JULIE A. PAWOLA, Pharm.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org), is a Clinical Pharmacist on the pharmacy informatics team at UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin. She is a Clinical Instructor at the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy teaching students, precepting residents, and serves as the residency coordinator for the PGY2 informatics residency. She received her Pharm.D. at University of Illinois at Chicago and completed a PGY1 residency at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Julie’s commitment to practice advancement includes membership in the SAG on Professional Development, previously serving as Vice Chair and Chair. She has also served as the Vice chair and is currently the Chair of the SOPIT Educational Steering Committee. She also participated in the ASHP Joint Section and Forum Leadership Development Advisory Panel. In additional to presenting at national and state conferences, she has been a panelist on a webinar reviewing the updated PGY2 informatics competency areas, goals and objectives , developed an informatics resource for students, published an article on informatics education resources in AJHP, coordinated and participated in a webinar on electronic medical record usability, and wrote a blog post on incorporating informatics education into all residency programs. She was a founding member and chair of the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW) Informatics and Technology Advisory Group
Informatics and technology are essential components to the future of pharmacy as illustrated in the ASHP Practice Advancement Initiative 2030 recommendations. Pharmacists utilize technology in their daily practice and the Section should support pharmacists in developing a comprehensive understanding of it and how it impacts their role in patient care to allow them to practice at the top of their license. We should support the understanding and optimization of artificial intelligence and the use of data in prospective modeling as key to improving patient outcomes. Pharmacists must continue to play a role in the implementation and maintenance of technologies within the medication use process to ensure patient safety and enhance patient care. This Section understands the importance of staying at the forefront of healthcare technology and automation, and how they can be utilized in providing patients with the safest and most effective care. We are leading the way in the promoting the role of pharmacists and technology. My involvement in the Section on Informatics and Technology has been personally and professionally rewarding for me. It has provided me with invaluable experiences and allowed me to work with like-minded individuals to advance the practice of pharmacy. It would be an honor to serve as a Director-at-Large.