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Telepharmacy Services: Reducing Burnout Among Healthcare Professionals and Promoting a Supportive Work Environment for Healthcare Professionals

Increased workloads, undesirable work schedules, lack of competitive wages, and a sense of underappreciation all contributed to the mass exodus of healthcare workers who left the workforce over the past two years. According to the US Bureau of Labor, the quit rate among healthcare workers is at an all-time high, approximately 2.8%. Healthcare workers will continue to find other opportunities if organizations do not address these concerns and find solutions to reduce burnout among these

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Patient Counseling Approaches to Enhance Medication Adherence

Being prescribed medication can be scary. There are many unknowns as a patient and some of these unknowns remain unanswered after leaving the doctors office. Medication counseling is a vital part of prescribing medication and is often forgotten. Medication counseling is a conversation between a provider and patient that discusses how a medication should be taken, what side effects to look out for, and ways to reduce side effects. This conversation can answer a lot

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Lack Of Medication Adherence By Patients

When a patient leaves a healthcare facility, the doctor expects the patient to pick up the newly prescribed medications and take them as directed. More often than not, patients either don’t pick up the medication or take it properly causing a lack of medication adherence. This can be avoided if both patient and provider can work together and discuss the goals of care. Medication non-compliance or lack of medication adherence account for up to 50%

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Digital Health Literacy: An Increasingly Important Skill for Both Patients and Providers

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, online appointments, meetings, and classes have become the new normal. Healthcare has adapted by extending resources to an online model. Digital health, especially telemedicine, is becoming more and more popular. Having a virtual visit with a pharmacist, doctor, or nurse can be more convenient for a patient’s busy schedule especially when they can’t find time in their day to spend at the doctor’s office. Online healthcare resources are becoming more common,

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Why Medication Management is important for CVD Management?

Heart-related diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. In 2019, heart-related disease contributed to 32% of deaths worldwide. Risk factors, such as smoking and lack of exercise, play a huge role in heart diseases related deaths. Non-adherence to medication plays another role making medication management important in CVD management. Not filling your prescription or forgetting to take your medication can make any health issue much worse, especially heart-related diseases. Chance of death can increase

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Enabling Medication Adherence & Supporting Patients

Trying to self-manage complex medication regimens can be overwhelming for patients and affect their medication adherence. Now add in high co-pays that prevent patients from accessing their prescribed medications and you have further complicated an already complex situation. With drug manufacturers developing new and innovative medications to treat chronic diseases, it’s estimated that 65% of newly launched medicines within the next 4 years will be specialty medications (1). These new therapies are great but come

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