Elevate Pharmacy Virtual Summit: Day 1 Session 3
Mary Ann Kliethermes graduated from University of Michigan in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science with a Doctor of Pharmacy in 1981. Her career has taken her from clinical practice within a hospital, through home infusion followed by ambulatory practice to academia. She currently is Vice-Chair - Ambulatory Care and Professor at the Chicago College of Pharmacy, Midwestern University where her primary responsibilities are to further develop clinical pharmacy practice research and support practice faculty in advancement of services, mentoring and scholarship. Current initiatives include developing, supporting and executing practice based research proposals, and clinical pharmacy services using Medication Optimization in new health care models and within value-based payment systems.
She has served as Chair of the Section of Home, Ambulatory and Chronic Care for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and represented ASHP at the Joint Commission Ambulatory Professional and Technical Advisory Group and The Care Transitions Work Group of the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement and on the Ambulatory Patient Safety Technical Advisory Panel for ASPE/HHS. She is a member of the ASHP SAG on Clinical Business Development. Mary Ann has been involved with the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) since its inception and has served as APhA’s representative to PQA. She is a new Board Member of PQA, a member of the Quality Metric Expert panel. She is past chair for the APhA PCMH/ACO SIG. Mary Ann has been awarded Pharmacist of the Year and the Shining Star Award from the Illinois Council of Health System Pharmacists, the Distinguished Service Award and Leadership Award from ASHP, Chicago College of Pharmacy Outstanding Faculty Award and most recently the Distinguished Leadership in Health-System Pharmacy Practice from ASHP.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Blair Green Thielemier, PharmD is an independent consultant pharmacist living in Arkansas with her husband and daughter. Her latest project is the first-ever virtual pharmacy conference, the Elevate Pharmacy Virtual Summit. She is also the founder of Pharmapreneur Academy, an online e-Course and Community where she guides pharmacist-entrepreneurs through the process and barriers of building a pharmacy consulting business. She is the author of How to Build a Pharmacy Consulting Business, a contributing author for Pharmacy Times and guest host on the Pharmacy Podcast. More information about Dr. Thielemier can be found on her website.
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