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Pharmcoinformatics or Pharmacy Informatics?

06/16/2010

A comment was posted on a old blog site calling for participation in a new book, fyi.

Handbook of Research on Pharmacoinformatics: Technologies, Theories and Applications

This brought up the issue of name definitions between Pharmacoinformatics versus Pharmacy Informatics.  This is a repost of some thoughts.

Here are some graphical representations. First is informatics defined by Ted Shortliffe.

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This is an adaptation for pharmacy

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Note that Pharmacy informatics does touch patients, society and then moves to professional pharmacy practice.

The next few diagrams are adaption from Terry Seaton's work. We discussed the exact location of each circle and could not exactly get it right. Both are submitted for your view.

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and this one, that is a little bit different.

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So the question remains. Pharmacoinformatics or Pharmacy Informatics?

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