Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC): Resources to Support Use of Pharmacogenomics in the Electronic Health Record

Planned in cooperation with the ASHP Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-18-028-H04-P
Activity Date: July 18, 2018
Expiration Date: July 18, 2021
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee: Members – Free / Non-Member – Not Available 

Accreditation for Pharmacists

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This activity is a recording from a live webinar and those that claim credit for the live webinar should not claim credit for this activity. 

Target Audience

This continuing pharmacy education activity is designed for is designed for pharmacists with an interest in pharmacogenomics and informatics. 

Activity Overview

Efforts to support the successful adoption of pharmacogenetics into the electronic health record (EHR) with clinical decision support (CDS) requires specialized clinical knowledge. The Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium provides these knowledge resources. Through CPIC’s Informatics Working Group (, EHR-agnostic implementation resources are systematically developed and incorporated into all CPIC guidelines. These resources organize essential clinical pharmacogenetic knowledge and illustrate best practices to facilitate the use of a patient’s available pharmacogenetic data at the point of care. Common terms, lead term standardization, machine readable databases, and development of an Application Programming Interface (API) will be discussed. CPIC has lead term standardization efforts that are being incorporated into widely used standard terminologies such as LOINC and SNOMED-CT.  Finally, because curated and machine-readable databases of pharmacogenetic knowledge suitable for use in EHRs are still emerging, CPIC has outlined the key features of future knowledge bases for pharmacogenetics and CPIC is developing an Application Programming Interface (API). 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the components of a CPIC guideline and how CPIC guidelines can be used by clinicians to make specific prescribing decisions for patient care.
  • Describe CPIC resources that can be used to aid the clinical implementation of pharmacogenomics into the electronic health record with clinical decision support
  • Identify key decision points and processes to integrate pharmacogenetic decision support into the EHR.

Schedule of Educational Activities

  • Components of a CPIC guideline.
  • Discuss impact of CPIC resources for implementation of pharmacogenomics into the electronic health record (EHR).
  • Discuss process for integration of pharmacogenetic decisions support for the EHR.

Faculty Information

  • Kelly Caudle, Pharm.D., Ph.D., BCPS CPIC Director, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
  • James M. Hoffman, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, Chief Patient Safety Officer, Associate Member, Pharmaceutical Sales, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN


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In keeping with this requirement, ASHP ask that all faculty, advisory board members, planning committee members, content development consultants, and staff complete a disclosure form for each program in which they are involved. Anyone who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships must be disqualified from any involvement with a continuing pharmacy education activity.

  • Faculty, planner, ASHP Staff and consultants report no relevant financial relationships pertinent to this activity. 

Methods and CE Requirements

This activity consists of recorded faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the entire activity and complete all the required components to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP eLearning Portal. Follow the prompts to claim and view or print the statement of credit immediately or within 60 days of completing the activity.

Per ACPE requirements, CPE credit must be claimed within 60 days of being earned. 

System Technical Requirements

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