In order to be an effective IT pharmacist, you need to first understand the hospital pharmacy operation and nursing workflow. Informatics pharmacist used to work with ADM in the past but now the role encompasses a knowledge of CPOE EHR BMV EMR CDM and the understanding healthcare billing and coding. The full package of knowledge of how health system operates. And be able to transfer the knowledge into a package of software your hospital spent million purchasing. Yup.
Kind of like a seagull; I used to swoop in, make a lot of noise and **** everywhere, then leave. They were usually pretty excited to see me go. Now I only leave to walk back to my office. I'm always sure to stop by and say hi to all of the pretty nurses and flash my new employee badge at them. Usually makes for fun small talk in the elevators.