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Digital health products are coming on strong, and P&T committees and health care professionals will have to manage their use.
The authors underscore the importance of understanding standards and procedures as they discuss two lawsuits that arose from drug injury.
Telehealth is becoming mainstream in the U.S., as more consumers, employers, hospital systems, and even insurers adopt the technology. The authors explore the challenges of regulation, reimbursement, and licensing as the modality evolves.
Although the health care marketplace is changing rapidly, some things have not changed, including the need for P&T committees and organizations’ management to beware of ethical and legal issues such as discrimination, quotas, and understaffing.
A malpractice claims analysis by an insurer, Healthcare Providers Service Organization, provides recommendations for avoiding errors and injuries. Case examples relate these suggestions to situations that are common in health care settings.
A comprehensive analysis of malpractice claims experience from a professional liability insurer, Healthcare Providers Service Organization, can help P&T committees better understand the risks and challenges they encounter each day.
State policies vary regarding the legal use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Pharmacists, physicians, and P&T committee members must become familiar with the laws in their states before assuming that this controlled substance can be legally prescribed or dispensed to patients.