything and then now too, they’ve got residencies that are going up to three years. You’re talking about a lot of higher education right there. And so I think it’s just a matter of State Board of Pharmacies and things of that nature allowing us to use that knowledge, and then really we could go anywhere.

 

Matt: Well there you have it. Scientific, specialized, and radioactive is Dr. Tim Burke. Tim, we certainly appreciate you joining us on The Nontraditional Pharmacist. We’ll be sure to share the resources that you’ve shared with us with our viewers. Everyone please connect with Tim at The Pharmacy Network on The Nontraditional Pharmacist. Tim thanks again, we appreciate it. And we will talk to everyone next time on The Nontraditional Pharmacist.

 

Tim: Absolutely. Thank you very much Matt, I appreciate you having me on

 

Design Thinking in Pharmacy (PART 1) - Pharming Your Career Podcast - PPN Episode 553

Feb 14, 2018 33:45

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Pharming Your Career Show Notes:

Biography:  Fiona Sartoretto Verna    Italian Licensed Architect, landscape architect, and painter Fiona Sartoretto Verna has lived for several years in the United States where she worked on the east coast in the beginning of her architectural career.   Married with two daughters now, she travels all around the globe researching innovative concepts in retail pharmacy. The constant study of pharmacies worldwide indifferent countries helps her create and hone her unique expertise in economic, financial and commercial management of pharmacy designs. Currently, she is one of the owners of Sartoretto Verna Pharmacy Design Worldwide:   (http://www.sartorettoverna.com/) that has its headquarters in Rome, Italy, where she lives. Other offices and showrooms are located in Turin, North of Italy.    Although Sartoretto Verna is a multi-generation family business, Fiona has been responsible for the internationalization of Sartoretto Verna, and she has participated inthe renovation of over 1,000 independent and chain pharmacies in 28 countries. In2015 and 2016, Sartoretto Verna won 1st prize for two consecutive years the prestigious Italian award of Innovation & Research with the Cosmofarma Jury inBologna, Italy.  Her vision is to create unique, professional pharmacies that focus on outstanding customer service and experiences, versus commercial pharmacies that only compete on price and discounts.   Website: http://www.sartorettoverna.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/pharmacydesign Twitter: https://twitter.com/pharmacy_design?lang=en Instagram: https://web.stagram.com/sartorettoverna?locale=en Youtube our Sartoretto Verna channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwpNflBeRuifJ1O9MLKejXw   Fiona's recent and most followed articles:   12 Practical and immediately applicable rules to transform your Pharmacy in a Well-being location: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/12-practical-immediately-applicable-rules-transform-sartoretto-verna/   Category or No Category?: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/category-fiona-sartoretto-verna/   I always wanted to be a Pharmacist: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/i-always-wanted-pharmacist-work-pharmacy-chain-us-my-fiona/   Luca Sartoretto Verna, fiona's brother, has a book out on pharmacy:  Pharmacies from Hell: How to Bring About Change - http://amzn.to/2mu3yvK 

Data is King: [PART 1] How to make More Profit - PPN Episode 552

Feb 12, 2018 35:30

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Pharmacy owners must leverage their data more aggressively to impact their bottom line and stay in business. This is a three-part discussion on the importance of pharmacy business data in business today. "Big Data" is the trend but what does it really mean and how can pharmacy businesses gain a competitive advantage with data?

Sign Up for the RxMatrix Webinar Today to learn critical information to move past barely making it to prosperity & success.  

According to two studies done by Nucleus Research, analytics have impressive ROI and the trend is becoming more impressive. In 2011, the research showed that for every dollar invested in analytics, the businesses averaged a ROI of $10.66. In 2014, the research showed an average increase in ROI of $13.01. That is greater than 1,000% returns, and for independent pharmacists this will change the game.

We talk with Todd Stice and Trenton Jenks co-founders of RxMatrix, part one of a three part series about understanding, learning, and leveraging pharmacy business data to become more profitable in today’s competitive environments.

SIGN UP HERE

Intro-excerpt from YouTube: The Importance of Data in Business      

Link https://youtu.be/uw4P5wx1Bq0

Music: Spybreak by Propellerheads 1998

Choosing the Right Pharmacy Wholesale Partner - PPN Episode 551

Feb 10, 2018 15:06

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H. D. Smith Pharmacy Podcast Series recorded live at the NCPA 2017 Annual Conference & Exhibition.

Rob Meriweather Corporate Vice President, Sales at H. D. Smith returns to the Pharmacy Podcast for a candid conversation about pharmacy wholesale and choosing a lasting partner for your pharmacy business. 

Contact the H. D. Smith Team Today:  https://www.hdsmith.com/contact/ 

Pharmacy Software & the Impact on Patient Care - PPN Episode 550

Feb 9, 2018 19:27

Description:

Episode 10 of the McKesson Pharmacy Technology & Services at the 2017 Idea Share, we talk with Pharmacy Owner Nehal Patel and Carolyn Jenkins with Modern Pharmacy. The importance of understanding new pharmacy system features and the impact on patient care is critical to any pharmacy operations. 

Nehal Patel Founding member of Wyandotte Drugs. Nehal patel has been pharmacist for 10+ years. He brings Experience, Commitment to excellent customer service and Enthusiasm to the team. He works as a pharmacy manager and the pharmacy's vital customer service head.

McKesson Pharmacy Technology & Services (MPTS) partnered with the Pharmacy Podcast Network to produce a special Podcast Series during the 2017 McKesson ideaShare in New Orleans, La. This series will include 12 podcast episodes featuring interviews from MPTS customers, as well as thought leadership from industry experts.

PGX for Pharmacists: What is Concierge Pharmacy - PPN Episode 549

Feb 7, 2018 28:28

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PGX for Pharmacists host Ken Sternfeld RPh., returns talking about pharmacists leading the way to a new execution of better medicine and transforming from a transactional pharmacist to a 'Concierge Pharmacist' 

Episode One: HERE

Integrating pharmacogenomics into pharmacy practice via medication therapy management

https://www.pharmacist.com/sites/default/files/files/mtm_integrating_pharmacogenomics.pdf

PGX Current Events: 


Manchester University will begin their new Pharmacogenomics or PGx online master’s program. This is the only online master’s program of its kind in the world and it was created here in Fort Wayne.
http://wboi.org/post/manchesters-offers-unique-online-pharmacy-course#stream/0 Pharmacogenomics enables health care providers to tailor treatment based on genetics
https://www.postbulletin.com/life/health/pharmacogenomics-enables-health-care-providers-to-tailor-treatment-based-on/article_fa5c0fd0-9fc7-52aa-9778-c643e4a959c0.html New genetic test can predict adverse reactions to epilepsy drug
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-01-genetic-adverse-reactions-epilepsy-drug.html

Believing in Yourself & Taking Action: the Fit Pharmacist - PPN Episode 548

Feb 7, 2018 35:00

Description:

Dr. Adam Martin co-Host of the Fit Pharmacist podcast interviews a special inspirational guest Dr. Bryan McElderry, Pharm.D. 

Bryan is a native of Birmingham, AL currently residing in Dallas, TX and founder of NVZN Health. Bryan earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and a Doctorate in Pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy. During his pharmacy school matriculation, Bryan became a member of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc. and served on the Student National Pharmaceutical Association national board. Bryan’s pharmacy career has been primarily based in the community setting where he feels is an integral part in a patient’s care. 

However, he has now taken a leap of faith to a non-traditional route.....

As of 2017, Bryan has now incorporated his healthcare background and belief in preventative measures to take his health coaching business to the next level.  

Growing up in the suburbs of Birmingham, AL, Bryan's nutritional habits were not the best, even as a previous athlete. After entering pharmacy school, he decided to invest in his own transformation to live a healthy well-balanced lifestyle and live by example as a healthcare professional. By gaining control over his body, it tremendously improved all aspects of his life.

As a result, through his knowledge and expertise in holistic health practices, he has committed to help others regain their health, feel confident in their own skin, and create their ideal body. 

"Your body is a valuable asset and should be treated as such."

  III. Your story- from Pharmacist to Envisioning your Future!   IV. How to Use Fear as a Motivator   V. Advice for Where to Start/Not Get Overwhelmed or Caught Up in Details   VI. When to Make the Switch?   VII. How to Live Your Passion   VIII. How people can reach you/social    How People Can Reach Dr. Bryan: -Website: https://nvznhealth.com/ -IG: @drmcelderry -Twitter: @drmcelderry -LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/bryankmcelderry -Email: bkmcelderry89@gmail.com (personal) -FB: https://www.facebook.com/drbryanmcelderry    

SenioRx Radio: The State of Senior Care Pharmacy - PPN Episode 547

Feb 5, 2018 25:46

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Justin Rash, PharmD, Co-Host of SenioRx Radio interviews Frank Grosso, CEO of the ASCP about the "State of Senior Care Pharmacy".

The importance of senior care | Long-term care pharmacy is more important than ever before. The “baby boomer” population began in 1946, which means the “tip of the spear” just began turning 70 years old in 2016. As these baby boomers age, they will develop more comorbidities and health issues, and their impact on the system and their consumption of medications and health care services will skyrocket, so, this is probably just the tip of the iceberg. Consider this:

Today there are over 46.2 million adults aged 65 and older in the United States; by 2060, that number is expected to double to 98 million. Starting in 2011 and continuing until 2030, approximately 10,000 baby boomers will celebrate their 65th birthday each day. Seniors represent 14.5% of the United States population, about 1 in 7 Americans. Nearly 92% of older adults have at least one chronic condition, and 77% have at least two. Some type of disability (e.g. difficulty in hearing, vision, cognition, ambulation, self-care, or independent living) was reported by 36% of adults aged 65 and over in 2012. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website has a useful tool - The Healthy Aging Data Portal - in which users can enter search categories and regions of interest in the US and Territories to find current healthy aging data for that area.

"Medications are probably the single most important health care technology in preventing illness, disability, and death in the geriatric population."

Brahma, Wahlang, Marak, Sangama. "Adverse Drug Reactions in the Elderly”: Journal of Pharmacology & Pharmacotherapeutics, Apr-Jun 2013.Senior Care Facts: http://www.ascp.com/page/seniorcarefacts 

Pharmacy Transition Services - Planning is Key - PPN Episode 546

Feb 3, 2018 20:16

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Cardinal Health's Pharmacy Transition Services

At the RBC 2017, we sat down with Chad Sanders, with Cardinal Pharmacy Transition Services to discuss the importance of being prepared for a pharmacy business purchase, sell, or transfer to another independent pharmacy owner. 

It’s never too early to start planning for your future Life is full of transition, even with the ownership of your pharmacy.

You may be thinking about succession planning, retiring or buying another pharmacy. The Cardinal Health Pharmacy Transition Services team has you covered.

The team will provide consultation to all community pharmacies, regardless of distribution affiliation. Let us help you form your game plan.

Reach out to their team here:

http://www.cardinalhealth.com/en/services/retail-pharmacy/business-solutions/community-pharmacy-ownership/pharmacy-transition-services/contact-us.html 

2018 Retail Spanish Immersion Internship - CVS Health - PPN Episode 545

Feb 2, 2018 18:01

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CVS Health Sponsors a 3-Part Podcast Series on 2018 Retail Spanish Immersion Internship. 

We welcome our guests:

Scott Lason Pharmacist Recruiting Strategist Cristina M. Medina, Pharm D. Senior Advisor, Professional and College Relations 

CLICK HERE: 

 http://cvs.co/spanishimmersion

Highlights of the 2018 Retail Spanish Immersion Internship:

10 week paid internship within a CVS Health Retail location. Participate in the care of patients with a variety of acute and chronic conditions, focusing on the Hispanic community and utilizing the Spanish language Application of therapeutic principles, communication skills (including Spanish), and drug information skills are emphasized on a daily basis through interaction with patients and other health care professionals Immersion with the Hispanic community and related disease states associated with those patients Complete appropriate Phase training of the CVS intern program, ExperienceRx, to fulfill the Interns’ training, in addition to the Spanish/Hispanic experience Fluency in Spanish is not mandatory to apply. Spanish courses previously taken in high school and/or college, or prior participation in mission trips to Spanish speaking countries may provide a baseline knowledge for program participation Medical Spanish Course offered to assist in the intern’s development of counseling Spanish speaking patients. Internship held from June 4th- through August 10th, 2018- these dates are firm

 

Key Dates

Application period: Now - February 16, 2018 Pharmacy applicant video screens: Now - March 1, 2018 Pharmacy applicant interviews: February 1- March 15, 2018 Intern selections finalized: April 1, 2018

Who is eligible? Pharmacy Interns who are currently enrolled in a US College of Pharmacy in their first professional year/P1 (Class of 2021) or second professional year/P2 (Class of 2020) year. They can be already employed by CVS or not yet employed for consideration.

The 2018 summer program has 53 possible positions in these cities & states:

Phoenix #1, AZ

Phoenix #2, AZ

Douglas, AZ

Bell, CA

Santa Ana, CA

Santa Maria, CA

Ventura, CA

Van Nuys, CA

Pacoima, CA

Salinas, CA

Tulare, CA

Watsonville, CA

Los Banos, CA

El Monte, CA

South El Monte, CA

East Los Angeles, CA

Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Southgate, CA

Kissimmee, FL

Orlando-Davenport, FL

Miami- Central #1, FL

Miami- Central #2, FL

Miami- Hialeah, FL

Miami- Miami Beach, FL

Miami- Kendall, Fl

Miami- West Miami, FL

Chicago #1, IL

Chicago #2, IL

Chicago #3, IL

Lawrence #1, MA

Lawrence #2, MA

Langley Park, MD

Hyattsville, MD

North Bergen, NJ

West New York-NJ, NJ

Newark, NJ

Elizabeth- Store 955, NJ

Elizabeth- Store 7613, NJ

Santa Fe, NM

Central Islip, NY

Ridgewood, NY

Weslaco, TX

Donna, TX

Alamo, TX

Central Houston, TX

El Paso 1, TX

El Paso 2, TX

San Antonio 1, TX

San Antonio 2, TX

El Paso- CVS in Target, TX

Springfield, VA

Milwaukee, WI

Guest Dr. Leslie Mendoza Temple - Medical PotCast - PPN Episode 544

Feb 1, 2018 28:03

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Medical PotCast Host Joseph Friedman welcomes special guest Dr. Leslie Mendoza Temple. 

Dr. Leslie Mendoza Temple is the Medical doctor in integrative medicine and is a board-certified Family Practitioner who cares for adults, children and infants.

While Dr. Mendoza Temple earned her medical degree at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in the Philippines, her passion for complementary and alternative medicine evolved. Dr. Mendoza Temple returned to the U.S. to complete her Family Medicine residency training at NorthShore.

Following residency, she completed a 2 year dual fellowship. Her expertise is reflected in her contribution to textbooks, lectures and research articles in the field of Family and Integrative Medicine.

Contact Joseph Friedman and the Medical PotCast Team here: 

MedicalPotCast@gmail.com 

Follow us on Twitter: 

MedicalPotcast https://twitter.com/medicalpotcast 

Be a guest on the leading podcast dedicated to Medical Cannabis and the clinical pharmacist. Send us a message. Thank you! 

Java Coleman on the Pharmacy Inspection Podcast - PPN Episode 543

Jan 30, 2018 28:59

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Phrmacy Podcast Network's - Compounding Pharmacy mavens Dr. Seth DePasquale & Bryan Prince welcome Java Coleman to the Pharmacy Inspection Podcast. 

Java Coleman is a consultant for the pharmaceutical industry through XLN Collaborative Consulting. Java has been working for many year now in the area of process improvement. He’s also worked at large organizations like Fagron, Apex and Nestle in their operations and improvement divisions. Feel free to reach out to Java: jcoleman@xlnconsultants.com 

 

What's Important to Know When Buying or Selling a Pharmacy? --PPN Episode 542

Jan 29, 2018 13:41

Description:

We interview Pharmacy Business veteran, Christian Herrington Corporate Vice President of Pharmacy Strategies with H. D. Smith.

As corporate vice president pharmacy strategies, Christian Herrington is building an area of the company focused on strategic initiatives, designed to support the longevity, stability and continued growth of independent community pharmacy. Decades of national industry leadership experiences are evidence that Christian truly understands, and is dedicated to, the mission of providing extraordinary service to H. D. Smith’s customers.

Whether you’re considering retirement, opening a brand new store, advertising your pharmacy, or expanding to a new location, you need a trusted partner to guide you through these critical moments in your pharmacy career.

VentureRx is a program intended to fully support the start-up, purchase, sale, and related transition strategies of community pharmacies. Dedicated to both the people and process involved in starting, buying and selling, VentureRx empowers pharmacy owners to shape the future of their business.

VentureRx will help you navigate the complex world of buying and selling to ensure the best interest of your pharmacy before, during and after the transition.

In addition to financial services, pharmacists seeking assistance are also offered store branding, marketing, merchandising, managed care and full front-of-store designs and programs to help create a strong foundation to a successful business. Pharmacists interested in this transitional assistance program will be able to select from a variety of solutions based on their individual needs. 

About: VentureRx | Pharmacy Transition Strategies

Pharmacy Inspection Podcast w/ Rad Dillon RPh., PPN - Episode 541

Jan 27, 2018 29:33

Description:

This week Seth & Bryan talks with Rad Dillon. He is a pharmacist and certified surveyor and consultant for the Accreditation Commission for Health Care with a lot of experience performing PCAB accreditation audits. Rad also has experience in writing Standard Operating Procedures and pharmacy management. He’s also attained the American Society for Quality’s Quality Auditing (CQA) and Quality Management/Operational Excellence (CMQ OE) certifications.

Sign up for updates from PharmacyInspection.com:

https://pharmacyinspection.com/pharmacy-inspection-podcast-episode-10-rad-dillon/

Pharmacy Inspection Podcast w/ Rad Dillon RPh., PPN - Episode 541

Jan 27, 2018

Description:

This week Seth & Bryan talks with Rad Dillon. He is a pharmacist and certified surveyor and consultant for the Accreditation Commission for Health Care with a lot of experience performing PCAB accreditation audits. Rad also has experience in writing Standard Operating Procedures and pharmacy management. He’s also attained the American Society for Quality’s Quality Auditing (CQA) and Quality Management/Operational Excellence (CMQ OE) certifications.

Sign up for updates from PharmacyInspection.com:

https://pharmacyinspection.com/pharmacy-inspection-podcast-episode-10-rad-dillon/

Entrepreneurial You: A Chat with Author Dorie Clark - Pharming Your Career - PPN Episode 540

Jan 26, 2018 32:14

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  Bio: Dorie Clark is an adjunct professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a professional speaker. She is the author of Entrepreneurial You (Harvard Business Review Press). Her previous books include Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. magazine, one of the Top 10 Business Books of the Year by Forbes, and was aWashington Post bestseller. The New York Times has described her as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.”

A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, she is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and is a consultant and speaker for clients such as Google, Yale University, and the World Bank. She is also a producer of a multiple Grammy-winning jazz album. You can download her free Entrepreneurial You self-assessment workbook and learn more at dorieclark.com/entrepreneur

  Links: 
  Website: https://dorieclark.com/ Other podcasts: https://dorieclark.com/podcasts/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/dorieclark LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/doriec/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dorieclark Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dorieclark/   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/DorieClark   Entrepreneurial You self-assessment: http://dorieclark.com/entrepreneur   Her most recent book, Entrepreneurial You

The Pharmacy Technician Podcast w/ Mike Johnston CPhT - PPN Episode 539

Jan 24, 2018 25:25

Description:

The newest podcast, part of the Pharmacy Podcast Network, is the 'Pharmacy Technician Podcast' with host Mike Johnston, CPhT & CEO of the NPTA

The Pharmacy Technician Podcast is a podcast publication partnership between the National Pharmacy Technician Association and the Pharmacy Podcast Network.

This podcast is dedicated to the all of pharmacy technicians who assist our pharmacists, help manage the daily operations in thousands of pharmacies, and deliver vital pharmacy healthcare services to patients.

The National Pharmacy Technician Association, the NPTA, is the world's largest professional organization established specifically for pharmacy technicians.

The association is dedicated to advancing the value of pharmacy technicians and the vital roles they play in pharmaceutical care.

Please share this podcast with all your pharmacy technician associates, friends, and networks. Reach out to the NPTA on FACEBOOK and send a message to Mike and say hello: 

Mike Johnston, CPhT

Office:  832-426-2674

mike@rxmike.com

Laughter is the Best Medicine - The Fit Pharmacist - PPN Episode 538

Jan 23, 2018 24:01

Description:

Dr. Maurice Shaw, Doctor of Comedy joins Dr. Adam Martin, the Fit Pharmacist to talk about the importance of laughter, being a positive role model, and having a heart to make other's laugh. 

Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease. Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body's natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.

The Fit Pharmacist, LLC 

412-748-0277

thefitpharmacist@thedietdoc.com

Generation Rx: Making an Impact on the Opioid Epidemic - PPN Episode 537

Jan 23, 2018 19:31

Description:

The mission of Generation Rx is to educate people of all ages about the potential dangers of misusing prescription medications. In doing so, we strive to enhance medication safety among our youth, college students, other adults in our communities, and seniors. Prescription medications can help us live longer and healthier lives, but any medication has the potential to do harm – especially when misused.

Since 2009, the College of Pharmacy at The Ohio State University and the Cardinal Health Foundation have partnered to provide open source educational materials that anyone can use to help prevent the misuse of prescription drugs. These ready-to-use resources are designed to provide everything you need to make a presentation or offer a program in your community, school or college.

Our core messages are quite simple:

Only use prescription medications as directed by a health professional. Never share your prescription medications with others or use someone else’s medications. Always store your medications securely to prevent others from taking them, and properly dispose of medications that you no longer need. Be a good example to those around you by modeling these safe medication-taking practices and discussing the dangers of misusing prescription drugs with your family, friends, colleagues, students, or patients.

Role of Community Pharmacy:

https://www.generationrx.org/about/role-of-the-pharmacy-community/

The Entrepreneurial Proactive Patient - PPN Episode 536

Jan 18, 2018 30:29

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Specialty Pharmacy Podcast co-host Christopher Kennedy, COO with Heritage Biologics interviews the founder of HemoTool, Dakota Rosenfelt.    HemoTool is Unlike Any Other Bleeding Disorder App

Hi! My name is Dakota Rosenfelt and I am a 21-year-old with Severe Hemophilia A. Diagnosed at 13 months of age, I have grown up only knowing life with a bleeding disorder. However, I refuse to let that set me back, define who I am, or limit my goals. From an early age, I learned the importance of maintaining a prophylactic schedule, keeping track of bleeds, and knowing when it was time to order more factor; in other words, there is MUCH more to managing a bleeding disorder beyond just self-infusion.

During my high school years, I quickly began to fill my schedule with various activities and events which made time-management all-that-more important. I began thinking of how I could manage both the activities of my daily life along with the various responsibilities which come hand-in-hand with having Hemophilia in an efficient manner. The “lightbulb” moment came once I was approached by my local HTC in Kansas City to take part in an extended half-life factor trial. While participating in the study, I was given a device to track all my treatments and the thing was cumbersome and just plain awful.

Once I started to think of things which would make the device easier to use, I began researching other current technologies and apps which existed and found one thing in common; none of them had the simplistic functionality and ease-of-use I had been looking for. It was at this time that I began my journey of creating a mobile app that was all-encompassing; a “tool” I could fit in my pocket which allowed me to independently manage my hemophilia when it was convenient for me, but also with minimal hassle.

Thus, HemoTool was born!

My work did not end there, I felt there was much more I could do for my community and for the many others worldwide living with chronic medical conditions. To make my mission possible I started a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was created to assist those living with chronic medical conditions in managing their overall health and improving their clinical outcome. I have made it my personal mission to ensure all affected by chronic conditions have one less thing to worry about in life. Nothing speaks to me more than someone overcoming a condition and living life to its fullest. We shouldn’t have to say “I suffer from a chronic condition;” we should be saying ”A chronic condition suffers from me!

Yours in Health,

Dakota Rosenfelt
Creator of HemoTool
President of the Board – Click & Go App Designs, Inc

Certified Durable Medical Equipment Specialist - PPN Episode 535

Jan 17, 2018 35:00

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Certified Durable Medical Equipment Specialist

What is a Certified Durable Medical Equipment Specialist?

A Certified Durable Medical Equipment Specialist or a CDME is a certification created by the BOC or the Board of Certification / Accreditation Int’l BOC saw a need to highlight the skills and qualifications of the highly skilled yet unknown individuals who are key to the dispensing of DME products. The CDME certification demonstrates the broad knowledge of the Durable Medical Equipment (DME) industry. What does a Certified DME Specialist do?

The CDME basically does every aspect within the DME realm.  They are the people who meet the patients, do the documentation, fit the patients, determine what product the patient is eligible for and bills Medicare, Medicaid and the insurance companies for DME products.  The also help with basic repairs, troubleshooting, and home inspections for DME products like oxygen, transfer systems, enteral supplies, and wound care.

A trained and certified DME specialists are highly valued in the DME industry as an assurance to patients and referral sources of professionalism and quality care. The BOC CDME Scope of Practice provides greater detail regarding the role of a BOC Certified DME Specialist.

Jeff, I really haven’t heard about this before, so what advantage does a pharmacy or DME supplier gain by having a CDME on staff? This is simple.  We live in a very competitive market.  We need to ensure the pharmacy has unique qualities and products outside the normal pharmacy prescription filling process.  Those days have come and gone.  We have talked about immunizations and diabetic shoes in previous podcasts.  We will talk about other opportunities in future podcasts.  Pharmacists are experts in pharmacy operations.  When it comes to Medicare Part B and DMEPOS products, the rules are completely different.  For example, a physician writes a prescription or eScript and the pharmacist fills the script, the patient picks the medication up and pays their co-pay.  The insurance company and secondary adjudicate the claim and reimburse you for it.  Hopefully there is a low dollar DIR fee so the PBM claw back isn’t too severe next month. However, when it comes to Medicare Part B, everything changes when the physician writes a prescription.  The pharmacy language stops working.  So you look for someone who can do this work.  What do most pharmacies do? You grab a tech and throw them into this world and let them try to figure it out.  The tech starts reading reading Medicare Supplier Manuals, DME MACs and then learns about Detailed Written Orders and Local Coverage Determination and this doesn’t make sense.  Again the language has changed and there really is only limited training out there for dispensing or billing these products.  This is why the CDME certification was created.  It certifies individuals who have the basic skills for dispensing, setup and billing Medicare Part B and DMEPOS products. That makes sense.  I have heard about all the audits from Medicare and all the paperwork that is needed.  Jeff, you and I talked about the Diabetic Shoes April 2017 on an earlier podcast last year about the importance of the documentation and following the process.  So this certification helps the pharmacy? Absolutely.  When you are confused about something or you are losing money and audits, you stop dispensing that item.  This is what has happen with DME products.  Over 40% of DME facilities have gone out of business in the last six years due to competitive bidding.  Pharmacies have dropped DME products because of the bad taste of audits and not understanding the process. Now imagine having staff properly trained and certified who know what they are doing when it comes to Medicare Part B and DMEPOS products.  They can advise the pharmacist not to fill a prescription of albuterol because it needs a “Detailed Written Order Prior to Delivery” signed by the physician.  Who knew?  Your CDME did.  That saves your reimbursement. Whoa, is it that simple? Yes.  Now you are ready to market your pharmacy.  Your pharmacy may be accredited or exempt.  Your pharmacists are licensed.  Are you doing something out of the ordinary to make you stand out?  Your DME department has “board certified” specialists.  Who else in town has this? Here are some other advantages. Differentiation in the market; Management of risk; Criteria for evaluating potential employees; Limiting of fraud, waste, and abuse; Increase in customer satisfaction; Assurance for referral sources; and Medicare human resources management standards require that technical personnel be knowledgeable, competent, and trained in order to deliver products. A CDME will provide additional assurance of compliance. 

How do you get certified?

First here is the criteria for the certification:

The candidate needs 500 hours of experience (3 months) A high school diploma (or equivalent) Registers to take an exam with BOC The exam is at a H&R Block testing facility

Another way is through BOC live trainings and then a paper exam following a day long training

When are these trainings scheduled?

There are always two scheduled at Medtrade Spring in Las Vegas and Medtrade Fall in Atlanta.  There are normally two and sometime more classes throughout the year.  BOC’s prep courses are sponsored by MedGroup and are typically $150.00 for the class and $50.00 for the exam.  The paper exam is one to two days after the prep course.

If you have 20 or more people who want to go through the course, a class can always be added to the schedule.

What about the exam?

The exam is a 100 question, 2 hour exam.  To pass the candidate needs to score 70% or higher grade.  It’s not a walk in the park exam.  You need to study for it and taking the prep course or one of the other on-line course before taking the exam.  Currently the passage for the exams following the BOC prep course is 94% with the last class passing 100% and the previous two only having one person falling short by one question.

How do you find out about them?

BOC sends out notices about these courses and so do we through our monthly newsletters.

How are these courses related to you, Jeff?

Well I’m the current BOC Prep course instructor.  When I was on the Board of Directors for BOC, I helped develop a number of projects for BOC and the CDME certification was one of them.  I believe in this certification and I always walk the walk.  Most of my staff also carries this certification.

So you truly believe this will give the pharmacy a competitive edge?

Yes.  Look at your local healthcare providers.  Everyone is boasting about their “board certified” specialists.  Pharmacists are always listed as the most trusted healthcare professionals.  But pharmacy is a lot more than dispensing pills.  Pharmacies have diversified into a multitude of areas.  So here is a way to promote your DME department.  How’s this, come into the Hedges Pharmacy for all of your prescription needs, immunizations and see our board certified DME specialists.  Bet you never heard that one before.  Add this to your Face Book ads.  Show off your staff and let them be part of the revenue stream. 

DME is not very sexy, but if you run a tight ship and are careful on what you dispense, document correctly, it will add profit to your pharmacy.  Add diabetic shoes and the profit margin jumps. 

 

Notes:

CDME Prep Courses

CFS Allied Health Education "BOC Certified DME Specialist Exam Prep Course": The objective of this 24-hour, self-paced online course is to provide new and existing DME employees a review of the competencies required to perform tasks in the DME environment. It is an excellent tool to use in preparation for the BOC Certified Durable Medical Equipment Specialist (CDME) certification exam.

MED Group "CDME Specialist Course": This complete course is a compilation of three CDME Specialist courses. In the courses, you will gain an understanding of: how to create a safe and comfortable environment for your customer, how to conduct yourself as a CDME Specialist, and how to properly fulfill and bill an order. The three courses total approximately 8 self-paced hours of on-line content and instruction and account for 7.25 Business BOC CEUs and 1 Scientific BOC CEU. Please visit this link for pricing information. 

O&P Education "CDME-DME Specialist Course": This course is written to ensure a basic understanding of many aspects of the DMEPOS business and provides guidance for those who wish to endeavor in the proper procedures for a successful business. This course will help to prepare those who anticipate testing for BOC's Certified DME Specialist examination. Completing this course requires the completion of all 13 sub-courses.

Contact RJ Hedges & Associates today for more information: 

Phone: (724) 357-8380  

Email: sales@rjhedges.com

The Nontraditional Pharmacist joins the Pharmacy Podcast Network - PPN Episode 534

Jan 16, 2018 22:30

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The Nontraditional Pharmacist Partners With The Pharmacy Podcast Network to bring a new dynamic to the leading network dedicated to the Pharmacy Profession. 

"We are here to provide a single pharmacy platform that showcases unique roles, connects the world's pharmacists, and helps build your pharmacy professional toolbox." - Nick Kirkpatrick, PharmD

About TNP Co-Hosts:  Lynn Switaj, PharmD

Lynn Switaj was born and raised just outside Cleveland, Ohio and will be moving back after 8 years of school between Chicago and Ann Arbor. Lynn is an incredible athlete and played collegiate hockey for Lake Forest College. She continues to compete today!

During pharmacy school Lynn gained research experience while working with one of the Deans of the College of Pharmacy. They were able to produce a publication for their work and presented their findings at numerous conferences. She also gained retail experience from a local independent pharmacy.

Lynn’s future plans include working as a pharmacist at Walgreen’s pharmacy. She is particularly excited about exploring the world of MTM. She loves the idea of these clinical services redefining the traditional community pharmacy!

Fun Fact: Has the best golden lab in the entire world, named Duke.

Matt Paterini, PharmD 

Matt Paterini is originally from Saline, just outside of Ann Arbor, MI (not including his younger southern upbringing). Some would say he is pretty good at golf, considering he has won numerous local tournaments and holds several records.

Matt was the Chief Intern for the University of Michigan Health System pharmacy internship program. He primarily worked in the Cancer Center outpatient infusion clinic.

Regarding future plans, Matt has never been one to follow the standard path. He completed IBM's Global Sales School as the #1 Top Performer and will begin his career in IBM's healthcare cloud software division. His nontraditional role was a driving force for the creation of our website so others can see the wide range of opportunities available in the pharmacy profession. 

Fun fact: Holds the Course Record at his home golf course.

Nick Kirkpatrick, PharmD

Nick Kirkpatrick, also known as “Nikykirk”, is a native Michigander from St. Joseph. Despite never passing up a good time, he earned his way to the top of the pharmacy class, graduating with high honors and too many cords around his robe to count. 

