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Tom Williams

Tom Williams

Life Sciences Professional Services Project Manager

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About the author: Tom Williams, Ph.D., Life Sciences Professional Services, is a Life Sciences Project Manager, Knowledge Manager, and Research Scientist. He has extensive experience as an academic researcher in neurodegeneration and Alzheimer’s disease. He is also in skilled biophysical chemistry, dementia disorders, and biochemistry. He is the author of many publications in the field of Alzheimer’s disease. At Elsevier he delivers and implements information solutions for customers.

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phactMI: Delivering accurate drug information to point of care, part IV

Posted on May 26th, 2021 in Medical Information

Part 4: How phactMI and Elsevier collaborated to deliver information to healthcare professionals

The Pharma Collaboration for Transparent Medical Information™ (phactMI) is a non-profit organization that seeks to improve the lives of patients by supporting the safe and effective use of medicines. One of their major goals is to make it easier for healthcare professionals to access unbiased, evidence-based medical information about medicinal products, allowing the HCPs to quickly and efficiently find answers to their questions so that they can make informed decisions for their patients. To achieve this goal, they partnered with Elsevier.

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phactMI: Delivering accurate drug information to point of care, part III

Posted on April 26th, 2021 in Medical Information

Part 3: What phactMI provides to the healthcare community

As explained in the first two posts in this series (read Part 1 and Part 2), robust scientific and clinical information about medicinal products is an essential resource for healthcare professionals. However, access to this information has not always been easy.

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phactMI: Delivering accurate drug information to point of care, part II

Posted on March 31st, 2021 in Medical Information

Part 2: The challenges that can restrict access to the latest and most accurate information on medications

Healthcare professionals are the ones tasked with safely prescribing, dispensing and managing medications. As mentioned in part 1 of this series, that puts them in the position of needing to know — or being able to quickly check — the latest information about a huge number of new and existing medical products.

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phactMI: Delivering accurate drug information to point of care

Posted on March 2nd, 2021 in Medical Information

Part 1: How healthcare professionals can access the latest and most accurate information on medications

Access to accurate, up-to-date information on medications helps healthcare professionals make better decisions. Before prescribing or dispensing a drug, it’s essential to have some insight into its behaviors — desired effect, required storage conditions, potential off-target effects, drug–drug interactions and so on. Physicians, nurse practitioners and pharmacy staff members demonstrate an incredible knowledge of drugs, built up through many years of point-of-care experience. This knowledge informs their clinical decisions.

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