What insights will big data provide on public health?

While most developed countries are using electronic prescriptions and health records that generate big data insights, there has been far less use of these technologies in emerging regions like Southeast Asia. Southeast Asia has the highest proportion of global mortality, with an overly large share of tuberculosis, maternal conditions, child mortality, and injuries. There is clearly a dire need for improvements in public health information infrastructure. Big data has the capability to plug this “healthcare gap” by boosting quality and access to care at a reduced cost. mClinica’s SwipeRx platform is already leading the way by connecting over 100,000 pharmacies

How pharmacists protect patient safety

Pharmacy professionals play a unique role in healthcare; they use their depth of knowledge in medication optimization and adherence, disease prevention, and risk factor management to protect patient safety in Southeast Asia. In countries like the United States a doctor may represent the face of medicine. But throughout Southeast Asia most people seek pharmacy professionals first when treating an illness. Thus, as the front line workers of the healthcare industry, pharmacy professionals protect safely not only by being conveniently available to the public, but also through their expertise and commitment to the patients they serve. Providing access to medicine Throughout Southeast Asia and

5 ways young pharmacists are changing the profession

The pharmaceutical industry is changing substantially, leading to the creation of new career paths for pharmacists in primary care, retirement homes, and emergency services. In order to fulfill these new demands, the industry needs to empower the leaders of tomorrow— young pharmacists. Thankfully, there is no lack of young pharmacists: according to the user demographic data generated by mClinica’s SwipeRx platform, the average age of pharmacy professionals in Southeast Asia is 28 years. Here are 5 ways that young pharmacists are already impacting the profession: 1) Young pharmacists educate the public One of the biggest problems pharmacists face is

What’s really needed to improve access to healthcare in rural areas

Pharmacists are the first point of access to modern medical advice and treatment for many people, especially the poor and the rural. Pharmacies are widespread; a village may not have a hospital, but there definitely will be someone selling medicines. Educating and empowering pharmacy professionals is key to improving health in rural areas. Residents of rural areas face many challenges in getting healthcare, including remote geographic location, shortages of available healthcare professionals, and financial constraints. It is important to understand the barriers affecting a specific population in order to best provide consistent, high-quality access to medical care. Improving access to care

Why Pharmacists Are Critical To Primary Care In Southeast Asia

Pharmacists are critical to primary care. They are often the first point of access to healthcare because they are easily accessible to the public: they are often available 24 hours a day, protect confidentiality, do not require scheduling an appointment, and do not charge consultation fees. In fact, according to a 2005 study, individuals who live in regions with high numbers of primary care providers, like pharmacists, have better health outcomes than those who do not. However, pharmacists in developing regions like Southeast Asia are not being utilized to their full potential because their place in healthcare is not yet established. Therefore,