Organised by FIP’s Academic Pharmacy Section, in collaboration with IPSF
This session will focus on potential disruptions in healthcare delivery by pharmacists and shall explore educational solutions, such as development of affective skills by pharmacists to assist patients in self-management of diseases, educating the profession with a focus on patient safety and elaborating advocacy skills necessary for pharmacists to promote the image and the value of the profession to the public. “Disruptive innovation”, a term of art coined by Clayton Christensen, describes a process by which a product or service takes root initially in simple applications at the bottom of a market and then relentlessly moves up market, eventually displacing established competitors. This phenomenon is as true for the pharmacy profession as for any other industry. Pharmacists are exposed to digital disruptions where decision support will eventually bypass healthcare professionals and shall be deployed direct to consumers. The role of pharmacists will evolve to optimising self-management of lifestyle and medication adherence and advising on information from non-professional sources.
The request by the United Nations for countries to implement universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030 will further disrupt the status quo of healthcare delivery as we know it.
14:30 – 14:40 Introduction by the chairs
15:50 – 16:10 Coffee/tea break
16:10 – 16:45
17:20 – 17:25 Conclusion by the chairs
17:25 – 17:30 Room refresh
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Type of session: Application-based