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Introduction to pharmacy informatics


The American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacy (ASHP) formally defines “pharmacy informatics” as “the use and integration of data, information, knowledge, technology, and automation in the medication-use process for the purpose of improving health outcomes.

In this video, Ms Chen begins by going over the basics of pharmacy informatics. She describes the operational, clinical and administrative applications of informatics in pharmacy practice by using CPOE and CDS as examples. She shows how computerization enabled pharmacists to provide better care for patients. These systems not only proofread every prescription, but support medical professionals with relevant data for them to make more accurate decisions.

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