Pharmacy: Pioneering Innovations & Patient-Centric Services
This course explores the evolving landscape of the pharmacy profession and the impact on care delivery. Participants will delve into various aspects of the future of pharmacy, including emerging trends and pharmacy access, as well as how to partner with pharmacists and leverage pharmacies for improved patient outcomes.
This course is designed for healthcare practitioners, including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, social workers, and healthcare administrators and policymakers.
By the end of this course, the learner will be able to:
1. Define the evolving role of pharmacists as accessible providers of healthcare.
2. Identify opportunities for collaboration with other healthcare providers.
3. Assess the role of pharmacies in addressing healthcare disparities and meeting unmet needs in local communities.
4. Identify innovative programs and pharmacy services that address patient medication management needs and improve public health.
5. Recognize the pharmacist’s impact on quality care, patient outcomes, and interprofessional teamwork.
Lucas Berenbrok, PharmD, MS, BCACP
Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy
Dr. Berenbrok is a distinguished Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. He is recognized for pioneering OTC hearing aid education for pharmacists, conducting innovative research on the accessibility of community pharmacists, and leading the integration of pharmacist-led pharmacogenomics services into family medicine practice. Dr. Berenbrok's dedication to cultivating pharmacist leaders and improving patient health and medication outcomes with multidisciplinary outpatient healthcare teams has earned him accolades, including the Stanford I. Cohen Teacher of the Year award and the American Pharmacists Association – Academy of Student Pharmacists Faculty Member of the Year recognition. Beyond the classroom, he has established transformative pharmacy services at the University of Pittsburgh and the UPMC Health System, including a Comprehensive Medication Management Benefit and an outpatient pharmacogenomics service. His groundbreaking research, notably his work with large datasets and geographic information systems during the Covid-19 pandemic, has garnered widespread attention, underscoring the vital role of community pharmacists in enhancing individual and public health.
Zarah Mayewski, PharmD
Former Vice President of Clinical Services, Cureatr
Dr. Mayewski is a dynamic healthcare leader, approaches her work with boundless curiosity and courage, striving to empower patients and clinicians by keeping impact as the guiding light toward rapid healthcare improvements. She brings a wealth of clinical and operational expertise essential for steering high-performing healthcare initiatives based on her experience working with renowned healthcare institutions, such as Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, Seattle Children's Hospital, and Cureatr. A recognized thought leader in the industry, Dr. Mayewski has delivered influential presentations and actively participated in organizations such as GTMRx, ACHE, ASHP, WBL, and ACCP. She holds licensure as a board-certified-residency-trained clinical pharmacist in Washington and Pennsylvania.
Dhiren Patel, PharmD
Co-Founder and General Partner, Taurus Health
Dr. Patel is a healthcare executive with over 15 years of clinical and industry expertise, has a strong background in academia, patient care, and healthcare consulting. With a doctorate in Pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and a post-graduate residency at VA Boston Healthcare System, Dhiren has authored textbooks, published research in peer-reviewed journals, and delivered numerous presentations for top life sciences companies. Currently, he serves as Co-Founder and Partner at Taurus Health, specializing in healthcare consulting, AI, and digital health solutions, as well as strategy and investment services for healthcare-focused investment firms.
Conflicts of Interest
Disclosure: Dr. Berenbrok is a partner in Embarx LLC, which provides consulting services relevant to OTC hearing aids and pharmacies.
The speaker and clinical advisors have no other interests to declare
Dr. Berenbrok and the advisors have agreed to our anti-discrimination policy that prohibits the inclusion of discriminatory language, graphics, or references on the basis of race, gender identity, age, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, or religion.
PHARMACISTS AND PHARMACY TECHNICIANS
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
ACPE Pharmacist: (1 Contact Hour) UAN: 0536-9999-23-019-H99-P
ACPE Pharmacy Technician: (1 Contact Hour) UAN: 0536-9999-23-019-H99-T
PHYSICIANS – AMA CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
PHYSICIANS – ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Innovation Horizons. The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 ACPE PharmacistThe George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
- 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy technicianThe George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.00 Completion
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