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Friday, March 23, 2007

How relevant is Computer in Pharmacy

I've been wondering the relevance of Computer & Information Technology in the Pharmacy practice; and I have been looking for ways to learn the much I can in this aspect.

How do we incorporate the two aspects effectively so as to maximize both aspects synergistically.

I'll appreciate your comments.

Thank you.

Tony.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

What do you think?

Tonyblu said...

InfoTech in Pharmacy is relevant; such that in some instances, computerized pharmacy management information systems are used to verify if the prescribed medication and dosage is appropriate for the patient’s condition, automated dispensing cabinets to prevent the wrong medicines from being given to patients when a physician or pharmacist is not present, and computerized infusion pumps to ensure that intravenous fluids are appropriately administered to patients.

With all these, how can this be applied to, say, the Nigerian Healthcare delivery system.

Tonyblu said...

The advent of InfoTech in Pharmacy also gave rise to reference and informative websites,such as:
http://www.bnf.org/bnf/
http://www.webmd.com/
http://www.rxlist.com/
http://www.intmed.mcw.edu/drug.html
http://www.ashp.org/ahfs/index.cfm
http://www.phpni.com/memberinfo/pharmacy/drugformulary.aspx

This allows the Pharmacist to gain easy and ready access to drug information.