Pharmacy Informatics Collaborative

Purpose Statement

To standardize, translate and implement clinical and operational technology initiatives affecting medications throughout our healthcare system. The collaborative shares best practices and any recommendations will be brought forth to the applicable Councils for approval.

Mission Statement

To ensure that any medication-related technologies across the healthcare continuum are clinically, financially and operationally leveraged to current quality standards, clinical guidelines and regulations and optimized for improved patient care, population health outcomes and systems interoperability.

Meetings:

The Pharmacy Informatics Collaborative shall meet bi-monthly or as otherwise deemed necessary by the Chair, but not less than quarterly.

How We Accomplish Our Mission

The Pharmacy Informatics Collaborative accomplishes our objectives by leveraging automation and technology resources to support continuing compliance and patient safety. The resources include but are not limited to the enterprise clinical information systems (ECIS), smart infusion pump software, automated dispensing cabinets, clinical surveillance and documentation platforms, 340B software and healthcare analytics reporting tools.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Proactively identifies operational efficiencies to fulfill our purpose and mission
  • Optimizes automated dispensing cabinets medication access functionality and inventory management
  • Standardizes formulary and charge description master (CDM) request process for additions, deletions, changes
  • Provides pharmacy informatics expertise and recommendations on existing and new technologies

Membership:

Chair:

  • Ellen Secaras
    Ellen Secaras, RPh (Chair)
    Corporate Director of Pharmacy Systems Integration at RWJBarnabas Health

Members:

  • Alfredo Balleras
    Alfredo Balleras, RPh
    CIS Pharmacy Analyst at RWJBarnabas Health
    Larry Burnstein
    Larry Burnstein, B.A.
    CIS Pharmacy Analyst at RWJBarnabas Health
  • Melissa Crossen
    Melissa Crossen, PharmD, BCPS
    Pharmacy Systems Administrator at RWJBarnabas Health
    Steven DePaolo
    Steven DePaolo, RPh
    Clinical Pharmacy Analyst at RWJBarnabas Health
  • Camille Dieudonne
    Camille Dieudonne, PharmD
    Pharmacy Clinical Financial Analyst, Corporate Pharmacy at RWJBarnabas Health
    Samuel Gerena
    Samuel Gerena, PharmD, MPH
    IT & S Clinical Pharmacist at RWJBarnabas Health
  • Richard Hilway
    Richard Hilway, RPh
    Director, Pharmacy Informatics Enterprise Clinical Information Systems at RWJBarnabas Health
    Margaret Kosc
    Margaret Kosc, RN, MHA
    Pharmacy System Analyst at Behavioral Health and Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus
  • Steven Kravetz
    Steven Kravetz, PharmD
    Pharmacist, Enterprise Clinical Information Systems at RWJBarnabas Health
    Frank Lambrinos
    Frank Lambrinos, RPh, MBA
    Senior Systems Pharmacist at Monmouth Medical Center
  • Ted Lee
    Ted Lee, RPh, MS
    Pharmacy Integration Analyst at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
    Justin Liou
    Justin Liou, RPh
    Information Technology Pharmacist at Community Medical Center
  • Barry MacNeil
    Barry MacNeil, RPh
    Pharmacy Informatics Supervisor at RWJ University Hospital at Hamilton
    Kabeer Mago
    Kabeer Mago, PharmD
    Senior Systems Clinical Pharmacist at Saint Barnabas Medical Center
  • Edmund Manger
    Edmund Manger, RPh, MAS
    Information Technology Pharmacist at Clara Maass Medical Center
    Pallavi Nagarkar
    Pallavi Nagarkar, RPh
    Pharmacy System Administrator at RWJ University Hospital at Somerset
  • Fred Penn
    Fred Penn, RPh
    Clinical Information Systems Pharmacist at RWJBarnabas Health
    Dan Pung
    Dan Pung, PharmD
    Systems Administrator of Pharmacy Informatics at RWJ University Hospital at New Brunswick
  • Sheryl Sunnongmuang
    Sheryl Sunnongmuang, PharmD
    Information Technology Pharmacist at Jersey City Medical Center
    Berna Sweeney
    Berna Sweeney, BS, CPhT
    Pharmacy Reimbursement Specialist at RWJBarnabas Health
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