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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.
Despite a slow legislative start by President Trump, new federal and state regulatory health care changes will have important implications for pharmacists, P&T committees, and patients.
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.
Involving pharmacists in the process of comparing the medications that should be ordered for a patient with the new medications that are currently ordered and resolving differences improves accuracy, decreases mortality, and improves transitions of care.
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.