American Society for Automation in Pharmacy Midyear 2019 Conference
Watch the presentation from Ann Johnson, Pharm.D., Consultant Pharmacist, Research and Innovation, Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions, Inc on the role of Digital Therapeutics and the Role of the Pharmacist
Digital therapeutics are growing in variety and importance in healthcare. Ann will provide attendees with a background on digital therapeutics, specifically those that combine drugs, devices, and technology to improve patient health. The FDA’s proposed framework for “Prescription Drug-Use-Related Software” provides insight into how the FDA may approach digital therapeutics in the future, and the FDA has already received stakeholder perspectives on the proposed framework. A major area for FDA consideration is the impact of digital therapeutics on drug compendia listings, as compendia impact electronic health records, pharmacy management systems, and payer adjudication systems. For pharmacists, digital therapeutics may provide benefits that enhance patient care. Ann will discuss opportunities for adherence initiatives, data available from digital therapeutics, the role that pharmacists can play, and opportunities for pharmacist compensation.