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SOPIT Leadership

Executive Committee

The role of the Section Executive Committee is to provide leadership, guidance, and advice to ASHP on ways to better meet the day to day practice needs of members.

Chair (2019-2020)

Samm Anderegg, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS

Samm AndereggSamm Anderegg is the co-founder and CEO of DocStation, Inc., in Austin, Texas, a technology platform that enables pharmacists to provide value-based patient care. He also serves as a consultant at the Pharmacy HIT Collaborative, where he is developing standardized data sets (i.e., value sets) to integrate pharmacists into health information exchange networks and quality payment programs.

Anderegg graduated from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and completed a residency with a combined M.S. in health-system pharmacy administration at the University of Kansas Health System. Anderegg is an active member of ASHP. He has served on the Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology Advisory Group on Ambulatory Care Informatics, as the Program Chair for the Informatics Institute, as a member of the Commission on Affiliate Relations, and as a member of the Pharmacy Forecast Survey Panel. He is author of several publications on informatics and quality, and he participates on committees and workgroups at CMS, PQA, HL7, and NCPDP.

Samm Anderegg can be e-mailed at sections@ashp.org.

Immediate Past Chair (2019-2020)

Maritza Lew, Pharm.D., CPHIMS, PMP

Maritza LewMaritza Lew is a Core Clinical Systems Manager at El Camino Hospital in the Silicon Valley. She received her Pharm.D. from the University of Southern California followed by a specialty residency in geriatric care at the VA Sepulveda. Lew has 30 years of experience in hospital pharmacy practice, working in the areas of pediatrics, geriatrics, critical care, and clinical informatics. She has built both interfaced and integrated pharmacy systems. Projects under her direction include bedside barcoding, IV workflow management systems, automated dispense machines, device integration, and various electronic health record systems. She currently oversees a team of talented clinicians where she dedicates her time to optimizing systems for patient safety and looking at big data.

She is active professionally, serving in elected and appointed roles for ASHP. Most recently, she served as Director-At-Large for the Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology’s Executive Committee.

Maritza Lew can be e-mailed at sections@ashp.org.

Chair Elect (2019)

Seth W. Hartman, Pharm.D., M.B.A.

Seth HartmanSeth Hartman is the Director of Pharmacy Informatics at The University of Chicago Medicine (UCM), an 811-bed pediatric and adult, Level 1 trauma academic medical center. Hartman graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2008 with his Pharm.D. degree, and in 2017 graduated with his Healthcare M.B.A. from Oregon Health and Science University. He is a Residency Program Director for a PGY2 residency in informatics, serves as preceptor to residents and students at UCM, and lectures at schools of pharmacy when available. Hartman was part of the ASHP faculty who produced the Pharmacy Informatics Essentials program in 2014 (now titled the ASHP Pharmacy Informatics Certificate program). He was Chair of the Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology Educational Steering Committee and has presented, moderated, and was program chair for ASHP Summer Meetings sessions over several years. Today, he is in his third year as Director-at-Large for the Section’s Executive Committee.

Seth Hartman can be e-emailed at sections@ashp.org.

Director-at-Large (2018-2020)

Barry M. McClain, Pharm.D., M.S.

Barry McLainBarry M. McClain is Director of Pharmacy Information Systems at Aurora Health Care in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he leads a dynamic team that supports the best use and design of pharmacy applications for 16 hospitals, 150+ clinics, and 70+ retail pharmacies. He also serves as the Residency Program Director for the PGY2 pharmacy informatics residency and is a preceptor for the PGY1 practice and PGY2 administration residencies.

McClain received his Pharm.D. from The Ohio State University and an M.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison while completing a combined PGY1/PGY2 health-system pharmacy administration residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. McClain’s professional involvement includes participating as a member on the Section’s Educational Steering Committee, as well as the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin’s Informatics and Technology Advisory Group, over the last several years. He also has involvement at the regional pharmacy school and has presented numerous times at state and national conferences.

Barry McClain can be e-mailed at sections@ashp.org.

Director-at-Large (2019-2021)

Benjamin J. Anderson, Pharm.D., M.P.H.

Benjamin AndersonBenjamin Anderson is a Medication Management Informaticist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He also serves as Program Director and preceptor for the PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency. His areas of responsibility include medication warnings, clinical decision support, and application lead for infection control.

Anderson earned his Pharm.D. from the University of Minnesota and completed a residency with a combined M.P.H. in health system pharmacy administration at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Anderson has been an active member of ASHP since 2003, primarily within the Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology. He has served as Chair of the Advisory Group on Clinical Information Systems, Chair for the Meaningful Use Workgroup, and member of the Advisory Group on Clinical Decision Support and Analytics, and he has presented at multiple ASHP meetings. He has also served as a member of the ASHP Foundation

Donor Recruitment Subcommittee.

Benjamin Anderson can be e-mailed at sections@ashp.org.

Director-at-Large Elect (2019-2020)

Carol L. White, Pharm.D., BCGP, BCPS, CPHIMS

Carol WhiteCarol White is the Director of Pharmacy Services and Clinical Therapeutics at HCA Healthcare. For the last few years, she has led pharmacy informatics work across HCA Healthcare’s Physician Services Group, which consists of over 1,200 practices across the United States. Having recently transitioned roles in the organization, she now focuses on translational medication and safety data analytics for inpatient and outpatient settings. White earned her Pharm.D. from the University of Tennessee and completed a two-year pharmacotherapy residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. Her support of the profession is demonstrated through her volunteerism, having served in a variety of roles within the Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology Advisory Groups. She is currently finishing her term as Chair of the Section’s Educational Steering Committee, where she had the opportunity to interact with leaders from across the Section to identify new needs and modalities for delivering education to members.

Carol White can be e-mailed at sections@ashp.org.

ASHP Staff

Amey C. Hugg, B.S.Pharm., CPHIMS, FKSHP
Director, Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology

Amey HuggAmey C. Hugg, B.S. Pharm., CPHIMS, FKSHP is the Director of the ASHP Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology. Her responsibilities include acting as the staff liaison and secretary for the SOPIT Executive Committee and coordinating activities to accomplish established Section objectives. She also acts as an ASHP information resource and provides guidance to members on pharmacy informatics in various health care environments.

Previously, Ms. Hugg was the Manager of Pharmacy Informatics and the Organizational Leader for Physician Adoption and Order Sets at the University of Louisville Hospital. Additionally, she was the Director of the PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency Program and has been an active preceptor during her entire career. For several years, she served ASHP as a volunteer informatics residency site surveyor. In addition to health-systems, her pharmacy practice experience includes corporate level pharmacy management, clinical pharmacy, Medicaid and managed care.

Ms. Hugg has been a leader in various pharmacy and informatics organizations throughout her career, including the Kentucky Society of Health-System Pharmacists. She served on the KSHP Executive Committee in various capacities, including President of the association. Most recently, she was awarded KSHP Fellow status.

Ms. Hugg, a fourth generation pharmacist, received her pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems.

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