Available Until 5/17/2026

Introduction to Data Integration Standards

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

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-23-097-H04-P/T
Release Date:  5/17/2023
Expiration Date: 5/17/2026 
Activity Type: Knowledge-based 
CE Credits:  1.0 contact hour, (0.10 CEU)
Activity Fee: Member – Free / Non-Member – Not Available 

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.

Activity Overview 

This webinar will summarize different technical standards that support healthcare applications. An overview of different types of standards and their strengths and weaknesses will be reviewed. Real life examples of common challenges with standards will be discussed. The presentation will conclude with issues that could exist without standards and highlight long term risks or policy recommendations to improve the existing standards. 

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

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of health information pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy students, and pharmacy informatics residents.

After completing this activity, the learner should be able to… 

1. Summarize strengths and weaknesses of Health IT standards.

2. Discuss real life examples where using standards presents unique challenges. 

3. List potential policy considerations to address gaps in standards.

  • Introduction and Announcements 

  • Presentation  

  • Questions, Answers, and Discussion 

Sonya Zhan, PharmD, MSHI
Public Health Informatics Fellow
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bernard Hsia, PharmD
Informatics Pharmacist
Emory Healthcare

Dean Parry, RPh
AVP Clinical Informatics
eisinger Health System


Michael Gannon, PharmD, MBA, CSP
Director of Product Management
Loopback Analytics

In accordance with our accreditor’s Standards of Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, ASHP requires that all individuals in control of content disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if they have had a financial relationship with an ineligible company in any dollar amount in the past 24 months and the educational content that the individual controls is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company. 

An ineligible company is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The presence or absence of relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience. 

  • No one in control of the content of this activity has a relevant financial relationship (RFR) with an ineligible company. 

This activity consists of recordings of faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the activity in its entirety to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP Learning Center. Follow the prompts online to complete the evaluation, claim credit and view the statement of credit immediately after completing the activity. 

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