Available Until 3/12/2023

AI for Pharmacy: Distraction, Disruption, or Dawn of a New Practice Paradigm?

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

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-20-003-H04-P
Release Date: March 12, 2020
Expiration Date: March 12, 2023
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

Technologies exist that are capable of analyzing vast amounts of data and using it to perform various functions from automating a task to predicting an outcome. Artificial or Augmented Intelligence (AI) is a way to use this information to enhance human decision making. There are a myriad of applications of this in healthcare but a lot of misconceptions as well. The explosive growth in digital health and the challenges with cost-effective delivery of healthcare today suggests that AI-based technologies may lead to a paradigm shift. Pharmacy leaders must understand this field in order to decide if, how, and when to embrace it. This webinar will explore some of the opportunities these new technologies provide, ethical and legal concerns that exist, and implications for managing a pharmacy practice.


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

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of informaticists and pharmacy leaders.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain what machine learning, a form of AI, is and is not.
  • Describe the opportunities for pharmacists and others to advance AI for pharmacy.
  • List and describe challenges that make machine learning and AI difficult to implement, especially in clinical practice.

Schedule of Activities

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


  • Allen Flynn, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Informatics for Learning Healtth Systems, Medical School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Daryl Schiller, Pharm.D., FASHP, BCPS-AQ ID, Director of Pharmacy Services, Montefiore Nyack Hospital, Nyack, NY


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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