The role of a pharmacist in today’s world is constantly evolving and more so than ever, pharmacists are now directly involved in patient care. The pandemic pushed pharmacists to the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, to a more prominent and proactive role as true frontline healthcare providers.
However, day-to-day tasks such as patient counseling, prescription filling, doctor phone calls and more have not stopped – vaccinations were simply added to the ongoing daily activities. As such, pharmacists have had to find a way to adapt, and many turned to automation. Leaning on technology to perform redundant tasks such as pill counting and packaging has allowed pharmacists to be front of house counseling and supporting patients.
Parata thought leaders, in addition to customer Jason Turner, PharmD, owner of Moundsville Pharmacy, spoke to industry publications on the topic, providing expert insight. To see what they had to say, keep reading.