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Published on September 18, 2017

100th Avera eCARE Pharmacy Site Goes Live

Avera Health announced its 100th Avera eCARE™ Pharmacy site has gone live with remote pharmacy services. The newest location and 100th Pharmacy partner is Fall River Health Services, located in Hot Springs, S.D.

“Avera eCARE Pharmacy works as a partner with the hospital’s pharmacy and professional staff, and through our collaboration, we can ensure patients receive the safest and most effective medications. We are excited to have this 100th site come online, and our team looks forward to serving patients who need us, and the professionals who care for them, in the Hot Springs region,” said Andrea Darr, PharmD, Avera eCARE Pharmacy Officer.

Darr and her team provide a broad range of clinical and consultative services including pharmaceutical order entry, review and verification. The service also focuses on clinical services including individualized dosing, clinical consultations and support of antimicrobial stewardship programs. Consultations are available using real-time video for “face to face” discussions with care providers and for discussing medications with patients prior to discharge.

As part of  Avera eCARE, Avera’s innovative telehealth network, Avera eCARE Pharmacy, began in 2008, and services rapidly expanded beyond the Avera footprint. Today, approximately 60 percent of eCARE Pharmacy customers are from facilities outside of the primary region where Avera is based.

Remote pharmacy services expanded in 2017 to facilities in Texas, Colorado and Nevada. This significant growth and expansion prompted Avera eCARE Pharmacy to open a second location in San Antonio which is scheduled to open in the fall.

“Avera eCARE Pharmacy works as a partner with the hospital’s pharmacy and professional staff, and through our collaboration, we can ensure patients receive the safest and most effective medications,” Darr said. “We are excited to have this 100th site come online, and our team looks forward to serving patients who need us, and the professionals who care for them, in the Hot Springs region.”

“Accuracy in all medical endeavors is priority, and when it comes to prescribing medications, that priority is almost elevated to another level. In smaller, rural facilities where they provide service 24 hours a day, there may not always be a pharmacist on duty in a pharmacy when the information is needed,” she said. “Our service gives all our client partners the expertise they need, no matter what situation they face.”

Learn more about this innovative health service online at www.Averaecare.org

 

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