2007 Pre-Conference Workshops

Sunday , Oct 28

Developing a Lean Process and Automating Your Clinical Laboratory: Does one Precede the Other?

Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Automation: The Basics

Robin A. Felder, PhD

Overview of Lean Principles

Steve Friedland

Adopting Lean Before Automation: Benefits and Pitfalls

Selecting Instruments That Work with Automation: Avoiding the Incompatibility Challenges

William A. Neeley,MD

Adopting Automation as a Focal Point for Initiating a Lean Process and Design Excellence Program

Supported by Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics

Pharmacy Automation: Key Applications and Elements of Success

Carousel Technology: Managing the Supply Chain Aspect of Pharmacy Technology

Brian Cohen PharmD, MS

Developing an Acceptable and Achievable Return on Investment (ROI) Proposition for Pharmacy Automation

Michael D. Sanborn, MS, RPh, FASHP

Developing an Automation Strategy to Achieve Bar-Code Readiness as well as Enhance Pharmacist Clinical Activity

Melinda Cummins Joyce, FAPhA, FACHE

Practical Applications of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Ben Sperling, Director, RFID Programs, McKesson Provider Technologies

Leveraging the WiFi Network for Real-Time Location Systems )

Jesse White, Manager of Network Infrastructure, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Supported by McKesson

Hospital at Home

9-9:15 am Session Overview

9:15-10:15 am Enabling Technologies for Home Care

Steve Kell

10:15-10:45 am Break

10:45-12 noon Value of Home Care Automation

Mark D. Madigan and Mike Morrisroe

12-1:30 pm Lunch

1:30- 2:45 pm The Physician’s Role in Home Care

David O. Barbe, MD, MHA

2:45-3 pm Break

3- 4 pm Achieving the Hospital at Home

Walter C. Grant