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Exploring RFID Technology and Medication Safety

Broadcast Date: May 28, 2023


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Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is utilized in health systems throughout the medication use process, primarily for inventory management and revenue capture. In this episode, health-system pharmacy leaders delve into the results of previous research and explore the potential impact of RFID on patient and medication safety. This ASHP Foundation podcast is part of an initiative supported by Fresenius Kabi.


April BitnerApril Bitner, PharmD grew up and started her pharmacy career in Indianapolis, IN, as a pharmacy technician. She has since proudly made Chicago home and oversees Inpatient Operations at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Before moving into the hospital space, April spent fifteen years in retail pharmacy until she discovered a love for inpatient pharmacy and healthcare systems where she hopes to grow in the years to come.

Christopher FortierChristopher Fortier, PharmD, FASHP, CPEL received his PharmD from the University of Connecticut. He completed a PGY1 practice residency and a PGY2 health-system pharmacy administration residency at the Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center. Dr. Fortier is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, the University of North Carolina School of Pharmacy, Northeastern University School of Pharmacy, and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. Fortier was previously the chief pharmacy officer at Massachusetts General Hospital, overseeing a staff of 400.

David AgueroDavid Aguero, PharmD, MSTL, ACHIP is the director of medication systems and informatics as well as the program director for the PGY2 pharmacy informatics residency at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. At St. Jude, he is responsible for leadership of medication-use systems and supporting technologies, including pharmacy informatics, pharmacy analytics, and pharmacy supply chain service lines.

The information presented during the podcast reflects solely the opinions of the presenter. The information and materials are not, and are not intended as, a comprehensive source of drug information on this topic. The contents of the podcast have not been reviewed by ASHP, and should neither be interpreted as the official policies of ASHP, nor an endorsement of any product(s), nor should they be considered as a substitute for the professional judgment of the pharmacist or physician.
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