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December 3, 2019 | Recorded November 14, 2019

Two Major Reports: Pharmacy Forecast 2020 and the ASHP Practice Advancement Initiative 2030

Mr. Lee Vermeulen, Dr. Eric Maroyka, and Dr. John Clark discuss with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for AJHP, two major reports (Pharmacy Forecast 2020 and ASHP Practice Advancement Initiative 2030) that offer strategic advice on the future of pharmacy. The reports under discussion will appear in the January 15, 2020, issue of AJHP.

November 1, 2019 | Recorded October 25, 2019

Advancing the effectiveness of preceptors

William Zellmer speaks with author Lindsay Davis about the development of a tool to assess and advance the effectiveness of preceptors.

August 5, 2019 | Recorded May 27, 2019

Improve Medication Safety in Kidney Transplant

William Zellmer talks with lead author, David Taber, about a pharmacist-led intervention that is enabled by technology. The aim is to improve medication safety in patients who have received kidney transplant.

July 30, 2019 | Recorded May 17, 2019

2018 ASHP National Survey: Focus on Patient Monitoring and Education

William Zellmer speaks with author Michael Ganio and Douglas Scheckelhoff about the results of the 2018 ASHP national survey of pharmacy practice in hospital settings, which focused on monitoring and patient education.

June 17, 2019 | Recorded May 15, 2019

Prescription Drug Expenditures: Trends and Projections

William Zellmer speaks with author Glen Schumock and Lee Vermeulen about national trends in prescription drug expenditures and projections for 2019.

March 18, 2019 | Recorded February 8, 2019

Derivation and validation of a hospital all cause 30-day readmission index

William Zellmer talks with authors, Joshua Raub and Raymond Yost, about creating and validating an index tool to assess patient risk of 30-day readmission.

January 15, 2019 | Recorded November 14, 2018

Developing an antimicrobial stewardship program across a rural health system

William Zellmer speaks with author Brad Laible about the development of an antimicrobial stewardship program across a rural health system.

October 25, 2018 | Recorded August 16, 2018

Essential factors demonstrating readiness of primary care practices for clinical pharmacy services

William Zellmer speaks with author Courtenay Wilson about identifying factors necessary for establishing clinical pharmacy services in primary care practices.

June 8, 2018 | Recorded April 2, 2018

Advancement of clinical pharmacy practice through intervention capture

William Zellmer talks with author, Julie Groppi, about the intervention capture template used at the Department of Veterans Affairs that allows pharmacists to document their clinical interventions within the electronic health record.

May 29, 2018 | Recorded April 4, 2018

Incorporating medication indications into the prescribing process

William Zellmer speaks with authors Mary Amato, David Bates, and Gordon Schiff about incorporating medication indications into computerized prescriber order-entry systems.

May 11, 2018 | Recorded March 26, 2018

Drug interaction screening in SWOG clinical trials

William Zellmer speaks with author Daniel L. Hertz about drug interaction screening in SWOG clinical trials and with author Susan Goodin about points she raises in an accompanying editorial.

November 22, 2017 | Recorded November 9, 2017

Hospitalized Patients at Risk for Preventable Adverse Drug Events

William Zellmer speaks with authors Almut Winterstein and Thomas Johns about the creation of a complexity score for ranking hospitalized patients at risk for preventable adverse drug events.

October 10, 2017 | Recorded June 4, 2017

Ethical Dimensions of the Opioid Crisis

William Zellmer talks with Timothy P. Stratton and Heather L. Blue about the ethical dimensions of the opioid crisis.

September 25, 2017 | Recorded August 9, 2017

Certification Requirements for Pharmacists

William Zellmer talks with author, David R. Hager, about the experience of instituting mandatory certification for pharmacists who provide direct patient care at UW Health.

August 28, 2017 | Recorded July 24, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2016 ASHP NATIONAL SURVEY

William Zellmer talks with Douglas Scheckelhoff about findings from the 2016 ASHP National Survey: Prescribing and Transcribing.

August 8, 2017 | Recorded July 19, 2017

The pharmacist and medical aid in dying

William Zellmer talks with author, Mark T. Hughes, about the ethical issues that need to be considered when providing medical aid in dying.

