Publications & Posters

Northwest Telepharmacy Solutions’ (NTS) research measures the impact and acceptance of innovative, technology-based patient care initiatives. Our research focuses on quality and safety programs and services deemed vital to the practice of pharmacy and patient care in Canadian health facilities.  Our research goals include engagement with experienced researchers in health care institutions and translation of knowledge gained through our research via publications and presentations to improve patient health care outcomes and decrease health care costs.

Ongoing projects

Feasibility, Patient Satisfaction and Health Care Resource Utilization with Implementation of a Pharmacist-led Best Possible Medication Discharge Plan (BPMDP) via Tele-Robot in a Remote and Rural Community Hospital

Publications

  • Renfrew reduces compounding errors using IV workflow technology. Canadian Healthcare Technology. March 2018; VOL. 23, NO. 2: Page 8View File
  • Agar R. Centralized medication order management improves patient safety. Canadian Healthcare Technology. Oct 2015; VOL. 20, NO. 7: Page 4View File
  • Agar R. Telepharmacy supports synchronized eMAR, BMV and 24-7 services. Canadian Healthcare Technology. Oct 2014; VOL. 19, NO. 7: Page 4View File


  • Dhaliwall S, Thompson J. Telepharmacy helps Ontario community hospital provide 24/7 services. Canadian Healthcare Technology. Nov/Dec 2013; VOL. 18, NO. 8: Page 6View File
  • McDonald K. Practice Spotlight: A Telepharmacy Model of Care for Hospitals. Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy. 2009; 62(6):510-511View File

Posters

  • Ginson Duke S, Newman P, Dhaliwall S, McDonald K.View File

    British Columbia Telehealth Pharmacists Electronic Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting to Health Canada. Poster Presented at PXP Pharmacy Experience June 3, 2019 Toronto, ON

  • Newman P, Chan D, Polyakova O, Dhaliwall S, McDonald KView File

    Pharmacist Medication Reviews via Videoconference:  A Prospective Cohort Pilot Study in Remote and Rural Underserviced Communities.  Poster presented at CADTH Symposium April 12, 2019, Edmonton, Alberta

  • Wong A, Newman P, Polyakova O, Howitt P, McDonald KView File

    Identification and Classification of Drug-Related Problems by Remote Pharmacists in a Community Hospital. Poster presented at: CSHP Banff Seminar; March 2019; Banf AB. Accessed March 16, 2019

  • Newman P, Chan D, Polyakova O, Dhaliwall S, McDonald K.View File

    Pharmacist Medication Reviews via Videoconference: A Prospective Cohort Pilot Study in Remote and Rural Underserviced Communities. Poster presented at: CSHP PPC Conference; February, 2019; Toronto, ON. Accessed February 4, 2019

  • Newman P,Ruhland L, Polyakova O, Adams C, Dhaliwall S, McDonald K. View File

    Telepharmacist Medication Order Review: A Prospective Observational Study in Ontario Health Systems. Poster presented at: CSHP PPC Conference; February, 2019; Toronto, ON. Accessed February 3, 2019

  • Prech P, Newman P, Vieira Cabral F, Verhagen K, Dhaliwall S, McDonald, KView File

    Pharmacist Review of Computer Prescriber Medication Order Entry in Hospitals: A Prospective Observational Study of Pharmacist Interventions. Poster presented at: CSHP PPC Conference; February, 2019; Toronto, ON. Accessed February 3, 2019

  • Chu C, Newman P,Vanstone G, Sever L, Dhaliwall S, McDonald K. View File

    The Impact of Pharmacist Medication Management on 30-Day Hospital Re-admission Rates as a Member of a Rapid Response Transitional Team. Poster presented at: CSHP PPC Conference; February, 2019; Toronto, ON. Accessed February 3, 2019

  • Ginson Duke S, McDonald K. View File

    Electronic Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting By British Columbia Telehealth Pharmacist. Poster presented at: PC AGM; November 2018

  • ​Prech P. View File

    Study on the Need for Pharmacist Review of Drug Orders in a CPOE Environment. Poster presented at: 5th German Congress on Patient Safety with Medication Therapy; October, 2018; Berlin, Germany. Accessed October 19, 2018

  • McDonald K, Lambert NView File

    3-year Review of a Remote Pharmacist-Directed Warfarin Service. Poster presented at: 5th Annual Quality Forum; February, 2016; Vancouver, Canada. Accessed February, 2016

  • ​McDonald K, Lambert N.View File

    Telepharmacy Model Supporting 24/7 Pharmacist Medication Order Review in Community Hospitals. Poster Presented at: 5th Annual Quality Forum; February, 2016; Vancouver, Canada. Accessed February, 2016

  • Dhaliwall S, Kuiack J, Malinowski J, McDonald K.View File

    Telepharmacy Support of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program in a Small Rural Acute Care Hospital. Poster presented at: CSHP PPC; February, 2015; Toronto, ON. Accessed February, 2015