Healthcare IT News – “Telepharmacy at rural hospitals provides big savings, quality improvements”

This article shows how PipelineRx client Grand River Hospital and Medical Center, a 13-bed critical access hospital in Western Colorado, has saved about $300,000 in staffing costs by using telehealth tools to establish a round-the-clock pharmacy.

Nancy McClew, PharmD, director of pharmacy at Grand River Hospital and Medical Center, said the investment in the telemedicine technology is well worth it compared with the cost of staffing the pharmacy 24/7. Let alone the possibility of staffing the pharmacy 24/7.

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A nurse at Grand River dispensing a medication order verified by a telepharmacist.