Innovating medication reviews through a technology-enabled process

Kaeshaelya Thiruchelvam, Julie Byles, Syed Shahzad Hasan, Therese Kairuz

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Abstract

Medication reviews are effective in improving the quality of medication use among older people. However, they are conducted to various standards resulting in a wide range of outcomes which limit generalisability of findings arising from research studies. There also appear to be funding and time constraints, lack of data storage for quality improvement purposes, and non-standardised reporting of outcomes, especially clinically relevant outcomes. Furthermore, the coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic has restricted many face-to-face activities, including medication reviews. This article introduces a technology-enabled approach to medication reviews that may overcome some limitations with current medication review processes, and also make it possible to conduct medication reviews during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing an alternate platform. The possible advantages of this technology-enabled approach, legislative considerations and possible implementation in practice are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
JournalResearch in Social and Administrative Pharmacy
Early online date24 Jul 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 24 Jul 2021

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