March 15 - 17

The Ritz-Carlton

Amelia Island, Fla.

ASAP Thanks The Sponsors of the 2022 Annual Conference

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Surescripts serves the nation through simpler, trusted health intelligence sharing. By convening healthcare organizations nationwide, we work to deliver the right information for the right purpose at the right time. Meanwhile, we maintain the highest standards for network access, security and performance through our Network Integrity Framework. When we empower healthcare professionals with trusted insights, we transform care for patients and everyone who serves them.

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Speaker Program

The State of the State PDMPs

Kevin Borcher, Pharm.D., Sr. Director, Pharmacy Services and PDMP Director, CyncHealth

The past two years have proven challenging for state Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs.  Learn how several state PDMPs have adapted and continued to advance their programs through legislative and policy changes.

The Future of Vaccination Programs: Building On The COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Brent Fox, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy

Vaccination programs are becoming central to pharmacy operations and look to remain an important healthcare service for the foreseeable future. With booster shots and pediatric doses now underway for COVID-19 vaccines, as well as ongoing efforts to provide first rounds of vaccinations to those who have not yet received any, healthcare professionals have to continue to absorb and apply the many lessons learned from the pandemic response. Brent revisited the needs around vaccine acquisition, communication, documentation, and follow-up, and address the latest trends and lessons learned from booster shots and the rollout of vaccines for children ages 5 to 11.

Health IT and Enhanced Pharmacy Services: The Latest Trends

Paige Clark, R.Ph., VP of Pharmacy Programs and Policy, Prescryptive Health

Healthcare technology platforms are evolving rapidly to help pharmacists deliver value to their local communities through a wide range of enhanced clinical services. Find out what’s been happening in critical areas such as point-of-care testing, vaccinations, disease state management, pharmacist assessment, and collaborative care. This has been a major trend driven in part by the pandemic response, but does it have legs? Paige discussed recent developments and what to expect in the near future.

Digital Pharmacy: Promises and Limitations

Marsha Millonig, M.B.A., B.Pharm., President & CEO, Catalyst Enterprises, LLC

Digital pharmacies have more than a dozen players in the marketplace and the market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.3% in the next six to seven years. Attention has been focused on digital pharmacies’ ability to raise venture capital though several of the largest companies have yet to earn any profit. All promise consumers home delivery of prescriptions and market their ability to save consumers time, money and headaches with their digital pharmacy apps. What is novel about digital pharmacies? What might their impact be on the traditional pharmacy market? In this fast-paced session, Marsha provided the latest insights into the digital pharmacy marketplace.

DSCSA Compliance: Protecting Your Business and Your Dispenser Clients

J. Randall Hoggle, B.Pharm., D.Ph., M.B.A., Managing Director, Advasur

Randy provided an overview of critical areas for compliance with the Drug Quality and Security Act (DSCSA), including: seven current requirements; three enhanced drug distribution security (EDDS) new requirements; and the impact on dispensers of 2021 federal and state Inspections and PBM audits.

U.S. Pharmaceutical Market: Trends, Issues, and Outlook

Doug Long, VP, Industry Relations, IQVIA

Doug provide market perspective on pharmacy and pharmaceutical industry trends, issues, and forecasts for 2022 and beyond, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Interchangeable and Unbranded Biologics: Cutting Through The Confusion

Melissa Sherer Krause, Pharm.D., Vice President, Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions LLC

Pharmacists and pharmacy systems generally consider the terms “brand” and “generic” to be mutually exclusive. So it is not surprising that interchangeable biologics and unbranded biologics, such as insulin and human growth hormone, seem to be causing confusion for pharmacies when it comes to product selection. Melissa covered the different perspectives on interchangeable biologics, address how they and unbranded biologics are being displayed in pharmacy management systems, and recommend what pharmacists need to cut through confusion and ensure correct dispensing and reimbursement.

Creating a Services-Based IT Development and Implementation Roadmap for Community Pharmacy

Lisa Schwartz, Pharm.D., Senior Director of Professional Affairs, National Community Pharmacists Association

Pharmacy dispensing records are an incomplete record of the care provided in community pharmacies. The National Community Pharmacists Association convened a panel of experts and charged them with determining the essential elements and capabilities for a patient record in community pharmacy. Lisa covered preliminary findings on the data and the functional need pharmacists have as we seek to demonstrate quality measurement capability for value-based contracting.

Speaker Bios

Kevin Borcher

Kevin Borcher, Pharm.D., is the Senior Director, Pharmacy Services and the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Director for Nebraska at CyncHealth. In his role, he is responsible for coordinating the operations and enhancements of the PDMP and serving as the primary liaison between CyncHealth, professional associations, member organizations and stakeholders in relation to data collection, training, and publicity.

Brent Fox

Brent Fox, Pharm.D., Ph.D., is an associate professor of health outcomes research and policy at Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy. He is also the school’s director of student affairs. Brent completed his B.S., Pharm.D., and Ph.D. degrees at Auburn.

Brent’s teaching, research, and outreach programs are characterized by two broad domains: pharmacy informatics education and the use of health information technology (HIT) in pharmacy practice. He has several columns in national pharmacy publications and has delivered more than 300 presentations, posters, and papers on the integration of information technology into the healthcare system.

Paige Clark

Paige Clark, R.Ph., is VP of pharmacy programs and policy for Prescryptive Health. In this role, Paige drives policy work to support the company’s commitment to increasing the awareness, utilization, and scope of trusted independent pharmacists.

She joined Prescryptive Health after 11 years at Oregon State University’s College of Pharmacy, where as director of professional development, she was instrumental in driving policy initiatives for licensed pharmacists in Oregon, including the prescribing of birth control and tobacco cessation services.

Marsha Millonig

Marsha Millonig, M.B.A., B.Pharm., is the president and CEO of Catalyst Enterprises, a healthcare consulting firm dedicated to creating change. It specializes in projects that allow pharmacy, distribution, and manufacturing clients to be more efficient and value-added providers toward improved health outcomes. She is a practicing pharmacist and pharmacist immunizer, working with both independent and chain pharmacies. 

J. Randall Hoggle

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Doug Long

Doug Long, M.B.A., is vice president of industry relations at IQVIA, one the world’s largest pharmaceutical information company. IQVIA offers services to the pharmaceutical industry in over 100 countries around the globe. Doug’s fundamental task is to help secure data for all existing and new databases supported by IQVIA, manage supplier, manufacturer and association relationships, and develop information for data partners. As a direct consequence of his involvement in these areas, Doug has considerable experience with, and a unique perspective on, the changing U.S. and global healthcare marketplace and pharmaceutical supply chai

Melissa Sherer Krause

Melissa Sherer Krause, Pharm.D., is vice president of Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions, LLC. Melissa’s areas of focus include drug compendia and classification, drug file integration in pharmacy management systems and electronic health records, pharmaceutical manufacturers’ trade channel and managed care initiatives, medication adherence, Medicare Part D operations and risk management, consumer focused education opportunities, and pharmacy school and professional association relations.

Lisa Schwartz

Lisa Schwartz, Pharm.D., is National Community Pharmacists Association senior director of professional affairs. Lisa is knowledgeable on pharmacy management issues including pharmacy operations, quality measurement, DSCSA, automation and health IT. She utilizes her unique skills to support pharmacy owners nationwide on a variety of business issues.


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