Information Technology in Pharmacy: An Integrated Approach

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Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 5, 2012 - Medical - 240 pages
IT in Pharmacy: An Integrated Approach aims to describe and discuss the major areas of pharmacy IT innovation (e-prescribing, drug databases, electronic patient records, clinical decision support, pharmacy management systems, robots and automation etc) from a systems and a professional perspective. It will also consider how the areas of pharmacy IT link together and can be used to enable and develop pharmacy professional practice. The book will examine pharmacy IT from an international perspective, taking into account all parts of the world where IT systems are used in pharmacy practice – namely – North America, the UK, Western Europe and Australia – and will compare pharmacy IT in the different regions. This book is from the author of Principles of Electronic Prescribing (Springer, 2008)
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 IT Enabling Pharmacy Practice
1
Chapter 2 Electronic Patient Records
27
Chapter 3 Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration in Hospitals
59
Chapter 4 Pharmacy Automation
95
Chapter 5 Electronic Medicines Management in Primary Care
121
Chapter 6 Pharmacy Management Systems
151
Chapter 7 Barcodes and Logistics
175
Chapter 8 Future Prospects in Pharmacy IT
193
Appendices
219
Index
231
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After qualifying in pharmacy and working as a hospital pharmacist, Stephen Goundrey-Smith subsequently studied Information Science at City University, London. He has worked as a medical information officer in the pharmaceutical industry, and as an analyst on electronic prescribing, pharmacy and medicines management software in the IT industry. He currently manages SGS PharmaSolutions, a specialist consultancy dealing in pharmacy informatics and contract professional communications for the international pharmaceutical industry. He has published a number of papers on clinical and information science issues, including, recently, the first comprehensive review of electronic prescribing system design and experience in the UK. He has also contributed to the recent Connecting for Health consultation on electronic prescribing requirements.

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