Telepharmacies Give Hospitals a Virtual Link to Medication Management

mHealth Intelligence | by Eric Wicklund

Hospitals are using telemedicine to improve their link to pharmacy services at any time, improving medication management for patients and the workflows of their own staff.

At the North Carolina Specialty Hospital in Durham, Director of Pharmacy Lindsay Burke has to balance the needs of patients with a limited pharmacy staff. On nights and weekends, she uses a telepharmacy service, offering on-demand access to pharmacists via telehealth not only to verify medication orders but to give patients a virtual link to specialists when needed.
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