Pharmacy Informatics

Discover tools that define pharmacy informatics as a specialty practice area, resources to improving the quality of pharmacy IT and medication-management systems.  The pharmacy informaticist focuses on application of technology for pharmacists in supporting, streamlining, improving workflow and increasing patient safety with best practices and reliable systems.

What is Pharmacy Informatics?

Pharmacy informatics is the scientific field that focuses on medication-related data and knowledge within the continuum of healthcare systems - including its acquisition, storage, analysis, use and dissemination - in the delivery of optimal medication-related patient care and health outcomes. (HIMSS October 2006)

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Pharmacy Informatics Education & Resources

Pharmacy Town Halls

In collaboration with the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs, the Pharmacy Informatics Town Hall Series purpose is to increase awareness, identify the impact and promote the advancement of pharmacy and technology by bringing thought leaders and content to the Pharmacy Community.

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Pharmacy Informatics Resources

Access tools, guidance and resources designed by members of the HIMSS Pharmacy Informatics Community for pharmacy professionals in the health IT setting. 

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Partners in E: Pharmacy Informatics Curriculum

HIMSS and the University of California-San Francisco, School of Pharmacy are collaborating their efforts to disseminate the pharmacy informatics curriculum -Partners in E - on a nationwide level. Partners in E is an innovative program of curriculum development for pharmacy students, that aims to better integrate the discipline of safety science into a health information technology (HIT)–enabled world.

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ePrescribing

ePrescribing is the use of electronic tools to prescribe drug prescriptions. ePrescribing tools can include both software programs, as well as hardware like personal computers, handheld and wireless devices, and touch screens. ePrescribing is one of the integral steps to achieving broad deployment of the EHR. Other issues related to this topic area include, but are not limited to, pharmacy automation, medication compliance, pharmacy databases, CPOE and adverse drug events (ADE).

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Pharmacy Informatics Career Development