Information technology is increasingly being used in pharmacy practice. This introductory text will help pharmacists make the most of the information technology they face in their day-to-day working lives. It provides a basic understanding of all aspects of computing and how this knowledge can be applied to pharmacy practice. In addition, it gives an overview of electronic information systems and sources relevant to community and hospital pharmacy, and covers key issues such as NHSnet, electronic patient records and confidentiality. A glossary of computer terms is also included.
hardware, software programs, operating systems, databases, networks and communications, commonly used applications, procurement, management, and implementation of systems, business disaster recovery, support and training, the internet and other electronic information sources, electronic pharmacy systems and the future of information and communication in pharmacy.