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SAG on Clinical Applications
The main focus of the SAG on Clinical Applications will be recommendations to assist pharmacists in the design, implementation, interoperability, and meaningful use of clinical applications. This SAG will support both clinical and operational workflows and promote patient safety and provide 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, and electronic documentation of pharmacists’ clinical services crossing the continuum of care.
Raymond Chan, Pharm.D.
Pharmacy IS Specialist;
PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency Program Director
Virginia Beach, VA
Chad Stashek, Pharm.D., M.S.
Oregon Health & Science University
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, device integration and advanced analytics.
Van Do, Pharm.D.
Pharmacy Informatics Supervisor
Calvin “Clay” Daniels, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Pharmacist Medication Safety and Informatics
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
SAG on Operations and Automation
The SAG on Operations and Automation is focused on safe, interoperable, efficient use and ongoing maintenance of Medication-Use Technology, including, but not limited to, Automated Dispensing Cabinets, Carousels, Packagers, Compounders, Robotics, Smart infusion devices and pumps, Bar Coded Medication Administration (BCMA), inventory, tracking, financial and other related technologies throughout the closed loop medication cycle and across care settings.
David Agüero, Pharm.D., DPLA
Manager, Medication Systems and Informatics
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Dennison Lim, Pharm.D.
Medication Management Informaticist
SAG on Professional Development
The SAG on Professional Development will focus on providing education and training materials for practicing and future Pharmacy Informaticists. The Professional Development Advisory Group will develop submissions to AJHP to support all facets of health information technology, review and develop Section resources, and support publication of informatics research. This advisory group will be involved in planning educational opportunities at ASHP and other national meetings possibly in conjunction with the Section’s other SAGs.
Ashley Mains Espinosa, Pharm.D., M.S., CPHIMS
Director, System Pharmacy Business Services
Marc Willner, Pharm.D., CPHIMS
Lead Pharmacy Informatics Specialist
Pharmacy Health Information Technology (PHIT) Collaborative
The Pharmacy HIT Collaborative Committees and Work Groups, formerly known as PSTAC, the Pharmacist Services Technical Advisory Coalition, was founded in 2002 to improve the coding infrastructure necessary to support billing for pharmacists' professional services. In 2012 PSTAC was restructured so that it is under the same umbrella of leadership as the Pharmacy HIT Collaborative Committees and Work Groups. The Pharmacy HIT Collaborative’s Volunteer Workgroups help facilitate the Collaborative’s efforts. There are currently four Workgroups:
PHIT Workgroup 1 - Professional Service Claims and Codes
Maintain, add, and evolve new pharmacy service billing codes (CPT); and monitor the organizations responsible for establishing and maintaining billing codes and the transactions using the codes (e.g. AMA/CPT, NCPDP, X12). Evaluate NCPDP WG1, WG10 and WG11 activity to determine the need for new codes or Value Sets for billing professional services. Monitor quality reporting measures as they relate to pharmacists’ services including organizations overseeing these measures (e.g. PQA, NQF, AMA/CPT).
PHIT Workgroup 2 - Professional Service Documentation and Coding
Identify pharmacists professional service documentation codes (e.g. SNOMED-CT, LOINC, RxNorm); as necessary monitor and act upon standards development organizations activity (e.g. NCPDP WG10 MTM Communications TG, HL7); develop educational or guidance material about the technical use of pharmacists coding EHR documentation (e.g. medication reconciliation, disease or condition specific outcomes).
PHIT Workgroup 3 - Communication Standards
The Work Group assists the Collaborative with guidance to pharmacists and other key stakeholders about Health Information Exchanges (HIE's), clinical aspects of e-prescribing, workflow related to the pharmacists’ patient care process, digital health, clinical data exchange, and other standard electronic-related transactions.
PHIT Workgroup 4 - Pharmacist EHR
Work with HL7 and NCPDP to evaluate and recommend changes to EHR functional profiles specific to community (ambulatory), long term post-acute care, and hospital pharmacy practice settings; electronic structured documents (C-CDA); work on guidance documents to educate pharmacists on the value of their system vendors in adopting pharmacist EHR and Health IT certification to accomplish interoperability; work with quality development organizations (e.g. PQA, NQF, NCQA) in electronic standardization for the impact of pharmacists’ clinical interventions and medication use information in EHRs for quality reporting and analytics (evaluate and predict).