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Extending Telemedicine to Medication Management

    ExtendingTelemedicine

    Small and rural health care provider organizations often face major challenges providing full-time pharmacist coverage for even the most basic services like medication order fulfillment.

    Medication orders processed without real-time pharmacist review present substantial risks and increase the likelihood of errors and adverse drug events.

    Telemedicine programs can support real-time remote pharmacist order fulfillment, help staff small or remote hospitals efficiently and effectively, and address a number of other operational and care quality considerations.

    This report explores two major telepharmacy models and how several provider organizations have successfully incorporated these programs into their workflows.

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