Global Glossary: Pharmacy Informatics


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Randomized controlled trial (RCT)

A medical research study in which subjects are randomly assigned to a treatment, no treatment, or placebo group. An RCT is usually blinded (i.e., neither the researcher nor the subject knows which intervention the subject received).

 

Fox BI, Thrower MR and Felkey BG. Building core competencies in pharmacy informatics. 1st ed. Washington, DC: American Pharmacists Association, 2010.


Registry

A database and associated applications on a specified group of patients (often those with a certain disease or who have undergone a specific procedure), health professionals, organizations or even clinical trials. Key issues in registries are maintaining confidentiality, coverage of the target population and data quality.


Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM)

focuses on the delivery of health care to patients outside of conventional care settings (e.g., a patient's home), made possible by connecting the patient and a health care provider through technology. They work together as a care team to maintain and improve the patient's health, often in a coaching model. RPM also typically involves the electronic transmission of patient data (e.g., symptoms, vital signs, outcomes) from a remote home location to the provider, as well as the supporting services and processes required to conduct data review, interpretation and potential alteration of the patient's course of care


Renouvellements électroniques d’ordonnances

Demandes, amorcées par le patient, de renouvellement d’ordonnances de médicament envoyées à un professionnel de la santé réglementé


Robotic cart filling system

An automated dispensing device that uses bar coding to locate, obtain, package, label, and deliver medications for specific patients by filling unit-dose carts.

 

Fox BI, Thrower MR and Felkey BG. Building core competencies in pharmacy informatics. 1st ed. Washington, DC: American Pharmacists Association, 2010.


Root cause analysis (RCA)

An investigation technique that systematically seeks to understand the underlying (root) causes of an error by looking at all the systems involved.

 

Fox BI, Thrower MR and Felkey BG. Building core competencies in pharmacy informatics. 1st ed. Washington, DC: American Pharmacists Association, 2010.