May 23, 2017 | Recorded April 25, 2017

Pharmacists and Performance-based Risk-sharing Arrangements

William Zellmer speaks with AJHP author Martin Calabrese about pharmacist involvement in performance-based risk-sharing arrangements.

March 23, 2017 | Recorded February 21, 2017

Analysis of variations in the display of drug names in computerized prescriber order-entry systems

William Zellmer talks with author, Gordon D. Schiff, about the variations in the display of drug names in computerized prescriber order-entry. The discussion touches on medications that are displayed inconsistently and the possible confusion and errors that may result.

February 6, 2017 | Recorded January 30, 2017

Providing Healthcare to Transgender Persons

William Zellmer talks with Tari Hanneman and AJHP authors Asa Radix, Jennifer Cocohoba, and Jessica Conklin about issues related to providing healthcare for transgender persons.

December 27, 2016 | Recorded November 16, 2016

Layered Learning Practice Model

William Zellmer speaks with Nicole Pinelli about lessons learned from implementation of the layered learning practice model. The model involves clinical education and experiential education of pharmacy students and residents in both acute and ambulatory care setting, and all clinical specialty areas.

November 9, 2016 | Recorded November 4, 2016

Conversation with a Coordinating Center Pharmacy

William Zellmer talks with two authors, Janet Mighty (top) and Jihyun Esther Jeon (bottom), about the responsibilities of a coordinating center pharmacy in an academic medical center. The discussion touches on the services provided by the pharmacy during the CLEAR III clinical trial.

August 31, 2016 | Recorded August 26, 2016

Healthcare metrics: Where do pharmacists add value?

Pamela Hsieh talks with two authors, Jannet Carmichael (pictured) and Anne Nguyen, about the goals of healthcare metrics. The discussion touches on defining outcomes and the place of pharmacists in improving quality of patient care.

August 15, 2016 | Recorded July 11, 2016

Highlights from 2015 ASHP National Survey

William Zellmer talks with Douglas Scheckelhoff about findings from the 2015 ASHP National Survey: Patient Monitoring and Education. Some of the findings that are discussed include medication therapy monitoring, changes in numbers of pharmacists who practice in patient care areas, and the evolving roles of pharmacy technicians, among other things.

August 1, 2016 | Recorded May 12, 2016

Data, Technology, and Patient Empowerment

William Zellmer talks with two authors, Kevin Marvin (top) and Edward Li (bottom), about recommendations from the 2016 Pharmacy Forecast Report. The discussion touches on the importance of capturing real-time healthcare data and promoting patient empowerment.

July 15, 2016 | Recorded July 5, 2016

Acetaminophen Dose Monitoring in Inpatient Settings

William Zellmer speaks with Christina Myers (top) and Leigh Ann Milburn (bottom) about recommendations from the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs regarding dose accumulation monitoring for acetaminophen in the inpatient setting (in August 1, 2016, issue of AJHP).

June 2016 | Recorded April 11, 2016

2016 Pharmacy Forecast Report

Pamela Phelps and Cynthia Williams discuss with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for AJHP, recommendations from the 2016 Pharmacy Forecast Report.

May 2016

Risk factors for errors in automated i.v. compounding

Authors Alex Lin and John Hingl discuss with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for AJHP, the errors associated with automated compounding of i.v. medications at a pediatric hospital. (June 15, 2016, issue of AJHP).

Apr. 2016

Trends in drug expenditures and projections for 2016

William Zellmer interviews Glen Schumock and Michelle Wiest, coauthors of "National trends in prescription drug expenditures and projections for 2016" (in July 15, 2016, issue of AJHP).

March 23, 2016 | Recorded 02/11/2016

Selecting drug–drug interactions for clinical decision support

Zellmer interviews Daniel Malone, coauthor of Recommendations for selecting drug-drug interactions for clinical decision support (in April 15, 2016, issue of AJHP).

February 18, 2016 | Recorded 01/10/2016

Survey of emergency pharmacy practice in U.S.

William Zellmer interviews Michael Thomas and Asad Patanwala, co-authors, A National Survey of Emergency Pharmacy Practice in the United States (in March 15, 2016, issue of AJHP).

