KSHP Session Details

Friday, May 10

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Giacomuzzie PortraitThe Pharmacy Enterprise: Supporting System Quality and Financial Goals
Bruno Giacomuzzi, FACHE
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Florence & Grant Hospitals
St. Elizabeth Healthcare Professional Services
Kimber Boothe, PharmD, MHA
Boothe PortraitSystem Director of Pharmacy
St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Pharmacy services have expanded beyond historical roles into opportunities for a full pharmacy enterprise. The enterprise spans the continuum of care from acute care clinical & operations, ambulatory care, outpatient/specialty pharmacy and business development areas. Prioritizing and expanding pharmacy services can improve quality and patient experience while reducing costs and increasing revenue. It is important for health system leaders to recognize the potential and act strategically to realize pharmacy’s full value.

This session will:

  • describe forecast trends, market forces, and disruption that impact pharmacy
  • explain the scope and benefits of the pharmacy enterprise
  • identify opportunities for pharmacy enterprise components within your organization

3:00-4:00 PM

Vermeulen PortraitPharmacy Forecast 2019: Trends That Will Shape Your Future
Lee Vermuelen, BSPharm, MS, FCCP, FFIP
Chief of Enterprise Academic Service Lines, UK HealthCare
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Kentucky

In his executive role, Vermuelen is responsible for the development and oversight of seven enterprise-wide academic service lines that horizontally integrate care delivery across age groups, medical and surgical disciplines, settings of care and operational units in a value-based, patient-centered model. He is also Professor of Medicine and Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky.

In this session, attendees will learn to:

  • identify five or more trends in the external environment that will have a major impact on health system pharmacy practice over the next five years
  • explain ways to utilize the strategic advice of national authorities to meet the specific needs of a particular practice setting
  • discuss the importance of forecasting and strategic planning as a critical task for health system pharmacists

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Oyler PortraitBeyond the Joint Commission Standards:
Opioid Stewardship at a Health System
Doug Oyler, PharmD, BCCCP
UK HealthCare

Drug overdose continues to be a major public health crisis in the U.S. and Kentucky. Opioids continue to be overused for pain management, and increasing evidence has shed additional light on safety and efficacy. Additionally, professional organization-endorsed guidelines for OSPs do not exist, so health systems are often left curious about how to meet and exceed the Joint Commission standards regarding pain management. As the leader of the most advanced opioid stewardship program in the state, Oyler has spoken with a number of health system leaders about this issue and how to improve opioid use.

In this session, attendees will learn to:

  • discuss the role of opioid overprescribing in creating and sustaining the opioid crisis
  • list members of an opioid stewardship team
  • describe initiatives an opioid stewardship team can undertake to improve opioid use