His past pharmacy experience includes interning in both the hospital and retail settings, along with a managed care internship at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, working on both the commercial and Medicare Part D teams. He has a ton of experience!

Following graduation, Nick began his career with CVS Health - Target Channel as a floating pharmacist, a position he was offered while on P4 APPE due to his strong networking skills. He recently moved into a pharmacy manager role and is very excited about this opportunity as it has great potential to help him learn about the business aspects of pharmacy, while also developing his management skills.

Fun fact: Nick was an All-State pitcher in high school.

CONTACT TNP

https://www.thenontraditionalpharmacist.com/contact/

Ensuring Gender Equality and Removing Unconscious Bias While Hiring - PPN Episode 533

Jan 15, 2018 25:51

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About Kieran Canisius   Kieran Canisius, Zocket’s CEO, is an entrepreneur with experience in life-sciences and recruitment industries. She is dedicated to helping the recruitment industry evolve through the newest HR Tech tool, Zocket.    Kieran is a citizen of two innovative countries; the United States and the Netherlands and she has nearly 15 years of industry experience.  She understands the issues facing companies and professionals today and is passionate to simplify the growth path for both.   A vocal business leader, Kieran believes that  the recruitment industry is missing depth, allowing pushy agency recruiters to lose sight of making hiring decisions that are in the best interest of the professionals, and instead, using keywords and LinkedIn search to fill in their databases and send reams of CVs to companies for every open position. She knows there can be a better way, so she built it. Zocket.   Kieran is a forward thinker and the Zocket adventure is a reflection of that belief. In 2017, she was named in the top 100 of the most influential female entrepreneurs of the Netherlands.     About Zocket

Companies today are trying to hire the next generation workforce using old-fashioned processes and tools. Zocket is changing that with an innovative Talent Attraction Solution evolves the way we attract, retain, and diversify the best-fit talent.

Founded in 2016 & based in Amsterdam, Zocket founders believed that there had to be an easier, more effective and authentic way for companies and the people in companies to find the right match. The problem was that a platform like this didn’t exist. So, when they couldn’t find it, they built it themselves and named it Zocket. 

Zocket Powered is a stand-alone white labeled HR technology that companies can integrate into their career web pages or intranets. Zocket Life-Science is a life-science industry based fully functional online marketplace where companies and professionals can find their best-fit matches. Zocket Consulting provides in-depth assessments and consulting that helps companies understand what job candidates really think about their online experience before they make a big investment.

Moving From Stuck to Success: Interview with Danielle Sciulli - PPN Episode 532

Jan 14, 2018 16:30

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Dr. Christina Tarantola interviews Danielle Sciulliis who is a personal trainer, certified nutrition specialist and area manager/independent Arbonne consultant. She is also a mom of 2 and an entrepreneur with a passion to help people get healthy!    According to Forbes Magazine, 50% of Americans make a New Years Resolution but only 8% actually achieve their goal. Today Danielle shares her top tips for helping you stay focused for 2018!    Contact information for Danielle:  Email: danielle1279@gmail.com Website: daniellesciulli.arbonne.com 


Dr. Christina Tarantola, PharmD, CHC  Licensed Pharmacist, Certified Health Coach & Author  Co-Owner of The Diet Doc Pittsburgh North    Phone: 412-748-0277 Web: www.thefitpharmacist.com

Pharmacy Technology Enhanced by Customer Experience Assurance - PPN Episode 531

Jan 11, 2018 25:13

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Our next installment of the 2017 McKesson Pharmacy Systems Podcast Series is an interview with Pharmacy Owner Paul Fulmer, PharmD and Mary Gregory VP Customer Experience at McKesson Pharmacy Systems. 

We discuss the importance of Customer Care & ensuring the pharmacy owner has accessible resources to maximize the effectiveness of the technology platforms. 

About Paul Fulmer, PharmD:

Paul graduated from UNMC in 2007 and began working at Noble Drug alongside his father, Kim, that same year. Paul is the Pharmacist-In-Charge and has operated Fulmer U-Save Pharmacy since it’s purchase in 2011. Paul enjoys spending time with his family, sports, and hunting.

Mary Gregory is a 20+ year McKesson patient & customer advocate champion. Mary currently serves as the Vice President of Customer Experience at McKesson Pharmacy Systems. 

About the Pharmacy Podcast Series:

McKesson Pharmacy Technology & Services (MPTS) partnered with the Pharmacy Podcast Network to produce a special Podcast Series during the 2017 McKesson ideaShare in New Orleans, La. This series will include 12 podcast episodes featuring interviews from MPTS customers, as well as thought leadership from industry experts.

https://marketing.mckesson.com/2017-MPTS-Pharmacy-Podcast-Series.html 

Immigration Issues for Foreign-Born Pharmacy Students & Hiring Managers - PPN Episode 531

Jan 10, 2018 24:24

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Immigration Issues for Foreign-Born Pharmacy Students & Hiring Managers: A Conversation with Dr. Jeff Papa   Dr. Erin L. Albert talks with Dr. Jeff Papa about immigration issues and the pharmacist professional desiring to work within the United States.    Show Notes: Dr. Jeff Papa:   About Dr. Papa

Jeff Papa is a partner in the Indianapolis office of Barnes & Thornburg LLP and is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Department.

Mr. Papa focuses his practice on immigration matters. He counsels clients on a number of issues, including nonimmigrant status and visa issues, permanent residency and citizenship matters, as well as on higher education and government affairs issues.

Mr. Papa provided immigration law services to Barnes & Thornburg clients for nearly seven years in an earlier role, and served two terms as chair of the Indiana chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association, as well as two terms on the national board of governors of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association.

  bio: http://www.btlaw.com/Jeff-Papa/?ajax=no Links/social media: Twitter @jeffpapa13 LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffpapa/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jeffpapa    

Pharmacy Inspection Podcast - Interview w/ Joe Cabaliero and Bill Mixon - PPN Episode 530

Jan 10, 2018 26:11

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Pharmacy Inspection's 9th episode, Bryan Prince, MBA, and Seth DePasquale, RPh., speak with Joe Cabaliero and Bill Mixon. Both of these gentlemen have a history in compounding pharmacy that is interesting and impressive. Recently, they have submitted a proposal to include sterile compounding as one of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS).

In this episode we discuss how the idea came about and some of the work that went into getting the specialty to be considered.

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The Pharmacy Inspection Podcast is the leading Compouding audio blog part of the Pharmacy Podcast Network

Government Relation Insights with Cardinal Health's Sean Callinicos - PPN Episode 529

Jan 9, 2018 18:10

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Sean Callinicos SVP, Global Government Relations & Public Policy at Cardinal Health talks with Erin L. Albert, MBA, PharmD, JD Co-Host Podcaster with Pharming Your Career Podcast & Todd S. Eury Founder of the Pharmacy Podcast Network. 

Lead global government relations and public policy function for Cardinal Health, a 51,000-employee healthcare services and products company; Fortune’s 15th largest company ranked by revenue ($122B in 2016). 

Find Mr. Callinicos at LinkedIn: 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-callinicos-a1553730/ 

WELCOME to PGX for PHARMACISTS - PPN Episode 528

Jan 8, 2018 21:06

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Ken Sternfeld, RPh, Concierge Pharmacist is the co-host of the new  “PGx for Pharmacists” segment of the Pharmacy Podcast Network focusing on how Pharmacists, PharmDs and Students of Pharmacy can incorporate Pharmacogenetic (PGx) Testing into Care Coordination and Chronic Care Management Medication Services.

Ken is the Founder of RXVIP Concierge, a network of Concierge Care Providers (CSP) who work collaboratively with physicians and other health providers, right in their offices to deliver value-based services at the Point of Care that include Wellness Prescription CheckUps and ongoing Chronic Care Management for patients to keep them on a path to better health. www.rxvipconcierge.com

Ken is a national spokesperson for Caregiver Support Services (CSS) a “grassroot” non-profit organization with a 501 (c )(3) tax exempt status to help raise awareness to the fact that over 125,000 patients died as a result of experiencing an Adverse Drug Reaction to their medications.  The organization was founded by Terrence and Eboni Green, a husband and wife team in the medical profession, to support family & professional caregivers across the lifespan through direct supportive services.www.caregiversupportservices.com

Ken has been featured in Pharmacy Today as Provider of the Month as well as being interviewed for several Pharmacy Times articles over the years as the RXVIP Concierge Pharmacist model has evolved. Ken is a member of APHA and sits on several committees plus is a member of PSSNY, as an advocate for independent pharmacy owners. Ken also mentors PharmD candidates as preceptor for several Colleges of Pharmacy & Universities  Over the years as a Pharmacist at CVS Health, Ken won prestigious Paragon Award, two years in a row, plus was selected for their management Emerging Leader program.  He earned his B.S. in Pharmacy from St Johns University, graduating in 1979 when he became licensed RPh in New York.

Contact Ken via Email: ken@rxvipconcierge.com

Phone:  1-844-MYRXVIP  (1-844-698-9847)

Social Media in Pharmacy: SenioRx Radio - PPN Episode 527

Jan 5, 2018 38:46

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Pharmacy Podcast Network Co-Hosts gather to discuss 'Social Media' in Pharmacy on the SenioRx Radio Podcast, sponsored by ASCP

Erin L. Albert, MBA, PharmD, JD Co-Host on Pharming Your Career, Chad Worz, Pharm.D Co-Host on SenioRx Radio, and Justin Rash, PharmD, BCGP Podcaster with SenioRx Radio talk about the importance of using social media to keep in contact, absorb information, research, and connect with other Pharmacy Professionals. 

Justin takes the helm of the SenioRx Radio podcast and Chad will be joining a new podcast segment in the near future. 

Listen and share this interesting discussion on Social Media in Pharmacy. 

Contact the ASCP: 

Michael Castanon

Digital Media Coordinator

American Society of Consultant Pharmacists | www.ascp.com

mcastanon@ascp.com | t: 703.739.1300 ext. 181

Medical Marijuana & Specialty Pharmacy (Part Two) - PPN Episode 526

Jan 5, 2018 30:24

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Part Two of the KeyCentrix sponsored Specialty Pharmacy Podcast with Jim Smeeding, MBA president of JestaRx and Elie Khalife, president of KeyCentrix.

Intriguing discussion and interview with Jim Smeeding, MBA president of JestaRx Group and Elie Khalife CEO of KeyCentrix about the impact of Medical Marijuana on therapies for patients and multiple diseases states where Specialty Pharmacy is focused.

This podcast was sponsored by KeyCentrix, leaders in Pharmacy Software Technology Management Systems for Community, LTC Pharmacy, and Specialty Pharmacy operations.

Contact: 

KeyCentrix HQ

2420 N. Woodlawn, Building 500
Wichita, KS 67220
800.444.8486

2017 Specialty Pharmacy of the Year: Ardon Health - PPN Episode 525

Jan 3, 2018 28:37

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Ardon Health Named Specialty Pharmacy of the Year by NASP

At the fifth annual meeting of the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) held last week in Washington, D.C., Ardon Health received the prestigious Specialty Pharmacy of the Year Award. Ardon Health’s President, Chandra Wahrgren, and members of the company’s leadership accepted the award on behalf of Ardon’s entire team of caring specialty pharmacy professionals.

Of the 1,200 NASP corporate association members, Ardon Health was selected to receive this award for embodying the practice of pharmacy in the field of specialty, based on community involvement, patient satisfaction, cost management, innovation in the field and quality/performance improvement initiatives, which include patient care and outcomes, disease state and therapy management, and patient engagement. According to NASP, this peer-nominated and reviewed award goes to the organization that has done the most to advance patient care and the practice of specialty pharmacy, as well as uphold the values of NASP over the past year.

NASP is committed to specialty pharmacist education and certification and is strongly invested in the continuing improvement of specialty pharmacy practice as advances in medicine and treatment regimens emerge. When presenting the award, NASP President Rebecca Shanahan stated ”Specialty pharmacy provides a crucial and unique service to the most vulnerable patients in the country, ensuring they have access to the life-changing medications they need, along with the necessary support to succeed with complex treatments.“ She further commented, ”This year’s NASP award honorees are exemplary representatives of the specialty pharmacy industry.“ You can learn more about the association and the Specialty Pharmacy of the Year Award by visiting the NASP website.

President Chandra Wahrgren noted, ”One of Ardon’s company values is to exercise the courage to be different and to foster change…we seek to transform rather than simply adapt.“ She added, ”We are truly honored to receive this award, which validates our patient-focused team is making a positive difference.“

Ardon’s innovative oncology program, designed to ensure patient safety, optimize therapies and improve outcomes was referenced in the presentation of the Specialty Pharmacy of the Year Award. Ardon’s Vice President of Business Development, Grant Knowles, commented, ”Exceptional clinical programs and patient care are the highest priority at Ardon…. We are happy, grateful and proud to know our work to elevate the practice of specialty pharmacy has been recognized by our industry peers.“

Ardon Health, a specialty pharmacy based in Portland, Oregon, provides a wide range of specialty medications and personalized patient care nationwide. While primarily serving the Pacific Northwest, the company is focused on optimizing patient outcomes through the delivery of high-quality, compassionate specialty pharmacy services to patients in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. Ardon’s experienced clinical pharmacists have expertise in the treatment of numerous complex diseases and health conditions. Ardon is accredited for specialty pharmacy by both URAC and ACHC and is one of the first pharmacies to achieve ACHC Distinction in Oncology. For additional information about Ardon Health, please visit ardonhealth.com.

Creating Great Financial Habits in 2018 - PPN Episode 524

Jan 3, 2018 28:26

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Welcome to the Incomes & Outcomes Show (IOS) - setting your 2018 Financial Goals and Creating Great Financial Habits to change your Life!

Ben & Joe discuss on this episode of the "Income Outcomes Show" 

Today we’re talking about creating great financial habits. Why do most of our goals fail? No amount of written goals will prove successful w/o also having great habits.

 How do we establish great habits?

It’s about Science (in 7 parts) Client Story What are some great financial habits?  Making it Automatic (3 examples) Client Story

 Closing Thoughts

We want you to commit to creating great financial habits.

“Journey of 1000 miles begins with one step”

List 1 financial habit you can start right now.

CONTACT: 

http://www.waypointus.com/wpa/contact

What's Your Angle? Personal Branding, Social Media & Success - PPN Episode 523

Dec 30, 2017 44:51

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Adam Martin, PharmD 

Mike Corvino, PharmD 

“What gets measured, gets managed.” ~ Peter Drucker, world-renowned management consultant   Dr. Adam Martin, PharmD, ACSM-CPT
The Diet Doc Pittsburgh North   Visit us on our website: www.thefitpharmacist.com Healthy Living, Mindset, Empowerment, Nutrition, Practical Tip Articles & more!

Attestations & Certifications: Pharmacy Compliance Guide - PPN Episode 522

Dec 29, 2017 31:55

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Pharmacy Compliance Guide

Attestations & Certifications 

Every fall we hear the PBMs sending out requests for Attestations for Fraud, Waste and Abuse and HIPAA Compliance. Why do they all keep asking for the same information?

When Medicare Part D came into play, the Pharmacy Benefit Managers were given the regulatory authority to manage the Medicare Part D program. Part of this program was ensuring pharmacies were properly training their staff. It initially started with annual:

Fraud, Waste & Abuse Training, OIG Exclusion Verification, and HIPAA Compliance Training

Then each fall, everyone had to attest they accomplished these requirement for Medicare Part D. Unfortunately, a lot of pharmacies and organizations signed off of the attestations and really didn’t do it.

 

The attestation is a legal statement where the individual, the pharmacy owner and/or the pharmacist-in-charge was legally attesting they were accomplishing the training and had no documentation to support their claim. Legally this was a false claim under Medicare Part D and the PBM can and did recoup all Part D reimbursements from the pharmacy, which was devastating.

 

The PBMs then added to their requirements over the years making them sticker and more over bearing. Most especially is the OIG Exclusion verification requirement. Only pharmacy in all of health care must accomplish this task every month. It started with just one database, the Office of Inspector General, then were added the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Systems for Award Management (SAM). The GSA and SAM have publicly merged into one, but as of today, we are still receiving a database from each of them. In addition, individual states are developing their own exclusion lists that must be checked. There is no standard for the lists. Some are managed by the health departments, others by the Attorney General or the Treasury Department.

 

Jeff, let’s break these requirements down. What is involved with the Fraud, Waste and Abuse requirement besides the OIG Exclusion?

Fraud, Waste and Abuse really is not hard to comply with. It is having established policies and procedures and training. However, when someone gets in trouble with the government with stealing money through claims or misleading patients, the Fraud, Waste and Abuse processes is where all of the federal penalties come from.

There are ten (10) basic policies and procedures from Fraud Waste and Abuse Prevention, Anti-Kickback, Conflict of Interest, False Claims, Whistleblower Protection and General Compliance. When you look at these policies and procedures, they are mostly common sense. Bill for what you dispense and treat patients like they are your family.

There are several methods of training. CMS has training modules and like all things created by the government and their lawyers it is complicated. To use these training modules, each employee logs into the CMS system, establishes a user name and password, then embarks on a one-hour on-line training session, with on-tests along the way. When the employee has the completed the training, he or she will have a CMS training certificate for Fraud, Waste and Abuse with General Compliance. There are several problems with this training:

Who has the time and the computers to have each employee to spend one hour going through the training program? In the statute Title 42 C.F.R. 422.504(B)(4)(vi) and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Manual, Chapter 9, you are to train on the pharmacy’s policies and procedures, which the CMS Module does not do meet There is no requirement for a test

We covered the OIG/GSA/SAM verification above, however, most people have the opinion the OIG check is only for employees. This is not correct. The statutes specifically states: “Any individual or entity that has been convicted…”

 

Jeff, I never heard this before, so what is an entity?

The best definition I have been able to define is: a HIPAA Business Associate and any vendor you purchase a product from that you then dispense to a Medicare or Medicaid patient. It also includes: 1099 employees, part-time employees and contractors.

So the question is are you verifying these entities? CVS/Caremark is checking this on their on-site inspections.

 

So what is the HIPAA requirement?

HIPAA has been around since 2003. We had a podcast earlier this year on HIPAA breaches and desk audits. If you haven’t listen to it. It is quite important.

HIPAA requires all health care providers and Business Associates to have a HIPAA Privacy and Security policies and procedures. Annual training on these policies occurs on how HIPAA relates to your operations. Our listeners will primary need privacy training on interactions with their patients and their requests, handling Protected Health Information and most importantly what to do when a breach occurs.

Jeff, I remember the podcast on HIPAA Breaches. That was one of the most informative podcasts we have had and if you don’t do anything when they occur will lead to millions in finds. 

So I understand there was a new requirement added this year to attestations.

Yes, Cultural Awareness Training. This was originally part of the Affordable Care Act but it was struck down by the federal courts in November 2016. But Humana and CVS/Caremark brought it back to life. This is a training to ensure the pharmacy and the staff understand the culture of your patients and the language skills if they can’t speak English.

My biggest concern with this added requirement for community independent pharmacies is we all live in our communities. We know our communities. If there are a second or third language in the neighborhood, we hire staff who speak these languages. We understand the local customs and cultures. Why would anyone offend your patients, who would then go to your competitor? That might make sense inside the Washington Beltway or an insurance company board room, but not in an independent pharmacy.

 

Now let’s talk about Credentialing. What is it and why do we have to deal with it.

Credentialing is simply the validation of the attestations. These normally start in late January. The PBMs want to see proof. These are mostly completed on-line or via fax. However, CVS/Caremark and OptumRx are doing follow-up on-side inspections.

Each PBM has their own list of items to send in or provide the on-site auditor:

Fraud, Waste and Abuse training certificate or Log I recommend only sending the Pharmacist in charge, not the entire staff HIPAA training certificate or log I recommend only sending the Pharmacist in charge, not the entire staff Specific pharmacy operational policies and procedures Pharmacy licenses Pharmacist-In-Charge License Other miscellaneous requests All in the effort to validate the attestation that was submitted in the fall were correct

 

Does anyone look at these documents?

Good question. There are 26,000 plus independent pharmacies submitting documentation. Just the volume of documents is huge. The server size to store the data year after year will be in the terabytes. But I do know they do a random checks.

 

Are there any penalties?

Yes, if you falsify an attestation, the pharmacy is in jeopardy of losing all Part D reimbursements for the period or year in question. Plus the pharmacy is in breach of contract and will be drop from the contract. It really can’t get much worse than that.

 

OK, what was this NCPDP credentialing about in August?

This has been on my radar. I met with NCPDP in 2016 about this project and then again at the NCPA convention in Orlando this year. NCPDP developed a platform to help pharmacies report one time, rather than multiple times each year. The concept is good. But there are challenges and concerns.

First, the development was with chain pharmacies with no independent involvement. The reason was NCPDP had a massive test pool with the same organizations. It’s logical, but there are more independents than chain pharmacies. This program works with the PBMs but not with the PSAOs who still are requesting the same information. So it does reduce the amount of reporting. Now my major concern is NCPDP is sharing the information they are collecting with different organizations. They are updating your NPI information. OK, that is good. But they are also sending it to the National Supplier Clearinghouse. Here is the concern. If the data submitted to NCPDP differs from the CMS 855S Medicare Enrollment Application, NSC’s process is to deactivate the PTAN. If you catch it right away, the pharmacy can re-activate the PTAN with no issue. However, if the pharmacy does not catch it because they are not reconciling their reimbursements on a weekly basis and PTAN is deactivated for a period of time, the pharmacy must reactivate their PTAN from scratch. If the pharmacy had “Exempt” status, depending on the length of time, the pharmacy loses the exemption and they must start over with accreditation to continue to dispense DMEPOS products. I have seen this done already. It is as simple as changing your hours of operation, updating the NCPDP credentialing website and not updating your Medicare 855S and your PTAN is deactivated.

This is a very costly error that no one thought about.

 

Jeff, how can you prevent that from happening?

Don’t let just anyone complete these attestations and credentialing documents. Complete them all the same way, every time. Keep copies so you are consistent. Always know what your CMS 855S Medicare Enrollment Application states. When a change is made on the NCPDP website, make the same change on the CMS 855S application.

 

Is there anything else the pharmacies need to be aware of for Credentialing?

Yes, one very important item. Continuous Quality Improvement Certificates are required for Medicare Part D. Every pharmacy is required to have a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) program. The CQI certificate is generated by an organization certifying the pharmacy has an active CQI program. This is normally through a Patient Safety Organization. We talked about a PSO on our last podcast with the Alliance for Patient Medication Safety. We can see the PBMs looking at the CQI certificates more closely in 2018. For my clients, make sure you continue with the PQC+ entries so you can pull the CQI certificates when these requests start in January and February. If you are not sure if you have a CQI program or how to get your CQI certificate, the process is not a week or two quick fix program. There are a number of items that are required to be completed. Check out our last podcast on Patent Safety.

There are not a lot of organizations talking about these subjects, especially the CQI programs and certificates. I keep my podcast factually based, but on the Continuous Quality Improvement program, certificates and enrollment with a patient safety organization, this is part of our standard pharmacy compliance program that we offer. To my knowledge, no other consulting firm offers these services.

 

Jeff, so wrapping up, on our conversation today, you always bring items to us that no one is talking about.

Medical Marijuana & Specialty Pharmacy (Part One) - PPN Episode 521

Dec 29, 2017 29:14

Description:

Intriguing discussion and interview with Jim Smeeding, MBA president of JestaRx Group and Elie Khalife CEO of KeyCentrix about the impact of Medical Marijuana on therapies for patients and multiple diseases states where Specialty Pharmacy is focused. 

Introductions - Jim Smeeding's background & founding meember of the National Association of Specialty Pharmacies  Overview of Medical Marijuana today Ability and interest of medical professionals to participate Physicians /MD’s qualifying patient as medically eligible  Paucity of Data and legislative indications without science  Interest by pharmacists to participate in Medical Marijuana as a medical alternative VA data - reduced use of opioids when Medical Marijuana is offered Regulatory Issues nationwide Globally - Uruguay – Colombia, Israel and ICRS  State by State -  Medical Marijuana role in the opiod crisis 

The Medical PotCast with Joseph Friedman RPh MBA - PPN Episode 520

Dec 25, 2017 35:17

Description:

Introducing the 'MEDICAL POTCAST' show, part of the Pharmacy Podcast Network with your host Joseph Friedman RPh MBA. 

The MEDICAL POTCAST is dedicated to pharmacists, healthcare professionals, and is devoted to delivering accurate, timely, cutting edge information about medical marijuana.

We will bring you the most up-to-date scientific, political, regulatory, financial, and interesting information not available on any other podcast program.

Not since Silicon Valley and the technology boom have we seen the likes of any other industry that has grown this fast over a relatively short period of time. The Medical marijuana industry is projected to hit the 30 billion mark in the next 5 years.

The medical cannabis industry has the potential of helping billions of people around the globe, BUT, at a significant social, economical, and political cost.

Our goal is to answer some of your questions, plus heighten, enlighten, confuse and frustrate you all at the same time.

Contact: 

Joseph Friedman RPh MBA

Chief Operations Officer PDI Medical 1623 Barclay Blvd Buffalo Grove, IL 60089   MedicalPotCast@gmail.com   Legal Disclaimer: 

The Medical PotCast should not be used in any legal capacity whatsoever, including but not limited to establishing “standard of care” or as a basis for expert witness testimony.

No guarantee is given regarding the accuracy of any statements or opinions made on the podcast. Seek all medical advice and or treatment from a certified registered licensed physician and or pharmacist. This is not legal advice, seek out a knowledgeable lawyer about the subject.

The Medical PotCast is for general information purposes to generate meaningful conversations about medical marijuana and is not an authority on the subject from a clinical or legal perspective.

Privately Owned Pharmacies Opportunity for Growth - PPN Episode 519

Dec 21, 2017 23:11

Description:

Our special podcast series recorded LIVE at the McKesson Idea Share 2017 features an interesting discussion with pharmacy owners Hal Roe and Jim Cloud. Part number 8 is about 'Privately Owned Pharmacies Opportunity for Growth'. 

Sponsored by McKesson Pharmacy Technology 

Contact Us: Pharmacy Management Services

(866) 682-8942

Generics: The importance of rebates - PPN Episode 518

Dec 21, 2017 14:07

Description:

The H. D. Smith Pharmacy Podcast Series recorded live at the NCPA 2017 Annual Conference continues with episode 3: Generics: The importance of rebates with Christopher Espeland, MBA Division Sales Manager at H. D. Smith 

As a leader in wholesale distribution, H. D. Smith continually assess market trends and their business position. Industry pressures have continued to challenge their customers, and we’ve seen firsthand the impact it’s had on them. We see this transaction as the right path forward, at the right time, with the right partner to ensure the future success of Independent Pharmacy owners and the patients they serve.

AmerisourceBergen’s aligned values will carry forward the H. D. Smith legacy and hallmark of extraordinary customer service. The market is forcing independent pharmacy owners to find new ways to remain profitable and relevant in this challenging environment, and the partnership with Amerisource Bergen will allow H. D. Smith to better deliver that to you.

You are working non-stop to secure your future, and H. D. Smith knows this acquisition will put you in a better position to help you care for your patients into the future.

For more information visit:

H. D. Smith

3063 Fiat Ave.

Springfield, Illinois 62703

#BackToSchoolRx Part 7: DOCjobs.com - PPN Episode 517

Dec 20, 2017 31:31

Description:

Show Notes: #BackToSchoolRx Miniseries Summary:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/backtoschoolrx-new-miniseries-coming-soon-pharmacy-erin-l-/ 

Dr. Derek DuBois: http://www.DOCjobs.com

Entrepreneur, Health Analytics Executive

Exploring the Patient Experience - PPN Episode 516

Dec 19, 2017 40:43

Description:

Specialty Pharmacy Podcast co-host Christopher Kennedy, COO with Heritage Biologics interviews Jason A. Wolf, Ph.D., CPXP President of the Beryl Institute.

Jason A. Wolf, PhD. Bio:

Jason is a passionate champion and recognized expert on patient experience improvement, organization culture and change, and sustaining high performance in healthcare. As President of The Beryl Institute, Jason has led the growth of the organization into the leading global community of practice and thought leader on improving the patient experience, engaging members and guests and establishing the framework for the emerging profession of patient experience. 

Relevant Credentials:

A central leader in expanding the patient experience movement, Jason is the Founding Editor of the Patient Experience Journal, the first open-access, peer-reviewed journal committed to research and practice in patient experience improvement. He also established and currently serves as President of Patient Experience Institute, an independent, non-profit, committed to the improvement of patient experience through evidence-based research, continuing education and professional certification.

Prior to leading the Institute, Jason designed and led the organization change, service, and leadership development strategies with HCA, working with over 45 facilities on improvement and change efforts. He also conducted groundbreaking research to identify the characteristics of high performance healthcare organizations. 

Jason is a sought after speaker, provocative commentator, and respected author of numerous publications and academic articles on culture, organization change and performance in healthcare, including two books on Organization Development in Healthcare, and over 25 white papers on patient experience improvement.

Co-Host Specialty Pharmacy Podcast

Christopher W. Kennedy, MSM

Chief Operating Officer

Heritage Biologics, Inc.

The Future Independent Retail Pharmacy - PPN Episode 515

Dec 14, 2017 10:07

Description:

During the NCPA 2017 Annual Conference & Exhibition, I had the honor & privledge to interview Chris Smith President, CEO H. D. Smith about "The Future Independent Retail Pharmacy". 

As a leader in wholesale distribution, H. D. Smith continually assess market trends and their business position. Industry pressures have continued to challenge their customers, and we've seen firsthand the impact it's had on them. We see this transaction as the right path forward, at the right time, with the right partner to ensure the future success of Independent Pharmacy owners and the patients they serve.

AmerisourceBergen's aligned values will carry forward the H. D. Smith legacy and hallmark of extraordinary customer service. The market is forcing independent pharmacy owners to find new ways to remain profitable and relevant in this challenging environment, and the partnership with Amerisource Bergen will allow H. D. Smith to better deliver that to you.

You are working non-stop to secure your future, and H. D. Smith knows this acquisition will put you in a better position to help you care for your patients into the future.

RxOwnership – Preserving & Supporting Pharmacy Ownership (PART THREE) - PPN Episode 514

Dec 13, 2017 17:01

Description:

Talking with Tammy McDonald Vice President Northeast Region – RxOwnership at McKesson, about the importance of preserving and supporting women pharmacy ownership and the impact on community health. 

PART ONE: 

http://pharmacypodcast.com/podcast/rxownership-preserving-supporting-pharmacy-ownership/

PART TWO: 

http://pharmacypodcast.com/podcast/rxownership-preserving-supporting-pharmacy-ownership-part-two/ 

About RxOwnership:

Ensuring the smooth transfer of pharmacy ownership Pharmacy ownership transfer has never been more complex. With that in mind, RxOwnership® was created with one purpose: to help pharmacy professionals with the sale, purchase or transfer of independent pharmacies.

RxOwnership brings together the unmatched expertise of McKesson with the dedication of our ownership advisors to support the needs of current and future pharmacy owners. Whether you’re looking to sell a chain of pharmacies that’s been in your family for generations, or purchase your very first pharmacy business, RxOwnership is the ultimate resource for everything from planning to staffing.

How and why we started In 2007, we discovered that many of our long-time customers and prospective owners had few tools or resources to help them get answers they could trust when they were ready to buy, start or sell a pharmacy. Since then, the RxOwnership program has recruited a skilled team of ownership advisors to manage the growing demand for RxOwnership services on a regional level.

Today, the team works closely with their customers and McKesson Field Sales, Marketing, Analytics and Finance to help with nearly every aspect of buying or selling a pharmacy. Since the start of the program, the RxOwnership team has helped more than 4,000 pharmacy owners through the pharmacy transition/ownership process.

No-fee, experienced advising for every phase of your pharmacy career There is no service quite like RxOwnership. We’re not a broker. Instead, we are here to share our industry expertise and facilitate your ownership goals. We never charge a fee and there are no obligations or contracts to sign.

CONTACT US TODAY:

Tammy McDonald 

Vice President Northeat Region – RxOwnership at McKesson

http://www.rxownership.com

3 Medical Marijuana Marketing Mistakes (PART 2) - PPN Episode 513

Dec 13, 2017 13:41

Description:

Gavel & Pestle Podcast host Darshan Kulkarni, PharmD, JD talks about the importance of understanding regulations on marketing and advertising anything about medical marijuana. 

Advertisements are not Exempt  Don't Wing It  FDA Ads  Disease Awareness Product Awareness  Product Claims Advertisement 

FDA Listing of Advertising Guidances

https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/GuidanceComplianceRegulatoryInformation/Guidances/ucm064956.htm

FDA and Marijuana: Questions and Answers

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/PublicHealthFocus/ucm421168.htm

 

 

#BackToSchoolRx Part 6: George Zorich - PPN Episode 512

Dec 12, 2017 41:42

Description:

#BackToSchoolRx Miniseries Roadmap: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/backtoschoolrx-new-miniseries-coming-soon-pharmacy-erin-l-/?published=t
George S. Zorich CEO  ZEDPharma, Inc.    Entrepreneurs in Pharmacy and other Leaders--JUST PUBLISHED Now available at:   https://outskirtspress.com/EntrepreneursinPharmacy - publisher site
http://amzn.to/2gF43nQ - On Amazon

A Dive into NCPA Digest Data - PPN Episode 511

Dec 9, 2017 14:49

Description:

Rob Meriweather Corporate Vice President, Sales at H. D. Smith interviews John Beckner Senior Director Strategic Initiatives with the National Community Pharmacist Association (NCPA). 

