The American Society for Automation in Pharmacy held its 2018 Midyear Conference at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla. You can find presentations from the conference at
From left, ScriptPro’s Sahar Girgis, Richard Pendleton from Strategic Information Initiatives, Kay Morgan from Elsevier, eRx Network’s Richard Brook, and ScriptPro’s Bernie Knutsen. American Pharmacy Alliance’s John Hobson, left, and Karl Steele, third from left, with John Vaughn, second from left, and Patrick Hawthorne from ConnectiveRx. From left, CoverMyMeds’ Ed Feltner and Charles Brinkley, ACAG Consulting’s Annette Gabel, Patrice Olson from SureScripts, and AmerisourceBergen’s Bob Jones. Gabel presented on the NCPDP F2 Telecommunication Standard and Olson spoke about the new SCRIPT Standard. Geeta Borse, left, and Nirav Patel from BestRx Pharmacy Software. Rajesh Thomas, left, from ProCare Rx with MedQuest Pharmacy’s Milton Maldonado. From left, QS/1’s Sonny Anderson, Barb Carter from the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy PDMP, Chad Zadrazil from the National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws, and Nebraska Health Information Initiative’s (NeHII) Kevin Borcher, who spoke on NeHII’s lessons learned from requiring reporting of all prescriptions using the ASAP PMP standard. Integra LTC Solutions’ Louie Foster, left, and Raymond van Rooyen. Speakers Brent Fox, left, from the Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy and Pharmacy Healthcare Solution Inc.’s Tim Kosty. Fox provided an overview of blockchain and Kosty followed up with a look at interoperability, FHIR, and blockchain. Luis Marquez, left, from Leon Medical Centers, with speaker Timothy Aungst from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, whose topic was opportunities for pharmacy coming from consumer wearable health technologies. IQVIA’s Dan Colfer, left, and Liberty Software’s Jeremy Manchester. From left, speaker Ben Bluml from the American Pharmacists Association Foundation, QS/1’s Ed Vess, and Tabula Rasa HealthCare’s Tom Wilson. Bluml presented the results of a pilot project that studied innovative methods for optimizing and personalizing medication therapy using pharmacogenetics.