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HIMSS17 – You’re Doing it Right

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Yours truly, along with founder of the #pinksocks movement, @Nickisnpdx (L), and Joe Lavelle of Intrepid Healthcare (R).

Well, I’ve tried to absorb as much knowledge as I can before my head explodes at #HIMSS17 this week. It’s been a BLAST talking to so many rockstars of HIT and healthcare that I’m starstruck!

One of the coolest new methods of learning for me at the meeting was actually co-hosting at Intrepid Healthcare’s #JoinTheConversation podcast desk at Experian Health with Joe Lavelle in place of Todd Eury as a co-host of the Pharmacy Podcast for a few of the episodes.  I even had a slip in the NCPDP session where I created a new word (adjudification = faster adjudication of healthcare claims. You’re welcome.)

What I also realized in that the harmless invite of asking people I’d only worked with on the phone or via Skype in the past to the booth was that it really boosted traffic for the space.  So much so that it would be wise for orgs going to large scale meetings in the future would benefit from having live podcasting from their booths.  Just saying!

If you need help with this at your next big pharmacy meeting booth, I’m certain that Todd Eury would be happy to help you out, or in the broader healthcare community, Joe would.  Either org is great, and podcasting is where all the cool action is these days…just ask me and my new pink socks.

The other thing HIMSS did really well was having a social media team of ambassadors - I think EVERY trade show (inside or outside of pharmacy) should have one. These are digital influencers that can spread the halo of all the awesome things happening at your conference online through social portals.  And let’s face it – who better to spread the word on a conference than those who would be at the conference anyway, speaking at the conference, and being the awesome thought leaders that they always are?  And, I’ll go critical on my first profession for a moment: we don’t have enough social media ambassadors in pharmacy. For whatever reason – we need more pharmacists tweeting, Facebook live-ing, Periscoping, Pinning, you name it. (And HIMSS, if you need a pharmacist for 18 into social media – I’d be happy to help!)

These are the items I will definitely retain from #HIMSS17.

#HIMSS17 by HERS

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

I’ve got my hat, my puppets and my #HIMSSVirgin T shirt packed!  See you next week at HIMSS, and thanks to Mandi Bishop and Kristin Eilenberg for helping me understand what I need to do in advance of this monster meeting! (And thanks Todd, for letting me record this show!)

Happy Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

6stepsgenderparityvalentineshowValentine’s Day: admittedly, never my favorite holiday. How mass beheadings led to a day full of hearts, flowers and chocolate is beyond me.

Maybe love really is a battlefield.

Anyway, my valentine to the universe this year is a little different. It’s in podcast form, sparked by a post I wrote over at LinkedIn a few weeks ago during the women’s march.

I can’t think of a better gift to get all of us this year: a little more peace and equity.  A little less bloodshed & battlefields.

Have a great holiday!

This Tiny Blog’s Media Kit

Saturday, January 7th, 2017

I’ve been quiet – I know. I’m over here trying to get my 2017 groove on.  But the first week was full of challenges.

Anyway, several people have asked me for a list of my services now, so I thought it was time to put together a one sheet media kit on my wares.  It is now here:

ErinAlbert.com Media Kit – 2017 from Erin L. Albert, MBA, PharmD, JD, PAHM
I’m still over here working hard to help out my fellow and lady pharmacy and healthcare career kind through various channels and by various means.  One way that I’m working on right now is the spring mastermind class, which you can query by completing this form. And this may be the only mastermind I run in 2017, because I’ve got a few books and other projects to crank out, in addition to awesome gigs and conferences to attend (like HIMSS, and SXSW this quarter).
Regardless, I love helping healthcare professionals re-think their career development.  After all, we are now working and living in an economy where the employers don’t care about your career development.  Only you have the power to make your career go vrooommmmm…..so what are you waiting for?
Let’s work together!
Happy 2017.

