Speaker Bio & Abstract

Ashlee Hamel Pharmacy Manager
Sentara Healthcare

BiographyAshlee received her doctorate of pharmacy degree from University of Pittsburgh and completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice post-doctoral residency at Sentara Healthcare. She obtained her board certification as a pharmacotherapy specialist in 2012 and is completing her master of health administration.

As system manager of pharmacy clinical programs of a large health system, she has experience leading numerous clinical initiatives within an integrated delivery network. Ashlee currently provides leadership of clinical pharmacy services, assists in system-wide formulary decisions and guides management of critical medication shortages. She has a strong interest in partnering with information technology leaders to advance clinical practice. AbstractDeveloping an Enterprise GeoSpatial Data Strategy in HealthcareRecognizing the critical impact of GeoSpatial information on patient care, climate change, asset management and digital transformation, Sentara Healthcare, Norfolk, Virginia, USA, has embarked on an enterprise Geo-Data strategy. This is a multi-dimensional approach that applies: geo-enrichment attributes to all relevant data, deploying an ESRI analytics platform and BLE indoor beacons. Combined these technologies will provide a comprehensive approach to identifying the locations, human interactions and resources across the organization.

All location data related to patients, health plan members, physicians and employees stored on a Cloudera Data Lake using Microsoft Azure will be enriched with longitude-latitude, FIPS codes, What 3 Words and Google places.

A parallel project is in place to inventory all physical locations, discrete entrances, defined parking and points-of-interest. To semantically normalize variations of facilities names, acronyms and services a taxonomy is being developed to enable natural language search and speech recognition.

BLE beacons are being installed in facilities to map internal service locations, support way finding and enhanced customer communications. Utilizing an RDF Knowledge Graph to link Geospatial with clinical and business data will provide a robust environment for AI, personalized services, operational efficiencies, emergency management and epidemiological applications.