Running Head: PHARMACIST INTERVIEW1Pharmacist InterviewSheena AlcantarGalen College of NursingNSG3150 – Nursing Informatics
PHARMACY REVIEW2Pharmacy Interview IntroductionFor this assignment, I have interviewed Wesley Huff, Doctor of Pharmacy. He is the pharmacist in charge/ manager of Pharmacy Care Center located in Hazard, Ky. Motivation behind this interview is to gain insight on the manner technology is utilized in the pharmacy setting and how it affects patient safety, patient education and awareness, and communication amongst healthcare professionals. I will also be inquiring about any hinderances or challenges this specific technology may bring. The Interview ResultsWhat type of technology (technologies) does your pharmacy utilize?“In our pharmacy we use a software called pioneer. It helps us fill the prescription, check the prescription, and sell the prescription with great accuracy. We also have a robot to help count drugs as well as a robot that counts and takes pictures of all our controlled medications.”How does the technology you use enhance internal communications between pharmacists, technicians, physicians, advanced medical care providers, and nurses? “Our pharmacy system allows us to communicate with all healthcare workers across the field. Internally, we can put notes to leave other pharmacist or techs. Externally, we can send refill
PHARMACY REVIEW3requests or reminders to providers and nurses. We can also send in prior authorizations to these providers so the patients’ medications can be covered by insurances.”Describe the process from the time an order is received by the pharmacy to the time the medication is dispensed?