Advising Patients About Medication Side Effects

If you don’t tell your patients about potential medication side effects, it is likely they won’t learn about them at all. Unless you are dispensing medication directly to them, it is highly unlikely they will learn anything about their medicine from the pharmacist. When patients pick up their medicine at the pharmacy, they are asked … Continue reading Advising Patients About Medication Side Effects ... Read more

5 Reasons a Medication Dispensing System Is a Must for Your Practice

Healthcare providers such as urgent care centers, private practices and physicians can all benefit from using a medication dispensing system. The impact of COVID-19 on the healthcare sector cannot be understated, particularly for the care of patients with chronic health issues, intractable pain, or terminal illnesses.  Those affected by conditions that correlate with far greater … Continue reading 5 Reasons a Medication Dispensing System Is a Must for Your Practice ... Read more

What Is Repackaging Medication?

When you first hear the word “repackaged” you may think it means reusing medications. This is not the case at all. In fact, repackaging medication is one of the safest ways to provide patients with the safest prescription. Repackaged medication simply means a medication is taken from its original packaging and placed into a smaller, … Continue reading What Is Repackaging Medication? ... Read more

What is Durable Medical Equipment?

Durable medical equipment (DME)  includes items that are used during treatment and recovery of an injury, illness or due to age related problems. They are typically non-disposable. They are often used both at home and at any location outside of the medical facility. Equipment can be used by caregivers, family members or the patient themselves. … Continue reading What is Durable Medical Equipment? ... Read more

Why Medication Dispensing Systems Are More Important Than Ever in This Time of Uncertainty

Medication dispensing systems are proving to be an exceptionally critical tool for healthcare workers during these times of uncertainty.  Medication dispensing, which describes the practice of physicians and other healthcare providers dispensing medication to a patient in-office rather than through a pharmacy, may help address critical concerns in light of the ongoing pandemic. As the … Continue reading Why Medication Dispensing Systems Are More Important Than Ever in This Time of Uncertainty ... Read more

Increasing Medication Compliance in the Elderly

Elderly patients often have several medications to keep up with and take. Unfortunately, this patient group is well-known for often not taking their prescriptions for a variety of reasons. Doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners and others similarly employed in the healthcare industry should take steps to do their part to make sure their elderly patients take ... Read more

How to Best Educate Your Patients About Drug Interactions

Most patients are not educated about their medications or the potential drug interactions that come with them. They don’t know why they need to take it. They don’t know how to properly take it and they typically have no clue if their medicine will create a negative interaction when taken. Patients simply trust the instructions … Continue reading How to Best Educate Your Patients About Drug Interactions ... Read more

4 Ways Urgent Care Benefit From In-Office Dispensing

There are many ways that in-office direct dispensing can benefit urgent care facilities; here’s what to know.  Urgent care facilities provide a critical service for Americans. Service at urgent care clinics is expedient, qualitative, and fulfills a need for quick medical care when a concern can’t wait for an appointment. While the urgent care facility … Continue reading 4 Ways Urgent Care Benefit From In-Office Dispensing ... Read more

Improving Patient Follow Up Rate Through Telehealth and Direct Dispensing

Patient follow up visits are associated with a reduction in readmission and positive outcomes, especially in hospital and clinical settings. Telehealth and direct dispensing can help to improve patient follow up rate. When doctors and physicians can encourage their patients to come in for a post-operative or post-treatment check-up, particularly in cases of high (but … Continue reading Improving Patient Follow Up Rate Through Telehealth and Direct Dispensing ... Read more

6 Telemedicine Benefits: Why It Is So Important During These Uncertain Times

As the country is changing the way it operates due to COVID-19, there has been a rise of telehealth, and these 6 telemedicine benefits show how it can positively impact both patients and practitioners.  The US is facing a serious public health crisis in the form of COVID-19. With most of the country abiding by … Continue reading 6 Telemedicine Benefits: Why It Is So Important During These Uncertain Times ... Read more
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