Rob and John also talk about the power of national pharmacy unity through CPESN. CPESN empowers your community-based pharmacy to improve its portfolio of medication optimization activities and patient care services. CPESN helps your pharmacy co-manage its patients along with the extended care team to achieve higher quality patient care and better patient health outcomes. With CPESN you can expect more.

For more information contact: 

Sarah Kinkade

Public Relations Manager

H. D. Smith

3063 Fiat Ave.

Springfield, Illinois 62703

hdsmith.com 

Disaster Planning & Security Strategy: RBC 2017 - PPN Episode 510

Dec 7, 2017 21:01

Description:

Erin Albert, PharmD, JD, MBA, and Todd Eury, founder of the Pharmacy Podcast Network talk with Cardinal Health Security Director Joel Jordan recorded LIVE at the RBC 2017. 

Mitigating the risks of disasters to your pharmacy business.

Follow these 3 important steps: 

Develop the Plan Practice the Plan  Perform the Plan 

Contact: Joel Jordan, Cardinal Health - Security Director

Credit Card Security Technology & Your Pharmacy - PPN Episode 509

Dec 6, 2017 37:01

Description:

Credit Card Security Technology & Your Pharmacy Business    This interview with CTO of KeyCentrix Luis Rodriguez will help answer the following questions:  What is EMV? Why are EMV cards more secure than traditional cards? Is EMV a new thing? What is the liability shift? What is NFC? What’s the difference between NFC and EMV? Does NFC help with the liability shift? Are all credit cards with chips EMV or NFC compliant? Why switch to EMV? Is the EMV standard a legal requirement? Do EMV payments take longer? When will you need an EMV terminal?

About our guest: 

Luis Rodriguez

Chief Technology Officer

Luis Rodriguez, a 40 Under 40 honoree, has 15 years of software and IT experience including holding positions as Senior Director of Software Development and Research & Development for a software and information technology company while serving as Adjunct Instructor for Programming in .Net at Friends University. Along with his software experience in finance, retail, telematics and telecom, Rodriguez also operated for a managed IT services company in Wichita, Kansas.

Luis also had 3 years experience as a process statistician at a major aerospace company. Rodriguez holds many professional certifications including the American Society of Quality, APICS, FAA, and he served on the Customer Advisory Board for Citrix Technology. He has also earned REA’s Silver Award for Web Design/Development.

The Value Strategy: A PBM Perspective - PPN Episode 508

Dec 6, 2017 38:13

Description:

Specialty Pharmacy Podcast co-host Christopher Kennedy, COO with Heritage Biologics interviews Tom Golding with MedTrakRx. 

MedTrakRx is a national pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company founded with the goals of managingprescription benefit costs while providing better customer service than anyone in the industry. MedTrakRx offers customized solutions designed specifically for the unique needs of our Plan Sponsors and Members to deliver optimal prescription benefits.

Founded in 1999 by an executive staff with more than 50 years of experience in pharmacy and managed care, MedTrakRx has built its reputation for excellence by developing innovative programs that reduce costs while offering unparalleled, personalized customer service. MedTrakRx is the PBM of choice for hundreds of self-insured employers, brokers, TPAs and consultants.

Co-Host Specialty Pharmacy Podcast 

Christopher W. Kennedy, MSM

Chief Operating Officer

Heritage Biologics, Inc.

#BackToSchoolRx Part 5: What about a Ph.D? - PPN Episode 507

Dec 5, 2017 22:01

Description:

Bio of Dr. Hankel:   Isaiah Hankel received his doctorate in Anatomy & Cell Biology and is an expert on mental focus, behavioral psychology, and career development. His work has been featured in The Guardian, Fast Company, and Entrepreneur Magazine. Isaiah’s previous book, Black Hole Focus, was published by Wiley & Sons and was selected as Business Book of the Month in the UK and became a business bestseller internationally.  Isaiah has delivered corporate presentations to over 20,000 people, including over 300 workshops and keynotes worldwi​​de in the past 5 years.    Isaiah is the founder and CEO of Cheeky Scientist, a career training company that specializes in helping PhDs transition into corporate careers; he is also the director of Hankel Leadership.   Through these ventures, Isaiah has consulted on career development, employee management, entrepreneurship, focus, and motivation at several Fortune 500 companies. He has been invited to speak at top institutions including Harvard Medical School, Stanford University, Vanderbilt University, University of Chicago, University of Oxford England, the Marie Curie Institute France, and the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Isaiah grew up working on a sheep farm in the Pacific Northwest of the US before going on to get his doctorate. After receiving his doctorate, Isaiah started and successfully exited several other technology-based companies, and then went on to be formally trained in the fields of behavioral economics, behavior psychology, and online marketing.    Isaiah’s blue-collar background, white-collar corporate training, and academic credentials allow him to work with a wide range of organizations and connect meaningfully with all types of individuals and institutions.   https://www.facebook.com/mycheekyscientist/ https://cheekyscientist.com/   Dr. Hankel's book, Black Hole Focus: http://amzn.to/2yApJYh   Dr. Albert's episode of the Pharmacy Podcast, on the Medical Science Liaison: http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4974092/height/360/width/640/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/no-cache/true/   Dr. Albert's book on the MSL, The Medical Science Liaison: An A to Z Guide: http://amzn.to/2yAK3ZK 

Medical Marijuana & the Pharmacist? (PART 1) - PPN Episode 506

Dec 4, 2017 15:30

Description:

Medical Marijuana State Laws https://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000881

29 Legal Medical Marijuana States and DC  Marijuana State Laws – Summary Chart from ProCon.org 1.Alaska 1998 Ballot Measure 8 (58%)  1 oz usable; 6 plants (3 mature, 3 immature)  2.Arizona 2010 Proposition 203 (50.13%)  2.5 oz usable; 12 plants  3.Arkansas 2016 Ballot Measure Issue 6 (53.2%) 3 oz usable per 14-day period 4.California 1996 Proposition 215 (56%)  8 oz usable; 6 mature or 12 immature plants  5.Colorado 2000 Ballot Amendment 20 (54%)  2 oz usable; 6 plants (3 mature, 3 immature)  6.Connecticut 2012 House Bill 5389 (96-51 H, 21-13 S)  2.5 oz usable  7.Delaware 2011 Senate Bill 17 (27-14 H, 17-4 S)  6 oz usable  8.Florida 2016 Ballot Amendment 2 (71.3%) Amount to be determined 9.Hawaii 2000 Senate Bill 862 (32-18 H; 13-12 S)  4 oz usable; 7 plants  10.Illinois 2013 House Bill 1 (61-57 H; 35-21 S)  2.5 ounces of usable cannabis during a period of 14 days  11.Maine 1999 Ballot Question 2 (61%)  2.5 oz usable; 6 plants  12.Maryland 2014 House Bill 881 (125-11 H; 44-2 S)  30-day supply, amount to be determined  13.Massachusetts 2012 Ballot Question 3 (63%)  60-day supply for personal medical use (10 oz)  14.Michigan 2008 Proposal 1 (63%)  2.5 oz usable; 12 plants  15.Minnesota 2014 Senate Bill 2470 (46-16 S; 89-40 H)  30-day supply of non-smokable marijuana  16.Montana 2004 Initiative 148 (62%)  1 oz usable; 4 plants (mature); 12 seedlings  17.Nevada 2000 Ballot Question 9 (65%)  2.5 oz usable; 12 plants  18.New Hampshire 2013 House Bill 573 (284-66 H; 18-6 S)  Two ounces of usable cannabis during a 10-day period  19.New Jersey 2010 Senate Bill 119 (48-14 H; 25-13 S)  2 oz usable  20.New Mexico 2007 Senate Bill 523 (36-31 H; 32-3 S)  6 oz usable; 16 plants (4 mature, 12 immature)  21.New York 2014 Assembly Bill 6357 (117-13 A; 49-10 S) 30-day supply non-smokable marijuana  22.North Dakota 2016 Ballot Measure 5 (63.7%) 3 oz per 14-day period 23.Ohio 2016 House Bill 523 (71-26 H; 18-15 S)  Maximum of a 90-day supply, amount to be determined  24.Oregon 1998 Ballot Measure 67 (55%)  24 oz usable; 24 plants (6 mature, 18 immature)  25.Pennsylvania 2016 Senate Bill 3 (149-46 H; 42-7 S)  30-day supply  26.Rhode Island 2006 Senate Bill 0710 (52-10 H; 33-1 S)  2.5 oz usable; 12 plants  27.Vermont 2004 Senate Bill 76 (22-7) HB 645 (82-59)  2 oz usable; 9 plants (2 mature, 7 immature)  28.Washington 1998 Initiative 692 (59%)  8 oz usable; 6 plants  Washington, DC 2010 Amendment Act B18-622 (13-0 vote)  2 oz dried 29.West Virginia 2017 Senate Bill 386 (74-24 H; 28-6 S)  30-day supply (amount TBD)

Independent Pharmacies leveraging PharmaServ Gain Advatages - PPN Episode 505

Dec 1, 2017 24:33

Description:

Independent Pharmacies leveraging PharmaServ Gain Advatages   The 7th episode in our MPTS Pharmacy Podcast series features Pharmacy Owner Alison Shirley with Scripts Pharmacy and Gary L. Anderson with City Drug.  Scripts Pharmacy www.scriptspharmacyky.com/   101 Blakenrod Blvd Cox's Creek KY 40013 | P: 502-348-8338    Gary L. Anderson, City Drug - International Falls rphgary@yahoo.com City Drug 314 3rd St Box 111 International Falls Minnesota 56649-2309   For all the McKesson Pharmacy Technology Solution’s podcasts, click here: http://marketing.mckesson.com/2017-MPTS-Pharmacy-Podcast-Series.html

Direct-to-Employer Program Opportunities w/ Tom Emerick - PPN Episode 504

Nov 30, 2017 20:16

Description:

Christopher Kennedy with Heritage Biologics interviews Thomas G. Emerick, President of Emerick Consulting, LLC, a firm engaged in providing consulting services to a broad spectrum of clients. The discussion centers around specialty pharmacy & Direct-to-Employer Program Opportunities. 

About

Tom´s years with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Burger King Corporation, British Petroleum, and American Fidelity Assurance Company have provided an excellent blend of experience and contacts. His last position with Wal-Mart was Vice President, Global Benefit Design.

Tom has served on a variety of employer coalitions and associations, including being on the board of the influential National Business Group on Health, the U. S. Chamber of Commerce Benefit Committee, and many others.

In the year 2000 Tom was given the prestigious “Distinguished Former Student” award from the University of Central Oklahoma from which he has both BBA and MBA degrees.

Tom has also been on the Arkansas State and Public School Life and Health Insurance Board, and served as a member of the Murphy Commission in Arkansas.

Frequently in demand as a speaker for benefits and health care conferences, such as the internationally known World Health Care Congress, Tom´s topics include strategic health plan design, global health care challenges, health care economics, and evidence-based medicine.

Specialty Pharmacy Podcast Host:

Christopher W. Kennedy, MSM

Chief Operating Officer

Heritage Biologics, Inc.

#BackToSchoolRx Part 4: Exploring the Culinary Arts with AJ Feeney-Ruiz - PPN Episode 503

Nov 30, 2017 29:16

Description:

#BackToSchoolRx Part 4: Exploring the Culinary Arts with AJ Feeney-Ruiz   AJ Feeney-Ruiz, 37, is an entrepreneur, consultant and professor who walked away from a twenty-year career in politics and government and moved to Paris in order to pursue his lifelong passion of cooking and fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a chef.   Prior to his relocation to France, AJ took advantage of periodic sabbaticals to travel the world and visit over 90 countries. Some highlights from those adventures include bartending in South Africa, working as a dive master in the south of Thailand, and studying Shaolin Kung Fu in the mountains of the Henan Province, China.   You can check him out on Instagram at @ajfeeneyruiz or Facebook while his website is under construction.   After graduating from culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu Paris (www.cordonbleu.edu), AJ staged at Verjus restaurant (www.verjusparis.com) in central Paris.   -There are functional medicine and/or nutrition master's programs in the US - Google them for more information.

Pharmacy Future Leaders - Richard Waithe - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 502

Nov 29, 2017 37:15

Description:

#PharmacyFutureLeaders

Today we're going to be talking with Richard Waithe who is a community pharmacist in is hometown of Miami, FL. He attended pharmacy school at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in Orlando. After pharmacy school, Richard noticed the lack of quality care patients received in the community setting, and in response created a personal medication management company, MedVize, a vision of what he thinks MTM will be like in the future. He's also the host of Rx Radio, a podcast exploring not only pharmacy's different career pathways but also what pharmacy practice is like around the world.

In this episode of the Pharmacy Future Leaders we talk about Dr. Richard Waithe’s podcast RxRadio and his digital travels through the first nine episodes:

Episode 9 - ASHP Residency Showcase: Worth It? Episode 8 - Pharmacy and Nutrition Episode 7 - Staying Relevant Episode 6 - Live at APhA MRM 2017 Episode 5 - Owning an Independent Pharmacy Episode 4 - Community Pharmacy in England Episode 3 - Talking Residencies with a PGY2 Pharmacist Episode 2 - Pharmacy in the UK Episode 1 - A Medical Resident's take on Pharmacists

If you want to get in touch with him, here are his social contacts:

Website: http://rxradio.fm/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rxradio.fm/

Instragram: https://www.instagram.com/rxradio.fm/

Patient Safety Organizations - Pharmacy Compliance Guide - PPN Episode 501

Nov 28, 2017 17:00

Description:

The Fit Pharmacist partner & Pharmacy Podcast Network co-host Dr. Christina Tarantola joins Jeff Hedges president of RJ Hedges & Associates & Pharmacy Compliance Guide podcast host with Tara Modisett, Executive Director of Alliance for Patient Medication Safety - recorded live at the NCPA Annual Conference 2017 in Orlando FL. 

To help improve Patient Safety and reduce mistakes, everyone in the pharmacy must be involved in quality control; helping to identify mis-steps and errors, being aware of sound-alike/look-a-like drug fills are ways to ensure you are taking proactive measures. Errors found behind the counter are quality control, errors going out the door are medication errors.

Errors do happen and it is important to understand what you need to protect yourself, as well as your patients. The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act1 requires a Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Program be implemented.

A CQI program is designed for detecting, documenting, analyzing and preventing quality-related events (QREs) with the intent of preventing medication errors and improving patient safety. A Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) program creates an environment that makes quality the top priority and allows pharmacy staff to learn from past mistakes, while focusing on improving patient safety by decreasing errors and increasing quality.

Pharmacy staff must be willing and open when discussing all failures of quality. Reporting errors should not lead to blame or punishment but instead needs to be seen as an opportunity to learn and improve. When an error occurs your first question should be “what in our system allowed this error to occur?”

A PSO will most likely assist you in designing your Patient Safety Evaluation System (PSES), which is a system of procedures and policies for collecting, managing, and analyzing information for reporting to the PSO. A PSO provides the framework for safety data to be protected as Patient Safety Work Product (PSWP). PSWP is defined as any quality data and analysis and/or oral statement, assembled or developed by a provider, for reporting to a PSO which constitutes the deliberation or analysis of a Patient Safety Evaluation System (PSES).

PSWP is not subject to subpoena, discovery or admission into evidence. According to the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act1 , federal privilege preempts state tort law, but not state reporting laws. However, federal privilege does not preempt state laws that are more stringent. The collected and reported quality and patient safety data that you report to a PSO are shielded by federal confidentiality and privilege protections. The protected information can include event reports, Root Cause/Systems Analyses, minutes of quality/safety meetings, related graphs, spreadsheets, reports, communications to/from the PSO, and related information listed in the Act.

In order to maximize the legal protections afforded by the Act, pharmacies must enter into an agreement to join a PSO, develop and maintain a PSES, conduct all quality and safety activities within the PSES, maintain PSWP as confidential and protect PSWP from disclosure outside the PSES.

In turn, the PSO must remain in good standing with the Agency for Health Research and Quality and must meet operational and security requirements set forth by the Patient Safety Act Regulations.

Special Guest: 

Tara Modisett

Executive Director

Alliance for Patient Medication Safety™ PSO

2530 Professional Road  Richmond VA 23235

Phone (866) 365-7472  

www.medicationsafety.org    

500th Pharmacy Podcast Episode - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 500

Nov 27, 2017 39:42

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On March 2nd 2009 the first Pharmacy Podcast Episode was published about pharmacy technology and customer service.

Today we celebrate the Pharmacy Podcast Network’s 500th Episode with special thanks to some of our sponsors:

KeyCentrix, Inc. I-Medicare McKesson Pharmacy Systems RxSafe H. D. Smith Integra LTC Solutions Cardinal Health QS-1 CVS Health Careers University of the Sciences R J Hedges and Associates American Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance Heritage Biologics National Association of Specialty Pharmacies American Society of Consultant Pharmacies Therigy  RX Ownership VAXIGO A C M A Secure 340B INFINITRACK GENOMICS Incorporated Omnicell

We want to recognize and thank all of our sponsors for helping us grow the Pharmacy Podcast Network, ---- a special thanks to our incredibly talented podcast co-hosts, and especially a HUGE THANK YOU to our 66,000+ listeners for making the Pharmacy Podcast Network the NUMBER ONE PODCAST in the WORLD about the Business of Pharmacy.

Over the years, the Pharmacy Podcast has accumulated over 66,000+ listeners and subscribers and is the most popular and downloaded podcast about the Pharmacy Industry. The Pharmacy Podcast Show transformed into the Pharmacy Podcast Network in 2016 and will continue to collect the thought leading interviews with some of the most brilliant minds in Pharmacy.

The Pharmacy Podcast Network is an omni-channel Digital Health Publication and Content Developing partner to the Pharmaceutical industry focusing on Specialty medications, pharmacy business supportive technologies, and industry trends. The Pharmacy Podcast Show is dedicated to Specialty, Retail, Long-term Care, Micro-Chain, – Pharmacy Businesses, Patients, and Pharmacy Students with special content for each of these specific audiences.

The Pharmacy Podcast Network is about dynamic people in the pharmacy industry making a difference for our profession, customers, and patients. The definition of “Innovation” is: A new method, idea, product, or process. Processing, implementing, operating, or designing beyond the status-quo.

The @PharmacyPodcast Twitter account is in the top 1% most influential digital health twitter accounts in the world driving more impressions to content about our pharmacy industry than any other social media entity on the planet. (statistics via Symplur)

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Pharmacy Future Leaders - Mindy Guerra PharmD, CGP - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 499

Nov 22, 2017 25:39

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#PharmacyFutureLeaders

Title: Building a Business and Social Network

Guest: Mindy Guerra PharmD, CGP

Independent Consultant 

Today we’re going to talk with Mindy Guerra, PharmD, CGP a Drake University graduate and VA Hospital pharmacist who now works as an independent consultant for Rodan and Fields. She started her side gig as a way to connect with others while working full time and being a mother and wife.

 

Everyone’s leadership road is a little different. Tell us where you are now and how you got there?

 

So, you make a good salary, you have little if any debt, why start working in a side business?

 

It seems common for many pharmacists to start side businesses and the primary driver really doesn’t seem to be money. You struggled with your skin, can you tell us that story?

 

Many pharmacy owners sell these products, but don’t use them. Could you explain the difference between cosmetics and skincare?

 

You’ve got expertise as a CGP, but what is it seems this is dermatology and it’s not only awkward, but rare to get skin advice from a pharmacist, why is that?

 

Tell me the benefits of Rodan and Fields, first to the customer.

 

Now, explain the benefits of R&F to a pharmacist or person trying to become a part of this network.

 

We’re a pharmacist-pharmacist couple whose pharmacy careers couldn’t be any different, tell me a little about what you hope for in the next 5 or 10 years in your career.

 

What’s the best advice you’ve ever given or received?

 

What inspires you?

 

How can we best connect with you?

 

Guerra.mindy@yahoo.com

 

https://www.facebook.com/mindy.guerra.7

NCPA 2017 Income Outcomes Show - Recorded LIVE - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 498

Nov 15, 2017 36:25

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The Income Outcomes Show with Ben Coakley & Joe Cassleman recording LIVE at the NCPA 2017 Annual Convention in Orlando FL. 

Why are some people more successful than others? I often ask myself this questions when things aren't going the way I plan. We all have the same amount of time in each day, so it isn't about not having enough time. Me and my team have focused on eliminating that excuse from the many that we seem to have when we don't get the results we want.

I feel that success (this is different for each person) is built around priorities. These priorities should be so strong that they change the way you allocate your time, energy and financial resources. These three resources are all we have to give when you boil everything down. That's why it's important to not waste them on things that aren't a true priority.

I have built my career on helping people establish priorities in their lives. Then me and my team use all the available resources and capabilities that we have to help our clients spend their time, energy and money on their priorities. The passion we have for other people having success they want is why we get up and go to work everyday.

We don't know what your priorities are. But we do know that you have them, either by default or by design. We feel life is much more fulfilling if you have them by design.

We offer a complimentary workshop to any business/pharmacy owner who is interested in establishing true priorities for their professional and personal lives.

Please contact me at ben@waypointus.com if you are interested in learning more.

#BackToSchoolRx Part 3: PharmD Plus MS in BioHealth Informatics - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 497

Nov 13, 2017 17:01

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#BackToSchoolRx Part 3: PharmD Plus MS in BioHealth Informatics   Show Notes:    Sravani Vemireddy on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sravani-vemireddy/    Prasanthi Kodthala on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/prasanthi-kodthala-590b61109/  Prasanthi's email: KodthalaPrasanthi at gmail dot com Prasanthi's website: http://theinnovativeu.com/lab/people/prasanthi-kodthala    IUPUI School of Informatics and Computing: https://soic.iupui.edu/  Department of BioHealth Informatics: https://soic.iupui.edu/biohealth/ 

RxOwnership - Preserving & Supporting Pharmacy Ownership (PART TWO) - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 496

Nov 11, 2017 19:01

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Talking with Kim Diemand Regional Vice President - RxOwnership at McKesson, about the importance of preserving and supporting pharmacy ownership and the impact on community health. 

Part Two of our Three Part Series with RxOwnership

Here's Part One: 

http://pharmacypodcast.com/podcast/rxownership-preserving-supporting-pharmacy-ownership/

About RxOwnership:

Ensuring the smooth transfer of pharmacy ownership Pharmacy ownership transfer has never been more complex. With that in mind, RxOwnership® was created with one purpose: to help pharmacy professionals with the sale, purchase or transfer of independent pharmacies.

RxOwnership brings together the unmatched expertise of McKesson with the dedication of our ownership advisors to support the needs of current and future pharmacy owners. Whether you’re looking to sell a chain of pharmacies that’s been in your family for generations, or purchase your very first pharmacy business, RxOwnership is the ultimate resource for everything from planning to staffing.

How and why we started In 2007, we discovered that many of our long-time customers and prospective owners had few tools or resources to help them get answers they could trust when they were ready to buy, start or sell a pharmacy. Since then, the RxOwnership program has recruited a skilled team of ownership advisors to manage the growing demand for RxOwnership services on a regional level.

Today, the team works closely with their customers and McKesson Field Sales, Marketing, Analytics and Finance to help with nearly every aspect of buying or selling a pharmacy. Since the start of the program, the RxOwnership team has helped more than 4,000 pharmacy owners through the pharmacy transition/ownership process.

No-fee, experienced advising for every phase of your pharmacy career There is no service quite like RxOwnership. We’re not a broker. Instead, we are here to share our industry expertise and facilitate your ownership goals. We never charge a fee and there are no obligations or contracts to sign. 

CONTACT US TODAY:

Kim Diemand

Regional Vice President - RxOwnership at McKesson

 

http://www.rxownership.com

 

Secrets of a Pharmacy Software CEO - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 495

Nov 10, 2017 37:36

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Specialty Pharmacy Platform Designed for Flexibility & Growth 

We interview President of KeyCentrix Elie Khalife and dig into the mind of a leader in the Specialty Pharmacy Technology space. 

Operating a specialty pharmacy requires advanced software solutions. NewLeafRx by KeyCentrix provides an order-based, exception driven workflow. Our software enables custom configurations to promote ideal throughput while enforcing best practices for single or multi-location environments. Combined with solutions consulting and a comprehensive implementation approach, NewLeafRx pharmacy management software offers specialty pharmacies an unmatched level of resources and service. 

Configurable Workflow Stages – Streamline operations and become more efficient with configurable workflow stages including data entry, adjudication, PV1, scheduling, credit review, dispensing, PV2, packing and Will Call. Order-based Manager – Improve your pharmacy processing efficiencies by logically grouping prescriptions into orders based on patient, facility or prescriber. Exception-driven Workflow – Ensure compliance and adherence by requiring activities on complex therapies driven by manufacturer reporting, business objectives, stage validations, cost to patient, disease state, lab values, specific drugs, and your sales and marketing needs. Activity Tracking – KeyCentrix software systems have built-in activity tracking tools to enhance patient care, adherence and disease state management. Plus, all reportable user defined fields capture data about patients, prescribers, A/R accounts drugs that may not be available in a standard field and the heavy data points required frequently by drug manufacturers, PBMs and disease states. About Elie Khalife

President

Elie Khalife has been with KeyCentrix, LLC since 2008 when he joined as a Senior Operations Executive. He has been its President since 2012. Khalife has led KeyCentrix’s transformation and has been the driver to it becoming a leader in specialty pharmacy management systems. Elie has led organizations with a focus on both operations and technology for much of his career. He is a graduate of Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité, Paris, France with equivalent degrees as a Masters in Computer and Communication Engineering, and a doctorate in Telecommunication and Databases Management.

Contact: 

Pharmacy Accreditation: A URAC Perspective - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 494

Nov 9, 2017 22:58

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Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation

Special Guest, Heather Bonome, Director, Pharmacy Market Segment at URAC: The Leader in Accreditation for Pharmacy, Case Management & Health Plans. 

As the healthcare system transitions to value-based payment models, pharmacists and pharmacies are becoming increasingly vital members of the patient management team.

The role of specialty pharmacies, which serve patients with complex, chronic diseases, is even more critical to patient outcomes – ultimately driving financial outcomes.

URAC’s Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation helps specialty pharmacies position themselves and demonstrate their value in delivering these specialized clinical services. Many payers and manufacturers recognize the URAC Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation as a key differentiator and independent validation of quality – often including this accreditation as a requirement to participate in their network.

Specialty Pharmacy Podcast Host: 

Christopher W. Kennedy, MSM

Chief Operating Officer

Heritage Biologics, Inc.

SenioRx Radio: Understanding Your Patient's Concerns Improves Treatment - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 493

Nov 8, 2017 38:43

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Special Guests: 

Marypat Habermas PharmD CGP CMTM

RxAngels 

CEO and Director of clinical programs

Dr Lauren DePaul, PharmD, CMTM

CEO/Founder

THS Management

Hedva Barenholtz Levy, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP

Director, HbL PharmaConsulting

 

SenioRx Radio Host: Chad Worz, Pharm.D. Medication Managers LLC 513.746.5087 cell 888.847.2921 fax www.medicationmanagers.com

Rx4Success 2018 - The Fit Pharmacist - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 491

Nov 6, 2017 12:01

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Recorded LIVE from the NCPA 2017 in Orlando Florida, Dr. Christina Tarantola co-Founder of the Fit Pharmacist & Pharmacy Podcast Network Founder & Publisher Todd Eury announce the newest program from the Diet Doc & Fit Pharmacist:

RX4Success 2018

Are you a pharmacist and have ever said any of the following?
✔️“I want to make a real impact on my patients and have more freedom!”
✔️“I wish I knew how to build my own business and create financial independence!”
✔️“I’m burnt out of retail and would love a job that allows flexibility!”
✔️“I’d really like to enjoy my career and give back to my patients!” .

🔹Adam and Christina have created a unique ecourse designed to help you master building your own business AND make an impact on your future clients.


✔️If you are committed to making a REAL difference in the lives of others and want the freedom, flexibility and joy of creating your own business, we can help!


✔️We are now accepting applications for the 2018 class starting in January!


🔸We are only accepting 6 pharmacists for the 2018 class! Deadline for applications is November 15! 


🔹Learn more and apply today at www.bitly.com/Rx4Success2018

PrimeCare to IntegraLTC: Leaders in Pharmacy Technology - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 490

Nov 2, 2017 20:29

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We interview three pharmacy technology & services Executives with a long-term pedigree in LTC pharmacy business solutions, J. M. Smith executives:

CTO Kevin Welch Alan Turfe, Chairman & CEO Saul Factor, RPh., President QS1 

“Long Term Care customers have been asking for focus on their needs,” said Kevin Welch, CTO, J M Smith Corporation and President, Integra LTC Solutions. “More than two-thirds of the Long Term Care market has chosen to work with us on one or more systems now being serviced by Integra. We value their trust and are dedicating resources to ensure their success.”

The transition is in process, with many of the details still to be finalized with input from customers and staff at Integra and QS/1. This unique approach of a customer-developed organization ensures that customers will have a partner committed to their unique needs, staffed with subject-matter experts.

“We are listening to our customers,” said Saul Factor, RPh and President, QS/1. “Long Term Care Pharmacy has different needs from Community Pharmacy. We’ve taken market feedback to heart - we need to focus on the best solutions for our customers. By transitioning all of our Long Term Care technology service under one business unit, we strengthen our commitment to and focus on our other markets.”

Integra LTC Solutions has been exclusively in Long Term Care for nearly 20 years, with products and services that have been recognized by the industry. Kevin Welch was named CTO of J M Smith Corporation this summer. He founded Integra with the goal of providing much-needed solutions to a unique segment of the pharmacy market, including DocuTrack, DeliveryTrack and Logix.

“PrimeCare staff and Integra staff will now be exclusively dedicated to Long Term Care customers,” said Welch. “This strategic alliance of two iconic brands will increase our agility to provide both the service and solutions that the market needs.

“J M Smith Corporation and all of our business units are making significant investments to ensure an unrelenting focus on our customers, giving them a best in class customer experience,” stated Alan Turfe, Chairman and CEO, J M Smith Corporation. “This commitment is just one example of that: a team of LTC experts focused on delivering what the customer wants, when they want it! Kevin Welch’s background as an innovator and his technology expertise mean that our leading edge products will help our customers grow their business. Indeed, I am excited that we are living our promise: to put our customers’ needs first.”

ABOUT INTEGRA LTC SOLUTIONS, LLC.

Long Term Care pharmacies experience reduced costs, higher productivity and profits, better customer service, and improved compliance with Integra’s suite of pharmacy software solutions. DocuTrack is a superior workflow and content management system that automates paper, fax, and electronic processing. DeliveryTrack manages delivery processes with electronic signature capture, real-time delivery data, and route optimization. Logix is business process automation software that lets pharmacies automate repetitive, time-consuming, error-prone tasks. For more information visit www.integragroup.com.

ABOUT QS/1

QS/1 offers industry-leading healthcare software solutions to effectively manage independent, chain and hospital outpatient pharmacies and HME businesses. QS/1’s complete software solutions are flexible and scalable, making them valuable and affordable for any size pharmacy. QS/1 is the only vendor with an integrated suite of products, including point-of-sale, IVR, document management, mobile refills, delivery apps, built-in prescription synchronization and HME documentation. For additional information about QS/1 and the products and services it provides, visit www.qs1.com.

ABOUT J M SMITH CORPORATION

J M Smith Corporation, headquartered in Spartanburg, is South Carolina’s third-largest privately owned company. Today, the corporation is focused in the areas of health care and technology, and operates through multiple business units, including Smith Drug Company, QS/1, Integral Solutions Group, RxMedic Systems, Integra LTC Solutions and Burlington Drug Company. For more information, visit www.JMSmithCorp.com.

Contacts

J M Smith Corporation
Heidi Jameson, 864-542-9419

#BackToSchoolRx Part 2 w/ Katasha S. Butler, PharmD MBA - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 489

Nov 1, 2017 31:31

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#BackToSchoolRx Part 2: Dr. Katasha Butler on the PharmD + MBA Combination

Katasha S. Butler, PharmD, MBA 

When she’s not talking Nexium® IV pushes by day and designing Kate Spade-inspired parties by night, Katasha S. Butler, PharmD, MBA is a pharmacist and an entrepreneur.  She is the Section Chief for Inpatient Pharmacy and PGY1 Residency Coordinator at Illiana Health Care System—Department of Veterans Affairs.  She is also the owner of The Conciergerie, a wedding and special event design agency and Social, an event venue and banquet hall in downtown Danville. 

Dr. Butler is a Danville, Illinois native who learned Chemistry and culture at Spelman College, the premier institution of higher learning for Black women.  She went on to obtain her Master of Business Administration in Leadership and Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Butler University.  Since joining the VA, Dr. Butler has been recognized for her leadership and hard work, including selection for the highly-competitive, national Health Care Leadership Development Program and graduation from the VISN 12 Leadership Development Program and Vermilion Advantage Class 26 Leadership Program.  She has also received the 2014 Director’s EEO Award, the 2014 VISN 11 Diversity Award, two Special Contribution Awards and numerous other recognitions.  Dr. Butler also serves as the Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion for the VAMC, fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce. 