Pharmacy Podcastastic

Friday, December 9th, 2016

screen-shot-2016-12-09-at-12-19-44-pmNot going to lie – this just made my day!  Thanks to Todd Eury and his crew over at the Pharmacy Podcast for this tremendous honor in 2016!  Most of all, I hope my colleagues in pharmacy found it helpful.

If you’ve got more you want to discuss on #pharmacy career development in 2017 – hit me with it and let’s keep on rocking out there!!!

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

newyearAs I said over at LinkedIn, I like to pause at the end of each year, go back, and see what posts really resonated with my peeps.  I did this with LinkedIn long posts for the year, here.

Now I’m going to do it with this blog.  Here are the top 10 blog posts for 2016, based upon Google analytics for this lovely little website and corner of the universe. Ready?

10. An open letter to the Editor of Girls’ Life – All I can say here is, I hope the editor listened.

9.  Seeking one sponsor for our Amazing STEMPrincess4 Adventure – Thanks for checking this out. And yes, I still would like to have a sponsor of this 4th book in the series.  A couple of other books are in production before this one, but this one is definitely coming in 2017!

8.  Attention Crayons, Markers and Pencils – The big rollout of #STEMPrincess3, and my first-produced coloring book!

7.  Avoiding Midyear Meltdown – This week is ASHP’s Midyear.  I hope that Lauren and I helped even just a few students rock it and not let them be intimidated.

6.  STEMPrincesses and Girlpower! – Going for American Dreams at HSN and the announcement of my STEM Princess advisory board…love it!

5.  Largest pharmacy and healthcare groups on Linkedin: 2016 – I had to analyze the groups over at LI for another project, so I shared my findings.

4.  5 Roads into Loving Retail Pharmacy – So, this post was over guilt. Since I had just completed a 5 Roads out of Retail Pharmacy miniseries at Pharmacy Podcast, I wanted to do a 180 and talk about how to not only stick it out in retail, but to love it. Glad that others picked it up!

3.  Pharmacy Podcasts on Your Career Development – I decided that I needed to throw my 25 podcasts recorded in 2016 into one blog post, since PP has several co-hosts, and frankly, to make it easier to tweet.  I guess people are finding that helpful?  I don’t know, I don’t know many podcasters out there yet, nor how they optimally output their shows…but I’m hacking my way through this.

2.  M is for Multimedia: BU Well – I am so pumped that my tribe loves journals, reading and multimedia, and the fact that this post was the 2nd most popular this year is awesome!  It was my proud parental moment of rolling out the inaugural edition of the STUDENT driven multimedia healthcare journal, BU Well.

1.  An Analysis of…Bossing Me Around – The most traffic this website received this year was far and away around the time I left my teaching gig. And apparently, you all are curious about bossing me around.  As I said back in late July and even to this day, while it was not an easy decision to leave, what was easier was knowing that my work life balance was back to an even level, and it was a great 10-year run serving in academia.  Will I return to teaching, many ask? The answer is that I never left teaching – I’m still teaching as a preceptor and fellowship director – my classroom has just changed.

Thanks for stopping by my tiny digital corner of the inter webs in 2016.  Even if my work is remotely helpful, it’s been a pleasure serving you, my fab 13, in 2016, the past, and onward!

 

2016 & 2017 Pharmacy Podcast Shows on YOUR Career Development!

Friday, November 4th, 2016

This is about to be a long post, but I wanted to put, in one place, all the 2016 & 2017 Pharmacy Podcast Shows for the fab 13, AND for your listening pleasure!

If you’re a pharmacist or leader in healthcare, IT, pharmacy practice and/or elsewhere, the following episodes will be of benefit to you.  And to all the guests during the year on the podcast, a SINCERE THANKS for helping us reach 60,000 listeners and for sharing the pharmacy healthcare love!

