Telepharmacy: It’s here, let's embrace it

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Telepharmacy: It’s here, let's embrace it

By Katrina Azer
Telehealth can improve access for patients and medicines adherence – Maria Symchych-Navrotska
Telehealth can improve access for patients and medicines adherence [Image: – Maria Symchych-Navrotska]

In response to the Ministry of Health funding telehealth services through pharmacy, Katrina Azer, one of New Zealand’s first digital pharmacists, provides an overview. Ms Azer has been providing telepharmacy as a virtual clinical pharmacist at Tend Health for more than 12 months

Patients are more likely to disclose non-adherence virtually than in person. Let’s just say from experience it is not quite as confrontational! A

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