VUMC & Omnicell Partnership Partnership Creates New Pharmacy Informatics Fellowship

Vanderbilt University’s Master of Science in Applied Clinical Informatics (MS-ACI) program and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have partnered with Omnicell, a leading provider of medication management solutions and adherence tools for health systems and pharmacies, to create a new two-year pharmacy informatics fellowship.

Nicholas Goldsmith, PharmD, Hanna Semega, PharmD, MBA, and Jay Patel, PharmD, have been selected as the program’s first fellows. They will take part in the fellowship from July to June 2024. Goldsmith will be based at VUMC for all aspects of his fellowship in partnership with Omnicell.

“We’re honored to provide the master’s program so the fellow can see how technology can benefit health care and how to be a leader in that field,” said Molly Knostman, PharmD, MHA, executive director of Inpatient Pharmacy Operations at Vanderbilt. “The fellowship will help fill some gaps we’ve seen in the workplace that will help promote better automation and serve better patient care.”

Scott Nelson, PharmD, MS, director of the Vanderbilt MS-ACI program, is excited for the opportunity to partner with Omnicell and recruit pharmacists to the MS-ACI program, which has typically trained physicians.

“I feel extremely fortunate to have completed an informatics fellowship after pharmacy school at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and a master’s degree in informatics, so I’m excited to hear that there are more opportunities for advanced education in informatics targeted at pharmacists,” Nelson said. “It’s a great opportunity to educate the workforce as a whole and improve the processes in the health system.”

Read more in the VUMC Reporter here.