(n) - the art, practice, or profession of preparing, preserving,
compounding, and dispensing medical drugs.
(n) - Information Science.
"...also referred to as pharmacoinformatics, is the application of computers to the storage, retrieval andanalysis of drug information. Pharmacy Informatics systems help the pharmacist manage information including but not limited to medical insurance records of patients, drug interaction data, as well as prescription data".
"...is the realization of informatics in a cost effective environment that benefits the Pharmacist and the practice of Pharmacy through utilization of efficacious systems and tools".
"...is also a mind set that spawns from the very depths of Healthcare and Technology as a whole. Indeed, Pharmacy Informatics is as actively a part of Healthcare Informatics as the left arm is part of the body. And while systems may be designed strictly for the practice of Pharmacy, it is folly to attempt to create them without acknowledging Healthcare as a whole. It is of an even higher importance today when informatics is pushing us to link our healthcare systems together to share information". PharmacyInformatics.com
"...is the application of computerized systems and/or processes to enhance the services provided by pharmaceutical care givers". Kevin McConnell, PharmD.
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