Cambridge Healthtech’s 4th Annual

Point-of-Care in the Pharmacy

Strategies and Effective Business Models to Enable Point-of-Care in the Pharmacy

August 21, 2019

 

As the US healthcare system continues to evolve, there is a growing need for increased access to affordable, convenient care. One emerging setting for such care is retail and community pharmacies. As consumers begin to see their local pharmacy, a place traditionally reserved for medications, as a stop for acute care and chronic disease management, there is a huge opportunity for growth. However, significant challenges remain including state and federal regulations, technology limitations, and payment models. At Cambridge Healthtech Institute's Point-of-Care in the Pharmacy, leaders in pharmacy strategy and implementation will discuss best practices and business models to realize this goal.

Final Agenda

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

7:15 am Registration and Morning Coffee

8:25 FIRESIDE CHAT: Decision Making Process for Point-of-Care Implementation

Host: Kenneth Burton, MBA, Senior Manager, Strategic Growth and Operations, Minute Clinic, CVS Health 

Sbordone_AlexanderParticipant: Alexander Sbordone, JD, OTR/L, Senior Advisor, Operations, MinuteClinic, CVS Health


  • Ideation of new testing – Where do opportunities come from
  • Key considerations when evaluating opportunities. We will discuss ROI, financial and operational considerations
  • Maintaining a successful program. We will discuss the benefits of strategic relationships, understanding the payer landscape and what is on the horizon with emerging technology.

9:00 PANEL DISCUSSION: Considerations in the Community Pharmacy

Klepser_DonModerator: Donald Klepser, PhD, MBA, Associate Professor and Vice Chair, Pharmacy Practice, University of Nebraska Medical Center


abubakar_aminaPanelists: Amina Abubakar, PharmD, Owner, Pharmacist, Rx Clinic Pharmacy; President, Avant Institute of Clinicians


Jamie Bennett, PharmD, Clinical Services Leader, Fruth Pharmacy

Hamilton Borden, PharmD, Pharmacy Consultant, MTM Coordinator, Blount Discount Pharmacy; Blount Discount Pharmacy Residency Program Director

  • Case studies of successful business models
  • Challenges and barriers to point-of-care implementation
  • Working with different players including practitioners and regulatory agencies
  • Impact of the pharmacy on the local community

9:55 FIRESIDE CHAT: Strategies to Advance Patient Care through Collaborative Practice Agreements and CLIA-Waivers

Host: Benjamin M. Bluml, RPh, Senior Vice President, Research and Innovation, American Pharmacists Association Foundation

bennett_MarialiceParticipant: Marialice S. Bennett, RPh, Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy


  • Consensus principles for effective Collaborative Practice Agreement (CPA) partnerships
  • Multi-center practice-based research experiences and results with point-of-care (POC) testing
  • Successful community pharmacy-based POC implementations with CLIA waivers
  • Review of the IMPACT innovative technology and process of care integrations produce

10:30 Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall with Poster Viewing

11:30 PANEL DISCUSSION: Strategic Implementation in the Retail Pharmacy Setting

Klepser_MichaelModerator: Michael Klepser, PharmD, FCCP, Professor, Pharmacy Practice, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy


miller_maryPanelists: Mary Miller, PharmD, Manager, Clinical and Pharmacy Services, Rite Aid Corporation


Kenneth Burton, MBA, Senior Manager, Strategic Growth and Operations, Minute Clinic, CVS Health  

  • Challenges and barriers in implementing point-of-care
  • Establishing payment models and provider-pharmacist relationships
  • What are you looking for in a manufacturing partner?
  • What technologies are you looking forward to seeing?

12:35 pm End of Point-of-Care in the Pharmacy


Recommended Short Course*

SC16: Development of Novel Diagnostics for Antimicrobial Resistance

Diane L. Dutt, PhD, PMP, Science and Technology Manager, Diagnostics and Detection Division, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Nathan W. Adams MBA, PhD, Program Manager, Contracting Officer’s Representative Defense Threat Reduction Agency, RD-CBA Joint CBRN Center of Excellence Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Stephen C. Francesconi, PhD, Diagnostics and Detection Division, Defense Threat Reduction Agency

*Separate registration required click here for details.

* The program is subject to change without notice, due to unforeseen reason.