Opening General Session


8:30-10:00 Federal Pharmacy Leaders Vision: Next 3-5 Years: The 2017 Joint Federal Pharmacy Seminar (JFPS) is an opportunity for Federal Pharmacy senior leaders to personnally update meeting attendees  about significant strategic initiatives, challenges faced and opportunities for collaboration for all branches of the United States Armed Forces, U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Veterans Affairs and  the United  States Public Health Service.  This session will provide  an educational venue for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to hear directly from their chief pharmacy officers on current key issues and future plans that affect their individual organizations and how these issues/plans impact on their local pharmacy operations and patient care services. During this session, federal pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be informed  on strategic goals, joint and service specific initiatives, policies, and performance measures applicable to their pharmacy practice.  The session will conclude with a panel discussion and the opportunity for audience interaction (Q&A) with the federal pharmacy chiefs.

10:30-11:30 Update of DoD's GENESIS: In 2015 the Department of Defense (DOD) contracted with a multi-vendor team led by Leidos to replace the aging Military Health System’s Electronic Health Records (EHR). Leido’s EHR partner, Cerner, was tasked with providing the DOD a commercial off the shelf or COTS solution to replace CHCS, AHLTA, and Essentris. The replacement system will provide both an inpatient and outpatient pharmacy module and will include new technologies for the DOD, such as inventory management, barcode medication administration, and controlled substance electronic-prescribing. This presentation will discuss federal program goals, initiatives, initial implementation successes, lessons learned, and the current and future state of the MHS GENESIS project.

Session Time Slot(s): 
Monday, September 11
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Rosen Shingle Creek - Panzacola North