Leveraging technology for pharmacy teams
For pharmacy leaders, improving patient safety and health outcomes while staying streamlined and compliant is paramount.
However, compounding challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing opioid crisis, rising drug costs, and burned-out clinicians have placed strains on the industry in a way rarely seen before, risking improving these goals.
Additional ongoing industry pressures like the shift to value-based care, ensuring patient medication adherence, and creating more standardized, centralized, and equitable approaches to prescribing continue to challenge pharmacy leaders. Initiatives like opioid stewardship programs can empower pharmacies to lead in standardizing clinical practices around drug and pain management and robust AI technologies can harness the power of data to inform medication decisions.
Pharmacy teams play an essential role in the health ecosystem and in partnering with hospitals and clinicians to optimize medication usage and storage, and to standardize care. Now, more than ever, pharmacy teams can benefit from streamlined data, evidence-based drug content, compliance support, and technology solutions to impact patient safety, drug costs, and health outcomes.