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Pharmacy Informatics Collaborative

The purpose of the RWJBarnabas Health Pharmacy Enterprise Informatics Collaborative is to standardize, translate and implement clinical and operational technology initiatives affecting medications throughout the health care system.
The collaboration shares best practices and will bring forth pharmacy informatics recommendations to the applicable Councils for approval.

Our Goal

To ensure that any medication-related technologies across the health care continuum are clinically, financially and operationally leveraged to current quality standards, clinical guidelines and regulations and optimized to improve patient care, population health outcomes and systems interoperability.

Membership

Chair: Corporate Director of Pharmacy Systems Integration
Members: Enterprise Clinical Information Systems (ECIS) Director of Pharmacy Informatics, ECIS Pharmacy Systems Analysts and Pharmacists, Assistant Director of Operations, IT Pharmacists/RN/pharmacy biller/analysts/coordinators from the Acute Care Service Lines, Senior Pharmacy Reimbursement Specialist, Pharmacy Billing, Denials and Appeals Specialist, Corporate Systems Integration Pharmacist, Corporate 340B Director and 340B Analysts.

Meetings

The Pharmacy Informatics Collaborative shall meet bi-monthly or as otherwise deemed necessary by the Chair, but not less than quarterly.

How We Accomplish Our Goals

The Pharmacy Informatics Collaborative accomplishes our objectives by leveraging automation and technology resources to support continuing compliance and patient safety. The resources include but are not limited to the enterprise clinical information systems (ECIS), smart infusion pump software, automated dispensing cabinets, clinical surveillance and documentation platforms, 340B software, financial, business intelligence and health care analytics reporting tools.

Duties/Responsibilities

  • Proactively identifies operational efficiencies to fulfill our purpose
  • Optimizes automated dispensing cabinets and medication access functionality and inventory management
  • Standardizes formulary and charge description master (CDM) request process for additions, deletions and changes
  • Provides pharmacy informatics expertise and recommendations on existing and new technologies
  • Develops and implements system-wide medication charge reconciliation initiatives

Pharmacy Informatics Collaborative Membership