7 reasons why large hospitals are increasingly using remote pharmacy services


Kelly Morrison Director Marketing and Product Management Innovative Delivery Solutions Cardinal Health

Kelly Morrison

Director, Remote and Retail Pharmacy Services
Cardinal Health

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1 More time spent on strategic initiatives means less time for effective medication order review.

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2 Remote pharmacy services make good business sense.

3 Remote pharmacists can provide nurses and physicians with much-needed assistance and support, 24x7.

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Nurses can simply initiate a quick video call with a remote pharmacist and in real time receive pharmacist verification that the correct medication was manually retrieved prior to administration. 

4 Remote pharmacy services help improve patient safety by reducing the percentage of automation overrides.

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5 Remote pharmacy services can help hospitals process additional medication order volume that often accompanies computerized physician order entry implementation.

6 Remote pharmacy services can provide long-term support to empower pharmacists to improve patient satisfaction, meaningfully connect with patients, and improve care transitions.

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7 Remote pharmacy services can deliver a valuable cultural ROI.

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