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Pharmacy Technology Conference Friday, March 21, 2014

Pharmacy Technology Conference
Friday, March 21, 2014
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

On March 21, 2014 all of the practice-based, state-wide, professional pharmacy organizations in New York State are collaborating to sponsor the first Pharmacy Technology Summit in Albany, NY. Representatives of the NYS Board of Pharmacy and the Department of Health, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement will also be joining the conference. The Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences will serve as the host for the conference.

The purpose of this conference is to serve as forum for a discussion of the important and evolving role of technology and information management in contemporary pharmacy practice, especially its relevance to changing health care delivery systems under health care reform. The focus will be on patient safety, improved efficiency and value, and the potential to redeploy pharmacists for direct patient care roles. The important consideration of the regulatory framework, changes that may have to be considered to keep pace with practice technologies, and the potential impact on the safe and effective implementation of automation and informatics will also be a focus throughout the day.

The format for the day will include a keynote presentation followed by four topic discussions by experts in their area. Each topic will be followed by panel discussions involving practitioners, pharmacy leaders and State Board members. The four topics and committed speakers are:

  • IVA Technology – Robotics and Automated Workflow Management (William W. Churchill, MS, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Partners Healthcare)
  • Hospital Dispensing Technologies – Robotics, ADCs, Controlled Substances (Dave F. Webster, MS, University of Rochester Medical Center, Strong Memorial Hospital)
  • Technology and Automated Workflow in Ambulatory/Community Pharmacy (TBD)
  • Informatics, Health Information Exchange and Pharmacy Practice (TBD)

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