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"Hospital pharmacists should take the lead in coordinating the activities of multi-disciplinary, organisation-wide Drug & Therapeutics Committees or equivalent. They should have appropriate representation as full members of these Committees which should oversee and improve all medicines management policies."
Hospital management, taking account of national guidelines, determines what structures are in place to assure the efficacy, safety and cost-effective use of medicines.
What does it mean for patients?Modern advances in technology can improve patient safety regarding medication use. The eHealth and mHealth technologies help patients use their medicines more effectively and safely from anywhere they are. Patients can be assured that their health data are updated, complete and secured due to in part the contribution of hospital pharmacists in the developing procedures and evaluation of their medication records.
What does it mean for healthcare professionals?Doctors and nurses may rely on the hospital pharmacists’ knowledge of the new technology and collaborate in order to have complete and secure health patient records with improved availability by being accessible by new devices, such as laptops, tablets, kiosks, smartphones, etc.
What does it mean for Hospital Pharmacists?Modern advances in technology can improve patient safety regarding medication use. For this reason hospital pharmacists should be involved in the patient records with improved availability by being accessible by new devices, such as laptops, tablets, kiosks, smartphones, etc