Telepharmacy Technology Advances 24/7 Access to Prescription Medicines
This article was published on May 3, 2018 on URAC.org written by URAC Staff. Photo source: URAC.
Nearly 25 percent of American hospitals lack an overnight pharmacist, says Christopher A. Keeys, PharmD, BCPS, RPh, president, Clinical Pharmacy Associates and CEO of MedNovations, Inc. “It’s a scary proposition,” he told attendees of the Telemed Leadership Forum 2018 in Washington, D.C.
Fortunately, telepharmacy is emerging as a powerful tool to help bridge that gap, even as it can also help to reduce prescription filling errors, Keeys said.
However, telepharmacy must be understood to be maximized, he said. “The intersection between tele-pharmacy and medication reconciliation requires […]