Available Until 5/25/2024

Strategies to Turn Pharmacist Documentation into Actionable Data – Real Life Examples and Outcomes

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

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-21-030-H04-P
Activity Date: May 25, 2021
Expiration Date: May 25, 2024
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

With technology advances and widespread Electronic Health Record (EHR) adoption in health systems, one challenge faced by many institutions and pharmacy practices is how to bridge the gap between data science and clinical practice to collect and use data in a meaningful way and develop tools and best practices. In this presentation, experts in the field of pharmacy informatics will share experiences on how successful program managers are turning documentation into actionable data, the challenges and rewards of the process development, how data was subsequently used, and future opportunities for pharmacy documentation using emerging technologies.


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 pharmacy faculty and staff.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the operational impact of pharmacy documentation.
  2. Describe strategies for leveraging documentation within the electronic health record to improve opioid stewardship at an organizational level.
  3. Identify future opportunities for pharmacy documentation.

Schedule of Activities

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


  • Stephanie Abel, Pharm.D., Opioid Stewardship Program Coordinator, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • Clayton J. Hamilton, Pharm.D., VA Whole health Program Manager - Pharmacy Informatics, VA salt Lake City Health Care System (VISN19), Salt Lake City, UT
  • Scott Nelson, Pharm.D., M.S., CPHIMS, FAMIA, Program Director, MS Applied Clinical Informatics (MSACI), Assistant Professor, Biomedical Informatics, Assistant Clinical Director, HealthIT, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Doug Oyler, Pharm.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science, Director, Office of Opioid Safety, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • Joshua Qualls, Pharm.D., Medical Informatics Fellow, George E. Whalen Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Weishi (Wes) Wang, Pharm.D., Pharmacy Informatics Specialist, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH


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.

Per ACPE requirements, CPE credit must be claimed within 60 days of being earned. Claim your CE at http://elearning.ashp.org. Once you have processed and claimed your CE credit, we encourage you to check your NABP eProfile account to verify your credits were transferred successfully before the ACPE 60-day deadline. It is an electronic direct-report process so your credits should appear in your account within a few minutes. After the 60 day deadline, ASHP will no longer be able to report your credit(s) for this activity.