When she’s not working with drugs, Dr. Butler can be found recommending the best lipsticks to her friends, following political news and current events, engaging in philanthropic endeavors and plotting her next takeover.  She also likes to read, shop, and travel the world.  Dr. Butler is very active in her community through membership and participation in numerous boards and organizations including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and The Links, Inc.

You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at: @thekatashashow

Pharmacy Future Leaders - Maria Sibbel - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 488

Oct 31, 2017 24:37

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#PharmacyFutureLeaders 

Interview with Maria Sibbel, a pharmacy student at Creighton University who is looking to complete a PGY1 hospital pharmacy residency after her fourth year. She is especially interested in teaching, clinical hospital pharmacy, acute care, infectious disease and emergency medicine.

Everyone’s leadership road is a little different; tell us what you are doing now and how you got there.

I did not start out in pharmacy. I was a medical illustrator working from home. My life changed when my son was born with spina bifida. He was life-flighted over to University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. All the doctors and nurses there where wonderful. They literally saved his life. When I was there I saw the impact the nurses, doctors and the rest of the health care team had on me and my family. I felt that I needed to give back in the same way by getting into the health care field. I was sort of in the health care field at the time as I was illustrating medical diagrams etc. for text books and journals. However, I wanted to do more, so I was looking to go back to school. I looked at pharmacy, PT and OT and with my skill set and background, I felt pharmacy would fit my personality and skills the best. I talked to a friend of mine who had gone through the Creighton University distance pathway and she raved about the program. I started looking into the program and getting more interested, but I still didn’t feel like I knew what a pharmacist did. So I went out and got a job as a pharmacy technician at a Hy-Vee drugstore to get a good feel for what pharmacist really do. The more I learned, the more interested I was in becoming a pharmacist. I applied to pharmacy school, got in, and now I am in my fourth year in pharmacy school and actually getting to do some of the things I have been studying. I just find it fascinating. The more I learn, the more interested I am in the field. I also went from community pharmacy to hospital pharmacy during my schooling, because I go an opportunity to get a job at a hospital. I wanted to learn what they do in the hospital pharmacy compared to the community pharmacy. So I started working one full day a week in the hospital pharmacy. The more I worked in the hospital pharmacy, the more I felt that’s where I belong. I really enjoy the clinical aspects, but I also enjoy being with people, working with the patients and their families. I enjoy working with the doctors and the nurses as an interdisciplinary team. So I feel that’s my path to take.

 

I have never been to your home but you told me your living room became your library/study place. Tell me about this professional study space you have created for yourself.

I wanted to have a bright area. Some people like to study in a cave, I do not. My living room has a big picture window, so I moved my desk in there. I have book shelves all around the room with my pharmacy books all lined up. I have my lap top and my desk top so I can multi task. I might have “Up to Date” up on one computer while I have the lecture up on the other. I am all about multi-tasking and I need a good environment for that. Yes, my living room has turned into a study/library. That’s what works for me.

How much were you or your classmates able to work during pharmacy school having a more flexible schedule and re-claiming hours not sitting in traffic? Incoming student may wonder “can I work extra hours, 10 hours, 20 hours”? What is your experience during the 3 years you were a distance student?

It really does depend on the person. Coming into the program, I hated it when people would say that because it makes it hard to plan. I have classmates that didn’t work at all and I have at least one classmate that worked full-time the whole time. That is not the norm. Working full-time would be extremely difficult. I think the majority of people would work anywhere from 10-20 hours a week. I worked one full day about 8-10 hours a week. I was able to do that on the day that the campus students had their labs. We as distance students do our labs for two weeks in the summer. We go to campus where we do labs back to back, but the campus students do their lab on one day a week during the school year. For example, all day Tuesday is lab sessions. So since I didn’t have any classes on that day, I would make that my work day and get of my work hours done in one day. That seemed to work for me so I didn’t have 3 evenings a week where I would work 3-4 hour shifts.

What are some of the disadvantages of an online program?

As an online student you have the choice if you want to be very independent and on your own or if you want to create a network for yourself with the other student. I know some students felt that they were kind of alone in the program in that they didn’t have the day-to-day interaction with the people they would see in class every day. For me, I took this a step further, and I think a lot of people did this in my class, we formed study groups of people we would keep in touch with on a weekly, sometimes daily basis. For example, I have a friend I got to know pretty well over the summer labs. We would keep in touch and study together for tests. We would ask each other questions that we would come up with to study for the test or maybe try to clarify questions that we had about class before we would ask the professor. Just because sometimes another person understands the material in a different way than you do. So there is that disadvantage of feeling alone if you are not used to being on your own studying, but I think that being on your own studying can be both a disadvantage and an advantage. You don’t have that distraction of other people either. I think it was a flexible thing as I could get in touch with people when I wanted to, but they weren’t distracting me to go out and party, for example.

Tell me about the rotations you have already taken and how they fit into your goal of becoming a hospital pharmacist. How did you decide on which 8 rotations you wanted to do, starting with the required ones and then go on to the electives?

We have to do 8 rotations total, each rotation being 5 weeks. The 5 required rotations for us are: hospital, community, ambulatory, acute care and MTM. The electives I chose were the academic rotation with you, hospital administration, and oncology. I chose the oncology rotation because when I did my 2-week IPPE at a hospital in Ames, I saw how much the oncology pharmacists did for those patients and what an impact they had on the patients and their families. So I wanted to learn more about it. I chose the academic rotation to see if I would like teaching and I have to say I really love it. I really like the interaction with the students, especially the pharmacy technician students. Probably because it is a smaller class and I get to know them better. The third elective I chose was hospital administration or management because I like being in a leadership role. I have gotten to know several pharmacists who are managers and I could see myself doing something like that in the future possibly. So I wanted to learn more about that too.

What are you most excited about today. I know you’ve got midyear coming up. What is really exciting you now?

I am really excited about mid-year. I have a poster that I am going to present at mid-year. I wrote up a case report on meningitis. We had an interesting case on my acute care rotation this summer, so I will be presenting that. I hope to meet with some of the residency directors and residents that are in this area (central Iowa). I do really like central Iowa, so I would love to get a residence in this area. I am originally from Norway, I came here as a foreign exchange student. I liked it so much that I went to Iowa State University. I have fallen in love with the people of Iowa, the places here and would like to practice in central Iowa. It excites me that I am getting close to being able to practice what I have been learning in school and at the same time excited about possibly doing a residency and getting to do more of those rotations. I don’t feel like I have enough electives for this year. So I would love to do residency in order to get to do more specialty hospital rotations. I would also like to do a residency because my dream job is getting to do both academics and clinical hospital pharmacy as a career.

What is your best daily ritual to keep you on track?

Creating a schedule really helps me. Especially, in the beginning when you are trying to set up that routine. I even had a schedule set up that said which subject to study for how many minutes each day. I pretty much had each minute planned out for the first semester and then adjusted it from there. So I think that something that really helps me is having that schedule to keep me on track

What is the best career advice you have ever received or given?

I try to approach things as if I was in that patient’s shoes or that co-worker’s shoes. How would I want to be treated? I would always want that person to go the extra mile for me, so that’s what I try to do. I try to go that extra mile, even if it is just to get the insurance to cover the medication, to make that extra phone call to the insurance company. Just doing that extra little bit goes a long way.

What inspires you?

I feel like there is so many things that inspire me, but I would say seeing how far my son has come in life already. We didn’t know if he was going to be able to walk, and yesterday I just saw him skipping down the street and I was running trying to catch up with him. He inspires me to keep going, to be better, because I know the challenges he faces every day.

CPESN Empowering Community Pharmacy - RBC 2017 - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 487

Oct 31, 2017 22:55

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Special guest & Cardinal Health independent pharmacy owner & customer - Mr. Rob Cockman, PharmD with Midtown Pharmacy

The Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network:

Which pharmacies are ideal participants in CPESN?  Pharmacies that focus on PATIENTS instead of PRESCRIPTIONS Pharmacies that establish STRONG RELATIONSHIPS with their patients and members of the local health care community Pharmacies that provide ENHANCED SERVICES Services that transcend conventional pharmacy services. 

About Rob:

Rob Cockman opened Midtown Pharmacy in 2003, originally located in the Stoney Creek Village Shopping Center. Rob began with the vision of bringing back small-town pharmacy in an era trending toward big corporate box stores. After years of success, Rob reopened Midtown Pharmacy in a larger location in 2010. The new facility allows for a better selection of medical equipment, over-the-counter products, room for health and wellness classes for the community, as well as The Children's Boutique.

Midtown Pharmacy is purposefully patterned after the old-fashioned community pharmacy. It is an independent business, built on Rob’s philosophy that taking care of customers is the just the right thing to do. Midtown Pharmacy offers all the services of a modern “big box drug store,” but delivers excellent service with the attentiveness, good manners and personality of the pharmacy your parents and grandparents knew.

Is Amazon Your Next Pharmacy? PART 3 - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 487

Oct 27, 2017 29:45

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Is Amazon Your Next Pharmacy? This is a 3 part series from the Gavel & Pestle Podcast with Darshan Kulkarni, Pharm.D, MS, Esq.

PART 1 HERE

PART 3 of 3

Where's Amazon fit in? Are they just a potential wholesaler? What about the PBM Play? And how does their warehouse leverage play into the bigger picture? Gavel & Pestle Podcast Darshan Kulkarni, Pharm.D, MS, Esq.
The Kulkarni Law Firm 2929 Arch Street, Suite 1700 Philadelphia, PA 19104-7327 Office Number: 215-948-8183
Twitter: @FDALawyers

Welcome to the INCOME OUTCOMES SHOW: Episode 1

Oct 26, 2017 29:02

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Welcome to the first episode of the newest segment of the Pharmacy Podcast Network, the INCOME OUTCOMES SHOW. 

ABOUT: Joe Casselman, ChFC Co-Host Podcaster | Income Outcomes Show

“I absolutely love what I get to do every day, collaborating with amazing people and having the pleasure of witnessing financial achievement beyond what was thought possible. I believe that making the best money decisions is only possible through truthful education, thinking differently, and confident action.”

– Joe Casselman, ChFC

Joe Casselman is a Chartered Financial Consultant, focusing on achieving maximum financial potential for families and small business owners. Joe is the founding partner with Pharmacist Financial. Since 2005, Pharmacist Financial has been a leading provider of financial education and planning for the pharmacy community throughout Texas. Joe was an entrepreneur from an early age, and has the natural ability to befriend many people. This led him to an extremely rewarding profession; guiding others to confidently create financial security and wealth. Joe graduated from the University of Texas in Austin after several years at the University of Dallas, including six months abroad in Rome, Italy. Joe has fifteen years’ experience and regularly meets with seasoned and successful mentors to grow even more. Joe enjoys collaborating with many different types of clients under a no pressure effort, focusing on developing meaningful long-term client advisor relationships.

He currently lives in Arlington, Texas with his sweet two-year-old son, Dylan.

Pharmacist Financial is an assumed name of Uniqueconomics LLC, a Registered Investment Advisory in the State of Texas, providing fee-based consulting, planning, and investment advice. Pharmacist Financial and their representatives do not promise any performance results, nor do they guarantee against any type of economic risk or loss of principal. Pharmacist Financial does not render tax or legal advice, and request that you seek the proper counsel in those respective areas. Pharmacist Financial also does not sell commissioned-based insurance products, however, Joe Casselman is an independently licensed life & disability insurance agent in the State of Texas, and can facilitate the purchase of certain insurance products when appropriate.

Contact Joe at joe@pharmacistfinancial.com or 512-294-7046

ABOUT: Benjamin Coakley, CFP, ChFC, CLTC Co-Host Podcaster | Income Outcomes Show

Co-host of the Income Outcomes Show, where helping pharmacists, pharmacy employees and pharmacy owners make better financial decisions.

Ben is a business owner and entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience working in the independent pharmacy industry. He is the author of many articles in America’s Pharmacist magazine and is a nationally recognized speaker in the pharmacy industry. He currently publishes a blog for pharmacists, pharmacy employees and pharmacy owners called, Waypoint Unscripted. 

Ben received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Marketing from Clemson University in 2000. He is a Golden Key Honors Society Member. He is the past president of the Summerville Jaycees and the Summerville Evening Rotary Club. He was instrumental in the remodeling of the Dorchester Children’s Center for abused children in Dorchester County. He is a current member of the Commerce Club in Greenville, SC.

Contact Ben at ben@waypointus.com or call 843-873-4420 ext. 13.

Pharmacy Technology Innovation Keeps Independents Competitive - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 486

Oct 25, 2017 20:40

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The 6th episode in our MPTS Pharmacy Podcast series features Senior Director of Pharmacy Performance Advisory Solutions with McKesson MPTS Holly Lewis and Pennington Apothecary Pharmacy Owner Chris Castagna.     Holly shares her expereinces as a 16+ year veteran with McKesson and outlines how innovation has kept the independent pharmacy owner competitive.   Pennington Apothecary Pharmacy's Chris Castagna delivers a powerful testimony of a 15+ year relationship with McKesson Technologies and how the Idea Share will bring back several new tools to shape the bringht future of his 3 community pharmacy locations.    For all the McKesson Pharmacy Technology Solution's podcasts, click here: http://marketing.mckesson.com/2017-MPTS-Pharmacy-Podcast-Series.html 

Is Amazon Your Next Pharmacy? PART 2 - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 485

Oct 25, 2017 22:45

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Is Amazon Your Next Pharmacy? This is a 3 part series from the Gavel & Pestle Podcast with Darshan Kulkarni, Pharm.D, MS, Esq.

PART 2 of 3

There are many different types of pharmacy, and other places where a trained pharmacist may work. This includes:

community pharmacy hospital pharmacy clinical pharmacy industrial pharmacy compounding pharmacy consulting pharmacy ambulatory care pharmacy regulatory pharmacy home care pharmacy

Where's Amazon fit in? Are they just a potential wholesaler? What about the PBM Play? And how does their warehouse leverage play into the bigger picture? 

Gavel & Pestle Podcast Darshan Kulkarni, Pharm.D, MS, Esq.
The Kulkarni Law Firm 2929 Arch Street, Suite 1700 Philadelphia, PA 19104-7327 Office Number: 215-948-8183
Twitter: @FDALawyers

Pharmacy Future Leaders - Jocelyn Paonita Pearson - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 484

Oct 24, 2017 27:03

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Interview with Jocelyn Paonita, who is the founder of The Scholarship System, a 6-step process that helps families pay for college with scholarships and avoid student loan debt. She has helped families secure over $805,350 in scholarships with her online course.

Everyone’s leadership road is a little different; tell us what you are doing now and how you got there.

She created a system to not only work full-time as an entrepreneur, but helping others afford college.

What are some of the misconceptions students have about getting scholarships? Many students say “I will never get that scholarship”. What would you tell them?

Jocelyn talks about making sure to wait for the rejection to come rather than rejecting oneself outright.

We have three groups in our listener base: students who are going to be in pharmacy school, graduate students in pharmacy school, and parents with children who will be going to school. Starting with the parents, how can they tell their kids to fill out scholarship applications at 16?

She gives great details about these three larger categories.

Have you had any professional (nursing, medical, pharmacy) school scholarship applicants? What is your expertise in these types of scholarships?

Jocelyn tells us specifically how these types of scholarships might be a little different.

Where does scholarships start with a high school student and can you tell me a little about scholarship season?

She outlines the best time to start looking for scholarships.

Is there any advantages an on-campus student could have by talking to people in getting scholarships and do you have any negotiation tips?

Jocelyn outlines some key tactics on campus and off.

What is the best way to contact you?

http://thescholarshipsystem.com

Jocelyn has a lot of free stuff, like the free essay writing guide, free webinar and the three-step writing method that makes essay writing so much less painful and more creative.

This podcast was sponsored by "Memorizing Pharmacology: A Relaxed Approach"

https://www.amazon.com/Memorizing-Pharmacology-Approach-Tony-Guerra/dp/1329898443  

Is Amazon Your Next Pharmacy? PART 1 --Pharmacy Podcast Episode 483

Oct 24, 2017 10:16

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Is Amazon Your Next Pharmacy? This is a 3 part series from the Gavel & Pestle Podcast with Darshan Kulkarni, Pharm.D, MS, Esq.

PART 1 of 3

The Drug pipeline. A drug pipeline is the set of drug candidates that a pharmaceutical company has under discovery or development at any given point in time. This involves various phases that can broadly be grouped in 4 stages: discovery, pre-clinical, clinical trials and marketing (or post-approval).

Gavel & Pestle Podcast Darshan Kulkarni, Pharm.D, MS, Esq.
The Kulkarni Law Firm
2929 Arch Street, Suite 1700  Philadelphia, PA 19104-7327 Office Number: 215-948-8183
Twitter: @FDALawyers

Improving the Specialty Pharmacy Model: A Leading Rare Disease Physician’s Perspective --Pharmacy Podcast Episode 482

Oct 23, 2017 20:57

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Incredible opportunity to talk with Dr. Kyle Hogarth who's an expert in pulmonary diseases -- including alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency. He is also involved with the minimally invasive diagnosis, management, and staging of lung cancer through bronchoscopy.

Dr. Hogarth was one of the first doctors in Illinois to work with the superDimension system -- an electromagnetic navigation system that uses 3-D imaging technology to detect and biopsy nodules and masses. He uses endobronchial ultrasound to biopsy lymph nodes, place stents in cancerous airways, and perform all other minimally invasive techniques to help patients with lung cancer. 

Specialty Pharmacy Co-Host:

Christopher W. Kennedy, MSM

Chief Operating Officer

Heritage Biologics, Inc.

About our content sponsor:

Heritage Biologics rare tradition of care starts with the patient at the center. The HB team brings a collaborative care approach to all aspects of patient management. We are redefining the expectations in the home infusion and specialty pharmacy space by empowering patients in their own care.

Every patient is rare and our Wheel of Commitment is built to provide the rare care necessary to reach positive outcomes. Our resources are allocated in a way that puts our patients before the business. At Heritage Biologics, the patient is always at the center!

Specialty Pharmacy Podcast Sponsored by Keycentrix, Inc

KeyCentrix is dedicated to the pharmacy industry offering best in class technology, thought leadership, world-class solutions consulting, and hands-on support ensuring our customers are equipped with solutions to advance their pharmacy practice. Our innovative technology systems, NewLeafRx pharmacy management software that is EPCS certified and FlexTrax point of sale with EMV support, transform businesses through actionable data, streamlined operations and profitable growth.

#BacktoSchoolRx Part 1 w/ Pete the Planner - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 482

Oct 20, 2017 28:01

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Show Notes:   1. The post that started the miniseries! https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6315221040192716800/?commentUrn=urn%3Ali%3Acomment%3A(activity%3A6315221040192716800%2C6321712181922660353)    2. Petetheplanner.com - Peter Dunn's website 3. Pete on Amazon - http://amzn.to/2xotqg0 4. Please post your questions and topics relative to this miniseries on social media: #BacktoSchoolRx 

Buying Your First Pharmacy - Gavel & Pestle Podcast - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 481

Oct 19, 2017 15:01

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First time 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.

503A v 503B Is there adequate space Compounding within state v out of state Patients in state v out of state Large volume compounding v small volume compounding Sterile v non sterile

Licenses

DEA Pharmacy State Board One board? Multiple boards FDA NABP/NCPDP number (National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) to obtain a NABP/NCPDP number so that you may bill third-party payers.) NPI number (The National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) to apply for a NPI number for the pharmacy and, if applicable, for the pharmacists who will be providing patient care.)

Recommended Agreements

Agreements with various insurance providers Lease on facility Building/store lease In-store vending machines, such as copiers or photo-processing kiosks Collection service contracts, such as water, utility or phone Business or franchise contracts with third parties, such as UPS or the United States Post Office Building and/or parking lot maintenance contracts Drop-ship vendors for front-end products Direct accounts with suppliers of gifts, cards and so on Pharmacy automation equipment Pharmacy services, such as compounding

Regulations

Have SOPs in place Training required for SOPs

Laws of Interest

HIPAA FCA Anti-Kickback Advertising and coupons

Fraud

Audit the pharmacy

All prescriptions have valid prescriptions Billing concerns

Some recommended clauses

Indemnification Stock purchase v asset purchase License use/continuation of contracts Ownership of issues like name etc State v area of focus Non Compete/ Non Disparagement Likely involves some amount of employment by previous owner

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
Twitter: @FDALawyers

The Vaxigo Impact - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 480

Oct 14, 2017 25:01

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#NCPA2017 Vaxigo Booth 434

We interview Dr. Cheryl Lee Eberting, founder and CEO of Vaxigo, with Justin Wilson, PharmD, David Nau, PhD, PharmD, and Rannon Ching, PharmD, from the Vaxigo Team to discuss this innovative & dynamic new technology platform positioned to revolutionize the immunizations opportunities for COmmunity Pharmacies. 

Vaxigo is an innovative Vaccination Management System leveraging self-service applications to transform the delivery of vaccines for both patients and providers. Most importantly, Vaxigo empowers patients to take charge of their immunization records with a Personal Vaccination Portal. Patients can build, keep, and share their personal vaccination record in a secure platform.

Vaxigo delivers an interoperable solution for patients, physicians, pharmacists, and nurses to digitally collaborate. This aids in the reduction of over-vaccinations      and helps reduce vaccine-preventable diseases. This enables healthcare organizations to more effectively deploy their staff, improve inventory management, and deliver world-class patient experiences.

“Vaxigo enables patients to combine all of their immunization information from different sources into a real-time, consolidated and shareable digital record,” said     Dr. Cheryl Lee Eberting, founder and CEO. “Patients control which healthcare professionals, schools, family members, and employers have access to their Personal Vaccination Portal.”

Vaxigo™ is a product from AZOVA Inc.’s Healthcare Commerce Cloud™.   To learn more, please visit www.AzovaHealth.com or email info@AzovaHealth.com.

Pharmacy Front End Profitability - RBC 2017 - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 479

Oct 13, 2017 20:19

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Intriguing interview with Steve Light Vice President of Consumer Health with Cardinal Health while we covered the RBC 2017 in San Antonio Texas.

Steve’s team are a passionate bunch part of the Consumer Health division at Cardinal Health dedicated to helping pharmacies implement successful strategies for diversifying their revenue, driving front-end sales and supporting patient health.

Check them out here:

http://www.cardinalhealth.com/en/services/retail-pharmacy/business-solutions/retail-advantage/retail-solutions.html 

Interview touches on the following:

Maximize the productivity and profitability your pharmacy’s front-end Receive the most accurate and up-to-date information on merchandising tips, new items, suggested end caps and private labels Promote consumer and over-the-counter items to your customer base with easy-to-use tools Automatically ship products to take advantage of seasonal display opportunities Utilize pricing strategies that fit your competitive environment Receive personalized guidance and product assistance

For more information call: 888.206.6448

Rethink Your Pharmacy Marketing: Targeting Millennials - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 478

Oct 12, 2017 27:30

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If targeting Millennials is not part of our overall marketing strategy, it should be.

Guest Chris Cielewich, Senior Vice President for FlavoRx and cohost Nicolle McClure discuss why it’s important to be including the younger demographic in your marketing, and how easy it is to target them digitally, through prescribers and in your local community. With over 80 million Millennials in the United States, the demo is too large and influential to be ignored.

Nicolle McClure

GRX Marketing 

2929 Westown Pkwy., Suite 100

West Des Moines, IA 50266

515.440.1270 

 

RxOwnership - Preserving & Supporting Pharmacy Ownership - Pharmacy Podast Episode 477

Oct 10, 2017 18:46

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Talking with Jim Springer, VP South Region, about the importance of preserving and supporting pharmacy ownership and the impact on community health. 

Part One of our Three Part Series with RxOwnership

About RxOwnership:

Ensuring the smooth transfer of pharmacy ownership Pharmacy ownership transfer has never been more complex. With that in mind, RxOwnership® was created with one purpose: to help pharmacy professionals with the sale, purchase or transfer of independent pharmacies.

RxOwnership brings together the unmatched expertise of McKesson with the dedication of our ownership advisors to support the needs of current and future pharmacy owners. Whether you’re looking to sell a chain of pharmacies that’s been in your family for generations, or purchase your very first pharmacy business, RxOwnership is the ultimate resource for everything from planning to staffing.

How and why we started In 2007, we discovered that many of our long-time customers and prospective owners had few tools or resources to help them get answers they could trust when they were ready to buy, start or sell a pharmacy. Since then, the RxOwnership program has recruited a skilled team of ownership advisors to manage the growing demand for RxOwnership services on a regional level.

Today, the team works closely with their customers and McKesson Field Sales, Marketing, Analytics and Finance to help with nearly every aspect of buying or selling a pharmacy. Since the start of the program, the RxOwnership team has helped more than 4,000 pharmacy owners through the pharmacy transition/ownership process.

No-fee, experienced advising for every phase of your pharmacy career There is no service quite like RxOwnership. We’re not a broker. Instead, we are here to share our industry expertise and facilitate your ownership goals. We never charge a fee and there are no obligations or contracts to sign. 

CONTACT US TODAY:

Jim Springer

VP South Region | RxOwnership

813-267-4209

McKesson Corporation

5111 Rolling Fairway Drive

Valrico. Florida 33596

http://www.rxownership.com

Taking Full Advantage of Section 179 Tax Deduction - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 476

Oct 6, 2017 24:01

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RxSafe sponsor's this episode of the Pharmacy Podcast to help educate pharmacy owners, directors, and pharmacy business stakeholders about the benefits of Section 179 Tax Deduction. 

2017 Deduction Limit = $500,000
This deduction is good on new and used equipment, as well as off-the-shelf software. To take the deduction for tax year 2017, the equipment must be financed/purchased and put into service between January 1, 2017 and the end of the day on December 31, 2017.

2017 Spending Cap on equipment purchases = $2,000,000
This is the maximum amount that can be spent on equipment before the Section 179 Deduction available to your company begins to be reduced on a dollar for dollar basis. This spending cap makes Section 179 a true "small business tax incentive" (because larger businesses that spend more than $2.5 million on equipment won't get the deduction.)

Bonus Depreciation: 50% for 2017
Bonus Depreciation is generally taken after the Section 179 Spending Cap is reached. Please Note> Bonus Depreciation is available for new equipment only; used equipment qualifies for Section 179 Deduction, but does not qualify for Bonus Depreciation

Special Guests:

Trey Crawford

Diket’s Professional Drugs

1107 Jefferson Street

Laurel 39442

Phone: 601-425-2527 

Peter B Davison

ADVANTAGE FINANCIAL SERVICES, LLC

221 Tunxis Road

West Hartford, CT 06107

pdavison@advantage-financial.com

website: www.advantage-financial.com

O 860 233-7465

Pharmacy Future Leaders - Kevin T. Hope, RPh - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 475

Oct 3, 2017 27:48

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#PharmacyFutureLeaders

Kevin T. Hope, RPh is a Clinical Education Specialist with the PharmCon team in Conway, SC. He’s served as an adjunct faculty member for the South Carolina College of Pharmacy. Most recently, Kevin directed the pharmacy technology program at Horry Georgetown Technical College in Myrtle Beach, SC. He’s received the Pfizer Leadership Award and the Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award from the South Carolina Pharmacy Association and serves on the professional advisory board for Paradigm Publishing. Kevin's passions lie in helping students, pharmacists, and technicians surpass personal educational goals.

Everyone’s leadership road is a little different; tell us what you are doing now and how you got there.

Right now he’s working with http://freeCE.com which is a subsidiary of PharmCon. They offer continuous education credits for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and nurses. His path began with pharmacy school, retail with Eckerd, then a career in nuclear pharmacy in Charleston, SC.

It sounds like you were really flexible and open to opportunities coming out of pharmacy school. How did you get that nuclear pharmacy opportunity? So many people are looking for that specialty pharmacy opportunity. What happened that this opportunity came to you?

Kevin shares ideas about stepping out of the box, even though he knew very little about nuclear pharmacy at the time. Thirteen years later, he had no regrets. He says it’s about stepping out of your comfort zone.

What do nuclear pharmacists do on a day-to-day basis?

Nuclear pharmacy is a niche within our profession that combines the skills of radiology with the skills of pharmacy. Most of the time we are looking for an agent that is being used as a radiotracer. Kevin gives a great detailed description of this niche profession.

But no insurances and no drive-through?

No, the customers are hospitals, cardiology clinics, endocrinology clinics and so on.

You went from working as a practitioner for 13 years and then you decided to become an educator. Tell me a little about that transition. What attracted you to the pharmacy technician educator role and how was it making that transition?

Kevin says that in every case he stepped out and made the decision to say “I am going to do what I want to do” and put those other variables to the side. I have never regretted it..

Now your work-day is education everyday on a different level, a national level. You are able to articulate all of the skills you have acquired over the years since starting in pharmacy in high school. Tell us about your role now with freeCE and how your path was evolved. There is the path that you think you are going to take and there is the path you actually take. Tell us about the path that you actually took.

Kevin outlines what he did when adversity struck and his position was no longer available at his college.

It sounds like the creativity component is really satisfying to you. How did you learn or get the training for the creativity/design component of education?

Kevin talks about the trial and error process that sometimes comes with a new career, but the satisfaction of progress.

Now you have autonomy and this creative component. What would you tell someone who is coming out of school to get into a position like this?

I would tell students coming out of school not to fear going forward. It may mean taking a job that you might not want or have envisioned for yourself at the time. He goes on to discuss the value of intrapreneurship.

Tell me about your involvement with South Carolina Pharmacist Association and how the association helps pharmacists in South Carolina?

What is the best way to get in touch with you?

Kevin.Hope@freeCE.com

Independent Pharmacy: Vigilance & Technology Usage Creating the Difference - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 474

Oct 2, 2017 19:01

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Independent Community Pharmacy owners Sue Longo with Star Drug Pharmacy from Walsenburg, CO and Dave Schultz with Tobins Pharmacy from Oconomowoc,WI talks with Todd Eury with the Pharmacy Podcast Network about the importance of political understanding and staying vigilant in the fight to keep community pharmacy thriving while leveraging innovative technologies to ensure efficiency and greater profitibility. 

Sue Longo  

Star Drug Pharmacy

628 Main Street

Walsenburg, CO

(719) 738.1130

 

Dave Schultz

Tobins Pharmacy

1260A Brown St. (Hwy P)

Oconomowoc,WI 53066

(262) 567-6651

Tobin’s Pharmacy was founded in 1913 by Frank Tobin, a registered pharmacist, in downtown Burlington, Wisconsin. Mr. Tobin sold his store in 1951 to Leonard Gums who in turn sold it to Don Schultz and Art McCourt in 1962. Don, an astute businessman, eventually expanded the small corner drug store into a chain of six stores throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.

For 25 years, Tobin’s was located at 201 N. Fowler Street in Oconomowoc. In April of 2006, Doug and Dave relocated the store to its current 22,000 s.f. location on Brown Street. The building was designed and built specifically for Tobin’s, which employs 48 people, including Doug’s wife, Ruth, also a pharmacist and clinical nutritionist, and Dave’s wife, Shirley, who serves as a buyer for the store’s children and gift departments.

In December 2013, Tobin’s celebrated its 100th anniversary. The business has succeeded because we work long hours, we provide quality products at a fair price and we treat customers and patients like friends and family.

 

Contact McKesson Pharmacy Technology Services today: call (866) 682-8942 

VIALS Pharmacy Sitcom - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 473

Sep 28, 2017 15:31

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Writer & director of VIALS Michael Carl Jude shares with the Pharmacy Podcast Network the story behind the comedy based on Community Pharmacy.    Facebook @vialstv Instagram @vialstv

NASP 2017 Annual Meeting Summary - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 472

Sep 27, 2017 44:02

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Welcome to the Specialty Pharmacy Podcast’s coverage of the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy. The NASP hosted its fifth annual meeting in Washington, DC, on September 17-20, 2017.

The Specialty Pharmacy Podcast was featured beside the NASP main station in the exhibit hall welcoming thousands of specialty pharmacy stakeholders helping to innovate and move our sector of pharmacy forward. We’d like to thank our sponsors, Keycentrix – developers of the specialty pharmacy software ‘order based’ system New Leaf Rx, Heritage Biologics, specialty pharmacy founded by a rare disease patient and a team of pharmacy experts, and the NASP. 

The post conference podcast summary features the follow specialty pharmacy industry leaders:

 

Christopher W. Kennedy, MSM

Chief Operating Officer

Heritage Biologics, Inc. (Sponsor)

 

Michelle Sherman, RPh

Founder | CEO

MichRx Pharmacist Consulting Services, Inc.

 

Harris J. Travis

CEO

Etectrx

 

Elie Khalife

President

KeyCentrix™ LLC

 

Tommy Cohn

Chief Strategy Officer

Asembia

 

Kevn McNamara, PharmD

Owner-Manager

Clinical Pharmacy Partners 

 

Certified Specialty Pharmacist

Applications for the first CSP examination offered in April 2017 are due by March 15th, 2017. The final CSP examination in 2017 will be offered in October and applications will be due by September 15th, 2017. 

http://naspnet.org/csp-certification/

 

Sheila M. Arquette, RPH

Executive Director

National Association of Specialty Pharmacy

Phone: (703) 842-0122

sarquette@NASPnet.org | www.NASPnet.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elevate Pharmacy Summit Update - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 471

Sep 26, 2017 25:30

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Pharmacy Podcast Network co-host Blair Thielemier PharmD discusses the next level pharmacy conference and updates our listeners on the pharmacy industry's first Pharmacist focused Virtual Summit. 

