A9 - Get to grips with medical informatics – Bridge the care gap with technology

Madrid 2

Organised by the FIP Academic Pharmacy Section in collaboration with FIP’s Community Pharmacy Section & Health and Medicines Information Section & Military and Emergency Pharmacy Section & Social and Administrative Pharmacy Section

Chairs

Linda Garrelts MacLean, Washington State University, USA and Anette Green Nielsen, Faculty of Pharmacy, Denmark

Introduction

According to the National Library of Medicine, the term “medical informatics” is described as a scientific field with a focus on data analyses, dissemination of medical information, and application of computers to various health care settings. Simply stated, “informatics” is the overlap between people, information, and technology. The main purpose of this program is to educate the participants on pharmacy informatics and provide successful examples of effective use of informatics to improve the quality of patient care globally.

Specifically, this session will explore how technology can be effectively used to bridge the gaps that exist in healthcare delivery.  Academia’s role is to prepare future pharmacists to embrace technology tools to better care for patients. Pharmacy educators will describe innovations in how this is being accomplished.

Next, this workshop will highlight best practices from around the world where technology has been successfully harnessed to enhance patient care.

Finally, the interactive group session will ask participants to explore and report out what models of care using technology in new ways are currently seen around the world and what the vision is for the future!

 

 

Programme

  1. Setting the stage: Foundations of pharmacy informatics as technology is used to enhance patient care
    Parisa Aslani, The University of Sydney, Australia
  2. Use of informatics in contemporary pharmacy practice settings
    a) Lessons learned from the military
    Justin Lusk, US Air Force, USA
    b) Lessons learned from the community pharmacy setting in a developed country
    Anette Green Nielsen, Faculty of Pharmacy, Denmark
  3. Preparing future pharmacists to integrate informatics in contemporary pharmacy practice to bridge the healthcare gap
    Abby Kahaleh, Roosevelt University, USA
  4. Successful development and implementation of informatics in a developing country
    Mohamed Magoury, Fakeeh University, UAE
  5. Workshop – Communication and collaboration to improve the quality of patient care globally and bridge the healthcare gap
    Led by Linda Garrelts MacLean, Washington State University, USA

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the foundations of pharmacy informatics
  2. Examine the use of informatics in contemporary pharmacy practice settings
  3. Analyze opportunities and challenges of utilizing informatics in a developing country
  4. Describe five models implemented in the military that use technology to augment patient care
  5. Identify how interoperability concepts can be applied to multiple pharmacy practice settings

Type of session: Knowledge-based