EHealth services for enhanced pharmaceutical care provision: from counseling to patient education

Luis Velez Lapao, Joao Gregorio, Tiago Ferreira, Afonso Cavaco, Christian Lovis, Giuliano Russo, Miguel Mira Da Silva

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Abstract

ePharmaCare project aims at assessing the potential of ehealth services in the provision of cognitive pharmaceutical services by interacting actively with patients. There is the awareness that patient education will be vital. Collection of data on pharmaceutical services and diagnosis of the use of IT in pharmacy settings was made with the application of a survey. A set of pharmacies was selected to study the pattern of services' provision supported by observational studies to evaluate the economic and clinical value of services to patients. The results will allow a better understanding of pharmaceutical services' delivery and a new perspective for pharmaceutical services integration with the health system. Due to the shortage of physicians, the development of a new internet based pharmaceutical service with educational components could be an important contribution to an effective chronic diseases' management and to change the role of patients. Furthermore there is the necessity of rethinking the community pharmacy business model to effectively integrate within future health systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 2nd International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health, Book of Proceedings
Place of PublicationVilamoura
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781467361651
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2013
Event2013 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health, SeGAH 2013 - Vilamoura, Portugal
Duration: 2 May 20133 May 2013

Conference

Conference2013 IEEE 2nd International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health, SeGAH 2013
CountryPortugal
CityVilamoura
Period2/05/133/05/13

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being

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