ASHP Foundation Announces 2022 Optimizing Technology Solutions Innovation Grant Recipients
The ASHP Foundation (Foundation), in collaboration with the ASHP Innovation Center, recently awarded funding to two researchers through the Optimizing Technology Solutions Innovation Grant Program. Bethanne Brown, PharmD, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Clinical Pharmacist at the University of Cincinnati Winkle College of Pharmacy, and Susan Flaker, Pharm D, MBA, Regional Pharmacy Director at the Mayo Clinic Health System, each received $30,000 for projects that demonstrate the ways new and emerging technologies can aid in the safe and effective use of medications. The Optimizing Technology Solutions Innovation Grant Program is made possible through the support of Omnicell.
“The two projects funded this year exemplify the role of technology innovation to enhance access to care and improve medication outcomes,” said ASHP Foundation CEO Steven A. Rubloff.
This research grant program was launched in 2019 and is awarded to 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 medication safety is a priority for ASHP and the ASHP Foundation.
The 2022 Optimizing Technology Solutions Innovation Grant Research Projects are:
Evaluating the Impact of a Pharmacist Led Comprehensive Diabetes Management Program in a Federally Qualified Health Center Utilizing Telehealth
Bethanne Brown, PharmD
Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Clinical Pharmacist
University of Cincinnati Winkle College of Pharmacy, Cincinnati, OH
Use of Rule-Based Automation in Order Verification
Susan Flaker, PharmD, MBA, DPLA
Regional Pharmacy Director
Mayo Clinic Health System, Austin, MN
For more information about the Optimizing Technology Solutions Innovation Grant Program, visit ashpfoundation.org/optimizingtechnologysolutions.