Jan. 2016

Pharmacy Forecast 2016

Enhancing Continuity and Reducing Fragmentation in Patient Care: Recommendations from Pharmacy Forecast 2016. William Zellmer interviews Rita Shane, Scott Knoer, and Lee Vermeulen.

November 14, 2015 | Recorded 09/30/2015

Pharmacist role in reducing sepsis-related mortality

William Zellmer interviews James R. Beardsley, lead author, "Pharmacist involvement in a multidisciplinary initiative to reduce sepsis-related mortality" (in February 1, 2016, issue of AJHP).

Oct 15, 2015 | Recorded 10/03/2015

A Pharmacy Student Research Program

Milena McLaughlin describes her experience with involving pharmacy students in research at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. McLaughlin is lead author of "Development of a pharmacy student research program at a large academic medical center," which appears in the November 1, 2015, issue of AJHP.

Sep. 2015

Reducing Frequency of Severe Hypoglycemia

William Zellmer speaks with Paul Milligan about the approach taken in a large healthcare system to reduce the frequency of severe hypoglycemia. (in October 1, 2015, issue of AJHP)

Aug. 2015

Frequency and Risk of Medication Errors

William Zellmer interviews Christy Gorbach and Kevin Garey, coauthors of Frequency of and risk factors for medication errors by pharmacists during order verification in a tertiary care medical center (in September 1, 2015, issue of AJHP)

Jun. 2015

Sterile Compounding Risks

Respecting the risks of sterile compounding. Guy Hasegawa, Senior Editor of AJHP, interviews author Ross Thompson. (in August 1, 2015, issue of AJHP)

Apr. 2015

ASHP National Survey

William Zellmer interviews Douglas Scheckelhoff, one of the authors of ASHP national survey of pharmacy practice in hospital settings: Dispensing and administration–2014 (in July 1, 2015, issue of AJHP)

Apr. 2015

Traumatic Injury Massive Transfusion Protocol

Addition of tranexamic acid to a traumatic injury massive transfusion protocol in June 15, 2015, issue of AJHP. Paul Huiras discusses with Pamela Hsieh how tranexamic acid was added to a traumatic injury massive transfusion protocol.

May 2015

AJHP Residents Publication

"Pharmacy leaders of tomorrow shaping practice today" (June 1, 2015, issue of AJHP). Bryan McCarthy and David Reardon, founders of the Journal of Health-System Pharmacy Residents and current contributing editors for AJHP Residents Edition, speak with William Zellmer.

Jan. 2015

Integrating Ambulatory Care Centers into Oncology Network

Authors Susan Skledar and Andrew Doedyns discuss with Pamela Hsieh, Assistant Editor for AJHP, how nineteen ambulatory care centers were integrated into the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center oncology network in compliance with regulatory and quality standards. The article under discussion appears in the January 15, 2015, issue of AJHP.

Dec. 2014

Enhancing the Role of Pharmacy Technicians

Updated Jan. 205 - Douglas Scheckelhoff and Janet Silvester talk with William Zellmer regarding recent developments related to enhancing the role of pharmacy technicians.

Oct. 2014

The Creation of CPPA

Lynnae Mahaney, Executive Director of the Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA), discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for AJHP, the driving force behind the creation of CPPA and its primary areas of focus. (October 15, 2014, issue of AJHP).

Dec. 2014

C. Richard Talley Retires

William Zellmer talks with C. Richard Talley, retiring Editor in Chief of AJHP, regarding key changes he has observed in biomedical publishing during his 37 years of service to ASHP and his hopes for the future of AJHP.

Oct. 2014

Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative

Interview with Dr. Evelyn Handel and Dr. Morgan Smith, co-authors of Implementation of the Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative within comprehensive cancer centers (in October 1, 2014, issue of AJHP). Authors Evelyn Handel and Morgan Smith speak with William Zellmer.

Sep. 2014

Readmissions to Emergency Department

Effects of a hospitalwide pharmacy practice model change on readmission and return to emergency department rates (September 1, 2014, issue of AJHP). Authors Sammuel Anderegg and Samaneh Wilkinson speak with William Zellmer.

Jul. 2014

Scope of Practice in California

California's New Law That Expands Pharmacy's Scope of Practice. Daniel Robinson speaks with William Zellmer.

