The American Society for Automation in Pharmacy

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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By: Will Lockwood | May 03, 2018

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Wrapping Your Head Around Blockchain: Foundations and Potential Implications for Healthcare

Brent Fox, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy

If an award for most-hyped technology existed, blockchain would likely have received it over the last several years. Indeed, blockchain has been forecast to disrupt a laundry list of industries, including banking and pharma. But what exactly is blockchain? And what is its potential role in healthcare? Brent begins with a foundational introduction to blockchain technology. After providing a common point of understanding, he will focus on blockchain in healthcare, including challenges, its potential role, and example ...

By: Will Lockwood | April 30, 2018

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New HIPAA Update: NCPDP F2 Telecommunication Claim Standard

Annette Gabel, President, ACAG Consulting

Annette will bring us up to date on a range of topics around the forthcoming NCPDP F2 telecom standard, including the current regulatory status, how pharmacy is embracing the change, the significant changes from D.0 to F2, and the proposed timeline for implementation.


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By: Will Lockwood | April 23, 2018

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Pharmacist eCare Plan: Beyond CPESN Networks and the CMMI Grant

Trista Pfeiffenberger, Pharm.D., M.S., Director of Quality and Operations, CPESN USA

Trista will provide an update on the current status of the eCare Plan tool and offer insights that help better explain the potential ubiquity of the eCare Plan within pharmacy.

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By: Will Lockwood | April 23, 2018

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Taking PMPs to the Next Level: Lessons Learned from Reporting All Prescriptions Using the ASAP PMP Standard

Kevin Borcher, Pharm.D., PDMP Program Director, Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHII)

In 2017 Nebraska enhanced its PDMP to require reporting of all controlled substances. Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, the legislation mandated the reporting of all prescription drugs to the PMP. Understanding the reasons for this innovative and expanded use of the PMP and the opportunities and challenges in achieving this can provide valuable benefits for other states interested in this.

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