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Pharmacists are highly trained and highly compensated, yet many hospital pharmacists spend their days in front of the computer reviewing and verifying medication orders. Most hospital pharmacists chose to work in the hospital setting rather than a retail setting in order to apply their clinical

The increasing demands of clinical programs and decentralized models are part of why we’re seeing more hospitals picking up on the option to use telepharmacy, and not just for nighttime coverage. To uncover the capabilities of vendors, here is a list of the top five questions I recommend every hospital leader ask when exploring telepharmacy.

The use of telepharmacy has been increasing rapidly ever since states began passing regulations in the early 2000s. Most of the early adopters were rural health facilities who struggled to find qualified pharmacists or to rationalize hiring expensive resources when the volume wasn’t there …

When a relatively new technology begins to expand in an industry, it’s not all that surprising when it gets put under the microscope. As the old adage goes, “people fear what they don’t understand.” …

Telehealth is no longer considered a “healthcare add-on”. Rather, it has become one of the fastest growing, prevalent technologies in the industry. As such, the American Medical Association’s (AMA) House of Delegates considered instilling guidelines…

Clinical pharmacists are in high demand. The volume and complexity of drug therapy is expanding. Drug costs are rising. And leadership must ensure the safe use of medications. Meanwhile, clinical pharmacists are being recruited from patient care to other roles. These and other factors are…