Pharmacy Leadership Series – November 2023 – Mark Engelen

Dive into Pharmacy Innovation with RxLive’s CEO, Mark Engelen

In this engaging and insightful The Collaborative Practice® interview, hosted by Kristen Engelen, we explore the evolving role of pharmacists in modern healthcare. Delving into the interprofessional approach to disease management, Mark highlights the critical role of pharmacists as a “first line of defense” in early detection and chronic illness management. This conversation takes a turn towards the future with a discussion on the proactive shift in healthcare, emphasizing wellness and preventive care. Here, Mark reminds us, “We’re not just waiting for illness to strike; we’re actively promoting health.”

The interview takes a deep dive into the technological advancements revolutionizing pharmacy practice, from the impact of electronic prescriptions to the potential of AI and the expanding reach of telehealth services. Mark insightfully notes, “Technology is not just changing the way we work; it’s changing the way we think about health care.” The conversation also ventures into the realm of personalized medicine and pharmacogenomics, shedding light on the future of individualized treatment plans and the significance of genetic factors in drug effectiveness.

Furthermore, the importance of education and professional development in keeping pace with these rapid innovations is underscored. As Mark puts it, “As the field advances, so must our knowledge.” The interview wraps up by celebrating the collaborative spirit within the pharmacy community, where teamwork and shared goals lead to the best solutions for patient care.

Don’t miss this captivating discussion full of forward-thinking insights. Tune in to the full interview for a comprehensive understanding of these pivotal changes and the exciting future of pharmacy.

Kristen Engelen, PharmD
Kristen Engelen, PharmD, is the chief pharmacy officer of RxLive and a certified consultant pharmacist; she has over a decade of experience in retail pharmacy settings. Kristen became an RxLive co-founder because of her passion for geriatric pharmacy, with a focus on the intersection of pharmacy and aging.