11:10 - 11:25 amThursday, September 24
QCCA
Building and implementing a national health informatics course for Canadian pharmacy students
QCCA
Building and implementing a national health informatics course for Canadian pharmacy students
Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy
The objective of this learning lab is to describe the design and implementation of a national health informatics course for pharmacy students. In 2013, the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada... Read more

Description

The objective of this learning lab is to describe the design and implementation of a national health informatics course for pharmacy students. In 2013, the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC) partnered with the federally funded Canada Health Infoway to boost the adoption of technology by pharmacists. Slow uptake of technologies such as bar coding and automated dispensing in pharmacies have shown that pharmacists are reluctant adopters of new innovations. The AFPC is a network of all 10 Canadian faculties of pharmacy, including 2 french language programs. In 2013, the AFPC identified experts to author content on topics such as privacy, electronic documentation (charting) and consumer health informatics. A team developed the content into online modules using the learning management platform Moodle. The modules were reviewed by a diverse team of students and content experts and launched in 2014. To encourage the adoption of the modules across all pharmacy programs, the AFPC has identified a peer-leader in each of the 10 faculties. The peer-leader’s role is to identify courses where the modules can be implemented in each curriculum and to support instructors in using the content. Implementation and evaluation is currently underway, as is the development of similar programs for nursing and medicine.

 

Kelly is an assistant professor at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy and a licensed and practicing pharmacist. She completed her undergraduate pharmacy degree at the University of Alberta, her residency at the London Health Sciences Centre in Ontario and a PharmD, MSc and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia. Kelly’s research focuses on novel ways to bring research findings to busy medical clinics and pharmacy counters, namely through innovations in digital technologies. Her main projects focus on the intersection between mobile devices, wearable activity trackers and social media as a means to help older adults manage chronic illness. Other work has included examining the adoption of social media by the pharmacy profession and the use of social media platforms in undergraduate education. 
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