Pharmaceutical Care in Digital Revolution

Pharmaceutical Care in Digital Revolution

Insights Towards Circular Innovation

1st Edition - March 15, 2019

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  • Editor: Claudia Rijcken
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128176382
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128176399

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Pharmaceutical Care in Digital Revolution demonstrates how blending human and digital pharmaceutical care can establish optimal Apothecary Intelligence (AI). Organized into four parts, it examines digital health advances that will synergize the pharmaceutical care process and prepares stakeholders for a dynamic future, fueled with innovation. Beginning with the global picture on health care systems, patients’ expectations, and current pharmaceutical care practices, the book covers details of relevant digital technologies as well as compliance, ethical, educational, and cultural aspects to take successful steps towards digital pharmaceutical care. The text includes links to lectures and technology facts, tutorials on how to implement advances in your own working environment, and examples of stakeholders who are successful in building synergy between digital and pharma. Pharmaceutical Care in Digital Revolution is a practical resource to equip pharmaceutical care stakeholders, such as pharmacists, physicians, pharmacy technicians, and students as well as those in surrounding ecosystems like payers or regulators. It is a crucial reference to understand how technological innovation is changing the paradigm in which we provide current and future pharmaceutical care and how to keep it accessible, affordable, and sustainable.

Key Features

  • Learn about advances in digital health technology and apply them as a change leader to create circular pharmaceutical care
  • Provides insights on future pharmaceutical care and implement essential conditions to create the best outlook for patients
  • Access links, QR codes, and explanatory animations as educational material to the book


All stakeholders involved in executing and optimizing future pharmaceutical care pathways which includes pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, academia, physicians, pharmaceutical companies, supply chain providers, payers, policy makers, patients and health tech providers

Table of Contents

  • Introduction by Claudia Rijcken
    Executive Summary by Claudia Rijcken
    Nine Future Thoughts for the Day After Tomorrow by Claudia Rijcken
    About the Authors and Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest by Claudia Rijcken
    Thank You and Acknowledgements by Claudia Rijcken
    Foreword: Technology vs. Humanity by Gerd Leonard

    Why: Global Healthcare Systems Under Pressure
    1. Oxygen Required by Claudia Rijcken
    2. Innovation Biotopes Required by Paul Louis Iske
    3. Value Based Healthcare Forestry by Claudia Rijcken
    4. Outcome-Based Hunting Grounds by Claudia Rijcken
    5. #patientsincluded™ Botany by Claudia Rijcken
    6. Scenery of Pharmaceutical Care by Claudia Rijcken

    What: Digital Advances to Innovate Pharmaceutical Care Journeys
    7. Abiotic Digital Health Technologies by Claudia Rijcken
    8. Data Outback of an Internet of (Pharma) Things by Claudia Rijcken
    9. Jungle of Health Apps by Claudia Rijcken
    10. Rainforests of Wearables and Insideables by Claudia Rijcken
    11. Sequoias of Artificial Intelligence by Claudia Rijcken
    12. Pharmbot Canopies by Claudia Rijcken
    13. Savanna of Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality by Claudia Rijcken
    14. Blockchain Taiga by Claudia Rijcken
    15. Digital Therapeutic Mangroves by Claudia Rijcken
    16. Digitial Vegetation Beyond 2024 by Claudia Rijcken

    How: Conditions to Drive Combinatoric Pharma-Digital Innovation
    17. Healthlands of Digital Health Compliance by Rob Peters and Barry Meesters
    18. Ethical Practice: Fostering Trees of Life by Wilma Gottgens
    19. Educational Biome by Claudia Rijcken

    How: What to do Tomorrow as a Pharaceutical Care Leader
    20. Digital by Design: Effective Future Oxygen Supply by Claudia Rijcken
    21. Hayfields of High-Performance Cultural Transformation by Paul Rulkens

    Final Discussion: Circular Pharmaceutical Care by Claudia Rijcken
    List of Abbreviations

    Appendix 1 - Overview of Referred Laws, Legistrations, and Standards in Chapter 17 by Rob Peters & Barry Meesters


Product details

  • No. of pages: 363
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: March 15, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128176382
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128176399

About the Editor

Claudia Rijcken

Claudia PhD, PharmD, MHA has an educational background as a pharmacist and obtained a PhD in Pharmacoepidemiology and a Master in Health Administration (eMBA). After 7 years in managing community pharmacy roles, she moved into clinical drug development and served for 7 years in roles of increasing global responsibility at Organon and Novartis. In the half a decade afterwards, she acted within Novartis internationally in leadership roles in Patient Access, Key Account Management and Public Affairs. She developed had a growing ambition to build more synergy between value-driven pharmaceutical care and the use of digital health technology and invested in learning about Business Development and Health Technology at Erasmus University Rotterdam and MIT Sloan and moved into a Region Europe Digital Innovation role within Novartis. In parallel, Claudia has been a mentor and strategic advisor for various digital health start-ups at the Brightlands Innovation Factory, acts as a volunteer for different (health) charity organizations and is a member of the World Healthcare Forum Advisory Board. Currently, Claudia is the founder of the startup PHARMACAREdotAI.

Affiliations and Expertise

Industrial Pharmacist, Novartis Pharma, Maastricht, The Netherlands

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