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Informatics 

Informatics
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Informatics
Author(s):

Ardis Hanson

, Bruce Lubotsky Levin

, and Aimon Miranda

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190238308.003.0013
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date: 22 August 2018

Given the amount and types of data collected by public and private organizations, as well as by local, city, county, state, and national agencies, purposes and information systems remain disparate in their structure and function. Hence, there is a significant need to develop high-quality data standards that provide the basis for uniform, comparable, and good-quality information on populations, disorders, and services that address the dual needs of pharmacy and public health. This chapter examines initiatives at the global, regional, and national levels, tying the semantics of health and surveillance to pharmacy practice to issues of technology, such as m-health, re-engineering, and automation.

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