Available Until 8/18/2024

Autoverification: Is it Right for You?

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

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-21-067-H04-P, 0204-0000-21-067-H04-T
Activity Date: August 18, 2021
Expiration Date: August 18, 2024
Activity Type: Knowledge-based  
CE Credits: 1.0 contact 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

Autoverification occurs when a medication is entered and released, bypassing the pharmacist verification step, and is automatically verified in the EHR.  Another term for autoverification may be “risk-stratified assisted verification.”  The SOPIT/SICP SAG on Medication Safety Autoverification Task Force would like to present the tool kit that was developed for ASHP membership for consideration when implementing autoverification.  This webinar will review the background, survey results, and overview of the tool kit.  Three members will also highlight how the toolkit was applied for decision-making in their organizations.


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 members interested in evaluating the implementation of autoverification in their organizations.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify benefits and challenges of autoverificaton.
  2. Explain the intended use of the autoverification tool kit.
  3. Describe the application of the autoverification tool kit in three heath systems.

Schedule of Activities

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


  • Casey Olsen, Pharm.D., Clinical Informatics Pharmacist, Advocate Aurora Health, Downers Grove, IL
  • Meghan M. Rowcliffe, Pharm.D., BCPPS, Pediatric Medication Safety Officer, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Elizabeth Wade, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP, Medication Safety Officer, Concord Hospital, Concord, NH


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.