The FIP Digital Pharmacy Summit

Organised by the FIP Technology Advisory Group


New career paths are appearing in pharmacy, and these career paths are digital ones. Countries are approving growing numbers of digital products to triage, monitor and treat patients, building on a growing acceptance of wearable products to monitor health, health apps to guide daily activities, smart solutions to monitor and improve adherence, and much more.

Technology is changing the patient journey, and digital health is mainstream, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and telehealth and telepharmacy. We need to catch up with digital resources, not stay tied to legacy approaches. Digital health needs digital pharmacists.

Digital health is hardly a new concept, as digital monitoring and mechanical health alerts have long been standard for cars and trucks. In humans, though, digital health includes a growing variety of sensors, mobile apps, telehealth applications, artificial intelligence, voice assistances, robotics, and automation.

Most patients already use the Internet to search for health information, and many use digital health tracking devices.


Chairs and speakers to be  confirmed

13:30 – 13:30 Introduction by chairs
13:40 – 14:00 Overview – Why we need to digitally transform healthcare?
14:00 – 14:20 The experience to date in Australia – Australian Digital Health Agency presentation.
14:20 – 14:40 Designing Person-Centred Digital Models of Care (Harnessing Digital Health to reduce health inequalities).
14:40 – 15:00 Challenges and learnings of implementing digital healthcare – How do we measure its benefits?
15:00 – 15:30 Panel discussion: The Future of Digital Health – Do patients want us to innovate our service delivery model?
15:30 – 16:00: Tea break
16:00 – 16:20 The future of e-mental health
16:20 – 16:40 Chronic Disease Management in Primary Care.
“From wearables to thinkables”: the potential of advanced patient monitoring. e.g., Diabetes Care/Hypertension/CVD.
16:40 – 17:00 Digital therapeutics, Interoperability/data/EHR/artificial intelligence and its potential to transform pharmacy practice.
17:00 – 17:20 Digital Health Safety and Performance – Do we need regulation for that?
17:20 – 17:50 Panel discussion: Will the pharmacy be the front door to the new health ecosystem? What will be the future pharmacy look like?
17:50 – 18:00 Closing

Learning Objectives

  1. To describe the challenges for pharmacy in digital health
  2. To prepare pharmacists for the dynamics of digital health/digial pharmacy
  3. To explain how pharmacists need to become active in the transformation of healthcare


Take home message:

Digital health is the future, and so is digital pharmacy. This session will empower pharmacists in these areas, and prepare them for the fast changing healthcare environment where digital health is becoming a standard.


The session is accessible with pre-registration only via the regular congress registration. Costs are A$ 80.-.