A Seventh-day Adventist Organization

Pharmacy Informatics Residency

PROGRAM FEATURES

  • Work as a member of the Pharmacy Applications (Loma Linda Epic) team. 
  • Obtain Epic certification level of “proficient”
  • Gain knowledge and experience in:
    • EMR management, maintenance, and upgrades
    • Pharmacy automation
    • CPOE
    • BCMA
    • Clinical decision support
    • Interfaces
    • Project management
    • Data mining and reporting
  • Additional experience possible in:
    • Medication dispensing cabinets (AcuDose)
    • Pharmacovigilance / stewardship solutions
    • Robot / carousel
    • Retail pharmacy solutions
    • TPN compounder and software
    • Dispensing cabinet auditing
    • Unit dose repackaging solutions
    • Smart pumps
    • Basic troubleshooting of printers, hardware, networks

RESIDENCY GOALS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Gain the skills and experience necessary to help troubleshoot, monitor, and optimize pharmacy-related functionality of an electronic medical record (EMR).
  • Lead the discovery, build, validation, testing, and implementation of at least one major improvement project in the EMR. 
  • Participate in multiple small projects throughout the year.
  • Obtain Epic “proficiency” primarily through self-study.
  • Assess current pharmacy operations and apply this knowledge to how Epic and other support systems interact with operations.
  • Attend meetings with operational leadership and develop strategies to address institution needs.  
  • Monitor medication warnings statistics and reports, and develop strategies to reduce alert fatigue.
  • Triage, analyze, troubleshoot, and fix tickets related to pharmacy applications. 
  • Help plan for and manage scheduled and unscheduled system downtime.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to students in the School of Pharmacy and Masters of Health Informatics program. 

TEACHING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Residents  enrolled  into  the  program  will  have  the  option  to  be included in the Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy Teaching Certificate Program. The goal of the program is to provide participants the experience and guidance necessary to understand   and   apply   current   educational   issues   in   pharmacy education.    In order to earn the certificate, each participant must meet the following requirements:

    1. Attend the teaching seminars 
    2. Give two hours of didactic lecture in the Neurology and/or Psychiatry course
    3. Develop and lead case discussions in the Neurology and/or Psychiatry course
    4. Give one hour of accredited continuing education to pharmacists
    5. Give one in-service
    6. Present one poster at a professional meeting
    7. Develop a teaching dossier

CONTACT INFORMATION

Tom Hatch, PharmD
Pharmacy Applications Specialist
Director, PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Residency Program
Loma Linda University Health
11165 Mountain View Avenue, Suite 228
Loma Linda, CA 92354

Phone: (909) 558-4000 x32582
Email: thatch@llu.edu