Mobile Health Apps and Wearable Devices: Interconnectivity, Security, and Patient Safety

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-17-019-H04-P / 0204-0000-17-019-H04-T
Activity Date: June 21, 2017
Expiration Date: June 21, 2020
Activity Type: Knowledge-based  
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, no partial credit   
Activity Fee: Member – Free / Non-Member – Not Available

Accreditation for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

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 activity targets pharmacists, managers, directors, and technicians in a variety of practice settings who are involved with choosing or using mobile health applications in patient care.

Activity Overview

This activity will provide an overview of digital health, including terminology, examples, and models of use. Important considerations and challenges for pharmacy practice will be discussed, as well as implications for patient safety and impact on pharmacy practice and service expansion. Cybersecurity and interconnectivity and other challenges with mobile health will be reviewed along with options for mitigation of these risks. Additionally, considerations when choosing mobile apps and the overall impact on health care will be presented..

Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain mobile health applications and models of use.
  • Describe important considerations for interconnectivity and cybersecurity.
  • Review mobile health applications for use in the health care setting.
  • Describe the overall impact of mobile health on pharmacy practice and potential for the future.

Schedule of Educational Activities

  • Discuss available apps and their use in health care settings.
  • Review the impact of technology on the future of pharmacy practice.

Faculty Information

  • Timothy Aungst, Pharm.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, MCPHS University, Worchester, MA
  • Asha Kalichira, Pharm.D., M.S., PGY2 Pharmacy Informatics Resident, Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, WI
  • Ashley Purohit, Pharm.D., M.B.A., BCPS, Director of Pharmacy, Aurora Psychiatric Hospital, Milwaukee, WI


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 activity consists of recorded faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the entire activity and complete all the required components to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP eLearning Portal. Follow the prompts to claim and view or print the statement of credit immediately or within 60 days of completing the activity.

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.

View the minimum technical and system requirements for learning activities.