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EMARs 2.0 – Getting the Most out of Your System and Avoiding Pitfalls

DATE: Thursday, July 21, 2022
Noon – 1 p.m. CST

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Electronic health records (EHRs) have transformed healthcare in this country, and the impact of electronic medication administration records (EMARs) on the quality of long-term care (LTC) has been immeasurable. With less emphasis on paper-based record keeping and increased reporting capabilities, clinical staff is freed up to spend more time with residents. Other substantial benefits include security, privacy, and efficiency of medication management.

This progress, however, has not been achieved without some hard lessons learned.

As we enter our second decade of experience with EMARs in LTC, join us to understand:

  • Where pitfalls still lie within electronic record systems

  • What your system and pharmacy interface can and can’t do for you

  • Practical steps you can take to improve success and minimize the potential for error

Pam Kramer has been involved in process development and improvement in every company with whom she has been associated during her more than 35 years in the pharmaceutical industry. She has worked across the country with agencies, hospitals, healthcare centers, and pharmaceutical/biotechnology manufacturers, creating award-winning strategies and programs in oncology, cardiology, infectious diseases, pharmacy, and more for such noted clients as Abbott Laboratories, Parke-Davis, and Genentech. She joined Forum in 2004 as Director of Marketing & Client Relations, working with client facilities to align pharmacy services to customer needs. With a unique background that balances strategic planning and operational process development with a keen understanding of what her customers need, she was named Vice President of Business Operations in 2007 and Executive Vice President in 2011. Responsible for development and implementation of Forum’s overall company strategy, as well as overseeing pharmacy and business operations, she is intimately involved in optimizing infrastructure and services to create exceptional value for customers. Pam also serves as the pharmacy’s lead educator, developing programs on compliance, controlled substance regulations, reimbursement, industry trends, process development, and procedural improvement. With particular expertise in electronic health records and reimbursement, Pam has been a speaker at educational meetings, family nights, and conferences such as the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, Illinois Health Care Association, and the Leading Age, Illinois. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from New York University and is a Licensed Pharmacy Technician.

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Nursing: This program has been approved for one clock hour of continuing education credit by The Illinois Board of Nursing, an approved sponsor of continuing education by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.

Administrators: This program has been approved for one clock hour of continuing education credit by the National Continuing Education Review Services (NCERS) of the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) – Approval #20231002-1.25-A87493-DL.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Attendees must submit their documentation directly to their respective state boards, associations, or licensing agencies. Forum Extended Care Services provides CE certificates only to attendees.

PRESENTER:

Pamela Bryan Kramer
Pamela Bryan Kramer BA, LPhT

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