The American Society for Automation in Pharmacy

By: Will Lockwood | July 24, 2018

Data sharing among state prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) is happening in a big way, thanks to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy’s PMP InterConnect program. Currently, 45 states have agreed to share data through InterConnect. And the service is being used, with close to 18 million requests a month from prescribers and pharmacists, and 39 million responses. Danna Droz, J.D., R.Ph., prescription monitoring program liaison for NABP, was on hand at our June conference to give us an update on InterConnect. You can view her slides here.

The point was driven home that InterConnect is the answer to the White House call for national interoperability of prescription drug monitoring programs.

PMP InterConnect is a highly secure...

By: Will Lockwood | May 15, 2018

On the agenda for our upcoming conference...

Community Pharmacy and the Next Phase of the DSCSA

Kala Shankle, J.D., Director, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, National Community Pharmacists Association

Kala will discuss the next phase of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) and how community pharmacies can prepare to comply with upcoming requirements under the law.

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By: Will Lockwood | May 09, 2018

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The Road to the New SCRIPT Standard

Patrice Bavaro Olson, Director, Product Innovation, Surescripts

Patrice will discuss some of the key ways that Surescripts is preparing to support the industry’s journey to the new SCRIPT standard, including backward compatibility, translations, and certification/on-boarding tools.


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By: Will Lockwood | May 07, 2018

Prescription Monitoring Programs: Where Are They Headed?

Danna Droz, J.D., R.Ph., Prescription Monitoring Program Liaison, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy

Danna will discuss how prescription monitoring programs have been changing to meet the demands of the opioid crisis and the new challenges they face in the future.

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By: Will Lockwood | May 05, 2018

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Interoperability, FHIR, and Blockchain: Where Do We Go from Here?

Tim Kosty, R.Ph., President, Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

Tim will discuss the challenges in developing and the progress in creating an interoperable health system, including the recent announcement from Apple that it will be creating a patient health record using the fast healthcare interoperability resources (FHIR) process. He will explore the challenges for healthcare technology companies, healthcare providers, pharmacies, and patients, and discuss whether these efforts are solving the right problem and whether new technology such as blockchain will make current efforts obsolete.


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