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Information Technology in Pharmacy – Telepharmacy and Technology Issues in the Vertically Integrated Setting
Event: Developments in Pharmacy Law Seminar XXIX
[11/03/2018 - 9:05-10:05 AM]
This presentation will include a detailed discussion of current information technology issues impacting the business and practice of pharmacy led by an attorney with national expertise focusing on interdisciplinary healthcare models for varied stakeholders including hospitals, pharmacies and physician practices in urban, rural and underserved community settings.
As both government and private payors continue to seek enhanced efficiencies, the role of pharmacies has continued to grow as an important tool to help achieve these goals. Additional expansion of value-based/bundled payments, specialty drugs and mail order pharmacy services has similarly enhanced the visibility of telepharmacy services. Together with ever-increasing vertical integration, information technology continues to grow in importance with respect to helping manage these complexities. In discussing these issues, this presentation will discuss key information technology issues including data transfers in the hub and patient assistance program context, federal and state laws governing telepharmacy practice, billing and payment considerations and mechanisms for telepharmacy services and telepharmacy as an adjunct to provider practice. Additional attention will be paid to more traditional legal considerations in the information technology context, including data privacy/security and software development/contracting.
Speaker(s): Todd A. Nova
Organizer: American Society for Pharmacy Law
Venue: Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa; Hilton Head Island, SC