ELEVATE PHARMACY SUMMIT 

If you are looking to stand out and make your mark in new and innovative ways, be sure to watch the short introductory video above to learn what we’re all about. Then, reserve your spot and get ready to be inspired! This event features presentations by independent thinkers who are succeeding differently in the healthcare space.

You’ll hear what works and what doesn’t when it comes to:

Marketing Meeting Quality Measures Overcoming Billing Challenges Creating Profitable Programs And More!

CLICK HERE: ELEVATE PHARMACY SUMMIT 

Building Your Pharmacy Career w/ Papatya Tankut, R.Ph. - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 470

Sep 22, 2017 22:26

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Building Your Pharmacy Career – Pharmacy Podcast Series part II

Sponsored by CVS Health Careers: 

Millions of times a day, pharmacists are helping people on their path to better health—from advising on prescriptions to helping manage chronic and specialty conditions. Because pharmacists are present in so many moments, big and small, they have an active, supportive role in shaping the future of health care.

Today’s interview is with CVS Health Careers Papatya Tankut, R.Ph. Vice President, Pharmacy Affairs at CVS Health. 

Where my career began and how it advanced through the years

I am a 1994 graduate of the University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy with a B.S. in Pharmacy I have been working for CVS Health (CVS Pharmacy) ever since I graduated from Pharmacy School – 23 years ago My career began as a pharmacist in the Washington Metro area, and soon transitioned to a pharmacy manager After four and a half years directly serving patients, I was promoted to a field management role, Manager, Professional and College Relations. In that role, I was responsible for recruiting and hiring pharmacists and interns for our stores in the Washington Metro and Central Pennsylvania markets – building relationships with the area schools of pharmacy and the professional associations. Five years into that position, I was approached to interview for the Director of Pharmacy Recruiting position, located in the corporate office in Woonsocket, RI. My responsibilities involved owning the recruitment strategy for the organization at a time when CVS was heavily focused on acquiring many large retail competitors (Eckerd, Savon/Osco, Longs) In 2005, having 1 year under my belt in the corporate office, I was approached to take on a newly created role of Vice President, Pharmacy Professional Services. This position encompassed many challenging facets of the professional side of pharmacy – recruitment of pharmacist and interns, clinical services, quality assurance and patient safety, regulatory compliance and professional practice standards. Since moving to the corporate office, I also had the unique opportunity of being media trained and serving as a spokesperson for key pharmacy issues affecting our business and industry At the end of 2013, after having spent my entire pharmacy career in Pharmacy Operations, I was asked to consider a position in Corporate Communications as the Vice President of Pharmacy Affairs, the role I hold today. This role initially began as responsibility for establishing and deepening the Company’s relationships with non-profit, governmental and other health-based organizations to raise awareness of the many ways CVS Health is helping people on their path to better health. Today, it has continued to evolve into managing our company’s Corporate Communications Public Affairs strategy through position CVS Health as a relevant leader in the health care landscape expanding our influence with the policymaker audience all with the intent of enhancing the company’s visibility and marketplace. Finally, in August 2016 I also assumed the ownership and management of our Corporate Meetings and Events Department.

As the profession of pharmacy and the landscape continues to evolve and change, the opportunities and career tracks for pharmacists have significantly progressed too

More than a decade or so ago, it was customary for pharmacists to generally choose from 2 to 3 career tracks – community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy or continued education through residency programs. Today, a pharmacist’s career path is endless. Many pharmacists take advantage of the traditional frontline pharmacist roles, while others have the ability to venture into field and areas of healthcare where a pharmacist role is important. Pharmacists are an integral part of the healthcare delivery system where their medication and drug expertise are critical, their ability to educate and influence around immunizations and opioids are imperative to public health and their presence in the community is paramount. With the years of training and preparedness, pharmacists are playing a very important role in helping people on their path to better health – whether it’s on the frontline or in management or consultant roles.

Working for CVS Health feels like the opportunity to explore and work for many different companies – all under one roof. The opportunities are truly endless

A pharmacist at CVS Health is a pharmacist with endless opportunities. Many graduating students will begin their career as a pharmacist at CVS Health – whether it’s in the retail pharmacies, at a specialty pharmacy or at one of our mail order facilities. The roles and responsibilities vary and colleagues have the opportunity to explore different workplace settings throughout their career In addition to the practicing pharmacist roles, many corporate departments across the organization are led by or include pharmacists on their teams. Some are more tradition than others. Pharmacy Operations, Store Operations, Regulatory, Legal and Government Affairs, Underwriting and Contracting, Clinical Operations, Marketing, Merchandising, Corporate Communications, Human Resources, and Government Services to name a few With the many business units at CVS Health, pharmacists can have a career that spans from ‘Cradle to Grave’, feeling like a new opportunity each time. Working in a retail store is very different than a management position, which is very different that working for our Omnicare or MinuteClinic divisions.

Having a sound education, being open to new opportunities and willing to take risks is key to success in Pharmacy and CVS Health is certainly a company to help you get there

CVS Health is a great place to start your career and a great place to end your career Many times, pharmacists are asked why they chose pharmacy as a career– and the answer is always the same – to have the opportunity to take care of patients. That’s the most rewarding part of the profession. Being a CVS pharmacist in the many 100+ different positions and roles that are available provides that gratification and send of accomplishment Opportunities are sometimes a clear fit for a pharmacist, and other times they require the individual to assume some risk and work in a white space area With all scenarios, the organization is ready to walk with you as you take the next step in your desired career path.

 

ZDoggMD - Health 3.0 & the Pharmacist's Role - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 469

Sep 21, 2017 34:00

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What an honor. We interview the one & only Zubin Damania, MD.

Catch ZDoggMD's fun and thought-provoking keynote address Sunday, Oct. 15 at the Opening General Session of the annua NCPA Meeting in Orlando FL. 

What is Health 3.0? 

Health 3.0: Repersonalized & Transcendent

A new paradigm is emerging at last — one that treats both Health 1.0 and 2.0 as partially true, but incomplete. A paradigm that transcends both, preserving their strengths while allowing for the emergence of something far greater: repersonalized care that honors both the unique individual and the larger whole.

Health 3.0 is about connections and the primacy of human relationships, but it’s no longer simply paternalistic (Health 1.0) or strictly commoditized and informational (Health 2.0). It’s a partnership with our patients and each other that can only emerge when clinicians are given the time, space, and tools to understand the unique hopes, dreams, and fears of the human in front of them, while also recognizing that no person exists in a vacuum — including the caregivers, who are now part of a seamless team where every member is allowed and expected to practice at the top of their license.

Actual outcomes matter in Health 3.0, not click-box “quality measures” that don’t actually measure quality. Clinicians are given the tools and autonomy to achieve the outcomes that matter to their patients; do the right thing, and let technology work in the background to enable and empower the relationship. This allows the emergence of real value, where cost, quality, and patient experience intersect. We’re paid to create this value, not to do more tests or withhold needed care or click through checklists on a computer screen. Our administrators seek not to greedily grab more of a shrinking pie, but to grow the entire pie for everyone.

In Health 3.0 we are evidence-empowered but never evidence-enslaved. We find a nerdy kind of joy in process improvement science that allows us to better achieve the outcomes that actually matter to our patients. We hold patients accountable to take control of their health, and they hold us accountable to be their shepherds. We recognize that interiors matter as much as exteriors: the mind-body connection and the conscious experience of human beings is no longer discounted. Each member of the healthcare team supports one another while bringing their unique gifts to bear, and clinician-leaders guide our organizations with compassion and wisdom.

This is medicine as a living, evolving, beautifully complex organism where every cell is unique and autonomous yet an integral part of the larger whole. And here we find the joy of caring restored.

Welcome to Health 3.0.

http://zdoggmd.com/ 

Pharmacy Future Leaders - Brandon Dyson - Pharmacy Pdocast Episode 468

Sep 20, 2017 32:34

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Pharmacy Future Leaders

Guest: Brandon Dyson Founder of TLDRpharmacy.com

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 via messenger on Facebook at TonyPharmD1 or you can find over 1200 pharmacy videos at TonyPharmD on YouTube or my website memorizingpharmacology.com

Brandon Dyson founded www.tldrpharmacy.com - which provides cheat sheets and easy to understand overviews of dense clinical topics. He is a clinical pharmacist for an academic medical center in Austin, Texas and an Assistant Professor of pharmacology for the online nurse practitioner program at the Georgetown University School of Nursing. He graduated from Howard University College of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 practice residency at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. He is board certified in pharmacotherapy.

He can be reached at brandon@tldrpharmacy.com

In this show we talk about his experiences going to school and opportunities in downtown Washington DC, moving to Austin, taking on jobs in oncology, a discipline he didn’t necessarily know much about and generally being open to the openings pharmacy life gives you.

I’m excited to talk again with a former Marylander who had a chance to work and now teaches part time at an elite Washington University, Georgetown in a graduate nursing program. Also, we talk about his very helpful website TLDRpharmacy.com. He’ll trade you one email address for an:

Antibiotic Cheat Sheet

Residency/Job Interview Evaluation Form

Chapter 1 of our book, Pharmacy School: The Missing Manual

I was introduced to the site by an APPE student who found it useful. I think you’ll enjoy this conversation.

The TelePharmacy Effect on Better Patient Care - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 467

Sep 18, 2017 20:43

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Pharmacy Podcast Network's special series from the Cardinal Health RBC 2017 in San Antonio in late July 2017 was recorded live during this exciting event.

Part 3 of the series is Dr. Erin L. Albert & Todd S. Eury interviewing Dr. Adam Chesler who is the Director of Regulatory Affairs at Cardinal Health talking with us about the importance of Tele-Health to further expand pharmacy & healthcare services to millions of rural based patients. 

About TelePharm: A Cardinal Health company At TelePharm, our mission is to help healthcare organizations provide convenient access to quality pharmaceutical care regardless of geographic location. Our core focus is the safe and secure delivery of remote pharmacy and healthcare services across all areas of medicine. As an industry leader in retail and outpatient telepharmacy software, we empower pharmacists to become more efficient, effective and take better care of their patients. Our user-friendly digital platform enables healthcare teams to maximize the reach of their medication experts and provide access to essential pharmacy care services.

About Adam Chesler: Doctor of Pharmacy with broad management background and more than 15 years of experience in retail and independent pharmacy. A unique combination of financial and pharmaceutical training. A persuasive individual possessing strong negotiating skills, oral and written communications skills as well a firm grasp of pharmaceutical knowledge. A history of successfully reducing expenses and increasing productivity at a retail level. 

Pharmacy Technology Intensified by Better Customer Service - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 466

Sep 14, 2017 11:46

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Independent Community Pharmacy owner Bruce Matte Sr with Matte's Pharmacy Inc from Monroe, Louisiana talks with Jamie Gramz Vice President, Product Management at McKesson Pharmacy Technology & Services about the importance of quality customer service which intensifies the effectiveness of their pharmacy management system's functionality. 

ABOUT Matte's Health Mart Pharmacy: 

Our Health Mart pharmacy specializes in serving our community with fast, friendly, professional service and the highest-quality medicines and health products. You’ll always work with somebody at our pharmacy who greets you by name, and our pharmacists take the time to counsel you and answer your questions. 

ABOUT McKesson Pharmacy Systems: 

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.

For more information, call (866) 682-8942

Participating or Non-Participating, That is the Question - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 465

Sep 12, 2017 22:48

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Pharmacy Compliance Guide

Podcast Session 7

Participating or Non-Participating, That is the Question

Participating vs non-participating, what does this mean?

Participating means that you are accepting the Medicare reimbursement or allowable for each product you bill for. Non-Participating means that you are not accepting the Medicare reimbursement.

So participating means accepting Assignment?

Yes, you are accepting the Medicare allowable or Assignment. You also agree to charge the patient no more than 20% of the allowable at the time of dispensing. Medicare sends the supplier the reimbursement of 80%, less the 2% sequestration fee. If you know the patient has a secondary insurance carrier, the copay should only be the balance after the secondary payment. This can be collected at the time of dispensing which is preferred or after all payments are received.

I guess this means if I’m non-participating, I’m not accepting Assignment

Correct, you are not accepting the Medicare assignment.

Is the pharmacy penalize in any way?

No, there is no penalty to the supplier, except if the supplier is a competitive bid awardee supplier who must be a participating supplier. The major difference is the supplies is not accepting assignment. Which means the Medicare reimbursement will be sent to the patient. The supplier collects the full amount from the patient at the time of dispensing. This fee can be your Usual & Customary (U&C) down to the Medicare allowable. It is the supplier’s choice for each dispensing action. Yes, you can accept assignment on a specific item or a specific patient if you so choose

OK, we now understand this, there must be a reason why you want to talk about this subject now. It doesn’t sound very important or fun?

Well it is definitely not fun!

However it is very important. Medicare reimbursement are continuing to be slashed and every supplier should look at this option every year, but especially this year. There is only a short time period where a supplier can change their status from Participating to Non-Participating and it’s coming in November. The official time frame is from November 15 to December 31, but we strongly encourage not to go past December 15th. NSC states the letter must be post marked by December 31st, but if there is a glitch, the supplier has to wait a year. It doesn’t matter whose fault it is, you must wait until next November 15th.

The requirement states, “if you are currently a participant, write to each carrier to which you submit claims, advising of your termination effective the first day of the next calendar year. This written notice must be postmarked prior to the end of the current calendar year.”

In plain English, the supplier writes a letter on their letterhead to the National Supplier Clearinghouse for CMS 855S products or to the Part B Contractor for CMS 855B products advising the contractor you are terminating you participating status. The letter must contain your Legal Business Names as reported to the IRS, Address on your CMS 855, PTAN, NPI and the “Authorized Persons” signature. CMS doesn’t tell you that.

We are writing a blog on this subject and it will be posted on our public website, www.RJHedges.com and we will have a sample letter there for you to download. Our clients will find the sample letter on the Compliance Portal® in the Message Center.

OK, we know what this means and how do to it, but what are the reasons to make the choice?

Simple. Profit margin. At some point every pharmacist and healthcare provider must stop being a healthcare provider and start being a business owner.   There is a big difference and this might sound harsh, but it’s true. If you take care of the patient at all costs, you will be out of business and you and your staff will be out of a job. You must keep a keen eye on your profit margin. Everyone knows a lot of pharmacy owners who have gone out of business. They were great pharmacists, took care of the patients, but maybe not the best business people.

You must look at your competition, your patients, and your staff and make an informed decision whether moving to a non-participation status will work for you. The first thing you need to do if you move to non-participating and not accepting assignment, is educate your patients. Let them know that starting January 1st, you will be collecting the full fee of Medicare Part B products and Medicare and their secondary will send them their reimbursement checks. They also must understand about the sequestration 2% and copays and the difference between the Medicare allowable and your Usual and Customary fee.

I have had clients who have transition to non-assignment with no problems and other who have had a disaster. It’s all about education

I’m still concerned about repercussions from the patients. How do I answer questions like?

Why are you making me pay now and wait for Medicare pay me? Changes in Medicare are happening to you as well as me. It is getting harder for us to stay in business so we can take care of you and everyone else in the community. This is one way we are trying to see if it will work. We are not happy either but we have to make adjustments so we can be here to take care of you. You are supposed to be helping me, how does this help me, I don’t have all the money right now? OK, let’s sit down together and see if we can work out a plan together that works for you. You just personalized the conversation

Answers need to be straight forward to the patient. These are tough questions and depending on your individual market, you may say I don’t want to do this and that is OK. Every business must look at their options every year and this is one of them. There are no simple answers. For example:

If the patient is dual eligible the individual state Medicaid program may have very specific restrictions that prohibit this. In this case you can accept assignment for the individual product for the individual patient at the time of billing. Your competitor may have all dropped DMEPOS products and when your patients ask why, you can explain the cut in reimbursements and the wait in payments.

Jeff, so wrapping up, on our conversation today,

At the end of the day, it comes down to a business decision that each pharmacist owner needs to make. And we are strongly recommending that every pharmacy owner look at this option this year. We are not telling you to do it, but to review your books, your patients and your competition. Be prepared to act or not act on November 15th. If you decide to move to non-participation you now know you can still accept assignment on certain products at any time.

 

 

 

 

The Provider Status Impact - Cardinal Health RBC 2017 - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 464

Sep 5, 2017 22:14

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Brad Tice, PharmD, MBA, FAPhA, Director, Product Strategy & Commercialization at Cardinal Health -- joins Erin L. Albert, MBA, PharmD, JD, PAHM and Todd S. Eury - on the Pharmacy Podcast Network at the Cardinal Health annual conference dedicated to independent pharmacies throughout the country - the RBC 2017. 

Pharmacists in Washington State got SB 5557 passed in early 2015—a bill requiring commercial or private health care plans regulated by Washington State to enroll pharmacists into their provider networks, and it mandates that these plans pay pharmacists for services provided if they are within a pharmacist’s scope of practice.

With more than 10,000 active collaborative practice agreements in existence for pharmacists in Washington State, Rochon said they wanted to “push the bar” even further and make sure pharmacists were compensated for their services. The process was long and involved and passage of the bill was achieved largely through several partnerships with stakeholders ranging from legislators to patient advocacy groups. Part of the process also involved legal maneuvering with an existing Washington State law having to do with providers and health care plans.

Please see -- PharmacistsProvideCare.com and encouraged pharmacists to  share their patient care stories with policy makers.

Thank you to our podcast series sponsor - Cardinal Health. 

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent official policy or position of Cardinal Health or its customers. The primary purpose of this podcast is to educate and inform. This podcast does not constitute and is not intended to offer medical or other professional advice or services.

Pharmacy Future Leaders - Jaclyn Aremka - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 463

Aug 29, 2017 30:29

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#PharmacyFutureLeaders

Today we will be talking with Jaclyn Aremka, P4 student at Drake University from the Chicagoland area who is looking forward to a career in community or ambulatory care pharmacy. She’s a past Division I athlete, she’s a painter, and soon to be graduate.

Some topics she answers include:

Tell us a little bit about your leadership road from Chicago to Des Moines? How does work/life balance work for a division I athlete who also is completing both pre-pharmacy and pharmacy school while competing? How do you build pharmacy connections through the pharmacy fraternity? How did you help other athletes academically in your fifth year of college? How do you develop a talent in design and painting during your academic career? Did you really get a whiteboard for Christmas? How do you incorporate visuals in learning? What do you do to break up long study or teaching sessions to re-engage students? Did anything go wrong on your pharmacy journey? What are you looking forward to in the coming months and years? What’s it like to just focus on school rather than be in the classroom and on the field? How are there so many opportunities at Drake in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, and Minnesota? What are some opportunities that Drake students get outside of the traditional state-wide rotations? What’s some blanket advice you’d have for getting involved in pharmacy school? What kind of advice would you give to current rotation students? What is your best daily ritual to keep your work on track? What is the best career advice you have received or given? What is the best advice you’ve gotten from your family? What inspires you?

How would you prefer people contact you?

Contact:

Jaclyn.aremka@drake.edu

 

 

The Internal Marketing Factor - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 462

Aug 29, 2017 28:01

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We often think of marketing our business externally only, not looking inside the pharmacy at our own employees. When in truth, your employees are your biggest asset, and they can be your cheerleader or thorn.

Guest Ben Coakley and Nicolle McClure discuss how to create and implement an internal marketing program, ideas for engaging employees and dealing with disgruntled ones, and offering incentives.

Learn how a successful internal marketing strategy can translate into a successful external one as well.

GRX Marketing

Nicolle McClure

2929 Westown Pkwy., Suite 100,

West Des Moines, IA 50266

515.440.1270 

Specialty Pharmacy Podcast & NASP Joins Forces - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 461

Aug 24, 2017 23:03

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Pharmacy Podcast Network and National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) have joined forces to launch the industry's #1 podcast "about the business of pharmacy" and delivering the Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Industry - the Specialty Pharmacy Podcast. 

REGISTER FOR THE NASP 2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE 

The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) will host its fifth annual meeting in Washington, DC, on September 17-20, 2017. The NASP Annual Meeting is the most effective way to stay abreast of rapid developments in specialty pharmacy, including national legislative and regulatory policy, which will be featured at the meeting.

The NASP Annual Meeting & Expo is the only comprehensive national specialty pharmacy conference in which all stakeholders can fully participate.

Who Attends the NASP Annual Meeting?

Senior executives, pharmacy directors, staff pharmacists, consultants, and other management- level personnel from specialty pharmacy providers, infusion pharmacies, pharma/biotech manufacturers, institutional pharmacies, managed care organizations, GPOs, distributors, and suppliers to the industry.

When Does the NASP Annual Meeting Take Place?

Save the dates for the NASP Annual Meeting & Expo:

September 17 – 20, 2017

About the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy NASP:

The mission of the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) is to improve specialty pharmacy practice by promoting continuing professional education and certification of specialty pharmacists while advocating for public policies that ensure appropriate patient access to specialty medications and related care services on behalf of the stakeholders we serve.

The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy is a 501(c)(6) trade association representing all stakeholders in the specialty pharmacy industry. Our members include the nation’s leading specialty pharmacies, pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers, GPOs, distributors and ​​​more. With over 100 corporate members and 1,200 individuals, NASP is the unified voice of specialty pharmacy in the United States. NASP is dedicated to education, national policy advocacy, and engagement of all stakeholders in the specialty pharmacy industry.

Building Your Pharmacy Career w/ Colin DeWald, PharmD - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 460

Aug 22, 2017 24:25

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Millions of times a day, pharmacists are helping people on their path to better health—from advising on prescriptions to helping manage chronic and specialty conditions. Because pharmacists are present in so many moments, big and small, they have an active, supportive role in shaping the future of health care. 

Today's interview is with Colin DeWald, PharmD about his career with CVS Health

CVS Health Careers with Colin DeWald, PharmD

Introduction Name, current job position, graduate of URI CoP Background of career path since entering college (started off as biology major, transferred into pharmacy, became CVS pharmacy technician, became an intern, became a graduate intern, became a full time floater pharmacist, became a pharmacy manger) Why did I choose a career with CVS? CVS was very eager and willing to help me get started as a student hoping to go the pharmacy school to become a pharmacist Many career paths available (other than the role of a traditional community pharmacist) Patient interaction Transition from student to pharmacist Can be very stressful, but you have many resources available to make this transition go smoothly Work experience early on Develop a relationship with your Rx supervisor Use your rotations as a time to prepare for your license exams What is the first day/ first several months like as an RPh? Day 1- expect to feel nervous, but rely on your team/supervisor for help. You are not alone and you should never feel like you have no idea what you are doing. It is expected that you will run into roadblocks so use your resources! Its ok that you are “slow,” it takes time for every RPh to adjust It will take at least a few months to master the basics of daily workflow- and to really feel comfortable There will always be new challenges to develop your skills as a leader Learning new things everyday While the job is retail, I am constantly using my clinical knowledge (the profession is shifting more and more in this direction) Leadership Opportunities within first year Pharmacy Manager Most rewarding role I’ve had with CVS so far APhA certified Immunization trainer for my district Foundations for leading

 Check out - CVS Careers 

Innovation, Integration, & Customer Care - McKesson Pharmacy Technology - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 459

Aug 21, 2017 26:01

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Interview with Jamie Gramz Vice President of Product Management at McKesson Pharmacy Technology & Services. 

About McKesson Pharmacy Technology & Services:

You want to run your business your way. McKesson Pharmacy Technology & Services (MPTS) gives you the freedom of choice when it comes to picking the right pharmacy technology for your organization.

MPTS pharmacy management software and services are focused on making it easier for you to start, run and expand your pharmacy. The team with leaders like Jamie listen to your needs and help you select the system and services that best align with your pharmacy workflow, business goals and budget.

MPTS solutions provide improved efficiency and margins, increased profits, and have led to better overall patient care in retail pharmacies across the country. But that doesn’t mean you need every solution or that you share the same goals as other pharmacists. Maybe you want to optimize your business without making big changes. Maybe you want more time to focus on patients. Maybe you want innovation. Or maybe you want a packaged set of proven solutions. No matter what your priorities, we have solutions that can help.

Solutions that lead to better health in a way that works for your business and your patients. MPTS will make it easy for you to find the right solutions for your business, by grouping them based on how they can help you achieve specific priorities.

Interview with Victor Vercammen, Pharm.D Vice President, Innovation & Industry Relations at Supplylogix LLC

About Supplylogix

Founded in 2010, Supplylogix applications process millions of transactions every day on behalf of more than 12,000 national and regional retail pharmacies. Supplylogix is a high-growth software company that develops and delivers practical supply chain intelligence solutions for pharmacy and related businesses. Supplylogix, a division of McKesson Corporation, is based in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, and services a wide array of healthcare providers nationwide. For more information, visit supplylogix.com. Follow us on Twitter at @supplylogix.

Pharmacy Future Leaders - Megan Bereda - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 458

Aug 19, 2017 34:07

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#PharmacyFutureLeaders

Today we’re going to be talking with Megan Bereda, a fourth-year student pharmacist at Purdue University College of Pharmacy. She has 4 years of pharmacy technician experience at Vibra Healthcare hospital in Crown Point, Indiana and was a 2016 pharmacy intern at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in critical care and surgery pharmacy. She is currently finishing her last year of pharmacy school which includes a 6-month track at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, a month at Purdue medical center in safety advancement, and ending in Eldoret, Kenya. 

Everyone’s leadership road is a little different, tell us a little bit about what you are doing now and how you have gotten to where you are. You were part of the student council very early and went through the progression to eventually being the student body president. How would you recommend to someone to get involved and to make connections with such a large group of people? How did you manage to balance sorority life with pharmacy? Explain how you got involved with your summer internships and what those entail? How did you integrate these projects on your CV and how did you get involved with them? How did you go from a P1 to a P2 to a summer internship with John Hopkins? What did you do while you were at John Hopkins? Explain the relationship you had as a pharmacy student with pharmacy technicians. Tell us about your 6-month track at Northwestern and how you got this rotation through Purdue. How do you see yourself leading in the future as a full-time position? Why did you decide to travel to Kenya for a rotation experience? Do you have plans for residency or to go to Midyear? What is the best way to contact you? What is your best daily ritual to keep your life on track? What is the best career advice you have either received or given? What inspires you?

Contact:

Megan Bereda

PharmD Candidate, Class of 2018

Purdue University College of Pharmacy

mdbereda@gmail.com

Facebook.com/mbereda

https://medicinewithmegan.wordpress.com

Women in Pharmacy Leadership Forum - RBC 2017 - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 457

Aug 18, 2017 34:44

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The Pharmacy Podcast Network CEO, Publisher, and Founder Todd Eury was the moderator for the Cardinal Health 1st Annual Women in Pharmacy - Leadership Forum during the RBC 2017 Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio TX, July 28, 2017.

During this session, the leaders will shared abiut their unique leadership journeys and life lessons, how they break down barriers and stay on course to achieve their career goals. 

The leadship panel discussed how to create a movement for change and inspire others to lead including how to thrive as an entrepreneur in the new pharmacy landscape. 

The leadership panel:  

DeAnn Mullins, PharmD
2017 NCPA President CEO and Owner of Mullins Pharmacy Theresa Tolle, PharmD 2016-17 APhA Speaker of the House
CEO and Owner of Bay Street Pharmacy Aimee O’Reilly, PharmD
CEO and Owner of O’Reilly Family Pharmacy Erin Albert MBA, PharmD, JD, Entrepreneur CEO of Pharm LLC Cohost of The Pharmacy Podcast®

Special thanks to Eden Sulzer, Director of the Women in Pharmacy initiaitve with Cardinal Health. 

For more information about 'Women in Pharmacy' please go to the following website: 

http://www.cardinalhealth.com/en/services/retail-pharmacy/business-solutions/community-pharmacy-ownership/women-in-pharmacy.html

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent official policy or position of Cardinal Health or its customers. The primary purpose of this podcast is to educate and inform. This podcast does not constitute and is not intended to offer medical or other professional advice or services.

Pharmacy Future Leaders - Jake Ready - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 456

Aug 16, 2017 21:06

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#PharmacyFutureLeaders

Today we will be talking with Jake Ready, new graduate of Butler University class of 2017. Jake has recently accepted a position as a staff pharmacist with Walgreens, but has explored several aspects of pharmacy prior to landing on the retail route. Throughout his time at Butler, Jake has acquired experience in various nontraditional pharmacy areas. Specifically, Jake spent a rotation with Eli Lilly exploring the industrial side of pharmacy, as well as a rotation abroad in Ecuador. While in school, Jake had work experience not only as a retail intern, but also as a clinical contractor for a company based in London, England. Despite his busy schedule, Jake also managed to plan his wedding on top of all of his pharmacy commitments. 

How did you decide on the career path of pharmacy? And how did that path lead to you become a bulldog at Butler? You are a new Butler graduate, can you speak a little bit about the new NAPLEX, how you studied for it, any tips or tricks for those preparing to take it in the future? Looking over your CV, it is apparent that Butler has prepared you well for your future. Butler is a small private liberal arts college. Can you tell us about your transcontinental pharmaceutical involvement? You have worked as a clinical contractor for 2 years in London, England, and you went abroad for one of your rotations to Ecuador. First of all, how did you become involved in these experiences and what did they entail? You also volunteered your time for an international medical trip back in 2015. Do you have a strong desire to travel, or how did you become involved in this and what was your draw to going abroad? You not only balanced pharmacy school, work involvement as an intern at Walgreens and an RA on campus, several different community service opportunities, but you also planned a wedding! How did you balance planning a wedding, pharmacy school, and quickly after the wedding embarking on a year of rotations? While at Butler you spent a few semesters as a laboratory assistant. Can you speak to why you were interested in teaching experiences? It really looks like you have explored many different avenues that pharmacists can practice in. Specifically, you spent a rotation involving industrial pharmacy at Eli Lilly in Indianapolis. Usually when people think of pharmacy they think either hospital or retail. What was your time like at this rotation? What is next on the docket of activities for your personal and professional future? What kind of advice would you give to current rotation students? What is your daily ritual? What is the best career advice you have received or given? What inspires you? What is the best way to contact you?

Contact:
Jake Ready, PharmD
jready@butler.edu

NABP Leading the Fight Against Fake Pharmacy - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 455

Aug 15, 2017 28:59

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Senior Program Manager - Marty Allain with the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) joins Pharmacy Podcast Network Co-Host Dr. Erin Albert to review the vital impact the NABP is making within the Pharmacy Industry and helping to eradicate #FakePharmacy --- throughout the globe. 

Show notes:

1. National Association of Boards of Pharmacy: https://nabp.pharmacy/   2. .pharmacy initiative: https://www.safe.pharmacy/   3. The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies: http://buysaferx.pharmacy/     and: http://fightthefakes.org/partners/asop/   4. Operation Pangea: https://www.ncconsumer.org/news-articles/fda-takes-action-against-illegal-online-pharmacies-through-operation-pangea-ix.html   5. VIPPS: https://nabp.pharmacy/programs/vipps/   Erin Albert, MBA, PharmD, JD, PAHM CEO, Pharm, LLC Co-Host, The Pharmacy Podcast President, HBA Indiana Chapter 2017 Mentor, SXSW17 Post Office Box 335 Fishers, IN 46038 USA www.erinalbert.com LinkedIn
If I ever did anything nice for you and you'd like to get even, here's how - upvote the WonderWomen SXSW 2018 panelpicker, please and thanks!

Pharmacy Future Leaders - Matt Paterini, PharmD - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 454

Aug 15, 2017 27:17

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#PharmacyFutureLeaders

Today we’re talking with Matt Paterini, co-founder of The Nontraditional Pharmacist: a platform company that exposes, connects, and educates pharmacists and pharmacy students to nontraditional pharmacy. At the University of Michigan School of Pharmacy, Matt recognized the many outside the box opportunities available, and Matt’s role at IBM as a cloud software seller to healthcare payer, provider and industry accounts is a measure of that. There he bridges the gap between healthcare and technology helping clients innovate and adapt the changing healthcare landscape.

Everyone’s leadership road is a little different, tell us about what you’re doing now and how you got involved with this nontraditional role. Sales tends to have a negative connotation, especially when talking about healthcare – can you talk about your experiences in sales in a way that shifts the focus from money to helping people? How did your education at Michigan’s School of Pharmacy help you to become a problem solver to finding a job in a different field with a similar skill set? What was the toughest part of your collegiate or pharmacy journey? Tell us about your passion project of The Nontraditional Pharmacist. How did this project come to be, and how each co-founder works together? Where is The Nontraditional Pharmacist today, and where do you feel it is going to go in the future? What kind of advice would you give to current rotation students that they could do right now? What is the best way to contact you? What is your best daily ritual to keep your life on track? What is the best career advice you have ever received or given? What inspires you?

Contact:

Matt Paterini, PharmD

The Nontraditional Pharmacist, Co-Founder

thenontraditionalpharmacist@gmail.com

Pharmacy Future Leaders - Sang-A Yun - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 453

Aug 10, 2017 22:39

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#PharmacyFutureLeaders

Today we’re going to be talking with Sang-A Yun, a fourth year student pharmacist at Purdue University College of Pharmacy. She has been involved in various organizations like the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy and Phi Lambda Sigma and has also been a teaching assistant for five different classes. She is currently on her advanced practice rotations, the first two of which she completed with Novocure and Eli Lilly. She hopes to pursue a pharmaceutical industry fellowship and serve as a preceptor or teach part time at a pharmacy school after graduation.

