HIMSS Saudi 2018 Conference
 

Date: 11 April 2018
Time: 08:30 - 17:30
           




OVERVIEW           

This educational program provides knowledge, skills and information needed for the successful implementation of automation and technology designed to improve the safety and efficiency of medication use.


This program is designed to develop the necessary skills to be an effective pharmacy informaticist and serve an integral role in managing medication-related information.

 
 
PROGRAM COMPONENTS
  1. A one-day workshop program presented on-site in Saudi Arabia utilizing U.S. and local experts as faculty. The on-site program will also introduce and begin a distance based program. The local program will provide 5 hours of ACPE-accredited continuing education.

  2. A distance-based educational program with 19 modules specific to pharmacy informatics and related topics. Upon completion of the modules, participants will be required to complete a project at their local site designed to demonstrate skills and competencies attained in the program. The distance program provides 18.25 hours of ACPE-accredited continuing education.

  3. A local program with local and remote faculty that allows interaction between participants and experts to occur about three months after the workshop and midway through the distance program. The program will also include regulatory and other topics of local interest. This local program will provide 0.5 hours of ACPE accredited continuing education.

  4. A local program with local and remote faculty that allows interaction between participants and experts to occur about six months after the workshop and at the end of the distance program. The program will also include regulatory and other topics of local interest. This local program will provide 0.5 hours of ACPE-accredited continuing education.
 
Participants who complete all the requirements will receive a Pharmacy Informatics Certificate in an award ceremony following the final local program.

On-site Workshop Agenda

Objectives

  • Describe the types of available medication-related automation and technology and how they can interface to improve safety of the medication use system
  • Describe the role of the pharmacist in selecting and implementing medication-related technology
  • Discuss how automation and pharmacy technicians can be utilized to advance the pharmacy practice models in hospitals
  • Describe the components related to smart infusion pumps that will result in improved safety of medication administration
  • Describe the current state of automation adoption in Saudi Arabia and where opportunities exist for expansion
  • List the types of automation available for sterile product compounding and how they improve safety
  • Describe closed-loop medication system and how effective planning and implementation can make these systems a reality
 

Wednesday 11/04/2018
08:30 - 09:00Opening Welcome, Introductions and Overview
09:00 - 10:00Current State of Medication Safety and Use of Technology in Medication Prescribing, Preparation, Dispensing and Administration: US and KSA
10:00 - 10:30Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:15Optimizing Technology to Improve Medication Prescribing
11:15 - 12:00Benefits of Technology Used in Medication Preparation
12:00 - 12:45Available Technologies and Benefits with Medication Dispensing
12:45 - 13:45Networking Lunch
13:45 - 14:30Use of Technology in Improving Safety of Medication Administration
14:30 - 15:00Optimizing the Use of Technology and Pharmacy Technicians into a Clinical Pharmacy Practice Model
15:00 - 15:30Coffee Break
15:30 - 16:30Case Study Review
16:30 - 17:00Facilitated Panel Discussion
17:00 - 17:30Closing Remarks