Nicholas Allen Coblio, BSPharm, MSEM,PhD,RPH, CSSBB

Education:

  • St Petersburg College, St.Petersburg, FL, Certificate Program in Six Sigma Black Belt, 2012
  • University of South Florida,Tampa, FL, PhD, Engineering Science, 2011
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, Masters Certificate in Quality Management, 2000
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, MSEM, 1998
  • Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY MS Student, Clinical Chemistry, 18 hours, 1977-1980
  • Philadelphia College of Pharmacy & Science, Philadelphia, PA, BSPharm, 1972

Professional Associations and Honors

  • Alpha Pi Mu Engineering Honor Society
  • Order of the Engineer
  • American Society for Quality, Senior Member
  • American Medical Informatics Association
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • American Society for Engineering Management
  • International Pharmacists Association,(Federation Internationale Pharmaceutique)(FIP)

Licences and Certificates

  • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, (SPC),2012
  • Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, (ASQ), 2012
  • Masters Certificate in Quality Management, USF, 2000
  • Florida Pharmacy License (by examination), 25614, 1989, active
  • Florida Pharmacy Consultant Pharmacists License, 4073, 1993, Inactive
  • California Pharmacy License (by examination),79829, 1986,Inactive
  • New York State Pharmacy License (by examination), 28456, 1973, Inactive

Work Experience

  • PharmaSYST LLC, 2009 to present. Owner of a systems consulting company providing consulting services for process improvement, lean applications, six sigma and quality assurance. The primary focus of PharmaSYST is on healthcare applications however lean and six sigma methodologies apply to a number of industries. The company has provided consulting services in industries ranging from Long Term Care facility pharmacy management to inventory control systems for consignment stores.
  • James A Haley VAH, 1990 to present. Manager for Pharmacy MIS/QA. Responsible for day-to-day operations of the pharmacy application component of the Hospital Information System. This includes management of software installation/updates for all VA pharmacy related applications as well as interfaces to non-VA systems such as Pyxis, ScriptPro and Pandora. Specific accomplishments include:
    • Worked on team creating a Patient Medication Instruction sheet to be provided to all pharmacy outpatient. This was six years before the official VA product release. This involved working with Medispan to utilize their data base to run with a label generator written in C++. The project was brought from conceptual design to deployment in less than 3 months and resulted in the facility pharmacy winning a federal scissors award in 1996
    • Developed a pharmacy Informatics residency program recruited the first resident for the program in 1999. The program has graduated five residents over a 14 year period. Funding has always been an issue and currently there is no funding for the program. The last Informatics resident graduated in 2012.
  • Phoenix Systems of Rochester, 1986 to 1990
  • Upstate Health System, 1982 to 1986

