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BMI 5390 Methods in Pharmacy Informatics

3 semester credit hours
Lecture contact hours: 2; Lab contact hours: 3
Web-based instruction

Methods for pharmacy informatics focuses on the opportunities and challenges in integrating information technology into contemporary pharmacy practice in acute and ambulatory settings. It is designed to introduce students to basic and practical informatics problems and solutions in pharmacy practice.

Upon successfully completing this course, students will:

  • Describe common benefits and limitations to information systems in pharmacy practice
  • Discuss the role of standards and regulation in the design and use of information systems in pharmacy practice
  • Identify common health information systems and automation technologies and their impact on the medication use process
  • Critically evaluate and apply research findings to information systems and automation technology in the medication use process
  • Evaluate the impact of information systems and automation technology on patient safety, clinician satisfaction, workflow and outcomes