The American Society for Automation in Pharmacy

2016 Midyear Conference

June 16-18

The Seelbach Hilton

Louisville, Kentucky


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ASAP Thanks The Sponsors of the 2016 Midyear Conference

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Hotel Information

The Seelbach Hilton
500 South Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40202-2518
Call The Seelbach at (800) 333-3399 to make your room reservation. Rooms will go quickly at the meeting rate of $199 per night, which is available until May 23, 2016. Mention the American Society for Automation in Pharmacy to receive the conference rate.

The Agenda


Thursday, June 16

11:30 – 1:00     Registration
1:00 – 1:30     PMP Gateway: Enhancing Interoperability and PMP Data Usage
Clay Rogers, Product Manager, Appriss

As the nation focuses more on the benefits of PMPs, more states are passing mandates on PMP access and use requirements.  However, as the emphasis grows, access to the data can be a time consuming process. Clay will describe how advances in technology are enabling healthcare organizations to access prescription monitoring program (PMP) data within the clinical workflow through a standardized integration approach. He will also describe how the Appriss PMP Gateway enhances interoperability of PMP data using standards such as ASAP Web Service and how the ASAP Web Service standard was enhanced with the addition of NARxCHECK, an automated prescription drug abuse assessment and management tool that supports health care practitioners and dispensers.

1:30 – 2:00     Prescription Monitoring Programs: Considerations for Pharmacists, Pharmacies, and System Vendors
Heather Gray, J.D., Legislative Director, NAMSDL

Overview of current laws and pending legislation related to required registration with the PMP, mandatory checks of the PMP, unsolicited reports, and steps taken by states to make better use of the programs with a focus on how such laws affect pharmacies and pharmacists.

2:00 – 2:15      Break

2:15 – 2:45     340B: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?
Doug Wong, Pharm.D., Vice-President, Pharmacy Practice, Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions

Doug will provide a recap of recent updates and pending changes related to the 340B program. He’ll cover the implications of these changes and talk about the current audit environment.

2:45 – 3:15     3D Printing: Applications in Healthcare
Eric Wernert, Ph.D., Director, Visualization and Analytics, Research Technologies, Pervasive Technology Institute, Indiana University

Eric will provide an overview of the state of the art in 3D printing technologies and techniques. He will illustrate their application to the areas of biomedical research and healthcare delivery, and also cover potential applications to the fields of pharmaceutical automation and customization.

3:15 – 3:30      Break

3:30 –    4:00      Patient Adherence on Steroids: From Med Sync to Packaging at Retail, and Beyond
Bob Lomenick, R.Ph., Owner, The Tyson Drug Companies and Right Way Meds

Bob will describe how he’s been addressing patient adherence in two ways, starting with a simple med sync program and moving on to the addition of adherence packaging when he realized sync wasn’t enough on its own. He’ll talk about where pharmacy technology needs to go next in order to give pharmacists the proactive tools and information they need to continue bringing solutions to the adherence challenge.

4:00 – 5:30     Open for Business Meetings

5:30 – 6:30     President’s Reception


Friday, June 17

8:00 – 9:00     Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15     Midyear Report on ASAP Activities
9:15 – 9:30     Gold Sponsor Podium Time

9:30 – 10:00      The Value of Clinical Pharmacy Documentation: Leveraging Data to Compete in an Accountable Care Ecosystem
Samm Anderegg, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, Health IT Consultant,
Pharmacy HIT Collaborative

The pharmacy business model is evolving. On the brink of provider status, pharmacists need a way to demonstrate their impact on patient outcomes. Leveraging technology and standardized codes to document clinical services provides an opportunity to produce robust data, allowing pharmacists to lobby for new revenue streams in a value-based healthcare system.

10:00 – 10:30     Health Information Exchange: The Minnesota Model
Laura Topor, President, Granada Health

Laura will review Minnesota’s approach to health information exchange (HIE), the role of pharmacists, and how health information exchange is doing in Minnesota compared to other states. She will include a background of what health information exchange is and address some regulatory and practical components of successful health information exchange systems.

10:30 – 11:00     Break

11:00 – 11:30     Improving Stars by Leveraging Primary Care Physicians and IT
Jayson Hobbs, President, FocusMD

Jayson will discuss how primary care physicians (PCPs) are being measured on star performance, and the corresponding incentives available to them. He will also review the IT tools that are being made available to participate in the programs, as well as what’s happening with the pilot program that he is setting up with Pittsburgh-based pharmacies.

11:30 – 12:00      Final AMP Rule: Review and Industry Implications
Tim Kosty, R.Ph., M.B.A., President, Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

The long-awaited final AMP (average manufacturer price) rule was published in the Federal Register in February and took effect April 1, 2016. Tim will review the provisions of the final rule and the likely impact on supply chain participants. Short- and longer-term market changes will be explored, including the final rules influence on pharmacy reimbursement models.

12:00 – 12:30      Beyond Central Fill: How Central Services Improve Efficiencies and Expand Offerings
Kathy Paulsen, R.Ph., Regional Manager, Fairview Pharmacy Services

Central services, including central fill, call center services, data entry, and verification are contributing to increased efficiencies in multiple pharmacy settings. This session will explore the services offered, the technology used to provide these services, and additional offerings a pharmacy may provide as a result of increased efficiency from utilizing central services.

1:30 – 5:30     Lunch and Networking at Churchill Downs

6:30 – 7:30     Reception

Saturday, June 18

8:30 – 9:30     Concluding Continental Breakfast