Publications

  1. Coblio NA, "The Impact of Pharmacy Work Design on Pharmacist Productivity",Graduate School Theses and Dissertations. http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/etd/3043 2011
  2. Coblio NA, Centeno G,McCright P, Mowrey KA, Ready, Fire, Aim; the effect of poor decision making on formulary management, Proceedings, Annual Conference, American Society for Engineering Management, Chattanooga, TN, November 2007.
  3. Coblio,NA,Philippe T, McCright P, Mowrey KA, Change Management, A Case Review, Proceedings, Annual Conference, American Society for Engineering Management, Chattanooga, TN, November 2007.
  4. Coblio NA, Centeno G, McCright P,Mowrey KA, The need for work design in modern pharmacy practice, Proceedings, American Society for Engineering Management, Proceedings, Chattanooga, TN, November 2007
  5. Coblio NA, Centeno G, McCright P, Data Driven Decision Making to Control Pharmacy Costs, Proceedings 2007 Society for Health Systems Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2007
  6. Coblio NA, Centeno G, McCright P,Measuring The Effect Of Work Flow Disruptions On Pharmacy Dispensing Errors,Proceedings IIE Annual Conference, Orlando, 2006
  7. Coblio NA, Data Driven Drug Selection; A Tool for Pharmacy Benefits Management, Proceedings, Proceedings IIE Annual Conference, Orlando, FL 2006
  8. Coblio NA, McCright P, Centeno G, Impact of Pharmacy Work Environment on Medication Dispensing Errors, Proc. Eighth International Symposium on Human Factors in Organizational Design and Development, Maui, HI, June 2005
  9. Centeno G, McCright P, Coblio NA, Means H,Reducing Human Error in a Pharmacy through Bar Code System Improvements,Proc. Eighth International Symposium on Human Factors in Organizational Design and Development, Maui, HI, June 2005
  10. Coblio NA, McCright P, Centeno G, Mowrey K, Systems Evaluation and pharmacy redesign needed in addressing medication errors.[Letter] Journal of the American Pharmacists Association:JAPhA. 45(1):4,6, 2005 Jan-Feb
  11. Coblio NA, Mowrey KA, Ford V, Loos D, McCormick MT, Use A Data Warehouse to Monitor Outcomes Associated with Simvastatin Tablet Splitting, Hosp Pharm, 2004; 39:758-764
  12. Kuran S, Hung A, Peguro A, Rothschild KA, Coblio NA, Prevalance of Urine Abnormalities in Patients with DM Not Tested for Microalbuminuria: A Cause of Non-Adherence to Clinical Guidelines?, Proceedings, National Kidney Foundation Clinical Meeting, Chicago, 2004
  13. Coblio NA, Ford V, Loos D, Mowrey KA, Use of a Data Warehouse to Monitor Simvastatin tablet Splitting, Proc AMIA Symp,2003;:816
  14. Kratser L, Mowrey KA, Coblio NA,The Use OF Data Mining Technologies to Examine Possible Relationships Between Patient Falls and Anti-Hypertensive Therapy, Proc, ASHP 37th Mid-Year Clinical Meeting, December 2002
  15. Coblio NA, Stewart K, Mowrey KA, Callahan A, The Use of a Pharmacy Data Mart as a patient Safety Tool, proceedings, American Medical Informatics Conference, San Antonio TX, November 2002.
  16. Coblio NA, Stewart K, Callahan A, Mowrey KA, The Role of Management Systems in Medication Safety, Proc. American Society for Engineering Management National Conference, Tampa Fl, October 2002
  17. Coblio NA, Callahan A, Mowrey KA, Application of Industrial Systems to Pharmacy Dispensing, Proc. Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference and Exhibition, Orlando, Fl, May 2002
  18. Coblio NA, Stewart KS, Callahan A, Mowrey KA, The Application of Industrial Systems to Patient Safety, Proc. Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference and Exhibition, Orlando, Fl, May 2002
  19. Coblio NA, Mowrey KA, Aungst S, Stewart K, McCormick MT, Pharmacy Informatics: A Novel Pharmacy Residency Program, Proceedings ASHP’s 36th Mid-Year Clinical Meeting, New Orleans, LA, December 2001
  20. Means HM, Coblio NA, Telepharmacy: Medico-Legal and Reimbursement Issues, Proceedings ASHP’s 36th Mid-Year Clinical Meeting, New Orleans, LA, December 2001
  21. Ford V, Coblio NA, Mowrey KA, McCormick MT, Safety and Efficacy of Splitting Simvastatin Tablets, Proc, American Pharmaceutical Assocication (APhA) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 2001
  22. Coblio NA, Mowrey KA, Mouradkhodjaeva ND, Spehar A, The Value of Pharmacy Data Marts in Pharmaceutical Care, Proc, American Pharmaceutical Assocication (APhA) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 2001
  23. Coblio NA, Mowrey KA, Means H, McCormick MT, Callahan A, Covey D, Providing a Pharmacy Run Anti-Coagulation Clinic via TelePharmacy,Proc, American Pharmaceutical Assocication (APhA) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 2001
  24. Coblio NA,Mowrey KA, McCormick MT, Mouradkhodjaeva ND; Measuring outcomes with a pharmacy data mart.Proceedings of the ASHP 35th Annual Mid-year Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, December 2000
  25. Coblio NA,Mowrey KA, McCormick MT,Mouradkhodjaeva ND; Data Mart for dummies: Designing and building a Pharmacy Data Mart. Proceedings of the ASHP 35th Annual Mid-year Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, December 2000
  26. Coblio NA, McCormick MT, Mowrey KA, Calabrese VS, Means H, Using telehealth to provide pharmaceutical care, proceedings of the annual VA Pharmacy Chief's conference, Atlanta, February 2000.
  27. Coblio NA, McCormick MT, Mowrey KA, The use of a datamart to facilitate pharmaceutical management; Poster session at the annual VA pharmacy chief's conference, Atlanta, February, 2000
  28. Morales F, Coblio NA, Calabrese VS, Mowrey KA, McCormick MT, Assessing the need for Internet Training among Clinical Pharmacists, Proceedings of the ASHP 34th Annual Mid-Year Clinical Meeting, Orlando, Fl, December 1999.
