Priyan Lad earned his doctor of pharmacy degree from University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in 2018. Following graduation he went on to complete a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC. He then went on to completing a PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency at University of Chicago Medicine in Chicago, IL. Thereafter, Dr. Lad joined the Customer Success Analytics Team at Omnicell as a Pharmacy Informaticist.
Overview of Facility/Health System
Omnicell, Inc provides medication management automation solutions and adherence tools for healthcare systems and pharmacies. The company offers central pharmacy automation solutions such as XR2 Automated Central Pharmacy System, IV compounding robots and workflow management systems, inventory management software, and controlled substance management systems. It also provides point of care automation solutions to improve clinician workflows in patient care areas of the healthcare system, XT Series automated dispensing systems for medications and supplies, as well as specialized automated dispensing systems for operating room, and robotic dispensing systems used in hospitals and retail pharmacies for handling the stocking and retrieval of boxed medications.
I am currently working on various projects primarily focusing on the Omnicell One product. I work on improving existing opportunities, developing a process for the team to provide internal feedback, data quality assurance, and feature validation. I also work on developing key performance metrics and time tracking metrics for various Omnicell products.
Initial Involvement in ASHP
I am current a member of the 2020-2021 ASHP Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology and am part of the SAG on Clinical Decision Support and Analytics.
Advice for Someone New to Your Specialty Area
Most of us know that by becoming a pharmacist you are also signing up to be a life-long learner but that does not mean what you learn always has to be about pharmacy. The best advice I would give is to always keep learning something new and it does not always have to be something pharmacy related. You create new opportunities when you combine two seemingly disparate fields (i.e. pharmacy + learning a new language = becoming a pharmacy consultant abroad).
Why did you become involved in ASHP?
I became involved with ASHP because I believe it is a great way to learn and collaborate with like-minded pharmacists who want to progress the profession further. Additionally, it helps me network with various pharmacists to learn more about innovative practices and ideas that are being implemented across the country.
How would you explain the value of ASHP to a friend or colleague?
ASHP is a platform for expanding your career as a pharmacist. From networking to keeping up with the latest news, ASHP has the resources available for you to be involved with the larger conversation of what is happening in the world of pharmacy.
What is the value of ASHP for the profession?
ASHP is a way to unite the voices of all pharmacists from across the country to help further expand the practice of pharmacy so that all pharmacists can be practicing at the top of their license.