Expert Speaks on Utilizing Information Technology to Address Oral Chemotherapy Challenges


Newswise — At the National Community Oncology Dispensing Association's (NCODA) 2018 Spring Summit, Howard Cohen, RPh, MS, FASHP, who is Director of Oncology Pharmacy Services at Smilow Cancer Hospital, talked about the role of information technology (IT) in improving medication adherence and addressing some of the challenges associated with oral chemotherapies. In this clip, Dr. Cohen explains how health systems can utilize IT as a tool to address challenges and improve patient outcomes. 

Dr. Howard Cohen is Professor of Occupational Safety and Health Management at the University of New Haven and Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Rhode Island. He received his BA from Boston University and earned both his PhD in Industrial Hygiene and his MPH at the University of Michigan. He is board certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. Prior to joining the University of New Haven faculty in 1994, Dr. Cohen spent sixteen years as Corporate Manager of Industrial Hygiene at Olin Corporation, a Fortune 200 company with nearly 20,000 employees.

Among the most recognized industrial hygienists in the US, Dr. Cohen was Editor-in-Chief of the American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal from 1991–2003 and currently serves as a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. He is the current Chair of the ANSI Z88.2 Committee on Respiratory Protection and Chair of the American Industrial Hygiene Association Committee on Respiratory Protection. A member of the Industrial Hygiene Roundtable, he has served as Treasurer of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.

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