Lunch with FTI: Exploring Health System Opioid Stewardship Opportunities and Strategies
Length: 30 Minutes
Be prepared to address one of the most critical issues in healthcare today: the opioid epidemic. Find out what you need to implement an effective stewardship program in your hospital. Understand your risk in terms of diversion and overprescribing. Hear from experts about key strategies such as leveraging pharmacist knowledge to modify cookie-cutter prescribing patterns for improved pain control and patient safety.
Learn about the developing best safe practices in opioid stewardship like:
- Screening for patients at risk
- Secure handling processes
- Surgeon and physician prescribing pattern analysis
- Pharmacist monitoring of at-risk patients
- Education on alternative pain therapy options
- Nurse training to identify adverse reactions
- Post discharge follow-up
Who Should Attend?
- Hospital Leadership
- Pharmacy Leadership
Jigar Thakkar, PharmD, MBA
Jigar Thakkar is a Managing Director in the Health Solutions segment. He specializes in Pharmacy services and solutions. Mr. Thakkar’s experience in Pharmacy includes strategic planning, design, operations, compliance, and improvement of an organization’s medication management system. He has experience in implementing best practice pharmacy models and has expertise in pharmacy supply chain management, pharmacy productivity, and pharmacy related regulatory and accreditation compliance such as the 340B Drug Pricing Program.
Sunny Shajan, PharmD, MBA, BCPS
Sunny Shajan is a Senior Director in the Health Solutions segment. Dr. Shajan has an extensive background in pharmacy financial management, clinical performance improvement and pharmacy supply chain management. Dr. Shajan has both an operational and clinical pharmacy background, as well as a strong financial background. He has supervised clinical activities for staff pharmacists; supervised clinical specialists and acted as the expert clinician within the hospital region. He has also mentored and developed personnel from staff pharmacists to clinical specialists through team and departmental educational sessions.