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Pharmacoinformatics is the use of data, information, technology, and automation to improve medication management and health outcomes. Pharmacoinformatics is also known as pharmacy informatics and thrives to use innovation and technology to improve the medication use process and patient safety. Pharmacoinformatics derives from the term informatics. The term informatics has been the cause of confusion as it is a fairly new term. Informatics is the use of computers to manage data and information. Informatics is a primary driver for health care as it encompasses people, information, and technology. Informatics can be applied to many health care disciplines. In fact, many have added a term in front of informatics to narrow the focus—such as pharmacy, nursing, or public health—which has led to the increasing confusion in ...

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