Written by: Josh Heck, Reporter- Wichita Business Journal
The program allows hospital physicians to place a prescription drug order electronically, then a member of Via Christi’s centralized team of pharmacists reviews the medication order before the medication is dispensed at the remote hospital.
The program, launched in 2008, reduces the chances of the wrong medication or dosage being given to a patient and also gives hospitals the ability to dispense new medications outside of their regular pharmacy hours.
The program was recognized in the Wichita Business Journal’s Health Care Heroes program in 2012.
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KEYWORDS: Health and Wellness, Healthcare Innovation, pharmacy, electronic pharmacy, Healthcare, Kansas, Via Christi, Verizon Foundation, Medicine, Healthcare technology, Verizon
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