We’ve been talking a lot about how the pandemic and telehealth have been each other’s saving grace. The pandemic has been pulling telehealth through to breakthrough medicine. The pandemic has defined telehealth, allowed patients and providers to communicate from home via telehealth and to be billed at the same rate as in-person visits.
In the latest newsletter we discussed how it’s aiding pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with explaining prescriptions to their patients.
A “study that evaluated a 6-month outpatient interprofessional telehealth chronic care management pilot program found that integrating a telepharmacist enhanced clinical services.” A telehealth presence in the pharmacy may allow “pharmacists to recognize gaps in adherence, which are primarily the result of [a] lack of access to medication, high-cost prescriptions, low health literacy and transportation issues.”