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SOPIT Advisory Groups

Section Advisory Groups

ASHP's Section of Specialty Pharmacy Informatics and Technology has four Section Advisory Groups (SAGs) to help you engage with ASHP and colleagues who share similar interests. SAG volunteer opportunities are open for application annually in the spring.

SAG on Clinical Applications

The main focus of the SAG on Clinical Applications is development of recommendations to assist pharmacists in the design, implementation, interoperability, and use of clinical applications. This SAG supports both clinical and operational workflows, promotes patient safety and provides structure for positive health outcomes in all spectrums of practice, from acute through ambulatory care, to specialty and infusion, and throughout transitions of care and setting. This includes, but is not limited to, electronic health records, electronic prescribing, personal health records, quality measures, medication reconciliation, virtual care (including telehealth), digital health and electronic documentation of pharmacists’ clinical services crossing the continuum of care.



Tanya Ezekiel, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Informatics and Formulary Standardization Pharmacist
Prisma Health
Columbia, SC


Andrew Liu, Pharm.D., CPHIMS
Informatics Pharmacist
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

View current SAG on Clinical Applications Roster

SAG on Clinical Decision Support and Analytics

The SAG on Clinical Decision Support and Analytics is focused on optimization of clinical decision support and incorporation of new and innovative clinical functionality into appropriate clinical workflows in electronic health records and clinical information systems. This incorporates data, information and knowledge management, delivery, discovery, creation, assets, application, population health, data warehousing, outcomes measurement, artificial intelligence, machine learning, device integration and advanced analytics.



Asha Kalichira, Pharm.D., M.S.
Application Specialist 
Cedars-Sinai Health System
Los Angeles, CA


Casey Olsen, Pharm.D.
Advocate Aurora Health
Oak Brook, IL

View current SAG on Clinical Decision Support and Analytics

SAG on Operations and Automation

The SAG on Operations and Automation is focused on safe, interoperable, efficient use and ongoing maintenance of centralized and decentralized medication-use technology, including, but not limited to, automated dispensing cabinets, carousels, packagers, compounders, robotics, smart infusion devices and pumps, bar coded medication administration, inventory, tracking, machine readable technologies, financial and other related technologies throughout the closed loop medication cycle and across care settings.



Stacy Carson, Pharm.D., BCPS, FISMP
Medication Safety Coordinator
AdventHealth Orlando
Orlando, FL


Ryan Cello, Pharm.D.
Pharmacy Supervisor
UC Davis Health
Sacramento, CA

View current SAG on Operations and Automation Roster

SAG on Professional Development

The SAG on Professional Development is focused on providing educational opportunities and training materials for practicing and future Pharmacy Informaticists. The Professional Development Advisory Group develops submissions to AJHP to support all facets of health information technology, reviews and develops Section resources, and supports publication of informatics research. This advisory group is also involved in planning educational and networking opportunities at ASHP and other national meetings possibly in conjunction with the Section’s other SAGs.



Kevin Fuji, Pharm.D., M.A.
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Director of the Center for Health Services
Research and Patient Safety
Creighton University
Omaha, NE


Dallas Moore, M.S., R.Ph.
Pharmacy Director Informatics and Technology
University of Utah Health
Salt Lake City, UT

View current SAG on Professional Development Roster

Pharmacy Health Information Technology (PHIT) Collaborative

The Pharmacy HIT Collaborative Committees and Workgroups focus on supporting use of standardized electronic health records that support safe, efficient and effective medication use and continuity of care, and provide access to the pharmacists' patient care services by other members of the healthcare team. The PHIT Collaborative works to assure pharmacists' roles in provision of patient care services are recognized and integrated into the National HIT Interoperable framework.

The Pharmacy HIT Collaborative’s Volunteer Workgroups help facilitate the Collaborative’s efforts. Representative PHIT Collaborative Workgroup members from SOPIT are appointed by the Executive Committee.

PHIT Workgroup 1 - Professional Service Claims and Codes

PHIT Workgroup 2 - Professional Service Documentation and Coding

PHIT Workgroup 3 - Communication Standards

PHIT Workgroup 4 - Pharmacist EHR

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