5 Steps to Manage Through a Career Crisis

HIMSS 17 Post Show

HIMSS 17 Pre Show

A Valentine for Women, Gender Parity and Leadership in Healthcare:

The Future of Work in Pharmacy & Healthcare Part I – With Special Guest, Jacob Morgan:

The Future of Pharmacy Work – Part II

Certifications for Pharmacists – Another Way to Enhance Your Pharmacy Career:

What is a Medical Science Liaison?:

7 Steps to a Super 2017:

“Men”toring Women – Why it is critical for Men to Mentor Women

Merry Midyear – 4 part miniseries coming to the podcast with Dr. Lauren Steinbach hi-jacking the mic:

5 Roads into Loving your retail pharmacy career – 5 part series:

The American Society for Pharmacy Law – an Intro with Aaron Moore:

5 Part series on the 5 Roads out of Retail Pharmacy:

Pharmacy as a Third Space – Tisane Pharmacy (NYC):

Disruptive Women in HIT – Mandi Bishop:

How to get more Leadership in Pharmacy – Alan Spies:

BU Well: A Student-Driven Multimedia Publication – Anne Leighty:

Unusual Career Paths in Pharmacy – Shaun Young of Ardina:

Feeling the Burn…Out – How to manage burnout in pharmacy:

Writing to Enhance Your Pharmacy Career – Dr. Elaine Voci

Maximizing Medical and Pharmacy Meetings – Kristin Eilenberg of Lodestone Insights:

My Top 10 List: 4Q16

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

fall-autumn-red-seasonMy Fellow Americans and Earthlings:

First of all, I already voted.  That ought to get me some type of free blocker of all political ads until the election on my channels.

That aside, here’s some stuff I’ve been and will be working on for 4Q16.

1.  Pharmacy Listening & Reading Survey for 2017 – I can’t write and podcast unless I know what the audience wants – so behold, a place where you can give me feedback on what I should write and speak about for the pharmacy podcast and other writings for 2017.  It’s open until 10/31, and instead of not sharing the data, I am going to send an exec summary to ALL who ask for it when completing the survey, because I’m cool like that and NOT a data hoarder…

2.  SWE3 – Yup, started interviews for the 5 year anniversary, 3rd edition of Single. Women. Entrepreneurs., coming in 2017!  I can’t WAIT to hear what these amazing women have been up to over the past 5 years.

3. Indiegogo campaign for the S(He) Says Guide to Mentoring – The campaign is coming soon.  The book is arriving in 2017.  Follow the faceplace page link above for that magic.  While I’ve set up mentoring programs for women in the past, and mentored more than a big share of students, this is the first time I’m writing a book specific to mentoring, and collaborating with one of MY mentors, Dr. David Borst.

4. PowerPak article on the DQSA – is now here – yay!  This one was a couple of years in the making (kind of like the DQSA itself) – shoutout to my colleague, Dr. Angela Ockerman, for co-piloting with me on this.

5. 5 Roads of Retail Pharmacy Love – is on its way – part 1 is published, parts 2-5 coming soon! Regardless, it’s a long overdue love note to my first pharmacy gig, retail! Oh, and the fellow is on top of the new mini series over at pharmacy podcast coming on residencies vs. fellowships and prepping for Midyear.  Here’s a mini quiz you can take if you’re not sure yourself as a P4 which way you should go! (Take it in Chrome – it doesn’t play nicely with Safari, for some reason…)

6. HBA Indiana – I’m running for President. (Not POTUS.) Instead, I’m running for HBA Indiana President for 2017.  It’s time for me to get back out there and understand what’s going on in healthcare at the state and regional levels, AND help other young and mid-career women make their career marks! It also fits into the fact that I’ve been tracking women at the helm of pharmacy and healthcare companies in the US, and we’re not making enough progress.  Also, I started a Health IT company list for Indiana – why oh why no one had a list before I find baffling.  This will take me some time to develop–but hey, at least it is started!

7. Midway on the fall Masterminds – have a sign up list for spring if you’ve been shopping for a writing or pharmacy career coach!

