Program

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Pharmacy Automation Symposium Program

 This activity has been accredited for 4 hours of Group-1 CPD (or 4 CPD credits), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. 

Accreditation number: S2018/10

Time

Topic and speaker

8.30 – 9.00

Registration

9.00 – 9.10

Welcome and overview of the Symposium

Michael Ryan, Managing Director, PharmConsult Pty Ltd

9.10 – 10.10

Keynote Presentation: The Future is Better than You Think:

This presentation by Future Crunch is designed to provide:

  • insights into scientific and technological trends shaping the world

  • an understanding of cognitive biases to create a new outlook on the world we live in

  • tools to find meaning and activate purpose

  • new and unusual insights into innovation and change.

Future Crunch (Dr Angus Hervey and Tane Hunter)

10.10 – 10.20

Introduction to pharmacy automation

  • What is pharmacy automation?

  • What are the technologies that can be considered ‘pharmacy automation’?

  • Why automate?

Michael Ryan, Managing Director, PharmConsult Pty Ltd

10.20 – 10.40

The Royal Adelaide Hospital experience

  • Why, what and how the new Royal Adelaide Hospital has automated medicines management processes.

Anna McClure, Director of Pharmacy, Central Adelaide Local Health Network, Adelaide, SA

10.40-11.00

Morning tea

11.00 – 11.15

Random (chaotic) original pack pharmacy-based robotic dispensing systems

  • The experience of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital with the random (chaotic) original pack pharmacy-based robotic dispensing system

Ashley Crawford, Acting Deputy Director, Distribution Services, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, SA

11.15 – 11.30

Channel original pack pharmacy-based robotic dispensing systems

  • The experience of the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane in introducing a channel original pack pharmacy-based robotic dispensing system into an established hospital

Lynette Loy, Director of Pharmacy, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Qld

11.30 – 11.40

Unit dose & multi-dose packaging machines

  • The place of unit-dose and multi-dose packaging machines in Australian health care

Ashlea Shaune, Consultant, PharmConsult Pty Ltd

11.40 – 11.55

Automated dispensing cabinets – the Cabrini Health experience

  • The experience of Cabrini Health with a hospital-wide installation of automated dispensing cabinets

Amanda Footit, Director of Pharmacy, Cabrini Health, Malvern, Vic

11.55 – 12.10

Automated dispensing cabinets – the Eastern Health experience

  • The experience of Eastern Health with a targeted installation of automated dispensing cabinets

Maryanne Molenaar, Systems Pharmacist, Pharmacy Department, Eastern Health, Vic.

12.10 – 12.20

Compounding robots

  • The experience of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre with a chemotherapy compounding robot

Senthil Lingaratnam, Director of Pharmacy, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Parkville, Vic.

12.20 – 12.45

Questions and discussion

12.45 – 1.20

Lunch

1.20 – 1.50

How do I determine if and which automated systems are right for my hospital?

  • the role and goals of the pharmacy supply system

  • good practice for pharmacy inventory management – the basics

  • automation options – benefits, application and investment considerations

  • summary and justification considerations

Andrew Stewart, BPI – Business Performance Improvement, Ringwood, Vic

1.50 – 2.20

Effective communication with two critical stakeholders – management and staff

  • the need to ‘sell’ the case for automation to an Executive and to pharmacy and inpatient unit staff

  • helping others to see the vision

  • managing the fear of change or lack of understanding

David Kennedy, independent communications consultant

 2.20 – 2.50

Preparing a business case for automated systems

  • The approach to preparing, and the key components of, a business case for investing in new technologies such as automated systems

Judith Day, National Director, Private Hospitals, Little Company of Mary Health Care, Calvary, and Peter Bennett, Little Company of Mary Health Care, Calvary

2.50 – 3.10

Writing specifications and tender documents for automated systems

  • Developing the specifications for automated systems, preparing for a tender process and assessing the responses to a request for tender.

Rosina Guastella, Senior Consultant, PharmConsult Pty Ltd

3.10 – 3.30

Implementing a pharmacy automation system and managing the on-going relationship with the vendor

  • Successful implementation of new technology depends not only on the technological features but also on factors relating to organisation and management.

  • Key success factors for effective implementation and ongoing management of the contract and relationship with the vendor.

Dr Greg Weeks, Director of Pharmacy, Barwon Health, Geelong, Vic and Andrew Stewart, Director, BPI – Business Performance Improvement, Ringwood, Vic

3.30 – 3.40

Questions and discussion

 3.30 – 3.40

 Afternoon tea

4.00 – 4.50

Panel discussion

    • Anna McClure, Director of Pharmacy, Central Adelaide Local Health Network, Adelaide, SA

    • Lynette Loy, Director of Pharmacy, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Qld

    • Amanda Footit, Director of Pharmacy, Cabrini Health, Malvern, Vic

    • Maryanne Molenaar, Systems Pharmacist, Pharmacy Department, Eastern Health, Vic.

    • Senthil Lingaratnam, Director of Pharmacy, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Parkville

    • Dr Greg Weeks, Director of Pharmacy, Barwon Health, Geelong, Vic.

4.50 – 5.00

Closing comments

Michael Ryan, Managing Director PharmConsult Pty Ltd

5.00

Close

5.00 – 6.00

 Post symposium drinks and shared food platters