Instant messaging is great, but keep personal info out of it

Researchers find WhatsApp helps communication between pharmacists

The WhatsApp instant messaging platform can be a useful tool for community pharmacists, but they should keep their personal information out of it.

Instant messaging is great, but keep personal info out of it

Pharmacists want more rules around its use, a team from Newcastle University, UK, report in Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy.

After conducting focus groups with 27 after-hours pharmacists and analysing 1580 messages, they found the platform helps professional development and communication between pharmacists.

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