Webinar | Technology to improve medication adherence at the bedside and beyond

Now available on-demand

Hosted by:
Dan Bowman,

Although primary care physicians have traditionally overseen patient adherence to medication regimens, tough readmission penalties have created new incentives for hospitals to play an active role. In particular, hospital pharmacists are increasingly engaged in the safety and efficiency of patient care and medication compliance. Point-of-care solutions can play a critical role in these efforts, making it easier for pharmacists, nurses and doctors to track and administer inpatient medications and ensure medication adherence – even after discharge. Pharmacists can support computerized physician order entry and use electronic health records systems to measure quality indicators and identify ways to improve them, turning reports into actionable information that can help achieve Meaningful Use.

This Webinar will showcase the ways in which hospitals and healthcare systems are engaging pharmacists, clinicians and IT stakeholders to use point-of-care technologies to achieve measurable improvements to the medication process and patient outcomes.

Among the topics discussed:

  • Strategies for effective CPOE implementation
  • Best practices for applying and leveraging clinical decision support at the point of care
  • Methods for creating actionable data for quality improvement and public reporting

Featured Speakers:

L. David Harlow, III BS, Pharm. D., Chief Pharmacy Officer, Martin Health System
Dr. Harlow received his BS Pharm in 1992 from the Medical College of Virginia and completed his Doctoral work at the University of Florida Professionally, Dr. Harlow joined the Martin Health System as the Chief Pharmacy Officer coming from Carilion Clinic’s ACO as the Regional Director of Pharmacy Operations for Southwestern Virginia.
Stephanie Altavilla MSMI RN, HACP, Nursing Informatics Team Leader, Boston Children’s Hospital
Stephanie Altavilla, MSMI RN, HACP is the Nursing Informatics Team Leader at Boston Children’s Hospital. After graduating from the University of Michigan she started her career at BCH as a staff nurse on the cardiac step down unit and still practices there per diem. She recently transitioned back to the Nursing Informatics Team Leader position.
Lynn Mullin MSHI, BSN, RN, Informatics Nurse, Boston Children's Hospital
Lynn is an Informatics Nurse at Boston Children’s Hospital where she began as a staff nurse on the inpatient cardiology unit. After about 5 years of doing patient care Lynn decided to pursue her interest in informatics by joining the clinical IT group at Boston Children’s charged with converting the hospital to a single electronic medical record.
Kristin Russel, Senior Director of Product Marketing and Development, Omnicell Inc
Kristin Russel is the Senior Director of Product Marketing and Development at Omnicell Inc. In her current role Ms. Russel oversees all product related activities for the full Omnicell Solution Set. Since 1992, Omnicell's automated medication/supply management and business analytics solutions have enabled healthcare facilities to improve operational efficiency, patient safety and satisfaction.