Mobile Health and Remote Monitoring in the Pharmacy

Saturday, October 10, 2015, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
Continuing Education Credits: 0.1 (1.0 Contact Hours)
ACPE #: 207-000-15-103-L04-P and ACPE #: 207-000-15-103-L04-T

A patient walks into your pharmacy with a prescription for a mobile application—what do you do? The data collected by wearable fitness trackers, apps and smart meters is data your pharmacy could be using to help patients understand how diet, exercise and medication adherence keeps them on track with therapy goals. Remote monitoring of blood pressure, weight and blood glucose, combined with a system that prompts the pharmacist to call a patient logging numbers outside a pre-determined range and may help prevent emergency room trips and hospitalizations.

Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Compare and contrast mobile apps for patient self-management to apps for health care provider remote monitoring.
  2. List and discuss three health conditions for which remote monitoring could be used to improve patient outcomes.
  3. Discuss logistics of offering a remote monitoring service including hardware, software, data transmission, data security, and strategy for communication between pharmacy, patient, caregiver and other providers.

Speaker: Dr. Joey Mattingly, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Activity Type: Application-based
Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians