Remote Pharmaceutical Care
Nebraska Medicine strives to promote safe medication practices and advance the quality of care for patients. In concert with these efforts, we offer remote pharmaceutical care to critical access and community hospitals in the region. The Nebraska Medical Center offers medication therapy management, remote order review, verification or entry in rural hospitals where the current population may be underserved with respect to pharmaceutical care and safe medication practices.
The remote service is staffed 24 hours each day, every day of the year by experienced and knowledgeable hospital pharmacists whose primary responsibility is to provide service to remote sites.
Benefits of Remote Pharmacy
- Enhance patient safety
- Prospective order review, verification, entry
- Clinicians not asked to practice outside scope
- Expanded access to pharmacists and immediate drug information
- Enhance satisfaction of medical personnel and enhanced ability to retain pharmacist
Utilize Nebraska Medicine’s Remote Pharmacy service by first calling 1-800-922-0000 and ask for remote pharmacy services. Dr. Murante returns all messages and a site assessment will be performed.
The site assessment includes work flow analysis, connectivity analysis, infrastructure analysis. Recommendations will be made to the organization regarding immediate and future needs for pharmaceutical care.
Following the site assessment, specific contracts will be developed based on the need of the organization and then the one-month pilot phase will be initiated, followed by ongoing phase with regular QA reports initiated.