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

Overview

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.

Research

•    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 

Publications

•    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