A Story of Innovation in Health System Pharmacy

April 23, 2021by Todd Eury

A Story of Innovation in Health System Pharmacy

— featuring the Pharmacy Services Department at Allegheny Health Network

The Pharmacy Podcast Network is proud of the work our pharmacists and pharmacy technicians do everyday.

We have built a special podcast series featuring Pittsburgh based Allegheny Health Network’s Pharmacy Services division lead by Dr. Laura Mark, PharmD who is the pharmacy department Vice President. Allegheny Health Network (AHN) is an integrated health system dedicated to providing exceptional care to people in the Greater Pittsburgh communities. The AHN Pharmacy Services team practice “patient safety” above all and believe in a patient-centered approach to care. Placing the patient at the center of the Pharmacy Services division means a greater focus on coordinated health and wellness services. The Pharmacy Services team is committed to their patients from start to finish with continuous advancements in evidence-based practices, innovative technologies, & workflow methodologies which helps pharmacy to be better integrated into the health systems operations .

Listen and share this series with a fellow Health System Pharmacist.

A special “THANK YOU” to AHN, Dr. Mark, and the Pharmacy Services team.

Chapter One

  • AHN overview and history
  • AHN Pharmacy Transformation – Patient – centered care planning
    • Becoming one team
    • Standardized practice / technology throughout all sites


Laura (McCoy) Mark, PharmD – Vice President, Pharmacy

Arpit Mehta, Pharm.D., MPH, MHA – Director of Pharmacy

Kelley Wasicek, BS Pharm Director of Pharmacy

Rob Simpson, PharmD

Chapter Two


  • Medication Safety
    • Technology
    • Pharmacist/ Technician roles
    • Education and training


Laura (McCoy) Mark, PharmD – Vice President, Pharmacy

Kimberly (Miller) Mehta, PharmD, MPH, MHA – Pharmacy Director of Medication Safety and Regulatory

Rich Kaplan, PharmD

Chapter 3

  • Pharmacy Care Continuum
  • Patient centered care across the patient care continuum…. Starting out as pilots, scaling, and linking
  • From bedside to the home & community pharmacy integration – reducing costs and limiting readmissions


Laura (McCoy) Mark, PharmD – Vice President, Pharmacy

Mike Korczynski, PharmD

Ed Seidl, PharmD – Director of Pharmacy Clinical Services

This podcast series is sponsored by Omnicell.