We'll start with the basics - what was your road to pharmacy school and how did you choose pharmacy as a profession? You are from Indiana and chose to stay in state and go to pharmacy school at Purdue. What made you choose to stay in state and choose Purdue over other schools in Indiana? You've been very involved during your time in pharmacy school in various organizations - can you touch on some of the most meaningful ones and how those experiences impacted you and the route you hope to take after graduation? Both of us are pretty new to the P4 game - you completed your first rotation was at Eli Lilly in Medical Affairs and you are now finishing up at Novocure with a rotation in oncology marketing. Walk me through a day in the life at each rotation or how the rotation varied from week to week. What made you choose these rotations and what have you learned that will be helpful in your pursuit of a pharmaceutical industry fellowship? I know going into my first few days at my first rotation were really scary, what advice would you have to new P4's who are just starting out on rotations that you wish you would have known when you started? You mentioned you were a teaching assistant for five different classes. How did you get involved in that? What was that like? How did that pique your interest in also pursuing an academic role at a pharmacy school in the future? You want to pursue a career both in industry and in academia. How will you tie those worlds together? I don't know much about the industry side of pharmacy, how can you teach students on the academic side more about it and get them interested? What are you most excited about as you continue your fourth and final year of pharmacy school? What are you nervous about?

Contact:

Sang-A Yun

PharmD Candidate, Class of 2018

Purdue University College of Pharmacy

yun21@purdue.edu

(765) 430-7629

Adrienne Cervone - Pharmacist to Pharmacy Owner - MPTS MiS17 - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 452

Aug 8, 2017 27:31

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Jamie Gramz Vice President, Product Management at McKesson Pharmacy Technology & Services interviews - Adrienne Cervone — Pharmacy Owner at Beaver Health Mart Pharmacy, Beaver, PA.  This Pharmacy Podcast 12 Part Series is sponosred by McKesson Pharmacy Technology & Services Division. Orginal Article posted here: Transitioning from pharmacist to pharmacy owner

“Where is the man pharmacist?”

Adrienne Cervone was asked that question too often to count after she moved to Beaver, Pennsylvania, a town of about 5,000 people located 30 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. It was February 2007 when Cervone relocated to Beaver from Whitaker to become part-owner of a pharmacy in the heart of its downtown area.


I’m the pharmacist and the pharmacy owner. I can help you with anything.
Adrienne Cervone

In the nine years since, that question is now a rare inquiry. Residents have embraced Cervone as their pharmacist and as a credible local pharmacy owner. In fact, earlier this year, Cervone bought out her male partner, who owns another pharmacy in a nearby town, and became full owner of Beaver Health Mart Pharmacy.

“Now, when someone walks into the store, whether they’re an old customer or a new customer, it means so much to them and to me to be able to shake their hand and say, ‘I’m the pharmacist and the pharmacy owner. I can help you with anything,’” Cervone says.

Cervone’s journey to independent retail pharmacy owner began in high school, when she worked part-time as a clerk at her local independent pharmacy. It continued in college, when she worked part-time as an intern at a retail pharmacy chain. It was during those years in pharmacy school that she says she decided that she ultimately wanted to own her own pharmacy business.

“I wanted to be able to act on my own ideas without having to jump through a number of corporate hoops or restrictions to get answers,” Cervone says. “I much prefer being in a community pharmacy where I can develop programs and services tailored to the changing needs of my customers.”

Along the way, Cervone encountered anticipated and unanticipated barriers — big and small — that had to be overcome. She deftly jumped over those barriers by tapping into her early experiences working at pharmacies during high school and college and into the experiences of others who offered Cervone the expertise she had yet to develop.

Building an effective staff is crucial

At the top of Cervone’s list of challenges as a pharmacy owner is building an effective staff. As she describes it, the staff, particularly in a small business, must be capable of taking care of customers, taking care of the business and taking care of the owner.

“That last piece is something I didn’t anticipate. My staff screens my calls, knows how and when to handle certain situations on their own, and knows where that line is and when they need to involve me,” she says. “You lean on your staff as an owner much more than if you were just the manager.”

Beaver Health Mart employs three full-time employees — a second pharmacist, a technician and a front-end manager — and two part-time employees — a delivery driver and a clerk.

In a small operation like Beaver Health Mart, each person, whether full- or part-time, takes on a much wider scope of responsibilities than is written in their job descriptions, and independent retail pharmacy owners must have a knack for hiring people willing to wear a variety of hats.

“My part-time clerk does more than just ringing,” Cervone says. “She does a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff focused on maintaining and growing the business.”

Related to that challenge is the ability to problem solve — a talent that Cervone prides in herself and looks for in her staff. She attributes her ability to problem solve to her mentors at the pharmacies where she worked in school. Pharmacists there encouraged her to handle difficult situations with co-workers and customers on her own. She says that experience prepared her well for the multiple problems that come up each day owning and running a pharmacy.

Cervone encourages any pharmacy student or young pharmacist considering a future in pharmacy ownership to put in as many hours as possible at their local pharmacy to get a sense of the daily clinical and financial challenges facing the staff and how best to deal with them.

Anticipate need for sufficient working capital

Another big item on Cervone’s list of challenges is securing working capital for the pharmacy as it grows. Having three months of cash on hand is sufficient to maintain the status quo, she says. But to expand, an independent retail pharmacy needs money both to keep running and to invest. To help expand her line of credit with local banks, Cervone retained a financial consultant to assist with loan applications and face-to-face meetings with lenders.

“I needed the expertise. I needed someone who could answer the banks’ questions versus going in there alone,” Cervone says.

And then there are the little things that you don’t think about when you become a pharmacy owner that can quickly turn into big things if you don’t know about them or deal with them. Among them are:

Changing the pharmacy’s license over to the new pharmacy owner Changing the pharmacy’s license with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency over to the new pharmacy owner Changing third-party payer contracts over to the new pharmacy owner Changing all bank accounts over to the new pharmacy owner Creating new logins and passwords for drug ordering platforms

Great service overcomes customer bias

An unspoken challenge is the fact that Cervone is a woman in a business typically associated with men and that she took over ownership of Beaver Health Mart from a man. Cervone says those dynamics made her a little bit hesitant to announce that she was the new owner.

“I just didn’t know what they would say. I didn’t know how they would take it,” she says. “But they’re thrilled to pieces — both men and women.”

Cervone says the men shake her hand and congratulate her. And the women, she says, are proud to have a prominent local business owner be a woman. To win over any doubters, it’s important for female pharmacy owners as well as any female small business owners to be confident without being arrogant and be approachable, according to Cervone.

Above all, it’s the dedication to customer service that will determine whether an independent retail pharmacy succeeds or fails, regardless of gender, Cervone says.

“The secret to our success absolutely is service,” Cervone says. “We are just so personalized with everything that we do. We give each person who walks through our door our full attention.”

CONTACT McKESSON Pharmacy Technology & Services: 

http://www.mckesson.com/about-mckesson/our-company/businesses/mckesson-pharmacy-systems/ 

Fit Pharmacist - CorConsult Rx Evidence-based medicine - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 451

Aug 8, 2017 26:31

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Dr. Adam Martin with the Fit Pharmacist talks with Dr. Mike Corvino about Evidence-based medicine reviews for healthcare professionals and students on the go. 

Contact Mike with CorConsult Rx

mcorvino@corconsultrx.com

mcorvino@outlook.com 

 

How Pharmacy's First Virtual Conference is Impacting Entrepreneurial Pharmacy Students, Consultants and Owners: A Student Perspective - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 450

Aug 4, 2017 22:01

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Pharmacy Podcast Network co-host and Founder of the Pharmapreneur Academy Blair Green Thielemier, PharmD with BT Pharmacy Consulting, LLC interviews Shantel Houston a 4th year pharmacy student at the University of South Florida, College of Pharmacy about which topics she found the most helpful.  

The url to sign up for the Summit, which will be launching for another 5 free days on September 15-19th, 2017 is at ElevatePharmacySummit.com 

SIGN UP TODAY:

https://elevatepharmacysummit.com/ref/6/?campaign=PharmacyPodcast

Pharmacy Future Leaders - Emily Henningsen - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 449

Jul 31, 2017 31:18

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#PharmacyFutureLeaders

Title: Academic Rotation

Guest: Emily Henningsen (email: Emily-Henningsen@uiowa.edu)

P4, University of Iowa

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 YouTube where you can find over 900 pharmacy videos supporting my audiobook Memorizing Pharmacology.

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. 

Everyone’s leadership road is a little different; tell us what you are doing now and how you got there. You’re almost a quarter done with your rotations, we’ve talked a little about the ticking clock for this year, how do you manage with job / rotation / life / NAPLEX studying balance? What’s the hardest part of the three years before your APPE rotations? (two weeks) You come from Preston, Iowa, which is a smaller to town. We’ve had Brandon Gerleman on who just graduated and is in Winterset and is very pro rural town, tell me about your divide between current opportunities in the profession and underserved communities? You can’t really know what kind of teacher a person is going to be before they get in front of students. I seen you excel teaching a cohort, a large classroom, and working with students one-on-one, what in your background at Iowa or otherwise do you think made you a good teacher? Many P4s are essentially homeless, how do you take advantage of the freedom that comes along with moving from one side of the state to the other because you went from Eastern Iowa to Central to Eastern Iowa back to Central Iowa then you bounce from Eastern Central Iowa to Eastern Iowa, anyway, you get the picture. What are you most looking forward to right now? What’s it like to be at in the front of the classroom? What advice do you have for a student who wants to learn to teach that you wish you had known? How did it feel when students started coming directly to you for advice and help with their class? You’ve made YouTube videos to help fellow students with their NAPLEX prep, what’s it like to get 1500 views? What did you learn from interviewing another P4 from another college? What blanket advice do you have for someone wanting to get to where you are? How do you prefer people contact you?

Emily Henningsen 

(email: Emily-Henningsen@uiowa.edu)

P4, University of Iowa

 

SenioRx Radio: Integrated Care Partners (ICP) Pharmacy Podcast Episode 448

Jul 27, 2017 40:39

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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.

CONTACT: https://integratedcarepartners.org/about-us 

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.

McKesson Pharmacy Technology & Services Pharmacy Podcast Series - Special Guest - Bernie Reese - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 447

Jul 22, 2017 20:13

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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.

About MPTS:

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.

Pharmacy Management Systems

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:

EnterpriseRx—Our cloud-hosted pharmacy management software that maximizes store operations, centralizes patient and pharmacy information, and supports patient wellness programs. PharmacyRx—Our affordable, hosted pharmacy management software that processes prescriptions, manages pharmacy operations and enhances patient care. Pharmaserv—Our proven, on-site pharmacy management system that fully integrates prescription medication dispensing, pharmacy operations and patient clinical services.

 

About ideaShare:  

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.

Contact MPTS:

Jeff Hunter

Customer Communications Editor

734.523.9526 telephone

McKesson Pharmacy Systems

30881 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

http://www.mckesson.com/about-mckesson/our-company/businesses/mckesson-pharmacy-systems/

3 Tips for Selling a Pharmacy - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 446

Jul 19, 2017 21:00

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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! 

Preparation

Consider a self audit Consider a data room Have a HIPAA agreement in place Have clear financial data available for viewing for at least 3-5 years Make sure employment agreements for all key employees are done Be open to owner financing But have clear deliverables and A very clear exit strategy - how do you get your money if he doesnt pay? Looking at appropriate valuation There are quick and dirty strategies 3x Gross sales Online calculators Ask others what they have paid for similar sales Consider an actual valuator Is there any present or threatened litigation? Are there any pending or expected audits?

During the Sell

Have a clear timeline, but an ultra aggressive timeline will doom your relationship from the start How will the money be paid? How much immediately How much after a certain period of time (e.g. costs come through, reimbursement comes through etc) What kind of promises do they expect? E.g. Business continues same way

After the Sell

How long and for how many hours do you need to work with/for them? Fraud can come back to be highly problematic Kickbacks Billing Lack of Rx

So how can I help?

Darshan@conformlaw.com 

Working with the DEA in Pharmacy (PART 3) - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 445

Jul 12, 2017 25:27

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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.

Pharmacy Future Leaders - Dena Scully BBA, CPhT - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 444

Jul 10, 2017 18:16

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#PharmacyFutureLeaders

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

Email: dscully@chctraining.org

Breaking into the Pharmaceutical Industry for PharmDs - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 443

Jul 5, 2017 28:36

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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. 


William Soliman, PhD, MPhil, MA

https://www.linkedin.com/in/williamsoliman1/

ACMA: https://www.medicalaffairsspecialist.org/board-certified-medical-affairs-specialist-program/

wasoliman1@gmail.com

Anne Leighty – P4 pharmacy major: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anneleighty/

This podcast was sponsored by the ACMA.

The Medication Adherence Packaging Difference - RxSafe RxASP 20 - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 442

Jul 3, 2017 35:10

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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:

Ben McNabb, Owner, Love Oak Pharmacy

Topic:

How RxASP 20 adherence packaging has allowed Ben to introduce a tangible product to his customers and increase revenue and profitability in the process.

Questions:

Tell me a little about RxSafe and how the RxASP 20 works in independent retail pharmacies. You also just introduced a new marketing service called PakMyMeds, can you tell me what that is? Can you give me some background on Love Oak Pharmacy? Why did you decide to purchase a product like the RxASP? Tell us what your experience has been with the RxASP 20. Let’s talk about how adding a new product line instead of simply expanding pharmacy services has impacted your pharmacy (i.e. differentiation, expand geographic reach, scalability). Has this product affected reimbursements? Have you been able to take advantage of the section 199 tax deduction? Has your pharmacy workflow been impacted? How does this product affect pharmacy operations (i.e. patient adherence, accuracy & speed, growth, profitability, ROI)? What are you now able to do that you weren’t able to do before adding RxASP? How successful has this program been for your pharmacy?

Nicole Hagaman
Marketing Consultant
C:  760-445-5060 E:  nhagaman@rxsafe.com
2453 Cades Way, Vista, CA 92081

 

 

 

 

Pharmacy Future Leaders - Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD - Pharmacy Podcast Epsidoe 441

Jun 21, 2017 35:57

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#PharmacyFutureLeaders

Today we’re speaking to Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine but her clinical home is at Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the country. She is a founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Bellevue Literary Review

Her newest book is “What Patients Say; What Doctors Hear,” an exploration of doctor-patient communication and how refocusing the conversation between doctors and patients can improve health outcomes.

Everyone’s leadership road is a little different, how did you become a leader in the Patient / Doctor relations space?

As a bestselling author, many think that your life is perfect, what was your most difficult moment as an author that might help others understand the struggle to get to where you are?

We’ll talk about your other books in a little while, but tell me about this newest book, it in some ways seems like a culmination of some of what you’ve learned in other works.

You are the author of four other books about life in medicine, can you tell me how these work together as either a journey or cohesive whole?

What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine. Medicine in Translation Incidental Findings Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue

Danielle was also editor of a medical textbook—The Bellevue Guide to Outpatient Medicine—which won a Best Medical Textbook award.

Danielle Ofri writes regularly for the New York Times about medicine and the doctor-patient relationship. Her essays have also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, Slate, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, CNN and on National Public Radio.

How do you get a review from Lancet and other high end publications like these?

How do you balance literary writing and popular writing? Very few people move into both.

Her essays have been selected twice for Best American Essays and also for Best American Science Writing. She is the recipient of the McGovern Award from the American Medical Writers Association for “preeminent contributions to medical communication.”

She has given TED talks on Deconstructing Perfection and Fear: A Necessary Emotion for Doctors, and has also performed stories for the Moth. She is featured in the upcoming documentary: “Why Doctors Write.”

 

The Med-Sync Technology Impact - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 440

Jun 21, 2017 29:00

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McKesson Pharmacy Technology and Services Division Vice President of Sales – Ian Fallon interviews Pharmacy Technology Innovation Vice President of Towncrest Pharmacy Mike Deninger from Iowa City on the Med-Sync impact on patient care and operational efficiency.

Mike Deninger

Towncrest Pharmacy, Inc.

2306 Muscatine Avenue

Iowa City, IA 52240

Ph: (319) 337-3526

Medication synchronization is when the pharmacist coordinates the refill of yourmedications so you can pick them up on a single day each month. Many people miss doses of their regular medications and med sync can make you more likely to take them.

McKesson Med Sync Guide:

The Med Sync Guide provides a simple, five-step process to implement a medication synchronization program at your pharmacy. For each step, there is a corresponding tool to provide a quick reference as the pharmacy team is initiating the program. This guide is recommended as an on-the-job tool as it provides a quick summary of the details for each step.

Step 1: Patient Identification and Recruitment

This quick guide allows you to identify eligible patients as well as provides a structured approach for prioritizing patients. This approach will evolve over time, and the tool keeps you focused as a new or experienced med sync team. Talking points for enrolling patients are also provided. 

Step 2: Selection of Medications

Selecting the right medications to sync can seem daunting at first. This quick guide will provide confidence as you are reviewing a patient’s medication profile. A three-step process for medication selection is reviewed. Which medications to synchronize as well as those to avoid are listed for an at-a-glance reminder.

Step 3: Alignment of Medications

Once the medications are selected, you’ll need to choose a sync date and complete short fills. These steps are outlined and details such as short fill codes are captured on this tool. You’ll also have access to a quick summary of key follow-up needs.

Step 4: The Appointment

An effective appointment with the patient is key to driving the financial and clinical benefits of med sync. Both appointment preparation and conducting an actual med sync appointment are outlined in this tool.

Step 5: Maintenance

Once the appointment is complete, it is crucial that patients are maintained through key steps. Routine steps are a must to be successful. This tool reviews the needed steps as well as guidelines for team roles to ensure patients stay on sync. 

For more information on the Med-Sync technology by McKesson Pharmacy Technology & Services, contact:

Aaron Huet

Sr. Marketing Manager

McKesson Pharmacy Technology and Services (MPTS)  

412.625.2267 (O) 412.506.1459 (C)

Aaron.Huet@McKesson.com

 

PCAB Sterile and Non-Sterile Compounding Workshop - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 439

Jun 16, 2017 13:46

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PCAB Sterile and Non-Sterile Compounding Workshop

July 25-26, 2017

Fairleigh Dickinson School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Florham Park, NJ

The PCAB Sterile and Non-Sterile Compounding Pharmacy workshop provides pharmacy personnel with a comprehensive overview of the accreditation process and a standard-by-standard review of the requirements for sterile and non-sterile compounding. The two-day course is conducted with a personalized approach that delivers valuable insight into the accreditation process.
This workshop will offer 8.75 CEs.

During the workshop, an AU Clinical Educator and Surveyor will provide participants with:

Hands-on training for using the take-home ACHC Accreditation Guide to Success workbook, a program-specific and comprehensive tool that offers guidance on the meanings
and requirements of each ACHC Accreditation Standard

Resources that contain audit tools and hints How to prepare a PCAB-compliant PI program A take-home USP Gap Analysis Tool Essential components for accreditation preparation Best practices for a successful on-site survey Round table discussions, networking opportunities,and the ability to add submissions for round table topics

Each attendee will receive the ACHC Accreditation Guide to Success workbook for FREE, which will be used as the primary learning instrument during the course. This workbook serves as a valuable reference tool for achieving or maintaining accreditation.

Unless otherwise noted, workshops are held at ACHC’s Corporate Headquarters in Cary, NC
(a five-minute drive from Raleigh-Durham International airport - RDU).

Learning Objectives: Review compounding standards Establish expectations for survey day and strategies for survey success Discuss compliance topics and Performance Improvement (PI) Learn how to utilize the ACHC Accreditation Guide to Success workbook to ensure ongoing compliance

The Independent Pharmacist's Take on Health Coaching - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 438

Jun 15, 2017 22:01

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The Independent Pharmacist's Take on Health Coaching   Health coaching is a technique that empowers patients to make lasting health behavior changes that improve overall well-being. It provides patients with health care implementation options that better suit their lifestyle and abilities.   Health coaching programs have the potential to foster better health outcomes, especially with patients who are chronically ill or represent an at risk population for medication non-adherence (e.g. elderly, patients on psychotropic medications).   Independent Pharmacy Owner:  Vito Colombo can be reached at vitocolomborph@yahoo.com    Dr. Christina Tarantola  Licensed Pharmacist, Certified Health Coach & Author  Reclaim Your Power: A Roadmap to Re-energizing Your Life The Diet Doc LLC Web: www.thefitpharmacist.com​

Working with the DEA in Pharmacy (PART 2) - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 437

Jun 13, 2017 38:07

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Part 2 - We address:   -Rescheduling of drugs, ex: benzodiazepines -Opioid crisis -Heroin addiction -How we might fix the problem of opioid addiction in the US  

Mr. 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).

Pharmacy Future Leaders - Cristal Greene - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 436

Jun 10, 2017 18:56

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#PharmacyFutureLeaders 

Cristal Greene has been a certified pharmacy technician since 1998, worked in a pharmacy since 1994 as a junior in high school at a small hospital pharmacy, and went on to earn a Bachelor’s in Biology from Wichita State University and has taught at Hutchinson Community College since 2008 as the Pharmacy Technician Program Coordinator.

We talk about her leadership road, hybrid pharmacy technician program at Hutchinson Community College, the Pharmacy Technician Educator’s Council (PTEC) national meeting in Las Vegas July 13-15, 2017

https://www.pharmacytecheducators.com/content/annual-conference

and the challenges of running and maintaining an ASHP Accredited Pharmacy Technician Program

https://accred.ashp.org/aps/pages/directory/technicianprogramdirectory.aspx

 

Contact:

Cristal Greene, BS, CPhT

Hutchinson Community College

Peel-E

1300 North Plum,

Hutchinson, KS 67501

Phone 620 665 3346

Email greenec@hutchcc.edu

GoodRx Co-Founder Doug Hirsch - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 435

Jun 5, 2017 22:01

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Dr. Erin Albert brings us a special Pharmacy Podcast Episode with Co-Founder Doug Hirsch of GoodRx. GoodRx was co-founded by Scott Marlette and Doug Hirsch, both early employees of Facebook. Hirsch was VP of Product at Facebook back in 2005, and Marlette, one of the company's first 20 employees, was an engineer who worked on, among other things, Facebook's photo application.   WHAT IS GOODRX?  GoodRx is the leading prescription discount and pricing transparency provider, bringing millions of Americans the lowest possible prices for prescription drugs.    The company's products, including its website and the #1 medical app in the App Store, are completely free and available to all Americans, insured or not.    HOW DOES IT WORK?  A lot of people don't realize that drug pricing is not at all fixed. The same prescription can vary in price dramatically from pharmacy to pharmacy. GoodRx's propriety market-intelligence technology evaluates available pricing at more than 70,000 pharmacies to bring customers up to 80% savings on their prescriptions. With GoodRx, Americans can finally compare prices and locations to find the best place to fill their prescriptions. We provide all the available pricing information, as well as GoodRx-exclusive coupons, and share all of this directly with the consumer, allowing the patient to make the smartest-possible purchasing decision based on their needs. Here's a video, showing this in full:  https://www.goodrx.com/how-goodrx-works   HOW MUCH MONEY HAVE PEOPLE SAVED, WITH GOODRX? Since the company's launch in 2011, Americans have saved approximately $3 billion using GoodRxservices.    WHAT ARE SOME SPECIAL PROGRAMS, RECENTLY LAUNCHED? Just last week, GoodRx launched a joint program with Express Scripts called Inside Rx, that provides discounts on brand-name drugs, reducing the cost of more than 40 popular brand-name medications by an average of 34% off the retail price, including some of the most commonly prescribed drugs for diabetes, asthma and other prevalent American conditions. Here's our announcement: https://goo.gl/QvK37h   Just this week, we added six new drugs to the Inside Rx program. See them here: https://www.goodrx.com/blog/new-lower-prices-for-more-brand-name-drugs/   On average, the program’s discounts will provide savings of about $1,600 per year. Consumers and patients can visit www.GoodRx.com/brand to easily access the discounts. There are no fees, signups, or obligations required -- you simply present the GoodRx discount at a participating pharmacy and save.

ABOUT DOUG HIRSCH:

Doug Hirsch, (co-Founder and co-CEO of GoodRx), is on a mission to lower the cost of prescriptions in America. In 2010, while on private insurance with a high deductible, Doug received an alarmingly expensive prescription from a doctor, and decided to shop around for a lower price. He quickly realized how helpless Americans were, with no one-stop destination for prescription discounts and prices, a resource that could help patients shop smarter for the medications they need. So, in 2011, Doug launched GoodRx with co-founders Trevor Bezdek and Scott Marlette. To-date, GoodRx has saved Americans over $3 billion on their prescriptions.

Earlier in his career, Doug spent 10 years at Yahoo, Inc., where he was among the first 30 employees. He conceived and/or managed the earliest online communities including Yahoo! Mail, GeoCities, Yahoo! Groups, Yahooligans, Yahoo! Personals, Yahoo! Chat, and more. Later, as General Manager of Yahoo! Entertainment, he was responsible for Yahoo! Movies, Yahoo! TV, Yahoo! Entertainment and a joint-venture with Paramount. In 2005, he joined Facebook as Vice President of Product, where he built Facebook Photos and other products. Post-Facebook, Doug founded DailyStrength, the web’s largest community for people facing health and life challenges. DailyStrength was acquired in 2008 by HSW International. Doug is a magna cum laude graduate of Tufts University and currently lives in Santa Monica with his family, where GoodRx is headquartered.

  Erin Albert, MBA, PharmD, JD, PAHM CEO, Pharm, LLC Co-Host, The Pharmacy Podcast President, HBA Indiana Chapter 2017 Mentor, SXSW17 Post Office Box 335 Fishers, IN 46038 USA www.erinalbert.com

The Power of Mindfulness - Patient's Podcast - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 434

Jun 2, 2017 22:00

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Mindfulness is getting a lot of hype in the news, and many corporations and organizations such as Google, Aetna and UCLA have staff teaching Mindfulness. In fact, Aetna appointed a “Chief Mindfulness Officer” over a year ago. We’ll discuss how Mindfulness is being used to improve physical, mental and emotional health, and to manage, if not reduce stress, chronic pain and PTSD. We'll talk about its benefits and the compelling research conducted so far. And if you’re interested in trying it, how to start a Mindfulness practice.

Bio of our guest - Tanya Valle 

Tanya Valle helps professionals lead life from purpose and passion. And she provides Mindfulness instruction to organizations and individuals.

As a Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, she develops and implements Mindfulness programs for organizations, communities, and individuals. She also provides independent Life Coaching services. A native New Yorker, Tanya is a former New York City television reporter, Press Secretary under former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Fortune 50 corporate public relations executive, and public relations business owner. Tanya is a dedicated meditator who has experienced the benefits of meditation, and believes in its potential for positive transformation.

Information: tanya@tanyavalle.com

http://www.TanyaValle.com

Pharmacy Future Leaders - Janine Kelbach - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 433

May 31, 2017 28:20

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#PharmacyFutureLeaders

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

Connect with me on LinkedIn and Twitter

Website: WriteRN

 

 

 

 

 

 

Value Based Care in LTC Pharmacy - SenioRx Radio - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 432

May 26, 2017 32:05

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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 513.746.5087 cell 888.847.2921 fax www.medicationmanagers.com

The Pharmacy Impact on the Opioid Epidemic - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 431

May 25, 2017 23:31

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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.

 

Working with the DEA in Pharmacy (PART 1) - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 430

May 23, 2017 32:01

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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

Pharmacy Future Leaders - Amanda Cavness - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 429

May 18, 2017 24:02

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#PharmacyFutureLeaders

Title: Beating Adversity

Amanda Cavness (email: acavness@gmail.com)

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.

Amanda Cavness (email: acavness@gmail.com)

University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy

 

Tell Your Story with Video Marketing - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 428

May 16, 2017 26:03

Description:

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:

Nicolle McClure

President - GRX Marketing 

2929 Westown Pkwy Suite 100

West Des Moines, IA 50266

515.440.1270 main |515.280.2913 dir

CLASS of 2017: CONGRATULATIONS! - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 427

May 11, 2017 20:22

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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:

Sorry, but you're not really leaving the classroom. As much as I ran screaming from the building, several times, from institutions of higher knowledge, I'm both sorry and elated to state that you're never going to stop learning moving forward. Life is a great teacher--the best teacher of all. And even though you might not be inside a classroom per se, your brain should always be on and absorbing knowledge. The world is changing way too quickly today to NOT be learning constantly - and to shut your brain off from education is a very dangerous thing to do in this era. Keep your brain on. Keep learning. Watch youtube how to videos, take a Coursera class online, go to the library and sign up for a computer course, or go back to the ivory tower if you want formal learning. Just. Keep. Learning. The train to Awesometown goes through Suckville. Eventually, you will get your butt kicked...by something...in your career. You'll encounter a terrible boss or two that you can't quite figure out how to manage, you'll fail epically at a new idea you wanted to try, or you just won't pass something, or need to try something again before mastering it. I'm here to tell you that this is OK. In fact, if you're NOT failing enough, you're not trying hard enough, in my opinion. Push and challenge yourself to grow and go beyond your wildest dreams. And if you're embracing the suck of learning something new, it's not really failure anyway. In fact, recognizing it is a faster ticket to Awesometown. Be proud of the fact that you may suck at a few things, because that means you're trying, and trying means growing. Don't put all your career eggs in one basket. If you ignore the rest of this letter, with the exception of this point, please let this one stick: do NOT put all your eggs in one career basket. What I mean by this is: diversify and niche. In my first profession (pharmacy) there are now 290,000 of us in the US. That's a LOT of pharmacists! How do I stand out from the herd? Well, I narrowed my focus by going to law and business schools. There aren't many pharmacists at the intersection of business, law and pharmacy. Fewer still at the intersection of pharmacy, business, law and podcasting. Even fewer in the podcasting realm of career development. So, even though I went to school several times to study wide bodies of knowledge, I'm paring down my areas of expertise and arriving at a very quiet and complex intersection of my career. I'm also warning you here that your career path will be a lot more complicated and less linear than your parents' paths. Even MY path is going to be radically different than new generations, and I'm Gen X. What worked for the Greatest Generation, Baby Boomers, and Gen X probably won't work for you and your generation. Keep that in mind as you move through the 40+ years of the working world. The good news here is that you're more free than any other generation before! You don't have to work 40 hours a week. You may not need to live in a city for a particular job. You may be able to travel and see the world while you have a laptop and smartphone for work. Embrace this freedom! Your career is a portfolio of projects - not a resume. Think about the last 5 projects you worked on, that no one gave you permission or mandated you to develop or run with - what were those? Do more of that. Maybe something made you mad. Maybe you tried to get someone to change. Maybe you wanted to make the world a better place. Whatever that "it" is, go do more of that. You may not only make the world a better place, but you may invent a unique career opportunity for yourself that doesn't even exist on paper anywhere within the universe today. That is powerful, magical and unique. That energy we need more of in the universe. That's what you are here to do. You are like the 5 people you hang around the most - choose carefully. I didn't come up with this one - Jim Rohn did. If you don't know who he is, Google him. I'm sure your parents have cautioned many of you about this as well - but it is true. From your well-being, mindset, and even your physical health, the 5 people you hang around the most influence your life the most too. Do you want that very powerful influence to be positive, or negative? Do you want to be inspired and uplifted by those around you, or pulled back? Do you want to be energized when you leave a conversation with one of your top 5, or drained? Do you want to be challenged, or stay where you are, comfortably? Choose very, very carefully. And note that your top 5 may change over time - that's OK, just make sure you're carefully and wisely choosing those amazing influencers in your life, because they hold a lot of force over you and your empire....

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,

Dr. Albert

Dr. Erin Albert is an author, preceptor, entrepreneur, podcaster and former professor. She's also at Twitter. And, just for this post, she has a few more bonus points over at her blog.

3 Tips for Buying a Pharmacy - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 426

May 10, 2017 21:39

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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.

503A v 503B Is there adequate space Compounding within state v out of state Patients in state v out of state Large volume compounding v small volume compounding Sterile v non sterile

 

Licenses

DEA Pharmacy State Board One board? Multiple boards FDA NABP/NCPDP number (National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) to obtain a NABP/NCPDP number so that you may bill third-party payers.) NPI number (The National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) to apply for a NPI number for the pharmacy and, if applicable, for the pharmacists who will be providing patient care.)

 

Recommended Agreements

Agreements with various insurance providers Lease on facility Building/store lease In-store vending machines, such as copiers or photo-processing kiosks Collection service contracts, such as water, utility or phone Business or franchise contracts with third parties, such as UPS or the United States Post Office Building and/or parking lot maintenance contracts Drop-ship vendors for front-end products Direct accounts with suppliers of gifts, cards and so on Pharmacy automation equipment Pharmacy services, such as compounding

 

Regulations

Have SOPs in place Training required for SOPs

 

Laws of Interest

HIPAA FCA Anti-Kickback Advertising and coupons

Fraud

Audit the pharmacy

All prescriptions have valid prescriptions Billing concerns

 

Some recommended clauses

Indemnification Stock purchase v asset purchase License use/continuation of contracts Ownership of issues like name etc State v area of focus Non Compete/ Non Disparagement Likely involves some amount of employment by previous owner

 

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
Twitter: @FDALawyers

Overcoming Emotional Eating - the Fit Pharmacist - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 425

May 6, 2017 40:07

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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. 

