Ann Cabri, PharmD, received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. She completed her PGY-1 Acute Care and PGY-2 Medication-Use Safety Residency training at UC Davis Health in Sacramento, CA. After completion of residency, Ann was a medication safety pharmacist at UC Davis Health for two years, where she participated in event reporting & investigation, process improvement, and technology implementations within the health system. As the health system continued to expand, Ann transitioned from her medication safety role into a position dedicated to medication systems, clinical informatics, & data analytics. She offers learning experiences for UC Davis Health residency programs with electives in clinical informatics and data analytics.
Dr. Cabri is currently employed at UC Davis Health as the Specialist, Med-Use Systems & Clinical Informatics.
Overview of Facility/Health System
UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA is a 646-bed multispecialty academic medical center. The health system includes a comprehensive cancer center, Level 1 adult & pediatric trauma centers, the internationally recognized MIND institute dedicated to neurodevelopmental disorders, Children’s hospital, and burn center. As of Residency Year 21-22, UC Davis Health had 39 residents, with 14 distinct programs. UC Davis Health will be recruiting for 45 positions, across the 14 programs for the residency year 22-23.
- IV Workflow Software Implementation (May 2019)
- Inpatient label redesign & printer conversion (May 2020)
- Inventory Management System- Inpatient & Infusion Centers (March 2021)
- Carousel Install- Central Pharmacy (Coming August 2022)
- Shared Services Center Facility Infrastructure (coming soon)
Initial Involvement in ASHP
I am a Section Advisory Group Member for the Informatics & Technology, Clinical Applications Workgroup.
Why did you become involved in ASHP?
I've been involved with ASHP since being a student. The professional development and networking opportunities have been critical to my professional growth as a young pharmacist. ASHP networks come together to solve complex challenges facing our local organizations as well as the profession as a whole.
Advice for Someone New to Your Specialty Area
Keep an open mind- pharmacy practice is rapidly changing to incorporate technologies and analytics to drive smarter, more effective clinical practice and business operations. Clinical informatics is an inherently innovative practice area with many opportunities to make high-value changes that have lasting impacts on safety, efficiency, and quality of care.
How would you explain the value of ASHP to a friend or colleague?
ASHP connects you with pharmacist professionals working through many of the same challenges—now more than ever in the “pandemic era”. It is critical for the pharmacy community to come together to develop solutions to the many complex issues facing health care today. ASHP’s learning and networks contain many of the professions “best and brightest”; ASHP’s infrastructure brings these great minds together to solve complex problems for the benefit of the entire profession.
What is the value of ASHP for the profession?
While we each live in our respective specialties on the day to day, ASHP leverages these specialty practice areas to be attentive to the “50,000 foot view” of the pharmacy profession. Their political advocacy and infrastructure are critical to the success of the profession in the rapidly changing health care landscape.