STACY L. CARSON, PharmD, BCPS, FISMP ([email protected]) is the Medication Safety Officer for AdventHealth. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She completed a Pharmacy Practice and Drug Information residency at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, KS. She then went on to complete a Safe Medication Management Fellowship at the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) in Horsham, PA. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and is the course coordinator for the Medication Safety & Technology class in the Masters in Medication Safety and Quality Systems program.
Carson has a large interest in how medication safety and technology intersect. She has participated on and led numerous projects related to healthcare technology including co-chairing the Smart Pump Oversight Committee, optimizing barcode medication administration, automated dispensing cabinets, pump integration, and EHR alerts.
Carson’s ASHP involvement includes member of the Medication Safety Advisory Group for 5 years, where she was a workgroup leader for 2 projects; member of the Operations and Automation Advisory Group for 3 years where she was a workgroup leader for updating an ASHP statement and the Get IT Done group,and served as the SAG Chair for the 2020-21 year. Additionally, she presented a CE at the 2020 Midyear Clinical Meeting on medication safety technology data.
Our work as pharmacists is to provide safe and appropriate medications to patients. Within the hospital, the use of technologies is tightly interwoven into all pharmacy work processes. As a medication safety leader, I am a huge proponent of making it easier to do what is right and using data to help drive change. Leveraging pharmacy informatics, data, and our medication safety technologies enables us to do that within the medication use process.
My experience with the Section Advisory Group for Operations and Automation has been highly rewarding. I’ve had great opportunities to collaborate, share, and promote best practices within pharmacy informatics from across the country. The networking, mentoring, and friendship opportunities have been wonderful. I want to take the next step within SOPIT with helping to represent our members and contributing to the future direction of projects and initiatives.
I am honored to be nominated for Director-at-Large of the Section and look forward to the opportunity to bring my passion for pharmacy informatics and improving safe patient care to the role.