Speaker: Kreshnik Hoti BPharm (Curtin), MPS, AACPA, PhD (Curtin)
Professor in Pharmaceutical Care and Pharmacy Informatics (University of Prishtina, Kosovo)
After the webinar, participants should be able to:
- Understand basic principles of AI and techniques such as machine learning in healthcare
- Describe current trends in applications of AI in pharmacy practice
- Understand their role in relation to AI-enabled digital health solutions
Artificial intelligence enabled technologies are starting to have a significant impact in healthcare and this trend is set to continue. The aim of this webinar is to describe current developments in AI powered digital health solutions with focus on pharmacy practice. Additionally, the aim is to describe potential pharmacist roles in this environment and how can they leverage AI capabilities to facilitate their clinical practice.
Kreshnik is a Professor of Pharmaceutical Care and Pharmacy Informatics at the University of Prishtina, Faculty of Medicine. He is also a University Associate at Curtin University, where he completed his undergraduate and postgraduate PhD Pharmacy studies. Kreshnik is specialized in Medication Management Reviews and as consultant pharmacist he has extensive experience in conducting comprehensive medication reviews in both community and residential aged care settings in Australia. Kreshnik is passionate about using technology to solve health related problems. He was awarded a Fulbright scholarship and spent a full postdoc academic year as Fulbright Scholar and then Visiting Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. At MIT with his colleagues, Kreshnik explored the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and wireless signals as means of monitoring medication use.
Kreshnik co-invented a pain assessment method which led to the successful development of the world’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered pain assessment tool (now known as PainChek) used for people with communication difficulties such as those with dementia. As one of the co-founders, Kreshnik continues to consult as Senior Research Scientist at PainChek as it continues to be widely and successfully implemented in clinical practice in various countries including Australia, UK and New Zealand. His digital health-related research work has been published in leading journals including Nature Medicine and Lancet Digital Health.