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Press Release

July 25, 2023

ASHP Foundation Announces 2023 Optimizing Technology Solutions Innovation Grant Recipients

The ASHP Foundation, in collaboration with the ASHP Innovation Center, awarded funding to two researchers through the Optimizing Technology Solutions Innovation Grant Program, made possible through a donation from Omnicell. 

Brooke Looney, PharmD, and Michelle Martin, PharmD, each received $30,000 for projects demonstrating how new and emerging technologies can aid in the safe and effective use of medications.  

“This year’s funded projects evaluate how a technology innovation can improve access to care and enhance medication outcomes,” said ASHP Foundation CEO Steven A. Rubloff. “Projects like these demonstrate pharmacy’s desire to leverage technological advancements to improve patient care.”  

The Optimizing Technology Solutions Innovation Grant program supports projects from interprofessional healthcare teams with a pharmacist as the principal investigator. The Foundation prioritizes projects that utilize technology to connect care settings and projects that focus on effectiveness. Digital transformation of pharmacy operations to enhance efficiency and optimize medication use is a priority for ASHP and the ASHP Foundation. 

The 2023 Optimizing Technology Solutions Innovation Grant Research Projects are: 

Automated 14-Day Assessment Tool for Early Identification of Adverse Effects with Oral Anticancer Medications
Brooke Looney, PharmD 
Clinical Pharmacist  
Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 
  
Effectiveness of a Novel Smart Tag Technology in a Pharmacy-Led Setting to Improve Adherence, Patient-Centered Care and Outcomes in HCV 
Michelle Martin, PharmD 
Clinical Pharmacist | Clinical Associate Professor 
UI Health/UIC College of Pharmacy, Chicago, IL 

For more information about the Optimizing Technology Solutions Innovation Grant Program, visit ashpfoundation.org/optimizingtechnologysolutions.