Licensed in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Licensed Professional Counselor, Kori has earned a bachelor’s degrees in exercise physiology, a master of science in counseling, and a doctorate in Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine. Her dissertation addressed the perceived threats to weight loss goals and their relationship to the basic psychological needs as outlined in Self-Determination Theory. Her education is enhanced by certifications in personal training, health coaching, and lifestyle and weight management consulting, and she is an ISSN (International Society of Sports Nutrition) clinician.

SIGN UP TODAY for a powerful 'Side Hustle' Business to Empower your Patients while making extra money: SIGN UP HERE!!

Contact: 

The Fit Pharmacist:  www.thefitpharmacist.com

Pharmacy Future Leaders - Dalton Fabian - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 424

May 2, 2017 24:20

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#PharmacyFutureLeaders

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.

Everyone’s leadership road is a little different; tell us what you are doing now and how you got there. What do you feel is your area of expertise and what are two things that we can really learn from what you do? Tell us how you became a leader and how your perception changed when that happened. What’s the worst thing that’s happened to you as a leader and how did you get out of it? (Tuition) Tell us about a time when you had an epiphany that changed how you thought about something? What’s the one thing you’re most excited about now?  What blanket advice do you have for someone wanting to get to where you are? How do you prefer people contact you?

 

 

Guest: Dalton Fabian (email: Dalton.S.Fabian@gmail.com )

P3 Drake University College of Pharmacy  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dalton.fabian

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dalton-fabian-73016b4b/

 

A couple of quick hit questions.

 

What is your best daily ritual to keep your work on track?

 

Best career advice you’ve ever received?

 

What inspires you? 

Diabetic Shoes – Do It Right the First Time - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 423

Apr 28, 2017 29:02

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PHARMACY COMPLIANCE GUIDE (5)

Diabetic Shoes – Do It Right the First Time 

Why would I ever consider doing Diabetic Shoes, Audits, insurance companies, and stinky feet? Is it not worth the hassle?

Diabetic shoes is the only preventive medicine Medicare and Medicaid pay for. If done correctly, the process is just that, a process. Just like filling any other prescription.

But it takes so much time

Yes, it does take time. But whose time does it take? This is not a requirement for the pharmacist to accomplish. Depending on the type of shoe and the state, a manufacturer trained individual may see and fit a patient for their shoes and inserts.

Then there is always the audits

Yes, there is a lot of fraud with shoes. But understanding the audit documentation process and the details the auditors are looking for before you see the patient makes all the difference.

OK, you make it sound simple. Then why are folks dropping diabetic shoes?

It all in the documentation, that is why you must do it right the first time.

Then let’s start at the beginning by asking, who is eligible?

We are talking about Medicare patients billing through their Part B coverage because this is the most restrictive and most audited process.

The patient must be diabetic The patient must have at least one of the following conditions documented by their physician History of partial or complete amputation of the foot History of previous foot ulceration Peripheral Neuropathy with evidence of callus formation Foot deformity Poor circulation

Who can sign the prescription for diabetic shoes and inserts?

The patient must see a MD, DO, PA, CNPT or Podiatrist for a face-2-face visit and receive a prescription for diabetic shoes and inserts. Once the prescription is received from the patient, a Detailed Written Order is completed and faxed to the individual writing the prescription requesting their signature and their clinical notes. If the prescription was signed by a PA, CNPT or Podiatrist, then the patient must be seen by a MD or DO for another face-2-face visit and a Physician Certification of Therapeutic Footwear is needed along with their clinical notes.

If the initial visit was with a MD or a DO, then the Physician Certification of Therapeutic Footwear can be faxed with the Detailed Written Order.

You mention clinical notes, pharmacists normally don’t deal with physician’s clinical notes. Why is importation for shoes?

Clinical notes are a Medicare Part B, DMEPOS requirement. Almost all audits are lost on the clinical notes. The pharmacist, fitter or billing clerk do not need to be a medical expert to identify what is needed or the problem in the notes. The notes must state:

The patient is diabetic Has an approved medical condition that requires the need for diabetic shoes The patient must have at least one of the following conditions documented by their physician History of partial or complete amputation of the foot History of previous foot ulceration Peripheral Neuropathy with evidence of callus formation Foot deformity Poor circulation Prescription was written for both shoes and inserts.

You mentioned fitter, can all pharmacists fit diabetic shoes and insert?

The fitter is designated by state law, licensure and CMS rules. In every state except Illinois, a Pharmacist Scope of Practice covers the dispensing of a medical device with a legal prescription. All that is needed is manufacturer’s training and a training certificate. Pharmacy technician and other staff also require manufacturer’s training and can fit diabetic shoes under the supervision of the trained pharmacist. DME facilities must follow state licensure requirements when applicable and an in most instances will only dispense heat moldable inserts.

When can the initial fitting occur?

The initial fitting can occur at any time after receipt of the initial prescription. The initial fitting is an assessment of the patient to ensure the patient meets the requirements for diabetic shoes and can be safely fitted. The assessment includes the entire foot and every aspect is document. Once the assessment is completed, the fitter and patient pick the best style of shoe and complete the order forms.

Where can the fitting occur?

At your pharmacy, DME facility, assisted living facility, senior center or the patient’s residence. You are not limited to stay within your facility. This is a wonderful way to get into your community.

When is the final assessment / fitting completed?

This is a scheduled appointment. When you have received the diabetic shoes from the manufacturer and have received all of correct documentation:

Detailed Written Order Physician Certification of Therapeutic Footwear Clinical notes from all healthcare providers indicating Face-2-Face visits Needs for Diabetic Shoes Orders for Diabetic shoes and type of inserts One of the conditions that authorize diabetic shoes

What happens if you don’t or can’t get the documentation?

You use your biggest resource, contact the patient and ask for assistance. Explain what you need from the specific physician or licensed practitioner and ask if they can call. If it is a document that needs completed, you can give the patient the document and ask them to take it to the physician for signatures. The patients are motivated to get their shoes so they are motivated to their paperwork.

There seems to be a lot of diabetic shoe manufactures and they all have their own documentation and they are all different. Which documents should be used?

Shoe manufacturers are experts in manufacturering diabetic shoes and inserts. They market shoes to suppliers and provide a quality product to be dispensed to the patient. They provide documentation from what they feel is appropriate that meets the CMS guidelines but how up to date is it? There are a lot of regulations that must be followed for all Medicare Part B dispensing. If the claim is rejected, the manufacturer really doesn’t have any skin in the game. They have already been paid. It is always the responsibility of the supplier to follow all of the LCD requirements and CMS regulations.

Jeff, you sound very confident on these processes. Why?

Over the years, I have worked with the shoe manufacturers, CMS, DME MAC auditors, inspectors, accreditation organizations and many other groups. We have developed a deep understanding of what is required to dispense diabetic shoes and more importantly how to win audits. It is always about the documentation. If you know what everyone wants before you start, it is easy to meet the requirements. The problem is all the requirements are not written down. You have to talk to all the people involved. Once you do and the process developed, our process done the right way the first time never has an issue with DME MAC or insurance audits.

So does R.J. Hedges have a solution?

Yes, we actually have several solutions.

First, if the pharmacy is exempt, you can still add diabetic shoes to you CMS 855S application. All you need is manufacturer training and an amended CMS 855S application. There is NO fee

Second, we have a Diabetic Shoe program that focus’ just on the dispensing of diabetic shoes. It comes with all of the documentation, DWOs, Physician Certification of Therapeutic Footwear, Assessments, delivery receipts and compliance training. The cost is $500.00 for the first year and $100.00 for every year thereafter.

Our final option for DMEPOS products is a full DMEPOS compliance program that comes fully customized for the facility. Our sales team will work with the facility to set up the best solution for the program and then one of our Project Managers will be assigned and will create the program and become the facility’s Go To Person or what I like to say, your Assistance Compliance Officer.

What you don't know can hurt you - the Patient's Podcast - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 422

Apr 25, 2017 26:43

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Patient's Podcast host Kristy Sobel interviews Sibylle Spühler-Moran who suffered a similar injury and operation as Kristy. 

Sibylle’s Story –Artificial Disc Replacement Failure 

Relentless neck or back pain . . . with stabbing nerve pains . . . can be unbearable and debilitating. We try every alternative therapy until surgery becomes the last remaining option. If you are in this predicament, please listen to my story. It could just change your mind about your next steps.

I’d like to provide you with the INISIGHTS and WARNINGS that I wish I had prior to going down the surgical path. My story is quite complex. However, everyone deserves the truth vs. only partial information, in order to make the right decision.

Please be AWARE of the Spinal Kinetics M6 artificial disc replacement product that will be available in the USA, as soon as the FDA approval is complete. I believed this product was solid and fail-proof, but the exact opposite is true . . . . Their product does NOT live up to their “motion for life” tagline.

 

How to Manage Stress - The Fit Pharmacist - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 421

Apr 23, 2017 25:26

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Dr. Christina Tarantola & Dr. Adam Martin return with the Fit Pharmacist Podcast segment part of the Pharmacy Podcast Network. Adam & Christina interview Kamala who holds a PhD in Counseling Education and is a licensed professional counselor, practicing for the last 10 years.

Kamala specializes in grief and loss, marital counseling, depression and anxiety, eating disorders, spiritual formation, life transition, and growing in personal awareness and wholeness. She loves research and teaching and the process of transformation. Fighting for joy and pursuing wisdom with the unique and complex people she meets in counseling is one of the things she enjoys most.  She is also an avid reader, outdoorsy person, a mother of four amazing little people, wife of a pretty incredible fellow, and lover of God.      

  "Be the change you wish to see in the world"-Ghandi   Dr. Christina Tarantola  Licensed Pharmacist, Certified Health Coach & Author  Reclaim Your Power: A Roadmap to Re-energizing Your Life Become A Health Coach! The Diet Doc LLC Web: www.thefitpharmacist.com

The 411 on 420: Medical Cannabis Update - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 420

Apr 20, 2017 24:02

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420, 4:20, or 4/20 (pronounced four-twenty) is a code-term that refers to the consumption of cannabis, especially smoking cannabis around the time 4:20 p.m./a.m. (or 16:20 in some European nations) and smoking and celebrating cannabis on the date April 20 (which is 4/20 in U.S. form).

Today's Pharmacy Podcast Episode 420 is a special show dedicated to an update on Medical Cannabis and our GO-TO EXPERT - Joseph Friedman with PDI Medical.

This is Joe's 4th Pharmacy Podcast, our Leading Guest of reoccurring spots for our 420th Episode Published on April 20th 4-20  

The History // Explanation of 4-20 ? "State of the nation" from Joe's insights   Latest summary on PDI, experiences, ideas, innovation, conferences, on all things Medical Cannabis   Latest News on the Medical Cannabis front     CONTACT:   Joseph Friedman Rph MBA Chief Operations Officer PDI Medical 1623 Barclay Blvd Buffalo Grove, IL. 60089 224-377-9PDI (9734) Office jfriedman@pdimedical.com www.pdimedical.com

Pharmacy Future Leaders - Shannon Staton - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 419

Apr 20, 2017 33:45

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#PharmacyFutureLeaders

3 Year Schools, Kids, and The Business Road in Pharmacy

 

Today we're going to be talking with Shannon Staton Director of Education and Professional Development at RXinsider in Warwick, Rhode Island. Originally from the small seaside town of South Dartmouth Massachussetts, She earned a bachelors and masters in business at the University of Rhode Island and earned her PharmD in an accelerated program at the University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy. A three time marathon runner qualifying for Boston with a time of 3 hours 27 minutes and she ran both the 2012 and 2013 Boston Marathons.

Everyone’s leadership road is a little different, yours started in business school, tell us how you got into pharmacy? You picked a 3-year program and went through with your sister, what was that like? You mentioned at the end of that term, you were literally holding an infant while you were Skyping in to your last class. What was it like in that last year of pharmacy school, what tips can you give busy parents? Some pharmacists are looking for alternate careers in pharmacy, some with significant autonomy or creative license, can you tell us about your work at RxInsider? Does your job involve significant travel? Tell us the pros and cons of a career like that. We’ve met on LinkedIn, tell me how you use social media personally and professionally including MyCred. You have a clear passion for working within a creative group, what’s it like to have that kind of group dynamic, how are doing many team projects different than maybe a traditional pharmacy role? How did the University of Rhode Island prepare you for the work you do? How did the University of St. Joseph prepare you for the work that you do? You’re a marathoner (so am I, but I’m a 3:50 - 4:10 marathoner), how would you equate pharmacy to running? I’ve been to Woonsocket, but tell me a little bit about Rhode Island and West Hartford Connecticut, what’s it like to spend college years there? What blanket advice would you have for new graduates?

Shannon Staton (email: shannon.staton@rxinsider.com)

Director of Education and Professional Development at RxInsider Univ of St. Joseph College of Pharmacy

Phone: 1 774 263 8698 

shannon.staton@rxinsider.com or shannonpharmd@gmail.com

Shannon Staton on twitter @pharmacyinspo

340B: The Independent Pharmacy Perspective - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 418

Apr 19, 2017 25:01

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340B: The Independent Pharmacy Perspective…What you always wished you’d known about the 340B Program

Today we interview Eric Fromhart with 340B consultancy leader Secure340B.

What is 340B? Law enacted in 1992 required mftrs to offer discounts to certain eligible clinics and hospitals.. Contract Pharmacies—how pharmacies became involved with 340B Review “assumptions” and the “old” way of doing 340B at a pharmacy and how it’s evolved 340B Contract Pharmacy Mechanism Inventory Flow explanation Money Flow explanation How does this impact independent pharmacies? Inventory Cash Flow Rebates DIR Fees Retail gross margins Recommendations We believe 340B can be a great add-on to the pharmacy business. It just must be understood in order to be done right Maximum profitability—“spread” Minimal operational impact to work flow and existing operation Be aware of flexibility Pharmacies see the patients, received the inventory and hold the money—Pharmacy wield the power and control in the program and they need to recognize that

Eric Fromhart
Secure340B
971.322.4935
eric@secure340B.com
secure340B.com

Women in Pharmacy - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 417

Apr 18, 2017 27:47

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Pharmacy Podcast Network co-host Blair Thielemier, PharmD, interviews two spectacular pharmacy professionals with Cardinal Health, Genevieve Johnson and Eden Sulzer. 

SHOW NOTES: 

 

Opportunities in community pharmacy  Independent pharmacy predominantly male and aging - ownership among female pharmacists is 20% Pharmacy is 60% female Gap in supply creates opportunity for women to prepare themselves for ownership Networking Marketing Business skills Development of leadership and business skills  What you NEED to get started  Business plan Financing Secure financial statements Identify potential buyers Game plan with target exit date Determine value and key drivers that influence price Key point for transition planning Creating a plan to achieve your goals


Eden Sulzer is the Director Women in Pharmacy, which she launched in 2011 with the goal of connecting the growing number of women pharmacists with resources, tools, education and support they need to seize the opportunity of independent pharmacy ownership.

Genevieve Johnson is the Central Region Director of Pharmacy Acquisition for the Retail Independent segment. Genevieve earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University in Washington State. Genevieve grew up in her family trucking business where she learned how to drive a 53’ tractor trailer and worked her way up to management experiencing firsthand all of the challenges of business ownership.

She has spent the last eight years at Cardinal Health working with and consulting independent pharmacies. As a leader in Pharmacy Transition Services she assists in the transition of independent pharmacy ownership. She specializes in matching buyers and sellers and facilitating pharmacy valuations. Genevieve is passionate about keeping independent pharmacies independent and understands the value of the personalized care and service that independent pharmacies bring to their communities and patients.

Blair Green Thielemier, PharmD

BT Pharmacy Consulting http://ElevatePharmacySummit.com

How to get More Sponsors for Your Career Development - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 416

Apr 14, 2017 36:00

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Show Notes – How to get More Sponsors for Your Career Development

Dr. Erin Albert interviews - Dr. Harlan Weisman. 

Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association – http://www.hbanet.org

            Indiana Chapter - https://www.hbanet.org/chapters/Indiana

And-One Consulting, LLC - http://www.and-oneconsulting.com

Dr. Weisman on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/harlanweisman

Dr. Weisman on Twitter - @hweisman

Dr. Weisman’s Bio - http://www.and-oneconsulting.com/contact.php

PCORI - http://www.pcori.org

This American Life (Podcast) - https://www.thisamericanlife.org/podcas 

On Being (Podcast) - https://onbeing.org

Testosterone Rex (Book) - http://amzn.to/2oFcIZz

The Mind-Gut Connection (Book) - http://amzn.to/2nd8qsv

I Contain Multitudes (Book) - http://amzn.to/2nFSE4o

The Human Superorganism (Book) - http://amzn.to/2p2Yxdo

The Power of Story (Book) - http://amzn.to/2p2Ym1s

Take our survey on what YOU want to hear about next in pharmacy career development on the Pharmacy Podcast!  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RYWXDMZ

57 Cool Jobs for Pharmacists - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 415

Apr 14, 2017 14:13

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57 Cool Jobs for Pharmacists:

PharmacyPodcast.com – Dr. Erin Albert

LinkedIn Post – 57 Cool Jobs for Pharmacists: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/57-cool-jobs-pharmacists-erin-l-albert-mba-pharmd-jd

Take our survey on what YOU want to hear about next in pharmacy career development on the Pharmacy Podcast!  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RYWXDMZ

Pharmacy Future Leaders - Eric Christianson, PharmD - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 414

Apr 11, 2017 30:06

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#PharmacyFutureLeaders

Preparing for the NAPLEX

Guest: Eric Christianson 

MED ED 101 Clinical Pharmacy Education – Improving Practice, Protecting Patients

Eric Christianson is a clinical pharmacist passionate about patient safety, geriatrics, MTM, and clinical pharmacy. He is the owner of the blog at www.meded101.com a valuable resource for practicing healthcare professionals and students alike who are interested in learning more about the practical application of clinical pharmacy. He has 2 wonderful children and the best wife in the world.

Among his professional accomplishments, he is Board certified in geriatrics and pharmacotherapy, has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, American Journal of Nursing, written an Amazon best seller Pharmacotherapy: Improving Medical Education Through Clinical Pharmacy Pearls, Case Studies and Common Sense and has helped thousands of nurses, pharmacists, and prescribers become better at medication management.

How do you know you’re ready for the NAPLEX? Number of hours? Practice Tests? How do you fit in NAPLEX studying as a parent or busy professional or both? What’s the value of recording yourself? How do you connect with others during the APPE year?

Contact information you want to share:

www.meded101.com

Twitter: MedEducation101

Blog: www.meded101.com/blog/

Impact of Direct Messaging on LTC Pharmacy - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 413

Apr 6, 2017 26:51

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Impact of Direct Exchange on Long-Term Care Pharmacy

PART 1 of 3 - with Louie Foster 

Audience: Current DocuTrack users and those interesting in emerging technologies

This podcast will review CMS initiatives, their impact on the role of pharmacies in the health care system, and how health information exchange technologies will be key in shaping the services provided to pharmacy customers in the future.  

Participants will be provided insight to the use of existing technologies such as Outlook, smartphones, and DocuTrack to increase Health Information Exchange integration.

Learning Objectives:

Articulate to healthcare partners the value & services that a pharmacy partner can provide. Identify how to implement value driven services for your customers. Discuss how to use existing technology already available in the pharmacy to leverage integration into centralized patient records. Recognize technology enhancements to better integrate existing technology into centralized patient records.

CONTACT: 

Jason Hetrick

Integra, Inc.

jason.hetrick@integragroup.com 

(P) 360.707.4504

www.integragroup.com

One Pharmacist's Experience at SXSW 2017 - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 412

Apr 3, 2017 28:01

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Pharmacy Podcast - Recap Show of SXSW

 

**********WHAT I AM ABOUT TO SHARE ARE MY PERSONAL OPINIONS (AND MINE ONLY) REGARDING SXSW – THIS PODCAST IS NOT DIRECTLY AFFILIATED WITH, NOR ENDORSED BY SXSW CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT. These are my opinions only as an attendee and mentor of SXSW17. Thanks!*************

 

SXSW HOMEPAGE: https://www.sxsw.com

 

Why this conference was a bucket list item for me: It’s a veritable who’s who of thought leadership across a WIDE variety of industries—

 

Conference format

            March 6+ – SXSWedu (which I’ve been told is a separate conference)

            March 10-18 – SXSW – wider array of topics and speakers

 

Article on background of SXSW generally: https://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolmsted/2017/03/15/live-from-sxsw-what-you-should-know-about-austins-famous-festival/#7cefa44e4cd3

 

My top 10 list on attending SX this year: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/sxsw17-my-top-10-list-erin-l-albert-mba-pharmd-jd-pahm?trk=v-feed&lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_profile_view_base_recent_activity_details_all%3BnyMFMpyzPikFJtClEUwiCg%3D%3D

 

Historically began as a music festival, as Austin is the live music capital of the US, if not the world.

 

Grew into other conferences – Interactive, Film, Music and SXSW itself – and this year even beyond that – Flatstock (art festival) and a local business pop up shop SXSW Marketplace (https://www.sxsw.com/exhibitions/sxsw-marketplace/)

 

Speakers this year included:

Former VP Joe Biden, Tim Ferriss, James Altucher, Gary Vaynerchuk Corey Booker, Cecile Richards, Adam Grant (author of my favorite book in 2016, Originals) Jenny Blake (of Pivot) And me. ❤

 

SXSW Interactive has several different tracks within It – Marketing, Design, Coding, Government, Heath, Intelligent Future, Style, Tech industry, and Workplace.

            -I mentored and spoke here. Under health, although, mentees really wanted to discuss          crowdfunding the most with me personally.

 

In addition to mentoring slots, there were also: chats with authors/book readings, panel discussions, and interactive keynotes (Props in to Gary Vaynerchuk here for doing almost nothing but take questions and interact with the audience in a standing room only session.)

 

Things to note if attending the first time:

 

It’s overwhelming – you really must have a plan before you step onto Austin soil; otherwise, you get burned out quickly.

 

Prepare to stand in line – The Tim Ferriss session alone was an amazing line that snaked around the convention center – not everyone got in. HOWEVER, one thing I really liked about this year’s SX was that they had different levels of badges – those with the highest level or “platinum” badge were given preference to get into the rooms first – which is helpful for keynote sessions in particular.

 

Prices go up – book WELL IN ADVANCE if you can for lodging and rentals.

 

Prepare to learn – take a note pad and take copious notes. The overwhelming-ness of it will make you forget things – try to record what you can and bring it back with you.

 

Now, on to sessions I attended and what I learned:

 

The author book reading sessions – Room 10AB at the convention center on Friday and Saturday was my anchor. My next bucket list item is to get on this roster with one of my own books! Anyway, the first 30 minutes of a session was the author doing a summary or reading of her book, and the second 30 minutes was a book signing down at the bookstore with the author.

 

Authors/Books I saw:

 

Office Politics: Dealing with Conflict at Work – Amy Gallo

Pivot: The Only Move That Matters is Your Next One – Jenny Blake

Atlas Obscura: Exploring the World’s Hidden Wonders – Ella Morton

Ex-Acute 2017: Affordable Healthcare in America – Josh Luke

How to Think Like a Futurist – Amy Webb (her book is entitled, The Signals are Talking

 

Panels in healthcare

            Hacking Your health: Future or Fail? Hackathons used to develop new tech in healthcare

            Patient Centric Healthcare – the future of health

            Music, Pharmacogenomics, AI, and Personalized Medicine helped one many fight and             Survive cancer – Bryce Olson

 

The network and people The app – provided people you should try and connect with based upon mutual tags

            and interests inside the SXSW app

Also a beacon feature in the app to show you who is around you in the same room Talking to other attendees – so many had side hustles, entrepreneurial endeavors in

            addition to their day jobs.

While there were many different types of meetups – I didn’t see one for healthcare side hustlers, and a couple of people I spoke with in healthcare were at SX, but not for        healthcare talks or reasons. I found this fascinating.

 

Best bits I took away from speakers beyond their books:

 

Focus on your own stuff – GaryVee said this before, but he also said this here again – I love this.

 

Don’t plan 5 years out – Jenny Blake. In fact, she said it’s OK to NOT plan for careers like our parents and their parents had. I found this liberating, and coupled with the fact that many people attending have multiple gigs and side hustles going on, felt good about her saying this.

 

Re-read the book, Blue Zones – Kaiser Permanente doc mentioned this, and I need to go back and read this book again.

 

We need ALL healthcare professionals in on the conversation – a doctor said this in the audience of one of the panel discussions only with healthcare professionals who were other doctors – RIGHT ON, DOCTOR!

 

One size does not fit all for even the same type of cancer these days – cancer is a bunch of different diseases within the umbrella of cancer, and after attending Bryce Olson’s talk (totally by accident) I now realize that pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine is absolutely CRITICAL in cancer, and many other diseases. Standards of care just don’t cut it in all cases, and it doesn’t fit the value based ideas around medicine these days either.

If you have other questions about SXSW, I’m happy to try and answer them at twitter: @ErinLAlbert or @pharmacypodcast. Our goals are to get this podcast on the podcast stage at SXSW18 AND I’d like to be in an author session. Don’t ask, don’t get, so we’re posting our wishes here now! :D

Pharmacy Future Leaders - Sean Kane, PharmD - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 411

Mar 30, 2017 37:28

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#PharmacyFutureLeaders

Academic Rotation and Critical Care

Guest: Sean Kane, Pharm.D. 

Assistant Professor Rosalind Franklin COP 

Today we're going to be talking with Sean Kane, PharmD, BCPS, is an Assistant Professor at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Illinois, and a Critical Care Pharmacist at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Illinois. Dr. Kane received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Butler University in 2010 and completed 2 years of residency, specializing in critical care at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Kane is the creator of ClinCalc.com, an evidence-based clinical decision support website with educational tools for health care students and professionals. In addition, Dr. Kane is the creator and co-host of HelixTalk, Rosalind Franklin University's College of Pharmacy Podcast.

Kane, before we get started I wanted to hear a little bit about your leadership road, from Butler University in Indiana to Chicago as a PGY-1 and PGY-2 to your present academic position. ClinCalc online Rather than an interview format, we’re going to look at a point/counterpoint from Vol. 80, Issue 3 of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education about Experiential Education between Craig D Cox of Texas Tech’s College of Pharmacy and Craig K. Svensson of Purdue. Could you set the stage as to the primary points of contention, it seems Dr. Cox is responding to Dr. Svensson. 

Academic Rotation Easy? Vs. Critical care 6:30 to 4:30?

Dr. Cox main points:

All rotations should involve the “medication use system” MUS involves everything from drug discovery/development, prescribing, dispensing, administering, monitoring, etc. It does not involve academic rotations Non-MUS rotations are still valuable, but don’t make students practice-ready and therefore cannot substitute for the required APPE rotations that do involve MUS An academic rotation during residency (not P4 year) may be more appropriate Cox’s personal view after speaking with employers and practicing pharmacists is that most pharmacy students are NOT practice ready, therefore, we should maximize the number of MUS-relevant rotations

Dr. Svensson main points:

The concept of “practice ready” may not involve the MUS; pharmacy as a career path has been constantly changing for decades, so non-MUS career paths may be to come in the future Increasing quantity may not be the right approach if most students are not “practice ready” upon graduation. Perhaps pre-APPE activities (such as simulation) can be improved and the QUALITY of APPE sites can be addressed. It’s really hard to maintain quality within APPE sites – for many colleges, just finding APPE sites can be a challenge, let alone having (and enforcing) a bar for quality. More (quantity) is not always better and may not actually address the problem that Dr. Cox takes issue with. Student development does occur in non-MUS rotations and should still be offered. Skills like leadership, entrepreneurship, the ability to teaching, etc. are valuable regardless of being related to MUS or not. What is an academic rotation? Restrict APPEs to Medication Use System Two electives maximum (4,5,6 weeks makes this variable from 8 to 12 weeks) Cox, “I would argue, that if designed correctly, teaching skills to become an effective preceptor could be a focus.” Svensson “ In my opinion, the setting of postgraduate training is the most appropriate place for providing opportunities that give experience and insight into an academic position”  

 Sean Kane, Pharm.D. (email: sean.kane@rosalindfranklin.edu)

Tony Guerra, Pharm.D.
Chair, Instructor
Pharmacy Technician Program
Des Moines Area Community College
2006 S Ankeny Blvd Bldg 24 Room 304
Ankeny, IA 50023
515-965-7192
aaguerra@dmacc.edu 

 

Delivering Better Patient Care with Creative Use of Informatics - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 410

Mar 28, 2017 45:03

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Dr. Erin Albert interviews Healthcare Informatics leader Dr. Charles Safran.  

Dr. Charles Safran is a primary care internist who has devoted his professional career to improving patient care through the creative use of informatics. He is Chief of the Division of Clinical Informatics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. He is a senior scientist at the National Center for Public Health Informatics at Center for Disease Control and Prevention. He is the immediate past President and Chairman of American Medical Informatics Association was previously Vice-President of the International Medical Informatics Association. He is an elected fellow of both the American College of Medical Informatics and the American College of Physicians. 

Dr. Safran is co-Editor of the International Journal of Medical Informatics and on the Health on the Net (HON) Foundation Council. He is a member to the Consumer Empowerment workgroup of the American Health Information Community formed by the US Secretary of Health and Human Services. During his career he has helped develop and deploy large institutional integrated clinical computing systems, ambulatory electronic health records, clinical decision support systems to help clinicians treat patients with HIV/AIDS and most recently personal care support systems for parents with premature infants which he calls collaborative healthware. 

He founded a company, Clinician Support Technology and as its CEO successfully brought his ideas to a national market. The company's products and technology were acquired by a major public company. He has over 150 peer-reviewed publications and speaks to national and international audiences. He has recently testified for the U.S. Congress on Health IT. He graduated cum laude in Mathematics and hold a Masters degree in mathematical logic and a Doctor of Medicine all from Tufts University.

CONTACT INFORMATION 1330 Beacon Street Suite 400
Brookline MA 02446 csafran [a /t] bidmc harvard.edu   CLICK HERE: Dr Erin Albert's Book-Store

Pharmacy Immunizations – It’s Far More than Flu Shots - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 409

Mar 25, 2017 32:00

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Pharmacy Immunizations – It’s Far More than Flu Shots

Jeff Hedges, co-host of the Pharmacy Compliance Guide brings us new insights into the Business of Pharmacy & keeping your Community Pharmacy Compliant. This week we focus on Pharmacy Immunizations. 

Can every pharmacists give immunizations?

Absolutely, flu is the most recognized but most states will permit pharmacist to provide most immunizations to patients

Are there any restrictions?

Yes, each state sets its own requirements for what a pharmacist can administer For example: there are age limits for certain vaccine some vaccine are prohibited by pharmacists to dispense Location of vaccines to be administer

Is there any license requirements?

Yes, each states sets its requirements Most states require a separate immunization license Some states have the immunizations within the state issued pharmacist license and scope of practice

Who can administer vaccines in the pharmacy?

Licensed pharmacists Registered nurses Licensed interns under the supervision of a pharmacist when permitted by state law

Are there any training requirements?

The normal requirements are Complete an American Pharmacist Association approved Immunization course Complete and maintain an American Red Cross or American Heart Association CPR course and certification Maintain state licensure if required

What is needed for Medicare immunizations?

I prefer a CMS 855B application for the pharmacy This give the pharmacy the PTAN rather than the pharmacist Submitted through the regional CMS administrator Application fee Separate PTAN is issued

How do you bill for immunizations?

It depends on the patients insurance Medicare Using a billing company, such as Change Health or OmniSys  Medicare & Medicaid and Third Party Payor A more robust billing company like TransactRx, Allegiant Billing, Electronic Billing Service Medicare Part C Advantage Plans Bin numbers through the pharmacy software Private payors Bin numbers through the pharmacy software

What other types of immunizations can a pharmacist do?

Think outside your box! Contact local businesses Contact local schools and universities Contact local churches and places of worship who are going on mission trips Think different types of immunizations Travel Vaccines International travel requires vaccines Who provides travel vaccines Physicians – No County Department of Health – No Most pharmacies – No You – Absolutely Advantages You can go to churches and other places of worship You can go to businesses who travel internationally Colleges and Universities travel extensively throughout the globe All of these vaccines are CASH! Who sets the price – YOU! Disadvantages You are letting someone else do these immunizations

What type of order is needed to administer a vaccine?

Written prescriptions Legal order to administer the vaccine Standing Orders Developed by the CDC and IAC Signed by a physician Should be renewed annually Except in CA and ID where the Pharmacist is now permitted to sign standing orders Emergency Protocols Emergency treatment procedures when a patient has an adverse reaction Signed by a physician Except in CA and ID where the Pharmacist is now permitted to sign standing orders However, I personally recommend that a physician still sign this order to protect the pharmacist

Am I required to have Policies and Procedures?

By federal statute, No Strongly recommended by APhA Required to be submitted to the liability carrier when an adverse reaction occurs Check your insurance policy for your compliance requirements

Where do I turn for help and guidance?