  29. Matthewson JR, Coblio NA, Mowrey KA. Telepharmacy: preliminary trial of an Anticoagulation Clinic, Proceedings of the ASHP 34th Annual Mid-Year Clinical Meeting, Orlando, Fl, December 1999.
  30. Coblio NA, Calabrese VS, Mowrey KA, Mouradkhodjaeva ND, McCormick MT, The Concept of the Data Warehouse, a Primer for Pharmacists, Proceedings of the ASHP 34th Annual Mid-Year Clinical Meeting, Orlando, Fl, December 1999.
  31. Calabrese VS, Matthewson JR, Coblio NA, Mowrey KA, McCormick MT, Promoting the Cognitive Skills of the Pharmacist; the Use of Telepharmacy, Proceedings of the ASHP 34th Annual Mid-Year Clinical Meeting, Orlando, Fl, December 1999.
  32. Coblio NA, Mowrey KA, Calabrese VS, McCormick MT, Use of the World Wide Web to Promote Clinical Guidelines and Document Staff Development; Proceedings of the Florida Society of Hospital Pharmacists, Annual Meeting, August 1999.
  33. Coblio NA, Telepharmacy, Promoting the Coginitive Skills of the Pharmacist, Proc. Florida Society of Health Systems Pharmacists, Annual Meeting, Orlando, Fl, August 1999
  34. Mowrey KA, Coblio NA, McCormick MT, Use of the computer and Internet Technology to implement clinical care guidelines; how to sell clinical practice guidelines to reluctant health care providers. Proc. ASHP 33 rd Annual Mid-Year Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, December 1998
  35. Coblio, NA; Carevic, K; Mowrey, KA; McCormick, MT; Assessing the Need for Internet Training in Pharmacy Curricula; Proceedings of the ASHP 33 rd Annual Mid-Year Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, December 1998
  36. Coblio, NA; Mowrey, KA; McCormick, MT; Creating an internet presence for a pharmacy department: pitfalls and solutions, Proceedings of the AHSP 33 rd Annual Mid-Year Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, December 1998
  37. Coblio, NA; Carevic, K; Mowrey, KA; McCormick, MT; The Application of Telemedicine to Pharmacy Practice: The Concept of Telepharmacy,Proceedings of the ASHP 33 rd Annual Mid-Year Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas,NV, December 1998
  38. Cowsert TM, Coblio NA, Mowrey KA, McCormick MT, et al, Use of the Computer to Uncover and Overcome Constraints on Knowledge and Action in Our Patient Care System, Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association Fall Conference, November 1998, Orlando, Fl.
  39. Carevic KL, Harris WS, Coblio NA, Mowrey KA, McCormick MT, Telepharmacy: A New Application for Telemedicine; Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association Fall Conference, November 1998, Orlando, Fl.
  40. Coblio NA, Kamarowski RA, Seymour JS, McCormick MT, Harris WS, Quick Implementation of Web-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines Through Instantaneous Links to Patient Data and Action Steps; Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association Fall Conference, November 1998, Orlando, Fl.
  41. Rivera, F; Detmer, WM; Thompson, WI; Cutolo, E; Steigelfest, E; Coblio, NA; McCormick, MT; Seymour, JG; Harris, WS; A Clinical Knowledge Repository Run By Medical Residents to Improve Their Own Education and Evidence-Based Patient Care; Proceedings of the American Medical Informatics Association Fall Conference, November 1998, Orlando, Fl.
  42. Cutolo E P; Rivera F; Coblio N A; McCright P; McCormick M T; Harris W; User Feedback and Clinical Needs Enhance Physician-Computer Interaction at the Point of Care Proceedings, American Medical Informatics Association Spring Conference, Philadelphia May 1998
  43. McCright P; Coblio N A; Mowrey K A; et al; Requirements in the 21st Century: Overcoming Resistance to Computer Information Systems, Proceedings, 7th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference;Banf, Canada; May 98
  44. Coblio, N A; Mowrey, K A; McCormick, M T; Use of the Internet for Pharmacy CE and Competency Standards, Pharmacy Times, April 1998
  45. Cutolo, E P; Coblio, N A;McCright, P; et al; Incremental Improvements in Physician Computer Interaction in Response to Clinical Needs and User Feedback Proceedings of CHI 98
  46. Coblio, N A; Mowrey, K A; McCormick, M T; Use of the Internet to Provide Continuing Education and Insure Professional Competency, Proceedings, Department of Veterans' Affairs Agenda for Change.
  47. Coblio, N A; McCormick, M T; Malek, A; et al, Implementation of Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Use of World-Wide-Web Format Connected to Direct Physician Order Entry, Proceedings of the 1997 American Medical Informatics Association Annual Fall Symposium, p.928
  48. Malek, A; Coblio, N A; McCormick, M T; et al, Use of Wireless Communication by Handheld Pen-Based Computers to Cut Medical Costs and Improve Health Care,Proceedings of the 1997 American Medical Informatics Association Annual Fall Symposium, p. 967
  49. Novitzky, D.; Fontanet, H.; Snyder, M.; Coblio, N.; Smith, D.; Parsonnet, Impact of Triiodothyronine on the Survival of High-Risk Patients Undergoing Open Heart Surgery, Cardiology, 87:6 1996
  50. Coblio, NA; The RFP as a Tool in Computer Vendor Selection. Hospital Pharmacy, February 1986.
  51. Coblio, N A.; Don’t Mix those Drugs, Nursing 81, August 1981.
  52. Coblio, N A; Drugs that Kill, a Pharmacist’s Perspective, Science News, October 1980.
  53. Coblio, N A; Cutro, W; Stability of Calcium Leucovorin in Phosphate Buffer, Roche Research Grant in Hospital Pharmacy, Highland Hospital, Rochester, NY.
  54. Coblio, N A; Clinical Pharmacy Practice in the Psychiatric Setting, Drug Intelligence and Clinical Pharmacy, August 1976.
  55. Coblio, N A; Dickey, J; The Drug Scene. This was a weekly newspaper column in the Geneva Times and dealt with drug abuse prevention through education. The series ran for six months. in 1972.

