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Alexandre Chagnon

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Alexandre Chagnon, clinical pharmacist at CIUSSS de l-Estrie in Sherbrooke, Quebec, is using funds received from CFP Wellspring Pharmacy Leadership Awards to develop a bilingual, online course to help pharmacists incorporate social media and digital health tools into their practice. Alexandre is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Health Informatics, and already speaks at conferences and via webinar about the safe and effective use of informatics in pharmacy practice and throughout the healthcare system. In fall 2019, he will begin instructing pharmacy students on the topic of health informatics.

Alexandre is the founder of, a digital platform that connects patients seeking health information with reliable, evidence-based answers, provided directly by participating pharmacists. He is also co-founder of, a website that helps consumers identify the best healthcare apps based on reviews by a committee of healthcare professionals. Alexandre recently received the Innovation Award from the Quebec Order of Pharmacists, which credited him with adapting his practice to take advantage of new technologies to benefit the patient-­pharmacist relationship.

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