Integration of telemedicine transforming corner pharmacy
Is telemedicine transforming the corner pharmacy?
Although still in its infancy, a trend getting underway is the integration of telemedicine into the current retail pharmacy model, providing big box pharmacies the opportunity to move beyond the diagnosis and treatment of minor illnesses to a more advanced level of care. Companies such as Rite Aid, Walgreens and CVS are either already offering, or have plans to offer, more care options via a video-based platform. And as the entry fee for this technology becomes more financially feasible for companies, it appears the integration of video communications into how the masses receive health services will only continue. A report by healthcare market research firm IHS indicated that, “telehealth was expected to reach 1.8 million patients around the world by 2017, finding that in 2012, there were already 308,000 patients remotely monitored by healthcare providers for various chronic conditions.”
It’s impossible to predict how telemedicine will continue to transform healthcare, but it is safe to say that your corner pharmacy is moving far beyond just selling you band aids.
If your organization is seeking a low-cost, high-tech solution to provide accessible healthcare services, then consider Trinity’s Touchscreen Mobile Telemedicine Station. This unit is designed to work in any healthcare environment.
Some of the features include:
- Easy-to-use touchscreen interface
- High-definition camera
- Height-adjustable tabletop
- Antibacterial work surface