Conference Circuit

ASAP 2015 Midyear Conference

The American Society for Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP) recently held its midyear conference at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla. Attendees at the conference benefited from a fast-paced program of 30-minute presentations covering a broad range of clinical, operational, and business topics, with an emphasis on how technology is being used to improve the efficiency and profitability of pharmacies.

For a slide show of the conference, click on any of the thumbnails below.

Nationwide Pharmaceutical’s Marc Young presented on how technology companies can successfully navigate the government procurement and implementation process.Venn Strategies’ Brian Reardon gave an update on federal healthcare policy and the impact on longterm care pharmacies.Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions’ Tim Kosty returned to the speaker program, this time with a presentation titled “Retail Pharmacy Clinical Services: Influence of ACOs and Healthcare Financing Models.”Tricia Lee Wilkins, pharmacy advisor for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), spoke on the ONC Shared Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap and the call to action to build on existing technologies to achieve bidire
Health Market Science’s Dan Schofield covered current trends in provider enrollment and screening requirements pharmacies need.From left, Health Market Science’s Jay Randolph is seen with QS/1’s Sonny Anderson, Tammy Devine, and Michael Ziegler, as well as CoverMyMeds’ Ron Fine.Tim Tannert and Lisa Miller.Phil Ryan from QS/1, left, with First Databank’s Tom Bizzaro and his wife, Ann.
PDR’s Sam Pizzo, left, and Steve Kennedy from AmerisourceBergen.Health Business Systems’ Keith Lesniewski, left, and Tom Fitzgerald.Chuck Welch from Speed Script and Emdeon’s Richard Brook.Mike McManus, left, and Jessica Repka from Ateb, with Ed Feltner from IMS Health.
AmerisourceBergen’s Bob Jones, left, and Ken Whittemore from Surescripts.At left, RJ Padgitt from Emdeon and Mike Zabonik from Cardinal Health.Americorp Financial’s Mark Johnson spoke on finding effective and creative ways to meet technology financing needs in pharmacy.Retail Management Solutions’ Brad Jones provided an update on credit-card security, explaining the current environment and separating myth from reality.
Speaker Jonathan Shaatal, left, from Four Seasons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Advanced Pharmacy’s Jim Moncrief. Shaatal offered his views on what the market needs for automating the distribution of controlled substances in LTC fScott Hughes, left, and Brent Tremblay from RelayHealth with Speed Script’s Chuck Welch, center.AmerisourceBergen’s Heather Zenk presented on the current and future impact of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act, including a review of key implementation timeline dates.Joe Moose from Moose Pharmacy and Community Care of North Carolina made the case for why now is the time for pharmacy to truly focus on population health management and how this will help move the cost-of-care value curve in the right direction.

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