Lab & Pharmacy: Turning Daily Interaction into a Partnership


Lab and pharmacy interact on a daily basis, whether intentionally or incidentally. Identifying these areas is a starting point for a more collaborative partnership in patient care activities. There are also many benefits to each department and the hospital overall. In addition, emerging, high profile initiatives depend heavily upon teamwork and leadership from both lab and pharmacy for success.

Originally published on October 10, 2019

Lecture Presenter

Danielle C. Kauffman, PharmD, MBA

Danielle C. Kauffman, PharmD, MBA

Senior Pharmacy Consultant
ARUP Laboratories

Dr. Kauffman received undergraduate degrees in computer information systems and business administration, her MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and her PharmD from The State University of New York at Buffalo. She is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). She has the Apexus Advanced 340B Certificate and completed certification in clinical applications of pharmacogenomics at the University of Florida. Dr. Kauffman’s primary area of focus is pharmacogenomics and the ways in which appropriate laboratory testing can positively influence therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM). Other research interests include population health, opioid and antibiotic stewardship, and the effect of lab/pharmacy collaboration on service line workflows.


After this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify areas of healthcare where lab and pharmacy intersect
  • Explain how lab and pharmacy produce better outcomes together
  • Discuss ways where lab and pharmacy collectively improve Population Health
  • Describe out how precision medicine initiatives require both lab and pharmacy for success

Sponsored by:

University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, and ARUP Laboratories