Program Director, Academic Detailing Service, VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network
• Third-Party Payer Track: Turning Off the Faucet from Above: Health Plan Involvement in Safe Prescribing
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Dr. Margaret Mendes, PharmD, is the Program Director of Academic Detailing for VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network (VISN 22) which services providers and clinical staff in VA Healthcare Systems in San Diego, Los Angeles, Long Beach and Loma Linda. The Academic Detailing Service provides educational outreach to health care team members on patient safety initiatives. She has been a pharmacist with the VA San Diego Healthcare System for 13 years. Her past experience as a pharmacist includes working as a Clinical Specialist in biologics and pharmacogenomics, formulary management and pharmacoeconomics, and as the Director of Medication Safety for the VA San Diego. She is a member of several local and national committees including the VISN 22 Pain Committee. One of her main focuses is the VA Opioid Safety Initiative. She also participates in the San Diego Prescription Drug Task Force with members from many healthcare settings across San Diego County.