Wearable Technology

Tags: Online learning

This course is part of our Professional Development Operational and Technician Bundles, available for purchase with 2020 OPA Membership. For more information, click here!

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Should drugstores start selling wearables? Would they then transform into biometric data hubs?

Hardly a week goes by without an announcement about a new wearable or a new feature added onto an existing one. The data collected through wearable technology ranges from blood glucose and stress levels, to step counts, blood pressure and many other statistics.

Coupled with artificial intelligence, the flood of information coming from these devices already presents impressive results.

The question becomes, should pharmacists be designated as experts on wearables?

Although drugstores are well positioned to sell wearables, most of these devices are sold online directly through manufactures and other retailers such as Best Buy or Apple.

Will we see the rise of “digiceutical” prescriptions, and will wearables become the go-to tool for monitoring patients remotely?

This presentation will help answer these questions and discuss the potential of a “digital health playbook” for pharmacists.

How to register: Registration for this course will be available February of 2020.  



Continuing Education Units:

This program’s CEU information will be provided when course is open.

Course Availability:

This course will be available in February 2020 expiring February of 2021. Please check back

Learning Format:

This is an online course that will be provided through our learning platform.

Learner Assessment:

A successful outcome of the assessment provided in the course will be required in order to obtain a certificate of completion.

More information will be provided once the course is available for registration.



Inquiries: Please contact OPA’s professional development team by phone at 416-441-0788, option 3 (toll-free in Ontario at 1-877-341-0788, option 3), or by email at education@opatoday.com.

Cancellation policy: Requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing to education@opatoday.com no later than five days after access to the program has been emailed to you. A $30 (+HST) administration and processing fee will apply. Cancellations will not be permitted once log-in to access the program material has been initiated. Program registration fees will not be refunded after the cancellation deadline.

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Event Date: Recurring | City: Toronto | Venue:

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