Integrating Mobile Technology into Patient Care in Small and Rural Settings: Critical Roles for Pharmacists

Planned in cooperation with the ASHP Section of Inpatient Care Practitioners

ACPE Activity Number:  0204-0000-15-037-H04-P
Activity Date:October 27, 2015
Expiration Date: October 27, 2018
Activity Type: Knowledge-based  
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, no partial credit   
Activity Fee: Free of charge 

Accreditation for Pharmacists

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This activity is a recording from a live webinar and those that claim credit for the live webinar should not claim credit for this activity.

Target Audience

This continuing pharmacy education activity is designed for pharmacists wanting to learn about mHealth applications and the advantages for patients in rural settings.   

Activity Overview

Health care technologies or related activities delivered via mobile devices (mHealth) are revolutionizing the way that health care will be provided. As mHealth applications are developed, patients are being treated and monitored on an outpatient basis with obvious advantages for patients in rural settings. Novel applications for mHealth are providing opportunities for pharmacists to provide patient care with direct and indirect patient monitoring. Learn about current and upcoming mHealth applications and the important role that pharmacists play in this evolving science.  

This webinar is a collaboration between ASHP, National Rural Health Association (NRHA), and Health Resources and Services Administration’s Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP).

Learning Objectives

After participating in this CPE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain key terms of mobile health (mHealth).
  • Identify areas of research that have demonstrated positive and negative impacts of mHealth.
  • List examples of mHealth technologies currently available on the market.
  • Describe the important role that pharmacists can play in the provision of mHealth in rural settings.

Schedule of Educational Activities

  • Mobile technology research
  • mHealth availability and advantages
  • Integration of mHealth in small and rural health care settings

Faculty Information

  • Timothy Dy Aungst, Pharm.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, MCPHS University School of Pharmacy, Worcestor, MA


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, ASHP requires that all individuals involved in the development of activity content disclose their relevant financial relationships. A person has a relevant financial relationship if the individual of his or her spouse/partner has a financial relationship (e.g. employee, consultant, research grant recipient, speakers bureau, or stockholder) in any amount occurring the in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services may be discussed in the educational activity content over which the individual has control. The existence of these relationships is provided for the information of participants and should not be assumed to have an adverse impact on the content.

In keeping with this requirement, ASHP ask that all faculty, advisory board members, planning committee members, content development consultants, and staff complete a disclosure form for each program in which they are involved. Anyone who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships must be disqualified from any involvement with a continuing pharmacy education activity.

  • Faculty, planner, ASHP Staff and consultants report no relevant financial relationships pertinent to this activity.

Methods and CE Requirements

This Live Webinar activity consists of faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must attend the activity in its entirety to get the Attendance code to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP eLearning Portal. Follow the prompts online to claim and view or print the statement of credit immediately after the activity but no later than December 18, 2015.

Per ACPE requirements, CPE credit must be claimed within 60 days of being earned.

System Technical Requirements

System Requirements Courses and learning activities are delivered via your Web browser and Acrobat PDF.  Users should have a basic comfort level using a computer and navigating web sites.

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