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Informatics pharmacists design, implement, train, and maintain complex technologies to facilitate and automate the medication use process. Some of these technologies are Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE), clinical decision support systems, robotics, intelligent infusion devices, automated dispensing cabinets, telepharmacy and remote order review systems, barcode medication administration (BCMA) systems, and clinical documentation and surveillance. Informatics pharmacists must use their knowledge of information systems and the medication-use process to improve patient care by ensuring that new technologies lead to safer and more effective medication use.

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Anne Bobb
Credentials: B.S.Pharm, R.Ph.
Position/Title:Clinical Informatics Pharmacist
Organization: Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Primary Specialty: Informatics
Specialties: Medication Use Safety

Ron Schneider
Credentials: BS Pharmacy, MHA
Position/Title: Pharmacist consultant, Bar Code Resource Office
Organization: Department of Veterans Affairs
Primary Specialty: Informatics
Specialties: Patient Safety

Dennis Tribble
Credentials: Pharm.D., R.Ph., FASHP
Position/Title: Chief Pharmacy Officer
Organization: Baxa Corporation
Primary Specialty: Informatics
Specialties: Medication Use Safety, Pharmaceutical Industry, Health Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomics, Just Culture, Culture of Safety

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