Digital Heath and Motivational Interviewing: An Opportunity for Synergy

  Digital Health Corner Editor: Parisa Vatanka, PharmD, CTTS Digital health is thankfully here to stay. Meanwhile, the rate of nonadherence to medication regimens has not changed in 40 years – nearly 50% in year two of an asymptomatic, chronic illness, even with once a day, once a week or once a month therapy. Why? …

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My Journey as a Digital Health Beginner

  Digital Health Corner Editor: Parisa Vatanka, PharmD, CTTS When I accepted a new and exciting academic pharmacy fellowship at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy, I was informed that my major objective for the year was incorporating digital health education in the pharmacy curriculum. As someone with minimal experience in this …

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Preparing the Next Generation of Pharmacists for their Role in Digitally Enabled Care

    Digital Health Corner Editor: Parisa Vatanka, PharmD, CTTS What will the experience of visiting a pharmacy be like five to ten years from now? How will the pharmacist’s role have evolved – and how can we prepare student pharmacists now for the changes to come? The pandemic has been an accelerant for both …

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Connected Care is the New Managed Care

    Digital Health Corner Editor: Parisa Vatanka, PharmD, CTTS Technological advancements have made so many things in life fun, convenient, and accessible in recent decades, including health care. As health care has become increasingly complex and somewhat difficult for patients to navigate, the integration of technology into the ways we approach health and wellness …

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Pharmacists’ Responsibility in Assessing the Value of Digital Tools for their Patients

      Digital Health Corner Editor: Parisa Vatanka, PharmD, CTTS Over 350,000 health-related mobile apps and thousands of additional digital health products and services have entered the market in the last decade, now reaching approximately 250 new apps every day [1]. Partially driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and relaxed FDA regulations, funding provided to …

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Digital Therapeutics and the Pharmacist’s Emerging Role

    Digital Health Corner Editor: Parisa Vatanka, PharmD, CTTS You might know some colleagues that are infectious disease pharmacists, critical care pharmacists, nuclear pharmacists, oncology pharmacists, the list goes on – you might even identify as one of these yourself! But what if I introduced myself to you as “John Little, digital therapeutics pharmacist” …

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Will You Use My Technology?

    Digital Health Corner Editor: Parisa Vatanka, PharmD, CTTS Technology has been revolutionizing our world and is not going to stop. Computers, video calls, smartphones, digital maps, the human genome project, Bluetooth, 3D printing, the Mars rover, self-driving cars, and countless medical devices have all made our lives easier and more informed. It is …

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A Step Closer to Individualizing Drug Therapy

  Digital Health Corner Editor: Parisa Vatanka, PharmD, CTTS Digital health describes the convergence of digital technologies with health and healthcare to enhance efficiency and outcomes of health care delivery. It aims to make medicine more precise and personalized. Isn’t medicine already precise and personalized? Not quite. That’s why medication optimization strategies for individualizing drug …

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Digital Clinical Measures Micro-Playbook for Pharmacists Launched

  Digital Health Corner Editor: Parisa Vatanka, PharmD, CTTS There continues to be an exponential rise in health and technology innovation in which a shared, common framework of language and best practices is essential to support collaboration among the range of stakeholders across the healthcare ecosystem. In 2020, the Digital Medicine Society (DiMe) led their …

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Pharmacies: Hubs for Decentralized Clinical Trials

  Digital Health Corner Editor: Parisa Vatanka, PharmD, CTTS The pandemic has highlighted a need for improved communication channels that help patients participate in clinical trials. Rather than ask patients to take time off of work and make long trips as a requirement of participation or just to find out they are not eligible to …

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