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2023 DigitalHealth.Rx Summit

Thursday, March 23, 2023
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Phoenix Convention Center, Room 129AB

Registration is now closed. 

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.

The 2023 DigitalHealth.Rx Summit is supported by Pfizer and Sanofi.


(Schedule is subject to change.)
8:00AM-8:45AM - Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:45AM-9:00AM – Welcome and Introduction
Daniel Zlott, PharmD, BCOP

9:00AM-9:15AM - Trends Shaping Digitally-Enabled Care
Parisa Vatanka, PharmD

9:15AM-9:45AM - Keynote: Rethinking Health
Adam Chesler, PharmD, MBA

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 about improving access, health equity, and quality of care through the omnichannel care model.

9:45AM-10:15AM - Keynote: Pharmacy of the Future
Brad Ulrich, BS

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, you will hear how pharmacy is being re-envisioned in our digital age.

10:15AM-10:45AM - Panel Discussion: Transition to Omnichannel Model
Moderator: Parisa Vatanka, PharmD
Panelists: Adam Chesler, PharmD, MBA and Brad Ulrich, BS

10:45AM-11:00AM - Break

11:00AM-12:00PM - Regulatory Update on Digital Therapeutics – Access and Coverage
Moderator: Lani Hessen, OTR/L
Megan Coder, PharmD, MBA

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 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
Panelists:  Lani Hessen, OTR/L, Eddie Martucci, PhD, and Matthew Loper
Moderator: Timothy Aungst, PharmD

Who are the innovators, the creative geniuses solving gaps in health care? Who are the leaders going from concept to marketplace blazing the trail to catalyze digitally enabled care at scale for patient access? You will get to meet leading digital health leaders in this exciting panel discussion where you will have a front row seat to hear their journey in transitioning the health care team to a new era and building momentum for patients to take charge of their own health care through digital therapeutics.

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-7:00PM - Networking Reception

5:30PM-6:30PM - Digital Health Products and Solutions: Mini-Workshop
Panelists: Heather Aaron, PharmD, Diana Isaacs, PharmD, Thomas Brazeal, PharmD
Moderator: Jason Martinez, PharmD, BCACP

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 utilizing the tools in daily practice will facilitate and guide this session and provide tips and lessons learned from their patients - the end-users of these novel products (connected blood pressure monitor, continuous glucose monitor, sensor enabled inhaler, injectable medication management system).