May 2014

Antimicrobial Stewardship First-year Results

"Implementation and first-year results of an antimicrobial stewardship program at a community hospital” (June 1, 2014, issue of AJHP). Authors James Bartlett and Patricia Siola speak with William Zellmer.

Apr. 2014

Survey: Pharmacy-based Transition-of-care Activities

Variations in pharmacy-based transition-of-care activities in the United States: A national survey” (April 15, 2014, issue of AJHP). Authors Nadia Haque and David Chen speak with William Zellmer.

Mar. 2014

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices' activities and achievements and their impact on improving patient safety. Michael Cohen speaks with William Zellmer.

Mar. 2014

Multiple Sclerosis Management

Integrated clinical and specialty pharmacy practice model for management of patients with multiple sclerosis (in March 15, 2014, issue of AJHP). Author Rebekah Hanson speaks with William Zellmer.

Feb. 6, 2014

ASHP’s Achievements in 2013 and Priorities for Coming Year.

Dr. Paul Abramowitz discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for AJHP, ASHP’s most important achievements in 2013 and the society’s priorities for the coming year.

Apr. 2014

Impact of Shortages on Patient Care

Impact of shortages of injectable oncology drugs on patient care (April 1, 2014, issue of AJHP). Authors Jennifer Goldsack and Cynthia Reilly speak with William Zellmer.

Jan. 29, 2014

Mini Interviews in the Residency Program Selection Process

Authors Douglas Oyler and Aaron Cook discuss with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , their experience with incorporating multiple mini interviews into the postgraduate year 1 pharmacy residency program selection process at the University of Kentucky. The article under discussion appears in the February 15, 2014, issue of .

Dec. 18, 2013

Medicare Annual Wellness Visits Conducted by a Pharmacist

Author Betsy Bryant Shilliday discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , how Medicare annual wellness visits are conducted by a clinical pharmacist practitioner at an internal medicine clinic and how the visits have been received by patients and clinic staff. The article under discussion appears in the January 1, 2014, issue of .

Nov. 1, 2013

Nontraditional Postgraduate Year 1 Residency Program

Authors Paul Carnes and Kevin Koons, discuss with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , their experience with the development and implementation of a nontraditional pharmacy residency program at a Veterans Affairs medical center. The article under discussion appears in the November 15, 2013, issue of .

Feb. 2014

Pharmacy Residency Program Selection Process

Incorporating multiple mini interviews in the postgraduate year 1 pharmacy residency program selection process (February 15, 2014, issue of AJHP). Authors Douglas Oyler and Aaron Cook speak with William Zellmer.

Sep. 16, 2013

Streamlining Review of Pharmacy Residency Applications

Author Kenneth Shermock, discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , an analytics-driven process used to streamline pharmacy resident selection at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The article under discussion appears in the October 1, 2013, issue of .

Aug. 15, 2013

Tacrolimus in Hospitalized Kidney Transplant Recipients

Author Eric Tichy discusses with Guy Hasegawa, Senior Editor of , the concerns, including the need for pharmacokinetic monitoring, associated with converting between brand-name and generic tacrolimus in hospitalized kidney transplant patients. The article under discussion appears in the September 1, 2013, issue of .

Jul. 15, 2013

Hybrid Medication Distribution System vs Simulated Decentralized Distribution Models

Authors John Gray and Steve Rough, discuss with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , findings from an analysis conducted to determine the most efficient and cost-effective method of distribution of medications to inpatient units at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. The article under discussion appears in the August 1, 2013, issue of .

Jul. 1, 2013

Biological Contamination of Insulin Pens

Author Michelle Herdman discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , a study in which insulin pens returned to the inpatient pharmacies of two hospitals were examined for the presence of nucleated cells, red blood cells, and hemoglobin. Positive results would suggest the potential for transmission of infectious agents among patients if a single pen cartridge were used for multiple patients. The article under discussion appears in the July 15, 2013, issue of .

May 1, 2013

Enhancing Diabetes Care by Adding a Pharmacist

Authors Eric Ip and Junhua Yu discusses with Pamela Hsieh, Assistant Editor for , the impact of pharmacist interventions on short-term clinical markers and long-term cardiovascular risk in patients with type 2 diabetes. The article under discussion appears in the May 15, 2013, issue of .

