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The following websites are excellent resources for pharmacists, technicians and students who are working in or interested in how informatics and technology can be utilized to improve and enhance patient care.

  • HIMSS – The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society is a global non-for-profit organization which focus on how to provide better health through information technology, The pharmacy informatics section of this website highlights this specialty area of practice and outlines the Partners in E: Pharmacy Informatics Curriculum which is a partnership between the University of California San Francisco to integrate pharmacy informatics into the PharmD curriculum across the country.
  • ASHP Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology – The American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacist has a section advisory group that focuses on the practice of pharmacy informatics. The goal of the section is to allow practitioners to share their common professional interest and goals."
  • American Medical Informatics Association – The American Medical Informatics Association, a professional organization of leading informaticians, has a Pharmacoinformatics workgroup which is made of the members who are interested in the relationship between informatics, technology, and medication management. The workgroups focus on prescribing, medication administration, monitoring, and education.
  • Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program (Meaningful Use):  The Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Care Record (EHR) Incentive Programs provide incentive payments to eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) as they adopt, implement, upgrade or demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology.


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Hot Topics in Pharmacy Informatics

E-Prescribing – The following government websites provide a definition of e-prescribing and outline of process how e-prescribing works.

Opportunities and threats: Technology a double-edge sword for pharmacistsThis article explores how technology challenges the traditional role of the pharmacists and the need to embrace these changes to advance the profession as a whole.

Clinically Important Drug-Drug Interactions and Clinical Support On Demand Webinar – This webinar outlines the struggles in determining which drug interactions are clinical significant and reviews the current initiatives to distinguish clinical important drug-drug interactions and how to integrate them with clinical decision support tools.


Additional aspects of this topic or alternative solutions are welcome and can be submitted to Julie Pawola, Informatics Chapter Editor.

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