Digital Health in Pharmacy Practice and Education

A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2024) | Viewed by 3338

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Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
Interests: pharmacy education; pharmacogenomics; pharmacy practice & pharmacist interventions; digital health in pharmacy

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Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
Interests: adherence to medicines/quality use of medicines; medical education; pharmacy practice & pharmacist interventions; digital health in pharmacy

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Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
Interests: health information education; health informatics competencies; health information workforce; health data analysis and management; application of ehealth; AI; mixed realities; implementation science

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The focus of this Special Issue, “Digital Health in Pharmacy Practice and Education”, is to present on the rapidly evolving field of digital health in pharmacy.

Digital systems have revolutionised global healthcare and how health professionals provide patient care in their day-to-day practice. Digital health education for students and practitioners is now a key focus area for pharmacy. Advancements in the use of digital health technologies and data science in health, including innovative practices, models and approaches, both in clinical settings as well as in education, are instrumental in shaping the present and the future of healthcare.

We invite researchers to submit their work on topics across all areas of Pharmacy Education and Practice within the context of digital health. Review articles, original research papers, and communications are all welcome.

Dr. Chiao Xin Lim
Dr. Vincent Chan
Prof. Dr. Kerryn Butler-Henderson
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • digital health
  • e-health
  • health innovation
  • health data
  • health information management
  • pharmacy practice
  • pharmacy education

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Evaluation of Medication Prescribing Applications Available in Australia
by Riya Amin, Melissa Cato, Sasha Rahavi, Kristin Tran, Kenneth Lee, Elton Lobo, Deanna Mill, Amy Page and Sandra Salter
Pharmacy 2023, 11(2), 49; https://doi.org/10.3390/pharmacy11020049 - 6 Mar 2023
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Prescription request applications (apps) have changed the way consumers can obtain prescription-only medications. However, there is a lack of research surrounding such apps and their potential risks to consumers. We conducted an Australian study to (1) identify and characterise prescription request apps available [...] Read more.
Prescription request applications (apps) have changed the way consumers can obtain prescription-only medications. However, there is a lack of research surrounding such apps and their potential risks to consumers. We conducted an Australian study to (1) identify and characterise prescription request apps available in Australia and (2) assess whether prescription request apps in Australia adhere to guidelines for safe prescribing. Three online platforms (iOS App Store, Google Play store and Google search engine) were searched using 14 different search terms. Prescription request apps were identified based on pre-defined inclusion criteria. To determine whether the prescription request apps adhere to a safe prescribing framework, five medications were selected, and their corresponding consultation questionnaires were assessed against the Australian National Prescribing Service MedicineWise 12 core competencies for safe prescribing. A total of seven prescription request apps were identified. Assessment of the prescription request apps revealed that none of the apps provided prescribers with sufficient information to meet all the competencies required for safe prescribing; rather, they inconsistently adhered to the safe prescribing framework. Thus, consumers and healthcare professionals should consider the implications and safety concerns of obtaining medications via prescription request apps. Full article
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