The Pharmacy Informatics Primer

The Pharmacy Informatics Primer

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The information technology revolution has fueled the demand in hospitals and health systems for accomplished experts who can help select, implement and maintain CPOE, BCMA, EHR and other systems. As the use of IT in healthcare expands and the complexity of medication therapy increases, there has been a correspondingly rapid growth in the practice of pharmacy informatics and a basic need for an understanding of key elements.The Pharmacy Informatics Primer provides a foundational understanding and offers a€œpearls of wisdoma€ for pharmacy professionals involved in informatics. This introductory resource outlines key concepts in understanding, developing, implementing, and maintaining clinical information and automation systems.This essential guide is designed for all pharmacists and covers an introduction to major concepts of informatics such as ePrescribing, CPOE, bar-coding, smart pumps, and the pharmacista€™s role in EHR. Chapter features include key terms and definitions, and a comprehensive table of pearls, specific to each subject to present a clear understanding of all concepts.A pre-planning downtime template as seen in Figure 12-5 is an example of a deliverable for scheduled downtime by ... is calculated to be 12 hours, then pharmacy needs to identify additional printers or realize the generated reports could ... There is no formula, standard, or benchmark to determine what the additional staffing requirement should be but, at a minimum, one to two extra staff per shift duringanbsp;...

Title:The Pharmacy Informatics Primer
Author:Doina Domitru
Publisher:ASHP - 2008-09-30


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