As digital health is rapidly evolving and often offered directly to patients, we may feel like we don't know how to incorporate it in our practice or even how patients use Digital Health Tools (like mobile apps). However, for pharmacists, Digital Health Tools have the potential to solidify patient-pharmacist relationships and fulfill unmet patient needs. Pharmacists may leverage technology to fast track cognitive services and Chronic Disease Management. Therefore, we have created this e-course to help pharmacists become more confident when discussing apps with their patients or to start using apps in their practice. Upon successful completion, you will be able to:
Define the actual role of Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) in Canada
Know how to properly identify Digital Health Tools to use in your practice
Avoid pitfalls when using the Internet as a communication platform with patients
- Introduction and objectives
- Before we begin...
- Course notes (for you to download and use for quizz)
- Definitions and the value of Digital Health Tools
- Clinical trials and usability best-practices
- Please take 10 minutes to read more about the uMARS scale and its criteria
- Security best-practices
- Content best-practices
- Please take 10 minutes to read more about the ABACUS scale and its criteria (see table 3)
- Internet and its potential pitfalls as a clinician
- A few last words!
- Before starting the quizz...
- Certificative quizz