Mar. 1, 2013

Quality-improvement Analytics for Intravenous Infusion Pumps

Authors Susan Skledar and Cynthia Niccolai, discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , the implementation of a smart-pump continuous quality-improvement program across a large health system.

Nov. 15, 2012

Procalcitonin in Antibiotic Therapy

Author Tasadaq Fazili discusses with Pamela Hsieh, Assistant Editor for , current clinical use of procalcitonin in guiding antibiotic therapy as well as future areas of research. The article under discussion appears in the December 1, 2012, issue of .

Oct. 16, 2012

Report on Accountable Care Organizations

Task force chair James Stevenson and ASHP staff member David Witmer discuss with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , the ACO model of health care delivery and its implications for health-system pharmacists. The article under discussion is available ahead of print on the website and will be published in the January 1, 2013, issue of the journal.

Sep. 14, 2012

Pharmacy Specialists in Medication-use Systems and Technology

Authors Steve Rough and Rita Shane discuss with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor at Large for , the need for and development of a pharmacy specialty in medication-use systems and technology. The article under discussion appears in the October 1, 2012, issue of .

Jul. 1, 2012

Comprehensive Pharmaceutical Care Program for an Underserved Population

Author Lisa Mascardo discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , how a prescription benefit program for low-income patients was implemented. The article under discussion appears in the July 15, 2012, issue of .

Jun. 15, 2012

Importating Cytarabine into the United States During a Drug Shortage

Author Dee Hunnisett-Dritz discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor at Large for , the complex process by which cytarabine was imported from Europe into the United States for administration to specific patients during a national drug shortage. The article under discussion appears in the August 15, 2012, issue of .

Jun. 1, 2012

Collaborative Practice Model for Treatment of Mental Illness

Author Jennifer Buxton discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , how a collaborative practice model for treatment of mental health care at a free clinic was implemented. The article under discussion appears in the June 15, 2012, issue of .

May 9, 2012

Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies

Authors Lindsey Childs and Minh-Tri Duong discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , the results of their institution’s initiative to improve compliance with federally mandated risk evaluation and mitigation strategies (REMS). The article under discussion appears in the May 15, 2012, issue of .

Apr. 2, 2012

Hypertension Clinic Using a Treatment Algorithm

Author Heather Olivier discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , how a pharmacist-managed hypertension clinic based on the Simplified Treatment Intervention to Control Hypertension (STITCH) algorithm was implemented. The article under discussion appears in the April 15, 2012, issue of .

Feb. 29, 2012

Mucoregulatory Agents after Continence-preserving Urinary Diversion Surgery

Author Ginger Langley discusses with Pamela Hsieh, Assistant Editor for , the postsurgical use of N-acetylcysteine, octreotide, and other agents to reduce mucus accumulation after urinary diversion procedures. The article under discussion appears in the March 15, 2012, issue of .

Jan 29, 2012

Monitoring Adverse Drug Reactions Using Information Technology

Author Angela Maldonado discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , issues surrounding billing for outpatient pharmacy transplant services at her institution. The article under discussion appears in the January 15, 2012, issue of .

Dec. 31, 2011

Billing for Outpatient Transplant Pharmacy Services

Author Angela Maldonado discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , issues surrounding billing for outpatient pharmacy transplant services at her institution. The article under discussion appears in the January 15, 2012, issue of .

Dec. 1, 2011

Collaborative Clinical Practice in New Mexico and North Carolina

Author Matthew Murawski discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , the findings from a survey of advanced practice pharmacists in New Mexico and North Carolina. The article under discussion appears in the December 15, 2011, issue of .

Nov. 15, 2011

Pharmacists’ Quality Interventions in the Emergency Department

Authors Anisa Abu-Ramaileh and Rita Shane discuss with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , their subset analysis of data from a previous study on medication interventions performed by pharmacists. Drs. Abu Ramaileh and Shane describe the types of interventions made by pharmacists in the emergency department and the implications for future research. The article under discussion appears in the December 1, 2011, issue of .

