APR 11, 2018 01:30 PM PDT

Community Pharmacy-Based Disease Management Programs Using Point-of-Care Tests

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  • Associate Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center
      Donald Klepser is associate professor and vice chair of pharmacy practice at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Pharmacy. He has a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Socioeconomics from the University of Iowa, an MBA from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management, and a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Michigan. He has studied the use of POC testing in community pharmacies for the past 11 years and is currently the primary investigator on grants to develop community pharmacy practice models for managing diseases such as HIV, HCV, influenza, and group A Streptococcus. He is also the primary investigator on grants to better understand how state and local health departments perceive the role of pharmacists conducting POC tests. As President of POC Consultants, Inc., Dr. Klepser has served as a consultant to both retail pharmacy chains and diagnostic testing companies.


    The availability of CLIA-waived point-of-care tests and the accessibility and training of community pharmacists creates an opportunity for the development of collaborative disease management programs.  This session will discuss the opportunities and barriers to implementing a sustainable point-of-care testing program in a community pharmacy setting.   

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