The Iowa Press-Citizen is reporting on a program in five rural Iowa towns that serves as an example of the potential for telepharmacy as the state’s legislature considers a measure that would let regulators quickly approve them rather than considering them to be pilot projects.
Held April 9-10, “Exploring Successful Management for Pharmacy Operations” will look at objectives, approaches, tools and technology that can help pharmacies keep up with a constantly changing industry landscape.
As retail pharmacy increasingly becomes a healthcare destination, new telehealth models are helping to expand both access to care and the scope of care. Telehealth’s role in retail healthcare delivery was explored by MinuteClinic VP medical operations Tobias Barker as part of a six-part Retail Healthcare Webinar series, produced by Drug Store News and the Convenient Care Association.
“Better care, smarter spending, healthier people.” Those were the goals set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in September when it unveiled plans for a five-year federal experiment to gauge the effectiveness of expanded medication therapy management for Medicare patients.