ASHP announces Informatics Certificate Program

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) recently announced the addition of the Pharmacy Informatics Certificate Program to its online continuing education program, which pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can take to increase their knowledge, skills and resources as pharmacy professionals.

The Pharmacy Informatics program incorporates 19 modules, which upon completion will earn 18.25 pharmacy continuing education credit hours. In addition to the fundamentals of pharmacy, medical and biomedical informatics, the course includes information about automation and technology integration, developing informatics solutions for patients and custom technological solutions for pediatric patients. To finish the program and earn the professional certificate, the pharmacist or pharmacy technician must complete an informatics project.

“ASHP is committed to developing and offering professional certificate programs to prepare our members and other stakeholders for new and enhanced patient care roles,” ASHP CEO Paul W. Abramowitz said. “Our programs provide pharmacists and pharmacy technicians the professional development opportunities they need to ensure that their patients are receiving the best care possible.”

Each of the self-guided online courses offered by the ASHP are available for individual and institutional purchase. The number of continuing education credits vary by program, but they offer at least 15 hours. All modules in the program and a practice-based exercise must be completed to earn the ASHP professional certificate.
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