Pharmacy Informatics Education and Training for Pharmacists

Planned in cooperation with the ASHP Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-19-096-H04-P / 0204-0000-19-096-H04-T
Release Date: October 9, 2019
Expiration Date: October 9, 2022
Activity Type: Knowledge-based  
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee: Members – 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 was planned to meet the educational needs of all pharmacists and pharmacy students interested in improving the level of pharmacy informatics education and training in our schools and health system practice sites.

Activity Overview

Pharmacy practice tools have changed from counting trays and typewriters to automated dispensing machines and electronic health records. Doctor of pharmacy graduates must understand the design and use of electronic and other technology-based systems, yet most schools of pharmacy do not offer courses in pharmacy informatics. It is imperative for future practitioners to have an understanding of pharmacy informatics and entry-level competency with regards to health information technology and automation utilized in the medication use process.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) standards regarding pharmacy informatics teaching in Pharm.D. programs.
  • Describe the current state of pharmacy informatics education in the United States.
  • Identify a potential list of topics and structure of a pharmacy informatics course.

Schedule of Educational Activities

  • Introduction and Announcements
  • Presentation
  • Questions, Answers, and Discussion

Faculty Information

  • Armen I. Simonian, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, Assistant Dean and Chair of Clinical and Administrative Sciences and Associate Professor, Keck Graduate Institute School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Claremont, CA

Faculty Disclosures

In accordance with the ACPE's and ACCME's Standards for Commercial Support, anyone in a position to control the content of an educational activity is required to disclose to the accredited provider their relevant financial relationships. In accordance with these Standards, all potential conflicts of interest have been resolved. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she (or spouse/domestic partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the activity content over which the individual has control.

As defined by ACCME, a commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The Standards for Commercial Support do not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests. The existence or non-existence of relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience. All identified conflicts of interest must be resolved prior to the activity.

  • All planners, presenters, reviewers, and ASHP staff report no financial relationships relevant to this activity.

Methods and CE Requirements

This activity consists of a recordings of faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the activity in its entirety to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP eLearning Portal. Follow the prompts online to complete the evaluation, claim credit and view the statement of credit immediately after completing the activity.

Per ACPE requirements, CPE credit must be claimed within 60 days of being earned. Claim your CE at http://elearning.ashp.org. Once you have processed and claimed your CE credit, we encourage you to check your NABP eProfile account to verify your credits were transferred successfully before the ACPE 60-day deadline. It is an electronic direct-report process so your credits should appear in your account within a few minutes. After the 60 day deadline, ASHP will no longer be able to report your credit(s) for this activity.

System Technical Requirements

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