Pharmaceuticals & Informatics

Pharmacy is an information-intensive field with rapidly increasing volume and complexity. The American Society for Health–Systems Pharmacists recognizes that pharmacy informatics is an integral discipline within clinical informatics, centered on the effective management and delivery of medication related data, information, and knowledge across systems that support the medication-use process. PCHS is dedicated to both the development of data science methods and increasing current and future pharmacist’s knowledge of the application of informatics to pharmacy practice, safe medication use, clinical decision-making, and the improvement of medication therapy outcomes.

Faculty in PCHS are at the forefront of research in this field with advanced expertise in information technology including high performance computing for converting big data to actionable knowledge, obtaining useful information from unstructured text using natural language processing, automation with robotics and artificial intelligence.