Sean Spina

Sean Spina

Sean P. Spina, BSc(Pharm), ACPR, PharmD, FCSHP

Clinical Coordinator - Department of Pharmacy
Clinical Associate Professor - University of British Columbia
Adjunct Assistant Professor - University of Victoria, Health Information Sciences
Clinical Instructor – Langara College

Twitter: @SeanSpinaRx


Dr. Spina is the Coordinator of Clinical Pharmacy Services at Royal Jubilee Hospital where he focuses his research on evaluating the impact of incorporating technology into clinical practice.


•    Putting patients in the driver’s seat: Empowering patients to receive medical knowledge through the use of bedside technology

•    Investigation into the Cleaning Methods of Smartphones and Wearables from Infectious Contamination in a Patient Care Environment (I-SWIPE). Poster

•    Secure Messaging and Clinical Communication Solution (SMaCCS) Trial. Poster 

•    Integrating Smartphone Communication Strategy and Technology into Clinical Pharmacy Practice. Poster 


•    Huffman S, Webb C, Spina, SP. Investigation into the Cleaning Methods of Smartphones and Wearables from Infectious Contamination in a Patient Care Environment (I-SWIPE). American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC): 2019 In Progress.

•    Webb C, Spina SP, Young S. Integrating smartphone communication strategy and technology into clinical practice: A mixed methods research study. Health Policy and Technology 2016; 5: pp 370 - 375.

•    Lo E, Rainkie D, Forbes DA, Spina SP et al. Measurement of Clinical Pharmacy Key Performance Indicators to Focus and Improve Your Hospital Pharmacy Practice
CJHP 2016; 69:149-155. 

•    Power JMH, Spina SP, Forbes DA et al. Integration of Smartphones into Clinical Pharmacy Practice: An Evaluation of the Impact on Pharmacists’ Efficiency. Health Policy and Technology 2014; 3.

•    Cartwright AL, Spina SP. Smartphones in clinical pharmacy practice: Is it evidence-based? Health Policy and Technology 2014;3:85-89. 

•    Lorimer H, Lalli SL, Spina SP, Pharmacy Practice Model Redesign at a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital. CJHP 2013; 66(1):28-34.

Honours and Awards 

•    Caring Greatly™ podcast “Episode 6”. Apple Podcasts, September 2019.

•    Nominated for Canadian Health Informatics Leader of the Year Award, Digital Health Canada 2019.

•    Intelligent Health Association Award: 2018 IHA Improving Patient Care and Health Delivery / Honorable Mention, HIMSS2018, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

•    Health Employers Association of British Columbia; Excellence in BC Health Care Award; Top Innovation - Health Authority  – June 2017.

•    CSHP National Management and Leadership Best Practices Award: “Assessment of the impact of pharmacy learners on essential patient care processes” February 2017, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

•    Nominated for 2016 BC Health Care Award “Innovation Award” for smartphone integrated communication strategy project.

•    Conferred Fellows (FCSHP) recognition by Recognition Committee of CSHP. Toronto, ON, February 2016. 

2017 Excellence in BC Health Care Awards: Top Innovation  

2012 Excellence in BC Health Care Awards: Health Care Hero