Telepharmacy Eases Staffing Shortages at Rural Clinics and Hospitals

HealthLeaders | by Christopher Cheney

With a shortage of pharmacists and clinicians in rural areas, telepharmacy and telehealth clinical pharmacy services can fill the gap. An article in HealthLeaders Media reveals how Scotland County Hospital, a critical access hospital located in Memphis, Missouri turned to a telepharmacy solution from PipelineRx to achieve 24/7 pharmacy coverage.

According to Randall Tobler, MD, CEO of Scotland County, patients have definitely benefited: “The turnaround times are much better. Now, the nurses can take routine orders, and they are not waiting. Patients are not getting delayed dosing because they are waiting for verification.”

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