Presentations

  1. Alert Fatigue Secondary to CPOE Order Checks, IIE Annual Conference, San Juan, PR, 2013
  2. Using a Six Sigma Approach to Monitor Compliance With Anti-Coagulation Guidelines, IIE Annual Conference, San Juan, PR 2013
  3. Measuring The Effect Of Work Flow Disruptions On Pharmacy Dispensing Errors, IIE Annual Conference, Orlando, 2006
  4. Data Driven Drug Selection; A Tool for Pharmacy Benefits Management, IIE Annual Conference, Orlando, 2006
  5. Objective Value analysis of Pharmacy Robotic Systems,with Tom Phillipee, 38th ASHP mid-year clinical meeting, New Orleans, LA December 2003
  6. Applications of ISO9000 and Six Sigma to Pharmacy Practice, 38th ASHP mid-year clinical meeting, New Orleans, LA December 2003
  7. The Role of Management Systems in Medication Safety,American Society for Engineering Management annual conference, Tampa, FL October 2002
  8. Application of Industrial Systems to Pharmacy Dispensing, 1 hour presentation at the annual Institute of Industrial Engineers conference and exhibition, Orlando, FL May 2002
  9. Improving Pharmacy Residency Recruitment, 36th annual ASHP mid-year clinical meeting, New Orleans, LA, December 2001
  10. I See you-A novel way to manage a distant anticoagulation clinic,ASHP 35 th Annual Mid-Year Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, December 2000
  11. Data Mart for dummies: Designing and building a Pharmacy Data Mart, Platform presentation, ASHP 35th Annual Mid-Year Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas,NV, December 1998
  12. Techniques to Promote Health Care Education on the Web, Platform Presentation, American Medical Writers Association 60th Annual Conference, Miami Fl, Nov 10, 2000
  13. Telepharmacy, Promoting the cognitive skills of the pharmacist. Platform presentation at the Florida Society of Hospital Pharmacists Annual meetings, August 21, 1999.
  14. Use of the Computer to Uncover and Overcome Constraints on Knowledge and Action in Our Patient Care System; Poster session at the American Medical Informatics Association Fall Conference, November 1998, Orlando, Fl.
  15. Telepharmacy: A New Application for Telemedicine; Poster session at the American Medical Informatics Association Fall Conference, November 1998, Orlando, Fl
  16. User Feedback and Clinical Needs Enhance Physician-Computer Interaction at the Point of Care American Medical Informatics Association Spring Conference, Philadelphia May 1998
  17. Implementation of Clinical Practice Guidelines by the Use of World Wide Web Format Connected to Direct Physician Order Entry, American Medical Informatics Association Fall Symposium, 1997
  18. The use of information systems in pharmacoeconomic studies. Presentation to a group of pharmacists as part of a one day symposium on pharmacoeconomics sponsored by Tampa General Hospital for the Tampa Bay pharmaceutical Association. February, 1994
  19. Training Program for Technical Assistants in Pharmacy, Newark Developmental Center, Newark, NY. Program leading to certification of pharmacy assistants for New York State’s Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD). Summer, 1977
  20. All you wanted to know about drugs, but were afraid to ask, Weekly radio program on WGVA Geneva, NY. Series ran for eight weeks and dealt with drug abuse prevention through education. The show was based on a short monologue with live call in. Summer 1972