A Step Closer to Individualizing Drug Therapy

    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 therapy are essential. Medication optimization refers to …

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Digital Clinical Measures Micro-Playbook for Pharmacists Launched

  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 first Tour of Duty, convening inter-industry stakeholders from …

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Pharmacies: Hubs for Decentralized Clinical Trials

    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 participate, why not expand an existing communication …

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Addressing Prediabetes Through Digital Pharmacy Engagement

    Prediabetes is a major public health problem, and pharmacists can be part of the solution. Programs that embrace digital solutions like telehealth can address barriers to participation. They can be a tool in addressing this public health crisis. Programs that include accessibility and flexibility and address language needs can help participants overcome common …

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Remote Patient Monitoring: Moving from Episodic Care to Continuous Care

    IMAGINE there was a better way to monitor medication therapy! As healthcare providers, we lack visibility into what happens between patient visits. Often, despite our best efforts to manage therapy, such as for patients with asthma, issues can go undetected until the patient shows-up at the emergency department with an asthma exacerbation. What …

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Student Pharmacists Preparing for Emerging Roles in Digital Health

    Early last year I was making the rounds at an event in San Francisco, when I came across a group of students with “PharmD candidates” written on their nametags. I introduced myself, truly interested in how they found their way to networking in a crowd of mostly digital health investors and startup founders. …

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Let’s Chat About Telepharmacy

    Telepharmacy – much like telehealth – has grown immensely due to the COVID-19 pandemic out of the need to provide patients with safe and convenient access to a pharmacist. However, for many people the term “telepharmacy” is like the word “kombucha” – it’s commonly used and apparently very popular, but good luck accurately …

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Gender Diversity is Key to Driving Digital Health Innovation

    We are at a pivotal time in the evolution of healthcare delivery. Rapidly advancing technologies such as digital medicine, digital therapeutics, voice recognition, virtual reality, and even sensor-enabled “smart” clothing are being applied in healthcare. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are being leveraged to support and optimize healthcare outcomes. Since these technologies rely …

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Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare – from Passive Customer to Active Designer of the Future

    “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed that isn’t faced.” – James Baldwin My father was a dentist, and I remember watching him treating his patients while a cigarette was quietly burning behind him – something unthinkable today. And my children can’t believe when I tell them …

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