Implementing eHealth services for enhanced pharmaceutical care provision: opportunities and challenges.

Luis Miguel Velez Lapão, João Gregório, Afonso Cavaco, Miguel Mira da Silva, Christian Lovis

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Abstract

ePharmaCare aims at estimating the health gains from integration of pharmaceutical services; and to assess the potential of ehealth services in the provision of cognitive pharmaceutical services. 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 of this research 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 could be an important contribution to an effective chronic diseases’ management. Furthermore there is the necessity of rethinking the community pharmacy business model to effectively integrate within future health systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Place of PublicationBerlim
PublisherSpringer
Pages433-443
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-36981-0
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Event2013 World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, WorldCIST 2013 - Olhão, Portugal
Duration: 27 Mar 20138 Apr 2013

Publication series

Name Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume206
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

Conference2013 World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, WorldCIST 2013
CountryPortugal
CityOlhão
Period27/03/138/04/13

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