A REVIEW ON TELEPHARMACY- MODREN WAY OF PHARMACY
Ajesh Chauhan*, Renu Tushir and Chirag Sehrawat
The term ―telepharmacy‖ indicates a form of pharmaceutical care in which pharmacists and patients are not in the same place and can interact using information and communication technology (ICT) facilities. Telepharmacy has been adopted to provide pharmaceutical services to underserved areas and to address the problem of pharmacist shortage. This paper has reviewed the phenomenon of telepharmacy, summarising different experiences in the area of patient care. Advantages and limitations of telepharmacy are discussed as well. In general, different telepharmacy services were effective and accompanied by a satisfaction of their targets. Nowadays, the shortage of health personnel, and in particular pharmacists, is a challenging issue that the health systems have to face. The use of a new technology such as telepharmacy can represent a possible option to solve these problems. However, there are unsolved limitations like legal implications that make greater diffusion off telepharmacy difficult.
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