B2 IT solutions for better care

Tuesday 30 August 2016
Hilton Buenos Aires : Atlantico C, 3 hours

Organised by the FIP Programme Committee

Simultaneous translation in Spanish


Pharmacists have an important role in reducing the burden of disease. Treatments and prevention are strongly enhanced by many technology tools available, so pharmacists have to be competent in providing patient care in new ways. It is important to use databases and resources for clear and evidence-based interpretation of diagnosis and treatment, as well as prevention activities. But are we confident enough? What skills and knowledge do we need to be health care professionals today?

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this knowledge-based session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how use of technology may improve access and quality of services and patient care
  2. Describe new ways of communication in interprofessional collaboration
  3. Explain the difference between technical and cognitive skills in providing patient care
  4. Identify the level of their IT literacy and technology understanding.


Arijana Meštrović (FIP Programme Committee, Croatia) and Ian Larson (Monash University, Australia) 



1)      Improving access and quality of health care through use of technology

Ian Larson (Monash University, Australia)


2)      New ways for communication in collaborative practice — Information share point

Martine Ruggli (PharmaSuisse, Switzerland)

15:40 – 16:00 Coffee/tea break


3)      Challenge: What is the role of pharmacists — Technical or cognitive skills, level of performance?

Tom Zlatic (St. Louis College of Pharmacy, USA)


4)      Workshop: New ways to advance IT literacy and understanding new technologies

Régis Vaillancourt (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Canada)


5)      Wrap-up and take-home messages