Effective patient engagement requires not only technological infrastructure, but also pharmacist involvement in motivating patients to actively participate in their own care.
All pharmacy professionals must stay one step ahead of savvy criminals intent on exploiting the fertile medical information landscape.
Pharmacy security encompasses a variety of physical, policy, and technological approaches to ensure the safety of pharmaceutical agents and to guard against diversion and theft.
Health information technology can help cardiac patients monitor their own condition and transmit the data back to their team of clinicians, including the pharmacist, cardiologist, and primary care clinician.
In order for health information technologies to have maximum positive impact on medical outcomes, it is necessary to ensure that they are able to "talk" effectively to each other.
The eagerness of adolescents to adopt technology applications creates a unique opportunity to engage this population and empower them to embrace healthy habits.
Pain specialists can now prescribe treatments that attack moderate-to-severe chronic pain using targeted electromedical modalities, such as spinal cord stimulators, electroanalgesic delivery systems, and pulsed radiofrequency therapies.
Health information technology is impacting clinical neurology in the areas of stroke treatment and home monitoring of patients using blood thinners; it also offers exciting potential in the management of patients with epilepsy.