Oct. 3, 2011

Pharmacy Practice Model Summit: An invitational consensus conference

Dr. Daniel Cobaugh and Mr. David Chen discuss with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , the key recommendations from the Pharmacy Practice Model Summit and their implications for practice leaders. The proceedings of the Pharmacy Practice Model Summit appear in the June 15, 2011, issue of .

Sep. 13, 2011

Expanding the Number of Positions for Pharmacy Residents

ASHP staff members Janet Teeters and Douglas Scheckelhoff discuss with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , the core issues related to the current gap observed between the demand for residency training and the number of residency positions available. The article under discussion appears in the October 1, 2011, issue of .

Sep. 13, 2011

"Tech-check-tech": Safety and Benefits

Author Alex Adams discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , the current evidence on the use of technicians rather than pharmacists for final verification of prescription medications in hospital and institutional settings, as well as emerging trends and issues that have renewed interest in this topic. The article under discussion appears in the October 1, 2011, issue of .

Sep. 2, 2011

Interdisciplinary Oncology Program in a Community Hospital

Author Clement Chung discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , how an interdisciplinary oncology chemotherapy program was developed at a community hospital. The article under discussion appears in the September 15, 2011, issue of .

Sep. 2, 2011

Fostering Change in the Practice Model

Dr. Max Ray discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , the best practices related to changing the pharmacy practice model at the institutional level. The article under discussion is part of the Proceedings of the Pharmacy Practice Model Summit and appears in the June 15, 2011, issue of .

Aug. 8, 2011

Extended Infusion of Piperacillin-tazobactam

Author Scott Kaufman discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor at Large for , antimicrobial stewardship and the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic rationale for extended infusion of piperacillin-tazobactam. The article under discussion appears in the August 15, 2011, issue of .

Jul. 27, 2011

Pharmacy Practice Model Summit: An invitational consensus conference

Douglas Scheckelhoff discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , how health system pharmacy will get to the point of attaining standardized education and training as well as other necessary advances in the use of technicians. The proceedings of the Pharmacy Practice Model Summit appear in the June 15, 2011, issue of .

Jul. 1, 2011

Rapid-sequence intubation and the emergency department pharmacist

Author Jeremy Hampton discusses with Pamela Hsieh, Assistant Editor of , the role of the pharmacist in rapid-sequence intubation in the emergency department. Dr. Hampton explains how selection of an appropriate sedative and paralytic agent may depend on the status of the patient. The article under discussion appears in the July 15, 2011, issue of .

Jul. 1, 2011

Technology in Supporting Optimal Pharmacy Practice Models

Author Mark Siska discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , his perspective on evolving information technology support systems for health-system pharmacy practice. The article under discussion is part of the Proceedings of the Pharmacy Practice Model Summit that appear in the June 15, 2011, issue of .

Jun. 3, 2011

Pharmacy Practice Models that Achieve Optimal Use of Medicines

Dr. Rita Shane discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , the evidence-based components of effective health-system pharmacy practice models. The article under discussion is part of the Proceedings of the Pharmacy Practice Model Summit and appears in the June 15, 2011, issue of .

May 24, 2011

Importance of the Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative

Dr. Henri Manasse discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , the overall importance of the Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative and the summit, providing his sense of the elements and magnitude of the imperative for change and the challenges in moving in this direction. The proceedings of the Pharmacy Practice Model Summit appear in the June 15, 2011, issue of .

May 1, 2011

Improving Reimbursement for Outpatient Chemotherapy Infusions

Author Shetal Desai discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , how the implementation of a clinical authorization process and use of manufacturer-driven patient assistance programs led to a reduction of disputed claims from third-party commercial payers and substantial savings in chemotherapy charges. The article under discussion appears in the May 1, 2011, issue of .

Mar. 9, 2011

Clinical Pharmacists in Hematology-oncology Clinics

Author John Valgus discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , how a clinical pharmacist was integrated into the oncology clinics at a university medical center and describes that pharmacist’s responsibilities. The article under discussion appears in the April 1, 2011, issue of .

Feb. 15, 2011

Inpatient Asynchronous Alert Program: Results of a Delphi Survey

Author William Galanter discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , a process by which pairs of drugs and laboratory results were selected for inclusion as alerts in an inpatient clinical decision support system. The article under discussion appears in the March 1, 2011, issue of .

