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Current Landscape of Digital Health for Diabetes Management and Future Advancements

As more patients with diabetes are adopting digital health applications into their routine, pharmacists need to be knowledgeable on how to use them, and how to assess which ones are best for their patients. The information presented in this module will give pharmacists a better understanding of how these tools can assist with improving patient outcomes, and prepare them to counsel patients on appropriate and available Digital Health options..

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Explain the background of Digital Health and its purpose
  • Identify prominent features in Digital Health applications for diabetes management and their function
  • Identify the features and functions of specific Digital Health applications for diabetes management
  • Describe the current state of insurance coverage for Digital Health in diabetes management
  • Explain the role and potential advancements of Digital Health for diabetes management in the future

Presenter

Matthew Fratus, PharmD received his PharmD from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in May of 2020. While at MCPHS he developed an interest in diabetes and pursued a post-graduate opportunity focused in this area. He is currently a post-doctoral Fellow at Becton Dickinson in Medical Affairs where he is involved in medical devices for diabetes care.

Free for MCPHS alumni, faculty and staff. For all others the fee is $12.00

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Release Date: August 12, 2021
Expiration Date: August 12, 2022
Contact Hours: 1 (.10 CEU)
Universal Activity Number: 0026-0000-21-008-H04-P
ACPE Topic Designator: General Pharmacy

Accreditation

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences designates this educational activity for a total of 1 contact hours (0.1 CEUs).

Requirements for Credit

In order to receive credit, the participant must view the entire presentation and complete the pre and post-test, and evaluation. Upon completion participant credit will be reported to CPE Monitor. Transcripts may be printed from CPE Monitor.

Statement of Disclosure

It is the policy of MCPHS-CE to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. All individuals engaged in the planning of a continuing education activity and who are in a position to control the educational content are required to disclose any financial relationships with ineligible companies occurring within the past 24 months. The intent of this policy is to identify and mitigate any potential conflict of interest that may directly or indirectly affect the activity. All recommendations involving clinical medicine must be based on evidence accepted within the medical profession.

MCPHS will identify, review and mitigate all conflicts of interest that speakers, authors or planners disclose prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation but is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.

Matthew Fratus and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Continuing Education staff members hold no financial relationships with ineligible companies, related to the content of this presentation.