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Derry O'Loan

Derry O'Loan

Business Intelligence / Data Mining Lead




Business Intelligence / Data Mining Lead


.A business intelligence/ data mining project to understand and identify cost risks or outliers in relation to pharmacy claims for a Local Health Area.

.Participated in a project involving the creation of a program to identify multiple pharmacy claims for the same medication and then helped with the implemention of providing this information in a suitable format to contractors.


.Understanding of the claims and payments Oracle database.

.Carrying out analysis of claims data to identify possible outliers as part of the probity team.

.Carrying out searches and retrieval of data from the Oracle database with presentation of the data in a suitable format for reporting to the Department of Health, the Trioka, Media, Research students and public queries under the freedom of information act.

.Creation of new reports to identify prescribing patterns for the newly formed medicines management program.

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HSE-Connolly Hospital

Senior Pharmacist

.Setting up and implementation of a medication management service for the Care of the Elderly team from no previous pharmacy service. The service included medication reconciliation, medication review and provision of a typed discharge prescription. A study was also carried out showing the service reduced medication errors and medication waste.

.Development of the pharmacy cardiac service to include an extra ward with participation in ward rounds and also giving talks at the Cardiology meeting.

.Tutoring students successfully for an MSc in Clinical pharmacy through Queens University Belfast.

.Tutoring Pre-reg and Pharmacy Intern students to complete their Qualification as a pharmacist.

.Helping in the provision of a Clozaril service and further development of the service to include a record keeping system on Excel.

.Participation in Dispensary duties for a busy Hospital pharmacy. While managing the controlled drugs a controlled drugs record book was designed.



Medication Review Lead / Prescribing Advisor

.Management of a team of pharmacists carrying out medication reviews with phlebotomy, when required, in housebound elderly patients
.Provision of Clinical training to community pharmacists and organisation of phlebotomy training. (See article on LinkedIn profile)
.Provision of prescribing advice to 16 GP practices in the Stockport area as part of the prescribing incentive scheme.
.Provision of training to GP practice staff in generic medication prescribing and the ordering of repeat prescriptions

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Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

MSc Computing Business Intelligence and Data Mining

Royal College of Surgeons Dublin

Accredited tutor for Pharmacy Internship program

Queen's University Belfast

MSc Clinical pharmacy

School of Pharmacy University of London

BSc Pharmacy Hons.