Pharmacists have unique training and expertise in the appropriate use of medications and provide a wide array of patient care services in many different practice settings. These services:
- reduce adverse drug events
- improve patient safety
- optimize medication use and health outcomes.
Pharmacists contribute to improving patients’ health by providing patient care services as authorized under their scope of practice and facilitated by collaborative practice. At no other time in the history of pharmacy have we ever seen such an expansion in the offering of such a variety of services to empower the pharmacist and other health care professionals more opportunities to optimize patient care than now. Telehealth providers reduce unnecessary admissions or re-admissions with thorough remote monitoring or remote consultation. Patients are now able to better manage their health situations while at home or where ever they may be.