Wearable Technology and its Place in Pharmacy Practice

Improve your knowledge on wearables and how to best introduce them in your pharmacy business.

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Description

Description:

Wearables are becoming widely used to help patients manage their health and give them a sense of control in maintaining positive health outcomes.

This course focuses on providing pharmacy professionals with the information they need to make the best decisions for their business when it comes to introducing and selling wearables to their clients.

  • In this course, participants will explore the following questions:
  • Should pharmacies start selling wearables?
  • What role can wearables play in the management of disease and how reliable are they?
  • Will we see the rise of “digiceutical” prescriptions?
  • Will wearables become the go-to tool for monitoring patients remotely?


As a pharmacist or pharmacy professional, you will be provided with answers to all of these questions. The potential of a “digital health playbook” for pharmacy professionals will also be discussed.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the evolution of wearables. 
  • Discuss the clinical evidence available with wearables today. 
  • Present potential use cases in pharmacy. 
  • Explore the issues surrounding the use of wearables (privacy, confidentiality). 
  • Recognize the criteria for selecting the right wearables. 
  • Learn about the use of wearables in other jurisdictions. 

Course outline:

  • Module: Wearables and Technology
  • Multiple-choice Questions
  • Program Evaluation

Course at a glance:

  • 1 Hour to complete
  • Available until 13/02/2021
  • Online
  • Completion requirement: Complete the course’s online modules and achieve a score of 70 per cent on the multiple-choice exam.

Who should take this course:

Pharmacy professionals who have an interest in learning about wearable technology.

Development Team:

  • Roger Simard, Pharmacist (Digital Health Advisor, E-Entrepreneur)