Need for Cybersecurity in Pharmacy Operations

Dr. Barbara Giacomelli, PharmD, Vice President of Advisory Services at McKesson RxO, McKesson Pharmaceutical Solutions and Services discusses the critical role that technology plays in pharmacy operations particularly regarding drug therapy oversight for patients, as well as the need to safeguard against cyberattacks that have an impact on pharmacy services, patient care, financial transactions, and confidentiality. 

Barbara Giacomelli is the vice president of Advisory Services at McKesson RxO, McKesson Pharmaceutical Solutions and Services. With more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Giacomelli has held various pharmacy management and leadership positions in community pharmacy, academic medical centers, and health systems. Throughout her career, she has facilitated and led numerous projects related to automation, technology, workflow optimization, centralization of medication distribution, supply chain management, ambulatory pharmacy, clinical pharmacy, and advancing pharmacy technician services. Dr. Giacomelli is a Fellow of ASHP and Past Chair of the ASHP Section of Informatics and Technology. She received her BS in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut, where she was selected as 2014 Alumni of the Year, Pharm.D. from the University of Colorado, and MBA in Healthcare Administration from Widener University. Dr. Giacomelli also completed an ASHP PGY1 Residency at Inspira Healthcare in Vineland, NJ.

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