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Tuesday, 01 August 2017

DOI: 10.21045/2071-5021-2017-56-4-6

1Svistunov A.A., 2Olefir Yu.V., 1Lebedev G.S., 2Koshechkin K.A.
1First Moscow State Medical University named after I. M. Sechenov,
2Scientific Centre for Expert Evaluation of Medicinal Products, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow

Contacts: Konstantin A. Koshechkin, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Information about authors:
Svistunov AA., http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1592-5703
Olefir Yu.V., http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7652-4642
Lebedev G.S., http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4289-2102
Koshechkin K.A., http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7309-2215
Acknowledgments. The study had no sponsorship.
Conflct of interests. The authors declare no conflict of interest.

Abstract. Significance. Modern technologies provide for a quantum leap forward in meeting needs of the public health. In particular, the stage of medical use of prescribed drugs can be completely automated based on available introduced telemedicine and healthcare information systems.

The study purpose is to analyze capabilities of telemedicine development towards integration with distant drug sales and subsequent development of telepharmacy.

The authors used system, concept-based, process-oriented and situation modeling approaches, methods of historical, marketing, structural, functional and logic analysis.

Results. Transition to telepharmacy requires integration of telemedicine systems, systems of doctors prescriptions, pharmacy information systems and monitoring of package flows and their inclusion into a unified complex allowing to minimize both time and financial costs.

Approval of relevant legal norms is also required to ensure legal use of internet-technologies for developing telepharmacy as a new direction including distant prescription of drugs and services on distant sales of drugs.

Discussion. Implementation of the CALS/PLM-technology for informational support for the vital cycle results in development of the information systems accommodating different participants of the drugs vital cycle.

Application of the unified regulatory and reference information as well as comprehensive list of drugs is of great importance in achieving those tasks.

Incorporation of all components of the Integrated national information system into an integral technology complex will allow to create a fully integrated system of distant prescription and sales of drugs.

Conclusions. Integration of telemedicine services with best practices in distant sales of drugs with due regard to the development of the necessary support systems for the vital cycle of drugs will help to move to a new stage of pharmacy development telepharmacy.

Keywords: CALS/PLM-technology; vital cycle; information system; unified information space; healthcare informatics; telemedicine; electronic medical history.


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