Telepharmacy in 2020


Telemedicine has become an important topic in the response to COVID-19 as a way for patients to receive in-person medical care. Telepharmacy, a growing segment of telemedicine, offers a solution to increase access to pharmacy care.

Telepharmacy has been experiencing growth as healthcare shifts from inpatient to outpatient care. Hospitals and health systems are using telepharmacy services to expand their pharmacy access 24×7 and in emergencies, reduce the cost of internal pharmacists, and improve patient outcomes.