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PHARMACIST INTERVIEW 1 Pharmacist Interview Emily Brugman Galen College of Nursing NSG3150 – Nursing Informatics
PHARMACY REVIEW 2 Pharmacy Interview Introduction The Interview Results 1. What type of technology(technologies) does your pharmacy utilize? Our pharmacy is a home infusion pharmacy based in Bend OR but servicing the majority of OR, especially remote areas. Some of the services we provide are home hydration therapy, IV antibiotic therapy, specialty injectable or IV medication therapy, and nursing services for all of those therapies. We use a multitude of technologies, especially for our remote patients because in person teaches for home IV antibiotic therapy may not be possible. We use many internet-based technologies, most of which are incapable of working if our internet is down (recently experience this, not fun!). Both myself as a pharmacist and my nurse have a work cell phone that is capable of FaceTime with patients for teaches and also a few applications for remote teaches as well. We have a phone system in our office that is internet based, and a mobile hot spot in case the internet goes down. We have both desktop and laptop computers in the pharmacy for processing prescriptions, ordering drugs and supplies and keeping up with company and certifying body requirements for quality of product/work and safety of our patients. We also have multiple scanners, printers and copier machines and our fax system is web/email based as well.
PHARMACY REVIEW 3 2. How does the technology you use enhance internal and external communications between pharmacists, technicians, physicians, advanced medical care providers, and nurses? Phone communication and fax are the most common form of communication that we use for our patients and other external healthcare offices/hospitals/providers. We are not 100% paperless, we do rely on printer compounding forms, delivery tickets, prescription request forms, etc. but once complete many of these are scanned back into our processing systems for paperless filing for medical records.

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