Available Until 8/15/2022

Making Big Data Manageable: Case Studies on Leveraging Data Resources to Drive Decision Making

Planned in cooperation with the ASHP Section of Pharmacy Practice Leaders

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-19-022-H04-P / 0204-0000-19-022-H04-T
Release Date: August 15, 2019
Expiration Date: August 15, 2022
Activity Type: Knowledge-based  
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee: Members – 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

Pharmacy  services produce significant quantities of data. This data can be leveraged to make better decisions on resource allocation, workflow optimization, and outcomes improvement.  As data use continues to evolve, pharmacy departments are increasingly challenged with analyzing their data to demonstrate and communicate the value of pharmacy services. This session will discuss case scenarios where health system pharmacy leaders have leveraged data successfully  to drive decision making. Additionally, this session will provide an overview of available analytics resources within pharmacy departments, as well as the the strengths and limitations of various data visualizations. These case studies may  serve as a spring board for national benchmarking and a standardization  of pharmacy sensitive metrics.


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

Target Audience

While this educational session focuses on data analytics in the pharmacy setting, accessing and utilizing data is a growing need and releveant  to all health care professions for continued success in the future.

Learning Objectives

  • List available resources and tools to work with big data.
  • Discuss the application of a data visualization tool to help achieve strategic initiatives.
  • Identify strengths and limitations of data visualizations.
  • Review key elements of impactful data visualization.

Schedule of Activities

  • Introduction and Announcements
  • Presentation
  • Questions, Answers, and Discussion


  • Anthony Boyd, Pharm.D., M.B.A., Pharmacy Manager – Oncology Infusion, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Heights, OH
  • Pei Jen Lin, Pharm.D., M.S., Manager, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Matt Kelm, Pharm.D., MHA, Associate Chief Pharmacy Officer: Inpatient Pharmacy Services, Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC
  • Mary-Haston Leary, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, Clinical Manager, Analytics, Outcomes, and Impact , UNC Health Care


In accordance with the ACPE's and ACCME's Standards for Commercial Support, anyone in a position to control the content of an educational activity is required to disclose to the accredited provider their relevant financial relationships. In accordance with these Standards, all potential conflicts of interest have been resolved. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she (or spouse/domestic partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the activity content over which the individual has control.

As defined by ACCME, a commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The Standards for Commercial Support do not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests. The existence or non-existence of relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience. All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved prior to the activity.

  • All planners, presenters, reviewers, and ASHP staff report no financial relationships relevant to this activity.

Methods and CE Requirements

This activity consists of a 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 eLearning Portal. 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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