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8/1/2015

Andrew Quach

Andrew Quach

Pharm.D.

PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics Resident

University of Michigan Health System

Ann Arbor, MI

Andrew’s Story

Dr. Quach graduated from Oregon State University/Oregon Health & Sciences University College of Pharmacy, and completed his PGY-1 general pharmacy practice residency at the VA Portland Health Care System. Prior to receiving his professional education in pharmacy, Dr. Quach received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of California, Irvine. He developed an interest in optimizing care at a population level specifically through the use of technology, as a result of his experiences as a social science major and as a PGY-1 resident at the Veterans Affairs. Dr. Quach is the current PGY-2 Pharmacy Informatics resident at the University of Michigan Health System and is a member of the Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology Section Advisory Group on Clinical Information Systems

Facility

The University of Michigan Health System is an academic medical center comprised of 3 hospitals, 40 outpatient locations and more than 120 clinics. The health system serves patients across the southeast Michigan and northern Ohio area.

Significant Projects

As a PGY-1 resident, Dr. Quach was involved with evaluating provider response to a pharmacist-driven antimicrobial stewardship program for inpatient Veterans. As a PGY-2, he will be exploring the efficacy of non-interruptive clinical decision support tools in guiding provider dosing of antimicrobials for pediatric inpatients.

Advice for Someone New to Your Specialty Area

“It was beneficial for me to seek out opportunities to continue clinical practice and therefore experience information systems as both a developer and a user. I became enthusiastic about pharmacy informatics after seeing how technology could improve clinical practice, and I aim to maintain the perspective of a user as I learn to improve the technology that augments pharmacy practice.”

ASHP’s Value to Members

“ASHP is a valuable professional network and a national forum for health-system pharmacists to exchange ideas and advocate for the profession. ASHP was a valuable resource for me while I was researching post-graduate training opportunities in pharmacy informatics and technology. The organization and its members were crucial in helping me find a career where I could contribute my unique skills to the practice of pharmacy.”

“ASHP is where health system pharmacy’s vision, mission, and goals are consolidated into a single organization. The organization serves as a national forum for pharmacists to converse and exchange ideas for the improvement of patient care everywhere.”

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