Jan. 15, 2011

Pharmacist-managed Clinical Pharmacogenetics Service

Author Kristine Crews discusses with Guy Hasegawa, Senior Editor of , the role of pharmacists in clinical pharmacogenetics and how a pharmacist-managed pharmacogenetics service was developed and implemented at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The article under discussion appears in the January 15, 2011, issue of .

Nov. 18, 2010

Role of Fondaparinux in Perioperative Bridging

Author Candice Garwood discusses with Lori Justice, Associate Editor for , issues surrounding the use of fondaparinux as a bridging agent in the perioperative setting. The article under discussion appears in the January 1, 2011, issue of , and will also appear as an Ahead-of-Print article on the website.

Oct. 8, 2010

Implementation of a Telepharmacy Service for Medication Order Review

Author Douglas Wakefield discusses with Maryam Mohassel, Managing Editor for , how a telepharmacy service was implemented in a multihospital system to increase access to pharmacy services, allowing for round-the-clock medication order review by pharmacists. The article under discussion appears in the December 1, 2010, issue of .

Oct. 8, 2010

Pharmacy Practice Model Change Lessons at an Academic Medical Center

Author Scott Knoer discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , issues surrounding the development and implementation of a new practice model at an academic medical center. The article under discussion appears in the November 1, 2010, issue of .

Sep. 16, 2010

ASHP Task Force on Caring for Patients Served by Specialty Suppliers

Task force chair Kathleen S. Pawlicki and ASHP staff member David Chen discuss with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , the core issues that need to be considered by hospitals and health systems when caring for patients receiving drug products through specialty pharmacies. The article under discussion appears in the October 1, 2010, issue of .

Sep. 6, 2010

Economic Effects of Pharmacists on Health Outcomes

Author Marie Chisholm-Burns discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , the economic effect that pharmacists in the United States have had on health outcomes, as determined through a comprehensive literature review. The article under discussion appears in the October 1, 2010, issue of .

Aug. 30, 2010

Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies

Author JoAnn Stubbings discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , the structure of the Food and Drug Administration’s Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) program for medications and the challenges and opportunities that the program presents to health-system pharmacists. The article under discussion appears in the September 15, 2010, issue of .

Aug. 15, 2010

Continuous Quality Improvement Using Intelligent Infusion Pump Data Analysis

Author Burnis Breland discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , issues surrounding the implementation of intelligent infusion devices as part of the medication-safety plan at his institution. The article under discussion appears in the September 1, 2010, issue of .

Jul. 1, 2010

Pharmacists’ Duty to Warn in the Age of Social Media

Author Kevin Clauson discusses with Sharon Park, Assistant Editor of , the potential risks and legal implications of developing a pharmacist-patient relationship and counseling patients through social-media interactions. The article under discussion appears in the August 1, 2010, issue of .

Jun. 15, 2010

Telepharmacy in Rural Hospitals

Author Todd Sorensen discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , findings from a survey about telepharmacy in rural hospitals and the state regulations that address that practice. The article under discussion appears in the July 1, 2010, issue of .

May 1, 2010

Perceived versus real risks of handling gene transfer agents

Author Sharon Ellison discusses with Guy Hasegawa, Senior Editor of , various aspects of handling gene transfer agents in the pharmacy, including the danger of contaminating other pharmaceutical agents, the risks to the pharmacy staff, and the training and facilities needed. The article under discussion appears in the May 15, 2010, issue of .

Feb. 24, 2010

Standard pharmacy clinical practice model in a multihospital setting

Author Steven Pickette discusses with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for , how a standard pharmacy clinical practice model was implemented in a multihospital system. Because of positive outcomes in the first system hospitals using the model, it is being widely adopted throughout the system. The article under discussion appears in the May 1, 2010, issue of .

Feb. 24, 2010

Pharmacotherapeutic disparities: Racial, ethnic, and sex variations in medication treatment

Author Elizabeth Hall-Lipsy discusses disparities in medication treatment with William Zellmer, Contributing Editor for . Ms. Hall-Lipsy describes the research she conducted with Dr. Marie Chisholm-Burns into the relationships between pharmacotherapeutic disparities and the race, ethnicity, and sex of patients. The article under discussion appears in the March 15, 2010, issue of .