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Andrew J. Teare

Andrew Teare

Pharm.D., CAHIMS

Principal Domain Specialist

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville, TN

Andrew's Story

Dr. Teare graduated from Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 2014. He completed his PGY1 at Memorial Hospital of South Bend in South Bend, Indiana and his PGY2 Informatics residency at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, Indiana. During his PGY2 year, he also received his Certified Associate in Health Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS) from Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

Dr. Teare is a member of the Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology Section Advisory Group on Professional Development and a part of the ASHP Curriculum Vitae (CV) Review Program. He is also a member of the New Practitioners Forum and Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners.

Facility/Health System

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is an academic medical center home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experience more than 61,000 inpatient admissions, while Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treat nearly 2 million patients annually.

Significant Projects

During his PGY-2, Dr. Teare developed new logic for clinical decision support in response to the FDA's Pregnancy Lactation and Labeling Rule gradual removal of pregnancy categories. His current projects include developing a SharePoint site, supporting a new "Meds to Beds" program, and the implementation of a new Interactive Voice Response (IVR) and Interactive Web Response (IWR) systems for Vanderbilt's Outpatient Pharmacies.

Initial Involvement in ASHP

"Very quickly into pharmacy school, I knew I had a great interest in pharmacy informatics. It became apparent that there were not many places to find information on pharmacy and technology. ASHP was the best resource to learn more about the profession and why I continue to be involved in the organization."

Value of ASHP

"ASHP has been a consistent source of information on how to get involved in many different types of pharmacy and help troubleshoot issues your hospital/site may be having with their excellent forums. It also helps provide knowledge on potential career opportunities and networking opportunities with many individuals in the same field as you are."

"It is very evident the importance ASHP places on the advancement in the pharmacy profession by the way they lobby for pharmacist provider status to the way they try to nurture pharmacy students and residents into high level practitioners. I am grateful that there is an organization like ASHP that I can voice my concerns and questions, and help develop new pharmacists interested in pharmacy informatics."

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