8. ASPL - pharmacy, meet law. Law, meet pharmacy.  The two meet up at the American Society for Pharmacy Law, which will meet up in Austin, TX in a couple of weeks.  Of all the career paths I’ve studied, THIS group has the weirdest and most out of the box careers I’ve seen to date.  Got my new book out on pharmacy law in IN, and have new talks coming up this fall on pharmacy law – yay!

9. Plotting 2017 –  Now that SXSW is off the table, I’m definitely thinking about the freaky meetings I can head to in 2017.  I’m thinking podcasting, blogging, social media, self publishing and maybe a few others….we’ll see.  Regardless, it’s good to have a plan for the coming year!

10. Other – I know what you’re thinking… “Hey, Albert – where’s the #STEMPrincess4 book?”  It’s still here, it’s just cued up for 2017.  I figured I needed to get a few books ahead of it finished before I dove full time into that project. Besides, I’m still shopping for a sponsor for book 4.  I can’t blow this series into the ginormous brand it could be alone! So, if you’re reading this and want to help out with #STEMPrincess series, hit me up via twitter or social.  And until 11/15/16, we’ve got the Myers and Stauffer Pharmaceutical Pricing Fellowship and APPE rotation applications up – come work with me next year and see all the magic!!!!!

That’s all I’ve got for right now. Much love to you out there – I hope you “fall” into an amazing…autumn!

6 Things I’m Working On Right Now

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-06-26 at 11.26.33 AM1. <-This crazy poster for AACP Innovations in Teaching coming up in Anaheim, CA. I got the brilliant idea to lay it out more in pictures, like a Pinterest board, rather than a traditional sci/tech poster. Although, it’s half-baked right now. Not digging the layout. The struggle is real.

2. Finishing touches on an article for HCLA on leadership and quitting.  Seemingly incongruent, but really important for strong leaders.

3. Thinking about my talk topic for #SMDames16. I think I’ve got that one in the bag. Will I see you there, Indy ladies?

4. Next few Pharmacy Podcasts – looking at indie ownership, aromatherapy, pharmacy benefit management as possible upcoming topics.

5. Next book–wildly, wildly different ideas here. I may need to try several at once, since they are so vastly different.

6. The STEM Princess Advisory Board – first time I’m setting up an ad board for a book, but I’m disturbed by this growing backlash against educating girls and young women in STEM. Announcement on the amazing board coming soon.

6 months, 6 podcasts

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-06-19 at 12.23.37 PMAs I was cleaning up the Linkedin profile this morning as part of my she-shed/reinventing work on myself project, I realized that I’ve been a podcaster now for 6 months!  Wow, has the time gone by quickly.

Props to Todd Eury over at Pharmacy Podcast for the privilege of trying to bring different career development avenues to the pharmacy word during my time with his shop.  He himself just celebrated his 300th episode, and updated his website.  It’s been so much fun reaching out to other leaders in and around pharmacy, HIT and healthcare to bring back the best hits on pharmacy and healthcare to our 50,000+ listeners.

Thus far, the 6 podcasts I ran or helped out on were:

1. Maximizing pharmacy meetings by investing in them wisely – with Kristin Eilenberg over at Lodestone Insights

2. & 3. Writing to enhance one’s career – part 1 and 2 with Dr. Elaine Voci, one of my writing mentors

4. Feeling the burn (out) – how to manage away from pharmacy and career burnout

5. Building a successful career path in pharmacy – including ‘trepping – with Shaun Young

6. BU Well – interview with our incoming student EIC, Anne Leighty.

I’ve really enjoyed my time here.  And frankly, discovered that I not only have a face for radio (haha!) but I also will be ramping up on this activity even more in the future. I have a few other ideas cooking and taping soon.  And, I recently gave a pearl talk on other podcasts for pharmacists to tune into.

By all means, if you’re in this space and have ideas on who you’d like to hear from, let me know – I’m only a tweet away @ErinLAlbert!