Well that is where my company comes in We work with the IAC and CDC in developing policies and procedures, standing orders and many other documents All are contained within our Pharmacy Immunization Compliance Program which is maintain as changes occur from the CDC and IAC

CONTACT RJ HEDGES TODAY: 

R.J. Hedges & Associates

163 9th Street PO Box H  

New Florence, PA 15944  

Phone: (724) 357-8380  

Email: sales@rjhedges.com

Pharmacy Future Leaders - Kelly Roach - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 408

Mar 22, 2017 38:41

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#PharmacyFutureLeaders

How to be a Professional Sales Person in the Pharmacy Space

Guest: Kelly Roach

CEO of Kelly Roach International

 

Kelly, I listen to your podcast weekly and your consistency is tremendous, you’re clearly a leader in the podcast space, but for those that don’t know you, tell us a little about Unstoppable Success Radio and why you started the podcast.

 

Many pharmacists want to be entrepreneurs. Like you did before you left the corporate world, they do well financially, but like you, Kelly, they want to have financial abundance and autonomy and unlimited growth you talk about in your audiobook. How did you manage the transition from full time employee to full time entrepreneur?

 

In that podcast #164, the science of selling expert talked about how people respond better to a non-expert selling with confidence vs. an unconfident expert. But a pharmacist presenting a clinical service might come off as not confident because they don’t want to seem pushy, how do you present as confident, but not pushy?

 

Another selling pearl was about two choices. The patient knows they need to take their medicine and eat healthy logically, but they don’t, maybe they should be given a choice, do you want to start with exercise or diet? Can you tell me how you approach your clients with multiple choices so they feel they are not being pushed on?

 

4a. Kelly, you also talk about reactants, the example you gave was instead of saying don’t litter, you say pitch in. Many pharmacists work to help people stop smoking, but that means don’t smoke won’t work, rather maybe put that cigarette back in the pack. How do you as a coach keep things on the positive rather than the negative?

 

Kelly, I think many pharmacy businesses think they don’t need to or have time to put content in different media out there. But the reciprocity principle, that people will want to give back if you give to them comes into play. For example, my preferences are audiobook over ebook, podcast vs. blog, and one-on-one coaching over group coaching. How do you as a business owner and parent, have time to make sure the quality content is there giving all these choices?

 

Pharmacy was a business where patients would come to them, but we’re seeing now that with so many choices, people are looking online first, and with the current uncertainty in Washington DC, the patient may never come. in the podcast Kelly, you guys talk about 60% of the selling is done before the client ever steps in the door, how do you coach your business owners to make sure that its their 60% the clients see?

 

In the podcast you also talk about the importance of genuinely liking someone and that when someone hears that a person said something nice about them, that it’s tough not to like them. As much for content, I listen to your podcast for the energy you bring so consistently. There have to be challenges in your life, but you don’t let them show in your presentation. How can a pharmacist, with multiple things on her place with billing, insurance, customers that may be sick, keep that kind of positive spirit so consistently such that the patient believes sincerely the pharmacist is happy to see them and isn’t rushed?

 

I keep hearing about how many of your clients, before they met you, were underpricing their services. I’ve heard the expression you can double your income as quickly as you can double your self-esteem. How do you help your clients with this self-assessment of their own financial worth?

 

This is a very personal note, I heard you brought your daughter to the charity work that you’re doing, how do you keep the family / business balance while still having time and resources to give to charities you care about?

 

I know many of our listeners will want to hear your podcast episodes, but how do you prefer people contact you?

 

Twitter @kellyroachint

Kelly Roach (email: kellyroach12@kellyroachcoaching.com)

Podcast and website http://www.kellyroachcoaching.com

 

 

5 Steps to Manage Through a Career Crisis - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 407

Mar 20, 2017 19:33

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Even though it has been misinterpreted and refuted, I do like President Kennedy's speech ironically here in my hometown (Indianapolis) back in the 1950s, where he shared a definition of the word "Crisis" = Danger + Opportunity, in Chinese. And even though the translation is incorrect, I still would like to think that anytime there is a crisis, there is an element of danger and opportunity within it. Danger and opportunity can lead to amazing things!

This is also true of one's career. There's been talk of mergers, layoffs, and restructuring abound in my world of pharmacy and pharmaceuticals, and I don't foresee that tumult ending anytime soon. I still get panicky emails from friends of friends each and every day who lost their jobs, and beg for answers to: "What should I do about this?" When radical change is happening around us at lightening speeds, the best one can do is prepare for the crisis when it comes along.

Listen to my chat with Janet Kennedy over at Get Social Health on career development, in addition to many other topics we chat about in these interesting times we live in!

So, I wanted to write about 5 steps to take to not entirely insulate yourself from a career crisis, but prepare for it in advance should it ever come your way. My definition of a crisis here in your career is a layoff, company closure, random pink slip, or termination out of the blue. Most of our external lives are out of our control - but the one thing we can control is...our response to the environment around us.

Ready for some actionable items around this?

What To Do During A Career Crisis:

1) Prepare for it well in advance of a potential career crisis - You need to start saving and growing your FINANCIAL and SOCIAL bank accounts well in advance of any career breakdowns. Financial is the obvious - you need to save salary in a rainy day fund...preferably 6 months worth of expenses coverage, if not a full year or more. (And this is in addition to your retirement savings.) Saving your hard earned dollars for the crisis can give you breathing space to get over the shock of loss and focus on your NEXT great adventure, without your lizard brain being hi-jacked by fear/panic and taking any job that comes along first, which may not be the right job for you. Also, your SOCIAL bank account needs growth and fostering too. You want to build your network when you need it LEAST. That means, network OUTSIDE your company. Go to events and meet new people. Get around people who are NOT like you. Get around people who are SIMILAR to you but who work at different companies. Help others. Givers gain! Help other great people find work when they need it! Start saving your social capital just as you save for your rainy day fund--because again, the last approach you want to take when you have a crisis is to reach out to others who you don't know well and panic around asking them for jobs with no financial or social capital in the bank. That looks unprofessional.

2) Spread out your work - Never put all your career eggs in one basket, especially if you think your career choice is "safe" or "insulated" from economic downturns, and especially if you work for a big company. What I mean by this is make sure you have a side hustle. That could be an additional part time job, service on an association board, a part time entrepreneurial gig of your own (of course, the day job being cool with it), and/or do something outside of your day job on the side. Not only is this good for you, in that it trains your brain in broader ways of thinking and creativity enhancement, but it helps you build skills outside of your company that can be additive to your NEXT career move--whether that's by choice or not.

3) Be aware of what's going on in the wider world around you - If you're spending all your time in your day job at work, and you ONLY work at that day job, this is really not good at all, because if that work goes away, what else do you have? Nothing. I've generally witnessed that the larger the company an employee works for, the less likely the employees are to pay attention to what's going on in the wider world around them. (Not always, but generally.) This means getting savvy with social media. This means watching the news (as mud-slinging as it is). This means going to conferences outside and beyond your comfort zone. I've seen too many times where people get too comfortable working for a large employer for decades and then, when the rug is pulled out from underneath them, they're completely lost. Don't be in that situation. My best example of this is the buggy whip manufacturer. Back in the day, they could have been a fantastic top shelf buggy whip maker - but if they didn't pay any attention to the automakers...being the best buggy whip mfr no longer mattered. Stay relevant.

4) Be ready at a moment's notice for a new adventure - Some families have disaster plans in case of a weather disaster or the power grid going off line. You need to take this strategy with your own career as well. This means keeping your resume up to date at all times. This also means having an awesome and up to date LinkedIn profile (which I'm beginning to think is probably even more important than a resume these days). If you did great work on a project or with someone, ask them for a reference on your Linkedin profile. If someone did something amazing in a project you worked on, GIVE them an awesome reference per bullet 1 above, proactively. This means all the other 3 steps above, and this above all means--keeping an open mind. Always keep one eye open for new career or project adventures. Maybe you don't even need to leave your day job for your next big project or career adventure! But keep your eyes open, and be ready to jump on exciting opportunities when they head your way.

5) The one email you should send - If you did get that termination notice, give yourself a few days to quiet the lizard brain. Then, clean up your resume and LinkedIn profiles per above, and THEN you may send an email to your top 50 social network peers with a copy of your resume, and a request for ideas on what to do next. Tell them you have an open mind and will consider all possibilities. Describe your ideal next gig in a paragraph in that email, and let them put on their thinking caps. Follow up with everyone who responds to you. Stay in front of them. There's some literature out there that supports using your 2nd degree connections for optimal job opportunities here. Most of all, don't panic. Keep calm and carry on. And, if you did the previous 4 steps in advance, you'll be miles ahead of others still back panicking with their pink slips in hand.

There. Don't panic. Prepare. With these 5 steps, start planting the seeds NOW. Because one day the career crisis may come...will you be ready for it?

Erin Albert is a career coach and co-host of the pharmacy podcast, focused on pharmacy and healthcare career development.

Changes to the ACA & Impact to Medication Adherence - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 406

Mar 15, 2017 11:28

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Live at the HIMSS 2017 Conference in Orlando FL, an interesting interview with Ken Perez, Vice President of Healthcare Policy at Omnicell, Inc

Industry experts are predicting that a slow repeal of the ACA will have very little, if any, negative impact on healthcare technology. Healthcare technology grew at an unprecedented pace under the ACA, in part because the ACA contains provisions which provide healthcare technology with incentives to develop and implement new systems aimed at increasing efficiency.

Despite the significant amount of uncertainty with a slow repeal of the ACA for many players in the healthcare industry, healthcare technology appears to be poised for continued growth through value-based care, telemedicine, and the increased need for interoperability. 

About Ken Perez:

Ken Perez, in this hybrid role combining thought leadership, marketing, and business development, serve as the company’s subject matter expert on health reform, accountable care organizations (ACOs) and population health management, analytics, patient safety, and medication adherence.

Ken lead multiple multi-functional team initiatives, including the Industry Intelligence Delta Team, Medication Management Council, and Pharmacy Forums. Engage directly with integrated delivery network clients. Drive scenario planning, strategy, and M&A activities for analytics, patient safety and medication adherence, working closely with the product marketing and marketing communications teams.

• Architected a medication adherence solution suite framework and identified acquisition targets to supplement the company’s existing offerings.  

• Conceptualized, researched and provided the content as well as design direction for the company’s Medication Adherence Resource Center, an online educational service that is an industry first.  

• Chosen to speak on health reform, ACOs, analytics, and big data at healthcare industry events.

About Omnicell: 

Omnicell (NASDAQ: OMCL), a healthcare IT firm with approximately $700 million in annual revenue and a market capitalization of roughly $1.3 billion, provides comprehensive automation and business analytics software for patient-centric medication and supply management across the entire healthcare continuum--from hospitals to the home. 

Marketing Your MTM & Clinical Services - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 405

Mar 15, 2017 31:40

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Marketing Your MTM & Clinical Services

Dr. Blair Thielemier and Nicolle McClure discuss why it’s important to execute clinical and MTMs services in your independent pharmacy. We will discuss challenges of getting started and how to overcome them, give several marketing ideas, and review how offering these types of services can also be a new patient generator.

For those owners that are struggling performing these types of services, we will address the benefits of hiring an independent pharmacy consultant. At the end, we will touch on Blair’s Evaluate Pharmacy Virtual Summit event in April.  

 

Nicolle McClure

President - GRX Marketing 

2929 Westown Pkwy., Suite 100, West Des Moines, IA 50266

515.440.1270 main |515.280.2913 dir 

ELEVATE PHARMACY SUMMIT 

Meeting Your Patients Where They Are - Patient's Podcast - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 404

Mar 12, 2017 26:30

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Honored to have the opportunity to interview Kristy Sobel, host of the Patient's Podcast, part of the Pharmacy Podcast Network. 

The Patient's Podcast - is where the Voice of the Patient is the most important Voice in Healthcare.

We talk with Kristy today about her own experiences suffering with excruciating chronic pain and how she copes and moves forward every day. Meeting your patient's "where they are" is about empathy. Being sincere and taking pause in your busy day is tremendously important to your patient's care. Every individual has their own story and their own feelings. Every patient is different and dealing with their health in a specific way. The care you provide must include your sincerity and understanding. 

Kristy Sobel has been a trail blazer as an entrepreneur for 20 + years. She found herself in need for something that did not exist. Kristy created multifunctional and fashionable purses designed for those with back and neck problems. She branched out and created purses for those with special needs.

Kristy has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Better Homes & Gardens, Island Family Magazine, Metropolitan Women, US Weekly, OK Magazine, In Touch, The Floridian, Flair, Gulf Coast Business Review, Who’s Who in the industry MTV Awards goodie bags, E! Fashion Makeover., and Extreme Makeover Home Edition. She has created and been a part of creating companies from the ground up, dealing with promotions, fundraising, public relations, marketing, implementing strategies, concept and design, and creativity.

Kristy is a active spokesperson for charities, foundations, programs, and special causes. She has been a guest speaker NAWBO (Nat. Assoc. of Women Business Owners), BPW (Business Professional Women), WIT (Women in International Trade), e-Women and WATT (Women at The Top). Kristy is a advocate for the Special Forces Pararescuefoundation.org.

Pharmacy Future Leaders - Ryan Cotten - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 403

Mar 11, 2017 35:00

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The Pharmacy Podcast

#PharmacyFutureLeaders

Managed Care / Health Policy / U of Minnesota

 

 

Today we're going to be talking with Ryan Cotten:

Ryan Cotten is a 4th year University of Minnesota PharmD student passionate about creating unique solutions by managing limited healthcare resources. Following his P2 year, he interned at ClearScript learning about clinical services and the PBM industry. After his P3 year, he was AMCP chapter president and led his team to the AMCP National P&T Competition. He was the lead author on a health policy research paper "Pricing History Analysis of Orphan Drugs (1983-2015)" which he presented at two national pharmacy conferences. He’s looking to work in a managed care pharmacy residency to further grow as a leader and practitioner.

Everyone’s leadership road is different, let’s start with where you are today, and how you got into your current position. How do you feel you became a leader/innovator and how did the opportunities in Minnesota specifically help you? You mentioned you are doing many of your experiences in state. Why did you specifically choose Minnesota in the first place? I’ve been to the Twin Cities, to Mall of Americas, Twins games, but what’s it like living in the Twin Cities? How do you fit the aspects of choosing, applying for and visiting potential managed care residencies in your P4 year?  Can you tell us the difference between the importance of accreditation as it has to do with managed care versus other residencies? Students know where to go in looking for community or hospital residencies, but where do you look for managed care residencies? You mentioned a conference in Washington DC.  What does it mean to be a managed care pharmacist, I understand the concept in a broad sense, but what experience do you need in professional school to move that title forward?

 

Contact information:

Ryan Cotten (email: cotte039@umn.edu)

4th Year Pharmacy Student

 

Email - cotte039@umn.edu Twitter - @medicalmomentum LinkedIn - com/in/ryancotten Instagram - @laserleadership

Introducing SenioRx Radio - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 402

Mar 8, 2017 29:58

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The Pharmacy Podcast Network in collaboration with the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists has launched SenioRx Radio. The newest segment of the Pharmacy Podcast Network is designed to Empower pharmacists committed to promoting healthy aging through the appropriate use of medications for our senior populations.

The American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) is the only international professional society devoted to optimal medication management and improved health outcomes for all older persons. Founded in 1969, ASCP is a non-profit membership organization currently based in Alexandria, VA.  

ASCP represents over 9,000 pharmacy professionals, including students, serving the unique medication needs of the senior population. Our members range in the services they provide and serve seniors in a variety of settings.

SIGN UP for the 2017 ASCP Forum 

http://forum.ascp.com/

Contact ASCP: 

Christine Polite
National Director of Marketing & Media Relations American Society of Consultant Pharmacists | www.ascp.com
cpolite@ascp.com | t: 703.739.1300 ext. 134

How to Stay Healthy & On-Track at Work - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 401

Mar 7, 2017 15:07

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How to Meal Prep for Work, Stay Healthy, and ON-Track!

Today’s preparation determines tomorrow’s achievement- that’s about as simple as I can put this! If you go into work thinking you’ll “wing it”, 99.9999% of the time the only thing winging it will be your fitness plan flying right out the window with your good intentions.

(CHECK Yo-Self, before you WRECK Yo-Self!!) 

“But I don’t have time to plan out my meals- it takes so long!”“I don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen.”“I hate cooking.”“I tried out for ‘Worst Chefs in America’ and didn’t even make the cut- ugh!”Does this sound like you? Believe it or not, the vast majority of those who follow through on their fitness plan and stick with it agree with every one of those statements.

SO, what’s their secret? How do they persevere? TELL ME!!!Ok, ok- here we go!

1. Bulk Up

No, no- all you can eat buffets for breakfast lunch and dinner is NOT what I’m referring to here! The magic is in a strategy known as bulk cooking, or cooking once for several, or all, days of the week. “Once and done” as we say! Rather than cooking one chicken breast for each meal (oh, the horror!), bulk cooking would call for cooking numerous chicken breasts for your meals, all in one cooking session. You can then portion them out for each meal size, refrigerate them, and then re-heat once it’s meal time! BAM! (is that trademarked by Emeril Lagasse?)

2. Set It and Forget It

There are several ‘tools of the trade’ that can be utilized for bulk cooking- and for as many types of food as you can think of! Here are my favorites:

Rice Cooker

These are super cheap (I got mine for

HIMSS 2017 REVIEW SHOW - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 400

Mar 5, 2017 24:16

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Dr. Erin Albert, PharmD, MBA, and Kristin Eilenberg, MBA, join Pharmacy Podcast Network founder Todd S. Eury to discuss the 2017 Annual HIMSS Conference in Orlando Florida. The 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, February 19–23, 2017 in Orlando, brought together 42,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. 

Show notes, blog post from Dr. Erin Albert:

Well, I’ve tried to absorb as much knowledge as I can before my head explodes at #HIMSS17 this week. It’s been a BLAST talking to so many rockstars of HIT and healthcare that I’m starstruck!

One of the coolest new methods of learning for me at the meeting was actually co-hosting at Intrepid Healthcare’s #JoinTheConversation podcast desk at Experian Health with Joe Lavelle in place of Todd Eury as a co-host of the Pharmacy Podcast for a few of the episodes.  I even had a slip in the NCPDP session where I created a new word (adjudification = faster adjudication of healthcare claims. You’re welcome.)

What I also realized in that the harmless invite of asking people I’d only worked with on the phone or via Skype in the past to the booth was that it really boosted traffic for the space.  So much so that it would be wise for orgs going to large scale meetings in the future would benefit from having live podcasting from their booths.  Just saying!

If you need help with this at your next big pharmacy meeting booth, I’m certain that Todd Eury would be happy to help you out, or in the broader healthcare community, Joe would.  Either org is great, and podcasting is where all the cool action is these days…just ask me and my new pink socks.

The other thing HIMSS did really well was having a social media team of ambassadors - I think EVERY trade show (inside or outside of pharmacy) should have one. These are digital influencers that can spread the halo of all the awesome things happening at your conference online through social portals.  And let’s face it – who better to spread the word on a conference than those who would be at the conference anyway, speaking at the conference, and being the awesome thought leaders that they always are?  And, I’ll go critical on my first profession for a moment: we don’t have enough social media ambassadors in pharmacy. For whatever reason – we need more pharmacists tweeting, Facebook live-ing, Periscoping, Pinning, you name it. (And HIMSS, if you need a pharmacist for 18 into social media – I’d be happy to help!)

These are the items I will definitely retain from #HIMSS17.

PREVIEW SHOW: 

http://pharmacypodcast.com/podcast/himss-2017-preview-show/ 

HIPAA Breaches & Desk Audits - Pharmacy Compliance Guide - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 399

Mar 3, 2017 31:18

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HIPAA Breaches & Desk Audits

What is a breach?

In simple words, the loss of patient protected health information, either printed or electronic.

How common are breaches within pharmacies?

There are two types of pharmacies and pharmacy owners, The first are the ones who know they have had a breach The later are the ones who have had a breach and don’t know about it

How can I have a breach and not know about it?

Simple, has your pharmacy clerk ever given a patient another patient’s medication? That is a breach

Can you give me examples of breaches?

Pharmacy is robbed and the will call bin is stolen Pharmacy is robbed and the server is stolen Staff pharmacist has a laptop stolen Delivery driver has their vehicle stolen which is full of prescriptions to be delivered Billing manager has a jump drive with patient files for billing to work at home and loses it on the bus

What do I do when a breach occurs?

First, don’t panic Get the facts Complete a Potential Breach Evaluation and a Risk Assessment Determine whether the breach is reportable or non-reportable to HHS/OCR Document everything 

What are OCR Desk Audits

Tested in 2016 Launched on January 1, 2017 Notification via U.S. Mail and Email Also conducting no notice on-site inspections

What is the OCR asking for?

Notice of Privacy Practices (date must be after 07/01/2013) Risk Analysis Risk Management Plan Disaster Recovery Plan/Contingency Plan Annual Privacy and Security Assessments Random Policies and Procedures

On-Site Inspections

Same as above, but in person First question is to the person at your counter, normally your clerk Can I have a copy of your Notice of Privacy Practice? They have to know the answer and provide the NOPP

Penalties for Non-compliance

Fines up to 1.5 Million Dollars

 Is there help available to pharmacies?

Yes, but you get what you pay for You can buy a set of policies and procedures, but if you have breach, especially a reportable breach: Will the consultant stay with you when you need them the most? Will they charge you extra? Will they provide the correct advice?

How do you know how to pick a consultant?

Ask your peers Ask hard questions about how they have handled client breaches and inspections Do you get detailed answers from the consultant? Do you referrals from multiple people?

CONTACT: Office:  724-357-8380 

Website:  www.rjhedges.com

Changes to the ACA & the Impact on Health System Pharmacy - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 398

Mar 1, 2017 26:50

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We welcome back David Harlow BS, Pharm. D.Chief Pharmacy Officer of Martin Health System. Dr. Harlow received his B.S. in Pharm in 1992 from the Medical College of Virginia and completed his Doctoral work at the University of Florida.

Professionally, Dr. Harlow joined the Martin Health System as the Chief Pharmacy Officer, coming from Carilion Clinic’s ACO as the Regional Director of Pharmacy Operations for Southwestern Virginia.

Additionally, Dr. Harlow is the executive officer of PharmaDym, a clinical pharmacy consulting firm. His experience also includes retail pharmacy ownership, home infusion and pharmacy benefit management.

The first step towards assigning more responsibility to pharmacists, and thus improving medication adherence, is to identify where your organization may be falling short in terms of adherence. A logical place to start is with chronic patients. This level of patient generally has a complicated medication regimen, which can reduce the chance of full adherence to their prescribed routines. This often leads to multiple office or emergency room visits and higher usage of healthcare resources, not to mention lower HEDIS scores for the healthcare providers they are visiting. With total non-adherence potentially costing the U.S. health system $290 billion annually, the importance of helping chronic patients with adherence cannot be overstated.

The ACA changes the role of the pharmacist as we know it and is redirecting our approach to healthcare delivery. Collaboration between physicians and pharmacists brings the pharmacist out of the basement and onto the front lines as part of the overall care plan.  As chronic diseases continue to rise in prevalence, this collaboration can augment patient involvement, help improve medication adherence, improve cost‐efficiency and alleviate some of the demands affecting the healthcare system. As we move toward a value-based healthcare system, the pharmacist is only becoming more vital to the health of healthcare.

Contact David: Dave.Harlow@MartinHealth.org 

Special Thanks to our sponsor Omnicell

Pharmacy Future Leaders - Christine Dimaculangan - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 397

Feb 28, 2017 25:41

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#PharmacyFutureLeaders

Serving the Underserved

Christine Dimaculangan 

P4 at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy

 

Welcome to the Pharmacy Podcast Network, I’m your cohost Tony Guerra for the PharmacyFutureLeaders podcast broadcasting from DMACC’s Ankeny Campus.

Connect with me on Twitter at Tony_PharmD or on YouTube at TonyPharmD where you can find over 700 pharmacy videos supporting my audiobook Memorizing Pharmacology and new book How to Pronounce Drug Names, both available on Amazon.

Today we're going to be talking with Christine Dimaculangan a P4 at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy who has specific interests in serving the underserved, community pharmacy, and public health. Welcome to the pharmacy podcast.

You are in a 0 – 6 program, so you had an early interest in health care, tell me about some early influences you had in deciding on that type of program. You had the interesting choice between rural and urban. You’re from Jersey, but decided on Philadelphia, what made you choose your college? I’m from the DC suburbs and the living in Baltimore city was a shock to me at first, but I ended up loving the convenience and vibrancy of a big city. Tell me what you love about living In the city? Interprofessionalism is something that is now required by the accreditation documents in many health professions, tell me about your unique interprofessional experience with medical students.  You’ve been tagged as a leader by your faculty as you’ve arrived at your P4 year, what innovative practices can you share that you’ve completed especially as it relates to social media, Twitter and Instagram  You have a passion and commitment to community pharmacy, I find that being able to have a certain level of autonomy is what really provides satisfaction for community pharmacists, what kind of services would you want to offer?  You’ve prioritized a mission to serve the underserved, what does that look like after graduation? A college that has their students for six years instead of four has a bit of an advantage in creating longitudinal opportunities, tell me a little bit about your experiences and how the faculty / city / environment have made you the future pharmacist you are now. What APPE rotations did you choose when thinking about serving the underserved, do you focus on the clinical, the social, even the business/public health financial? What blanket advice would you have for new graduates?

Contact information you want to share:

Email, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.

Twitter and instagram: cadimaculangan

Link to Summer Medical Institute in Philadelphia http://mcophilly.org/smi-philadelphia/

 

CONTACT: (email: cdimaculangan@mail.usciences.edu) 

Contact Dr. Guerra:

On Twitter: Tony PharmD

aaguerra@dmacc.edu 

Detrimental Effects of Noncompliance: Pharmacy Law - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 396

Feb 27, 2017 16:31

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Gavel & Pestle Podcast host - Darshan Kulkarni talks about the effects of non-compliant pharmacies and pharmacy law. 

Due to the meningitis outbreak caused by NECC’s products, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, MD, was twice called to testify before Congress. She explained that the FDA is inadequately empowered to regulate these compounding pharmacies. Most recently, Commissioner Hamburg revealed that inspections by the agency have found appalling conditions in other compounding pharmacies. Inspections carried out from February through April have documented rusty tools, bare-handed employees handling drugs, and black particles in “sterile” solutions. According to the commissioner, these unacceptable conditions cause significant risks to public health.
 
As a result of the meningitis outbreak and subsequent findings, several bills have been proposed in Congress to improve regulation of compounding pharmacy. Some proposals would let the current structure continue as is, while others would require pharmacies to register and operate as manufacturers. While the former approach ignores the tragedies that occurred, the latter seemingly may take regulations too far.

Darshan Kulkarni has extensive experience handling complex regulatory affairs related to pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, and medical devices. Darshan can identify FDA compliance risks and work with your organization to develop proactive strategies to mitigate these risks. By working with us as your FDA attorney and regulatory consultant, you earn change management skills and the education to develop the right global regulatory strategies for you.

eMail: darshan@conformlaw.com

Phone: 215-703-7842 1001 

Pharmacogenomics in Senior Care Pharmacy: PGx Medical - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 395

Feb 21, 2017 25:30

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Pharmacy Podcast Network Blair Thielemier, PharmD interviews Clay Bullard, President of PGx Medical. 

The PGx Medical team works alongside clinicians to help determine the right drug, the right dose, for the right person through their pharmacogenetic program, making it simple for physicians, pharmacists and healthcare professionals to incorporate personalized medicine into their patient care.  This test guides providers in making actionable clinical decisions by optimizing patient medications.

PGx Medical believes you will lower healthcare costs, increase clinical efficiencies all while improving patient quality of life.

Clay Bullard, President
PGx Medical

Corporate Office:

3917A E. Memorial Road

Edmond, OK 73013

Phone:  405-509-5112

Email:  info@pgxmed.com

 

HIMSS 2017 PREVIEW SHOW - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 394

Feb 16, 2017 24:40

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  The HIMSS 2017 Preview Show   HIMSS: https://www.himss.org  HIMSS17 Conference: http://www.himssconference.org   Women's Programs at HIMSS: http://www.disruptivewomen.net/navigating-uncertainty-disruptive-women-style/ http://www.himssconference.org/session/most-influential-women-health-it-awards-dinner http://www.himssconference.org/networking/events/receptions/women-in-health-it-networking-reception http://www.himssconference.org/session/healthitchicks-meetup-women-making-waves-mental-health-tech   Thank you to HIMSS and Joyce Lofstrom, MS, APR Senior Director, Corporate Communications at HIMSS for this opportunity to attend and provide press coverage at HIMSS17!

 

HIMSS-Pharmacy Folks 

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/himss17-pharmacypharma-folk-erin-l-albert-mba-pharmd-jd-pahm?trk=prof-post 

HIMSS programs for pharmacists, pharmacy, biosimilars and drugs:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17fOELPkShr9E0C88-fBFFve69znOUjGK94BqvYUhchg/edit?usp=sharing 

Mandi Bishop: @mandibpro; Aloha Health: http://www.aloha.me  Kristin Eilenberg: @keilenberg; Lodescore: http://hello.lodescore.com 

A Valentine for Women in Healthcare: 6 Steps to Career Development, Leadership and Gender Parity

Feb 14, 2017 20:34

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Healthcare Businesswomen's Association:  http://www.hbanet.org 

Linkedin Long Post on these 6 steps: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/5-ways-really-support-women-why-i-didnt-march-erin-l-?trk=mp-reader-card 

Who's at the helm of healthcare? A tracker of gender and C-suite healthcare execs: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1f2vLf3GmXn7-oGSlm7OwCOIt1lGMb8OPzbUODdMF2YQ/edit?usp=sharing

Pink Magazine (now digitally Little Pink Book): http://www.littlepinkbook.com

Yahoo! Finance (For SEC filings for for-profit businesses): https://finance.yahoo.com

Guidestar (For Form 990s, with non-profit organizations): http://www.guidestar.org/Home.aspx

The S(He) Says Guide to Mentoring (Coming spring 2017): https://www.facebook.com/SHeSaysGuidetoMentoring/

Why Mentoring and Sponsorship are Key to Gender Parity: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-mentoring-sponsorship-key-women-gender-parity-erin-l-?trk=mp-reader-card

Atlanta, GA - Women on Board workshops: https://atlantawomen.org/wob/ 

Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com

Indiegogo: https://www.indiegogo.com

The Women's Campaign School at Yale: http://www.wcsyale.org (Application for the 2017 summer session runs through April 10, 2017.)

Women in State Legislatures 2017: http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/women-state-legislature-2017

Erin Albert, MBA, PharmD, JD, PAHM

CEO, Pharm, LLC Co-Host, The Pharmacy Podcast President, HBA Indiana Chapter 2017 Mentor, SXSW17 Post Office Box 335 Fishers, IN 46038 USA www.erinalbert.com LinkedIn

Pharmacy Future Leaders - Sunish Shah - Pharmacy Podcast Episode 392

Feb 14, 2017 37:58

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#PharmacyFutureLeaders

Research and National Residency Searches

 

 

Today we're going to be talking with Sunish Shah, a Student Pharmacist in his final year at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Sunish currently practices as a pharmacotherapeutics tutor at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and as a Pharmacy Intern at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital.

Sunish is passionate about critical care medicine, infectious disease, mentorship within the profession of pharmacy and clinical research. He has recently been awarded first place for a parenteral nutrition study by the Delaware Valley Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

You are in a 0 – 6 program, so you had an early interest in health care, tell me about the influence your family had on your choice of the broader healthcare profession and narrower focus on pharmacy. Specifically, focus on the importance your family put on volunteerism 
You’re from Northern PA, but decided on Philadelphia, what made you choose your college? I’m from the DC suburbs and the living in Baltimore city was a shock to me at first, but I ended up loving the convenience and vibrancy of a big city. What do you like best about Philly? Tell me a little bit about the leadership roles you had between your freshman and sophomore year and how much you focus on the pharmacy in that part of your curriculum. At DMACC our students can take prepharmacy classes, but that’s a different experience than taking classes with your future professional classmates.

You’ve been tagged as a leader by your faculty as you’ve arrived at your P4 year, what innovative practices can you share that you’ve completed.
You went to Mid-Year in Las Vegas, tell me about the experience and what you got out. You spent a day talking with residents and their posters, I’d like to hear about that. You’ve prioritized fit and research interests above location and finances, tell me what you’re looking at as you do your national search for the best fit residency. A college that has their students for six years instead of four has a bit of an advantage in creating longitudinal opportunities, tell me a little bit about your research experiences especially how a professor moved away, but you continued the research project.
You’ve made a commitment to making an impact at each APPE rotation you’re in, tell me about the clinical progress you’ve made in cardiology, ID, and other clinical practices. You’ve made a clear choice to go for a residency rather than PhD or Fellowship, tell me how you made that decision. What does it mean to be a researcher to you, I understand the concept in a broad sense, but what experience do you need in professional school to move that title forward? 12. What blanket advice would you have for pre-pharmacy students?

 

Contact Guest: Sunish Shah

(email: sshah1741@mail.usciences.edu)

P4 at Usciences COP 

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sunish_Shah

 

SPECIAL THANKS to our episode sponsor: USciences

https://www.usciences.edu/admission/ 

 

CONTACT DR. TONY GUERRA: 

Tony Guerra, Pharm.D.