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The FDA, in consult with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), recently released a report outlining recommendations for regulating health information technology, as required by the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA).
A couple of weeks ago I shared with pharmacy students my views and experiences with drug economics. Putting the presentation together caused me to gather and review my thoughts after many years of working with the issues.
In 2009 the American Society for Automation in Pharmacy (ASAP) published an analysis of the investment pharmacies make in technology and the impact this has on the patient in three categories: patient safety, patient adherence, and the prevention of fraud and abuse.
We recently read a report from Accenture that really got us thinking about what patients expect from their pharmacists and pharmacies. The report is titled “Great Expectations: Why Pharma Companies Can’t Ignore Patient Services.”
Pharmacy interns may interact with many computer systems within the prescription fulfillment workflow, with the most obvious being the pharmacy computer system. Interns who are educated on the different systems have the ability to impact the profitability of the pharmacy and improve customer service, while providing a head start on having a successful career as a pharmacist.
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