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2023 DigitalHealth.Rx Summit

Thursday, March 23, 2022
8:00 AM – 6:15 PM

Schedule is subject to change. Pre-registration is required.

The digital transformation we have experienced in many facets of our lives from banking to shopping to entertainment has gained momentum in health care. Pharmacy practice models are being re-envisioned and pharmacy team member roles are increasingly being positioned to realize their full potential. Pharmacists can leverage technology for health promotion, disease prevention, and medication optimization efforts as pharmacies evolve to offer omnichannel access, a continuum of in-person and virtual care based on the type of service and patient preference.

Join us to explore the rapid advances at the intersection of health care and technology (telehealth, digital medicine, digital therapeutics, and more) and consider how you can transform your practice and your role in digitally-enabled care.
8:00AM-8:45AM - Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:45AM-9:15AM – Welcome and Introduction

9:15AM-9:45AM - Keynote: Rethinking Health
Cheryl Pegus, MD

The digital transformation of health care is creating the opportunity to access care anytime, anywhere. This continuum of in-person and virtual care is described as omnichannel access with health consumers leading the way. In our first keynote, you will hear from visionary leader and clinician, Dr. Pegus, as she shares how they are rethinking health - improving access, health equity, and quality of care through the omnichannel care model.

9:45AM-10:15AM - Keynote: Pharmacy of the Future
Rina Shah, PharmD

Pharmacy operational models are being re-envisioned to foster pharmacists' expanded roles in providing direct patient care. Automation and robotics in centralized locations with delivery to the pharmacy or patient's home are increasingly being utilized to fill prescriptions as pharmacists take on more responsibilities in prevention, management and treatment optimization. In our second keynote, Dr. Shah, a recognized pharmacy thought leader and executive, will provide a vision for pharmacy of the future.

10:15AM-10:45AM - Panel Discussion: Transition to Omnichannel Model
Cheryl Pegus, MD and Rina Shah, PharmD

10:45AM-11:00AM - Break

11:00AM-12:00PM - Regulatory Update on Connected Sensor Products and Digital Therapeutics: Access and Coverage
Megan Coder, PharmD, MBA and Smit Patel, PharmD

Digital health products and solutions are rapidly entering the market with the promise of improving access, quality, and outcomes of care - with greater visibility by providers to patient ongoing status and sharing real-time actionable data with individuals to be active participants in their care. Join this session to hear updates from leading experts on current regulatory process for connected sensor products and digital therapeutics - and steps needed to establish coverage for these remote monitoring products and treatment modalities to support deployment at scale.

12:00PM-1:00PM – Networking Lunch (A box lunch is included with registration.)

1:00PM-2:00PM - Digital Health Innovators Panel: Transitioning to a New Era in Health and Care
Corey McCann, Eddie Martucci, and Yoona Kim, PharmD

Who are the innovators, the creative geniuses solving gaps in health care, the leaders going from concept to marketplace blazing the trail to unlock and catalyze digitally enabled care at scale? You will get to meet four of these leading digital health CEOs in this exciting grand finale panel discussion where you will have a front row seat to hear their journey and how they are transitioning us to a new era in health and care.

2:00PM-2:30PM - Revolutionary Approach to Predict Drug Response Beyond Current Pharmacogenomic Testing
Adrijana Kekic, BCACP, CTLC

In recent years, we have seen an increase in pharmacogenomic implementation across health care institutions and community-based pharmacy with the aim of better predicting drug response phenotypes. As multi-omics technology advances, can we predict with greater precision if an individual will have a favorable or unfavorable response to drug treatment? Join this session to learn more from a leading pharmacist pharmacogenomics expert.

2:30PM-2:45PM - Break

2:45PM-4:00PM - Digitally Enabled Care: Pharmacy Case Studies
Heather Aaron, PharmD, Diana Isaacs, PharmD, and Thomas Brazeal, PharmD

How will you integrate new digital health products and solutions in your practice and in your approach to medication optimization with your patients? In this session, you will hear from pharmacist experts who are applying these tools in daily practice - ranging from connected blood pressure monitors to continuous glucose monitors to sensor-enabled inhalers. Learn through patient cases how they are improving the patient care experience and achieving target outcomes moving away from the current unpredictable episodic care model to one that is predictable and continuous.

4:00PM-4:45PM - Preparing Pharmacists of the Future for Emerging Roles
Timothy Aungst, PharmD and Ravi Patel, PharmD

Pharmacy schools need to act now to integrate digital health into the curriculum, co-curricular activities, experiential training, and post-graduate training to graduate the next generation of digitally savvy pharmacists. Get the roadmap to success by joining this session where you will hear from two globally recognized pharmacy faculty digital health leaders who have been publishing, presenting, teaching (evangelizing), advocating, and innovating at the intersection of health care and technology for many years.

4:45PM-5:00PM – Closing remarks

5:00PM-5:15PM - Networking

5:15PM-6:15PM - Digital Health Products and Solutions: Mini-Workshop
Heather Aaron, PharmD, Diana Isaacs, PharmD, Thomas Brazeal, PharmD

Here is your chance to experience hands-on how a range of digital health products and solutions are set-up and used. In this mini-workshop, pharmacists who are utlizing the tools in daily practice will facilitate and guide this session and provide tips and lessons learned from their patients - the end-uses of these novel products (connected blood pressure monitor, continuous glucose monitor, sensor enabled inhaler).