TeleMedicine is continuing its integration into or healthcare system, and could offer solutions to provider gaps. A story from RockHealth spotlighting TelePharm, which allows pharmacists to remotely verify prescriptions and counsel patients, identifies pharmacists as underutilized. Pharmacists do not touch patients, so their services can be provided remotely, opening up huge opportunities to reach inaccessible patients.
So, are pharmacists the most underutilized healthcare provider? And should healthcare systems adopt the technology to empower their pharmacists to expand their services outside of the healthcare facility?