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User-centered design and evaluation of RxMAGIC: A Prescription Management And General Inventory Control system for free clinic dispensaries

Fisher, Arielle M. and Hochheiser, Harry and Jonkman, Lauren and Driessen, Julia and Zadorozhny, Vladimir and Douglas, Gerald P (2017) User-centered design and evaluation of RxMAGIC: A Prescription Management And General Inventory Control system for free clinic dispensaries. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Medication management is a complex and expensive multistage process that covers the prescribing and ordering, order communication, dispensing, administering, and monitoring and use of prescription medications. While challenges in medication management are ubiquitous across all settings, they can be particularly exacerbated in a free clinic that serves a medically vulnerable population. These patients suffer from financial constraints, poor health literacy, multiple chronic conditions, and medication non-adherence. Clinical pharmacists play an integral role in the provision of healthcare services to these patients and could benefit from the use of medication management information technology (MMIT) to provide efficiencies in the tracking, provision, and use of medications. While MMITs exist, they are not designed to support the unique needs of pharmacists in these settings.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Fisher, Arielle M.arf56@pitt.eduARF56
Hochheiser, Harryharryh@pitt.eduHARRYH
Jonkman, Laurenljf1@pitt.eduLFJ1
Driessen, Juliadriessen@pitt.eduDRIESSEN
Zadorozhny, Vladimirvladimir@sis.pitt.eduVIZ
Douglas, Gerald Pgpd6@pitt.eduGPD6
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairDouglas, Gerald Pgpd6@pitt.eduGPD6
Committee MemberHochheiser, Harryharryh@pitt.eduHARRYH
Committee MemberDriessen, Juliadriessen@pitt.eduDRIESSEN
Committee MemberZadorozhny, Vladimirvladimir@sis.pitt.eduVIZ
Committee MemberJonkman, Laurenljf1@pitt.eduLFJ1
Date: 14 August 2017
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 11 July 2017
Approval Date: 14 August 2017
Submission Date: 12 August 2017
Access Restriction: 1 year -- Restrict access to University of Pittsburgh for a period of 1 year.
Number of Pages: 222
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Medicine > Biomedical Informatics
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pharmacy informatics, medical informatics, lean healthcare, health data standards, vulnerable populations, evaluation
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2017 15:33
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2018 05:15


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