In an era of digital health, where do pharmacists fit in?

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“It’s not about any one technology, but the convergence of all different types of technology […] coming together to enable us to do things in smarter, better ways,” said Kraft, who is founder and chair of Exponential Medicine and founder of Digital.Health. 

He pointed out that the COVID-19 pandemic has in many ways sped up the revolution in health care technology. As a sector of the economy, health care is known as being one of the slowest adopters of technology. 

Timothy Aungst, PharmD, from MCPHS University, and Ravi Patel, PharmD, from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, spoke about the fundamentals of digital health and where pharmacists fit into this changing ecosystem, which will soon be the standard, according to Aungst. 

As pharmacists become more involved in patients’ care, Patel said, “We can better understand the needs of patients through the data that can come through so many places.”

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