October 1, 2018
When it comes to the healthcare industry, interoperability has to do with the capability of disparate computer and software systems to exchange and share data from a range of vital sources, including laboratories, clinics, pharmacies, hospitals, and medical practices. All attempts at interoperability must inherently begin by recognizing the starting point of what makes everything so tricky: EHRs consist of a series of disparate systems built in silos that are suddenly being asked to work together for the good of the patient. (Source: Luis Castillo. The State of Interoperability in Healthcare. Forbes Technology Council. May 31, 2018.) It’s only now, in an era of value-based care where every aspect of an organization is being scrutinized like never before, that administrators are starting to rethink whether the systems they have in place act as a hindrance to overall care. (Ibid.)
The industry’s #1 specialty pharmacy technology and experts, Therigy, hosted a webinar to explore current trends of interoperability within the industry and provided actionable insights for pharmacy leaders to help achieve the exchange of and sharing of data between their pharmacy operation/care management systems and their EMR on Tuesday, October 16, 2-3pm EDT.
Speakers covered analytics and tools that tap into every aspect of the clinical experience and deploy insightful, immediate diagnostic suggestions to physicians on robust, multi-function care delivery systems creating a patient experience unlike any we’ve seen before.
- Why specialty patient outcomes can be enhanced through coordination and integration of care and therapy management activities.
- Current role and uses of various systems (dispensing systems, electronic medical records, electronic pharmacy records/care management systems), existing limitations, and the need for system interoperability.
- Dispensing system/care management system interoperability case study.
- Pathway to a meaningful pharmacy system integration with Health System EMRs and the benefits for specialty pharmacy management.
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Jon Hamrick, MBA
President and COO
Jon Hamrick is Therigy’s President and Chief Operating Officer. In his role, he oversees the daily operations of the company, sets strategic goals for performance and growth and implements business strategies, plans and procedures. Jon also leads Therigy’s pharma consulting division.
Jon joined Therigy as a Principal Partner in 2011, bringing with him more than 25 years of pharma, medical device, payer industry, and senior leadership experience. Prior to his appointment as Chief Strategy Officer, he was Therigy’s Executive Vice President of Biotech and Specialty Services, where he led the company’s pharma consulting practice, sales, marketing, client services, and corporate business development activities. Before joining Therigy, Jon was Vice President of Business Development at Priority Healthcare. He went on to be a senior member of the leadership team at CuraScript, a subsidiary of Express Scripts.
Jon earned his BA degree in history from the University of Central Florida, and an MBA from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business. Prior to entering the healthcare industry, he served as a U.S. Marine Corps infantry officer. He is also a noted speaker, presenter, and moderator at specialty pharmacy conferences across the U.S.
Russel Allinson, RPh, MS
Russel Allinson is Therigy’s co-founder and Executive Chairman.
Russ’s background includes more than 20 years of specialty pharmacy experience and an additional 15 in hospital pharmacy operations. He is one of the industry’s most respected authorities on specialty pharmacy operations, adherence, clinical programs, quality improvement, outcomes, and informatics.
After earning his BS in pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh and his MS in pharmacy administration from The Ohio State University, Russ completed his administrative/clinical residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital. He then kicked off his career with Shadyside Hospital, where he was promoted time and again over the course of 15 years.
In 1996, during the industry’s pioneering days, Russ made the move to specialty pharmacy when he accepted the position of Director of Pharmacy with Stadtlanders. He was subsequently promoted to Vice President of Pharmacy. He also held executive positions as Senior Vice President of Pharmacy/Chief Pharmacist with Priority Healthcare and as General Manager with Aetna Specialty Pharmacy. He gained valuable technology experience with two companies, Ariba and FreeMarkets.
Russ is a member of the Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society. He received the Alumni of the Year award from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in 1996; the Jack L. Beal Postbaccalaureate Alumni Award from the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy in 2008; and the Pharmacy Times Next-Generation Pharmacist Technology Innovator award for 2016.
Director - Product & Technology
Kate Fontneau is Therigy’s Director of Product and Technology. Kate joined Therigy in June 2017, bringing with her a wealth of product and technology knowledge. She is a director-level product professional with a strong background in both the financial technology and healthcare industries. She has a proven track record of success creating and executing forward-thinking, and global roadmaps with defined success criteria in a budget-constrained environment.
With a background in computer engineering, Kate spent 8+ years working with a Fortune 50 financial company in the fintech department. Key projects she spearheaded include creating an industry-leading iOS app that utilized beacon technology and revamping the company website to be both fully responsive and AA accessible.
Kate is now leveraging her skills at Therigy, LLC to build game-changing product improvements to TherigySTM for customers to ultimately improve patient care. Kate has led the transition from waterfall to agile by developing a step by step process, conducting agile training, and driving agile ceremonies. Kate earned her BS in Digital Arts & Sciences, Engineering, from the University of Florida. She was the sole female in her Engineering class of 90 men.