Special Issue "Digital Solutions to Improve Medication Management"

A special issue of Pharmacy (ISSN 2226-4787).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Assoc. Prof. Elin Lehnbom
Guest Editor
Faculty of Pharmacy, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, 9037 Tromsø, Norway
Interests: quality and safety in medication management; electronic medication management systems; information technology; patient safety; health outcomes
Assoc. Prof. Trine Strand Bergmo
Guest Editor
1. Norwegian Centre for E-health Research, University Hospital of North Norway, 9038 Tromsø, Norway
2. Faculty of Pharmacy, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, 9037 Tromsø, Norway
Interests: E-health innovation and research; electronic medicine management; quality and safety in health and care services; patient outcomes; efficiency and economics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Medication management is a complex process that comprises the decision to prescribe, the selection of appropriate medication, prescribing, dosing, procurement, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, monitoring, evaluation, and education. Digital solutions may increase task efficiency and improve quality, but can cause workarounds and unintended consequences that jeopardize patient safety. Examples of digital solutions to improve medication management include, among others, electronic prescribing, having a shared medication list, closed loop medication, clinical decision support, automated dispensing, and administration reminders.

There is an abundance of digital solutions available for patients, carers, and clinicians to use in order to improve medication management. However, many of these solutions lack robust evidence to support claims of improved outcomes.

We invite you to share you research on the design or evaluation of digital solutions to improve medication management in primary care settings, nursing homes, hospitals, or pharmacies. Of special interest are digital solutions for improved medication management for the growing number of people receiving home health care. These solutions can be stand alone or be incorporated into existing systems, or a consumer-facing solution such as an app.

Assoc. Prof. Elin Lehnbom
Assoc. Prof. Trine Strand Bergmo
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Pharmacy is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Digital solutions;
  • Medication management;
  • Electronic prescribing;
  • Shared medication list;
  • Adherence;
  • Medication safety;
  • Patient safety;
  • Medication errors.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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