Cardinal Health™ Remote Pharmacy Services

Not just for small hospitals anymore

Learn how one large health system empowered their pharmacists.

The more directions hospital pharmacists are pulled—whether it’s assisting with the implementation of new technology systems or guiding strategic clinical initiatives—the greater the need for additional pharmacist support. For this reason, many hospitals are realizing that remote pharmacy services (RPS) aren’t just for small hospitals anymore. Health systems of all sizes are utilizing RPS to help them flexibly scale up or down to meet changing demands for pharmacy expertise.

The challenge

OhioHealth, a leading health system in the Midwest with 11 hospitals and 50+ ambulatory sites spanning a 47-county area sought to continue pharmacy coverage efficiently during an intense CPOE system transition and implementation.

The solution

Utilize Remote Order Entry Service solution to fill gaps in coverage by eliminating the need to hire up to 12 temporary pharmacists.

The results

Avoided 30% gap in pharmacy coverage

Eliminated need for provisional staffing

Created reliable system to allow staff to practice and maintain new skills

Promoted a positive culture of professional development

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