QS/1’s Anderson elected ASAP president

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. — QS/1 vice president of Technology Sonny Anderson has been elected president of ASAP, the American Society for Automation in Pharmacy.  Anderson will serve two years. He succeeds Michael Podgurski.

“Sonny has been an active member of ASAP for a number of years and has been involved in various initiatives, more specifically our involvement with prescription drug monitoring programs,” said Bill Lockwood, ASAP executive director. “He brings to the board an understanding of ASAP’s mission and a background in IT that is certain to benefit the organization.”

ASAP promotes the role technology plays in assisting pharmacists with improving efficiency and patient safety. The group also educates pharmacists on complying with federal and local laws by providing a forum for sharing knowledge and various perspectives in the modern pharmacy.

In his role, Anderson hopes to increase participation of both pharmacy management software vendors, as well as other technology vendors that provide integration and interfaces to enhance pharmacy automation. The goal is to bring these vendors together to learn more about how automation can improve efficiency and allow pharmacy staff to spend more time counseling patients and improving the overall health of our communities.

“I am delighted to be the 15th President of ASAP,” Anderson added. “The list of past presidents is impressive and distinguished. As someone who has spent their entire career participating in the creation of technology solutions for pharmacy, this is a true honor for me. I look forward to the opportunity of serving such a great organization, its members and future members.”

Anderson has a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina in computer science and an MBA from the Moore School of Business at USC. He has played an instrumental role in the creation and development of multiple QS/1 products, as well as its inventory and electronic software distribution system. Anderson joined QS/1 in 1983 as an applications programmer and now serves as vice president of Technology.

Anderson was elected by his peers at the association’s annual meeting at Kiawah Island, South Carolina on January 24, 2019. He is the second QS/1 executive to serve as ASAP president. Former QS/1 president Tammy Devine was leader for two terms between 2012 and 2016.



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