This assignment has three parts. First, you will interview a pharmacist in your local retail pharmacy or
the pharmacist at the facility where you currently work. Address the specific topics by using the list of
questions below. You must include the answers to the questions in Part I: The Interview Transcript
(below). Next, you will integrate the findings from the literature related to the type of technology used
by the pharmacist. Last, you will provide a summary of what you learned as a result of doing this
assignment. The final paper should be broken down into the following three parts (I, II, and III):
Part I: The Interview Transcript
1. Interview the pharmacist using the questions below. Please provide a transcript of the interview in
a. What type of technology (technologies) does your pharmacy utilize?
b. How does the technology you use enhance internal and external communications between
pharmacists, technicians, physicians, advanced medical care providers, and nurses?
c. Describe the process from the time the pharmacy receives an order to the time the
medication is dispensed?
d. What are some of the processes or policies that are implemented to ensure patient safety?
e. What challenges, related to the use of technology and electronic information, have you
experienced? What solutions have you implemented, or changes have you made in your
practice to address these challenges?
f. How has informatics helped and/or hindered patient education and awareness?
Part II: Integrate the Findings from the Literature
1. Perform research on the type of technology (the type of platform used, equipment used to document,
or applications used, etc.).
2. Select two academic articles to support your discussion. Part III: Summarize What You Have Learned
Part III: SUMMARY (3-4 paragraphs): Elaborate as to what you learned about the specific type of
technology utilized by the pharmacist; explain its uses and functions, pros and cons, etc.
1. Summarize what you’ve learned by explaining both the positive aspects and negative aspects of
the technology used by the pharmacist you interviewed.
Important note to students: Pay close attention not only to the details of this assignment but also to
the spelling, grammar, and syntax of your work.