Telepharmacists Keep a Small Hospital Pharmacy Running After Hours
Like many other critical access hospitals, having a staff member in the pharmacy or on-call 24 hours a day wasn’t an option for Edgerton Hospital despite the gap in pharmacy care impacting providers and patients.
“From the very beginning we needed to find some way of having these orders verified after hours,” Crowley said.
Expanding the pool of qualified pharmacists through telepharmacy ended up being a solution for Edgerton Hospital. The critical access hospital partnered with PipelineRx to get providers 24/7 access to qualified pharmacists who could verify orders and help care delivery run smoothly at all times.