Recording Date: April 11, 2019
Presenter: Nick Keeling, MS

Summary of Webinar

During this webinar Nick will be discussing in detail the findings from his 2017 publication in Genetics in Medicine. This qualitative research study used in-depth interviews with 14 medical and pharmacy directors from across the US. The organizations represented by these individuals cover 122 million US lives and include both national and regional payers, PBMs, and integrated delivery networks.

During the presentation, Nick will cover issues such as the value of pharmacogenomics to payers, their views on current implementation efforts and organizations such as CPIC, the economic issues around the preemptive model, and influential considerations for decision making in this space.

About the Presenter

nick-keelingNick Keeling, MS is a PhD candidate in the department of Pharmacy Administration at the University of Mississippi, School of Pharmacy. He has spent the last four years working under Dr. James Hoffman, PharmD, MS, and Chief Patient Safety Officer at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. During his time in graduate school and at St. Jude, Nick has concentrated his research on the clinical implementation of pharmacogenomics, in addition to his duties as a research assistant in the division of medication and patient safety.

Nick’s work in pharmacogenomics has been published in Genetics in Medicine and Pharmacogenomics and has focused on several high-impact areas of study for successful implementation including reimbursement and standardization of pharmacogenomic information interpretation and ordering. His ongoing research is working to converge the disciplines of implementation science and pharmacogenomics, with special attention to the constructs necessary for the sustainability of genomic medicine such as provider education and workflow.

Prior to his graduate studies, Nick spent several years in healthcare consulting for pharmaceutical industry. He holds undergraduate degrees in economics and music, and an MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Mississippi.