Pharmacy Clinical Track

PC Track - Pharmacy Clinical Track | Grand Saguaro West

The quality of patient care is at the forefront of what clinical pharmacists do. With that in mind, the ways in which to streamline processes, reduce overhead, and raise patient satisfaction are of utmost importance. From a look at biosimilars to the ever-evolving technology in the pharmacy, this session highlights subjects that impact the day-to-day operations of clinical pharmacists

Below are the Pharmacy Track sessions at the 2022 Fall IDN Summit in Phoenix.

Succession Planning and Workforce Shortages (Invitation Only)

Sunday, August 28 , 2022 | 2:00 PM

Successful succession planning will help with identifying the critical positions within your organization and developing action plans for individuals to assume those positions. This method of promotion helps organizations with the recruitment and retention of top talent, cuts the overhead of additional training, and increases employee engagement. In this session learn how to navigate succession planning while dealing with the impact of worker shortages.

Learning Objectives:

1. Define a successful succession planning method.

2. Evaluate how the IDN is preparing the next generation of leaders.

3. Outline a plan to overcome technician shortages and cost of labor issues.

4. Identify a plan for preventing worker burnout.

Transition of Care: Hospital at Home (Invitation Only)

Sunday, August 28, 2022 | 3:00 PM

A factor in the evolving landscape of health systems is the hospital-at-home model. This model enables some patients needing acute-level care the opportunity to receive that care in their homes, rather than in a hospital. The hospital at home model has been shown to reduce costs, enhance the patient experience, and improve outcomes. This session will explore the opportunities and challenges associated with hospital-at-home models as well as explain regulations.

Learning Objectives:

1. Define the hospital-at-home care delivery model.

2. Evaluate what this model looks like for the health system.

3. Identify opportunities and challenges with the hospital-at-home delivery model.

4. Explain how to understand regulations around this delivery model.

Med Safety Throughout the Supply Chain (Invitation Only)

Sunday, August 28, 2022 | 4:00 PM

The supply chain holds major, but often invisible, risks to the healthcare industry. There are two major risk categories that affect the healthcare supply chain; business risk and operational risk. Managing risk to increase safety throughout the supply chain leads to better profits, reduces losses, and high patient satisfaction. In this session learn the best practices for med safety, how to educate the workforce in those practices, and get buy-in for adoption.

Learning Objectives:

1. Define the goals of med safety in the supply chain.

2. Evaluate how your organization is educating its workforce.

3. Explain updating system processes and procedures.

4. Identify ways for getting buy-in for adoption.

Pharmacy Clinical Track

Biosimilars: Clinical Adoption and Payer Considerations

Monday, August 29, 2022 | 1:00 PM

The introduction of biosimilar products or products approved based on demonstrating that it is highly similar to an FDA-approved biologic product, has opened many possibilities in the field of pharmaceuticals. In this session, our panel of experts will explore the impact of biosimilars on patient care, how to get buy-in on biosimilars for clinicians, and opportunities for use of biosimilars in supply chain shortages.

Learning Objectives:

1. Define biosimilars and their uses.

2. Outline how to get buy-in on biosimilars from clinicians.

3. Analyze the impact of biosimilars on patient care.

4. Demonstrate opportunities for biosimilars with supply chain shortages.

Monday, August 29, 2022 | 2:30 PM

Technology in the Pharmacy

Technology is ever-evolving and should be at the forefront of any pharmacy. Embedding technology in the pharmacy can free up time for the pharmacist to help better care for patients, it can improve job satisfaction, reduce costly errors, and improve the health outcomes for the patient. This presentation will demonstrate the clinical impact of technology in the pharmacy and discuss ways of improving pharmacy system processes with innovative technology.

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify current technology trends in the pharmaceutical field.

2. Define innovation in the pharmacy.

3. Explain the clinical impact of technology in the pharmacy.

4. Describe how to improve pharmacy system processes.

Monday, August 29, 2022 | 4:00 PM

AI in the Pharmacy

Artificial intelligence is helping to streamline processes, reduce costs and increase the quality of patient care in pharmacies. AI helps pharma companies find patients for clinical trials, quickly analyze millions of potential compounds for medicinal properties, and solve supply chain issues. In this session learn about how AI can use data to improve patient care, benchmarking, and transparency. The panel of experts will share what is available now and what we can look forward to in the future of AI.

Learning Objectives:

1. Define artificial intelligence and its uses in the pharmacy.

2. Analyze data to improve patient care.

3. Identify benchmarking and transparency metrics.

4. Compare what is available now versus what the future holds.

Idea Exchanges

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 | 8:00 AM

Technology Disruptions

Exponential technological changes are causing disruptions across the pharmaceutical system. Changes such as robotics, artificial intelligence, and clinical breakthroughs are transforming the future of pharmacy. This session will introduce new entrants and their impacts in the field, discuss innovation opportunities, and track trends in disruptions versus long-term solutions.

Learning Objectives:

1. Define technology disruptions in the pharmaceutical system.

2. Identify innovation opportunities.

3. Describe new entrants and their impact.

4. Distinguish trends versus long-term solutions

Idea Exchanges

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 | 9:30 AM

Joint Commission

This session will cover all you need to know about how and why to pursue a Joint Commission Accreditation. This accreditation is the gold standard in private accreditation, providing many advantages including strengthening operational effectiveness, promoting stakeholder confidence, supporting regulatory and payer compliance and strengthening staff knowledge and competencies.

  • Changes in regulations post-pandemic
  • Best Practices in preparing for visits

Learning Objectives:

1. Define the Joint Commission Accreditation.

2. Outline the process for pursuing accreditation.

3.  Investigate changes in regulations post-pandemic.

4. Identify best practices in preparing for visits.