Pharmacy Informatics Collaborative

Purpose Statement

To standardize, translate and implement clinical and operational technology initiatives affecting medications throughout our healthcare system. The collaborative shares best practices and any recommendations will be brought forth to the applicable Councils for approval.

Mission Statement

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

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 Mission

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 and healthcare analytics reporting tools.

Duties/Responsibilities:

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

Membership:

Chair:

Ellen Secaras
Ellen Secaras, RPh (Chair)
Corporate Director of Pharmacy Systems Integration at RWJBarnabas Health

Members:

Alfredo Balleras
Alfredo Balleras, RPh
CIS Pharmacy Analyst at RWJBarnabas Health
Larry Burnstein
Larry Burnstein, B.A.
CIS Pharmacy Analyst at RWJBarnabas Health
Melissa Crossen
Melissa Crossen, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Systems Administrator at RWJBarnabas Health
Steven DePaolo
Steven DePaolo, RPh
Clinical Pharmacy Analyst at RWJBarnabas Health
Camille Dieudonne
Camille Dieudonne, PharmD
Pharmacy Clinical Financial Analyst, Corporate Pharmacy at RWJBarnabas Health
Samuel Gerena
Samuel Gerena, PharmD, MPH
IT & S Clinical Pharmacist at RWJBarnabas Health
Richard Hilway
Richard Hilway, RPh
Director, Pharmacy Informatics Enterprise Clinical Information Systems at RWJBarnabas Health
Margaret Kosc
Margaret Kosc, RN, MHA
Pharmacy System Analyst at Behavioral Health and Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus
Steven Kravetz
Steven Kravetz, PharmD
Pharmacist, Enterprise Clinical Information Systems at RWJBarnabas Health
Frank Lambrinos
Frank Lambrinos, RPh, MBA
Senior Systems Pharmacist at Monmouth Medical Center
Ted Lee
Ted Lee, RPh, MS
Pharmacy Integration Analyst at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Justin Liou
Justin Liou, RPh
Information Technology Pharmacist at Community Medical Center
Barry MacNeil
Barry MacNeil, RPh
Pharmacy Informatics Supervisor at RWJ University Hospital at Hamilton
Kabeer Mago
Kabeer Mago, PharmD
Senior Systems Clinical Pharmacist at Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Edmund Manger
Edmund Manger, RPh, MAS
Information Technology Pharmacist at Clara Maass Medical Center
Pallavi Nagarkar
Pallavi Nagarkar, RPh
Pharmacy System Administrator at RWJ University Hospital at Somerset
Fred Penn
Fred Penn, RPh
Clinical Information Systems Pharmacist at RWJBarnabas Health
Dan Pung
Dan Pung, PharmD
Systems Administrator of Pharmacy Informatics at RWJ University Hospital at New Brunswick
Sheryl Sunnongmuang
Sheryl Sunnongmuang, PharmD
Information Technology Pharmacist at Jersey City Medical Center
Berna Sweeney
Berna Sweeney, BS, CPhT
Pharmacy Reimbursement Specialist at RWJBarnabas Health