Pharmacy: Telepharmacy: Serving Underserved Populations in a Community Setting
10.00
Online
Elective
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Learning Objectives:
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
  • Discuss the history and development of the telepharmacy model in community pharmacy.
  • Discuss regulatory issues that apply to telepharmacy.
  • Describe the current use of telepharmacy in community pharmacy settings.
  • Review the typical workflow process of community telepharmacy.
  • Describe key considerations for remote oversight of pharmacy technicians. 

About the Author:
Brett Barker, PharmD, earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Iowa and began his career as the Pharmacist-in-Charge of a community pharmacy in small-town Iowa. Dr. Barker currently oversees the operations of 23 pharmacies, including four telepharmacies, as vice president of operations for NuCara Management Group. In his role as vice president of operations, he attained approval from the Iowa Board of Pharmacy to open the second telepharmacy pilot in the state, in Zearing, Iowa, in 2012. In 2014, Dr. Barker opened the first hybrid telepharmacy pilot in State Center, Iowa. He served on the Iowa Pharmacy Association Legislative Advisory Committee (2008-2016), Board of Trustees (2015-2017), and Joint Telepharmacy Task Force and worked to pass updated telepharmacy legislation in Iowa in 2016. In 2017, he was appointed to the Iowa Board of Pharmacy, which adopted new telepharmacy rules. Dr. Barker has presented multiple continuing education classes on the topic of telepharmacy, including at the Midwest Pharmacy Expo and the National Community Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting.

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Telepharmacy: Serving Underserved Populations in a Community Setting

10.00
Learning Objectives:
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
  • Discuss the history and development of the telepharmacy model in community pharmacy.
  • Discuss regulatory issues that apply to telepharmacy.
  • Describe the current use of telepharmacy in community pharmacy settings.
  • Review the typical workflow process of community telepharmacy.
  • Describe key considerations for remote oversight of pharmacy technicians. 

About the Author:
Brett Barker, PharmD, earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Iowa and began his career as the Pharmacist-in-Charge of a community pharmacy in small-town Iowa. Dr. Barker currently oversees the operations of 23 pharmacies, including four telepharmacies, as vice president of operations for NuCara Management Group. In his role as vice president of operations, he attained approval from the Iowa Board of Pharmacy to open the second telepharmacy pilot in the state, in Zearing, Iowa, in 2012. In 2014, Dr. Barker opened the first hybrid telepharmacy pilot in State Center, Iowa. He served on the Iowa Pharmacy Association Legislative Advisory Committee (2008-2016), Board of Trustees (2015-2017), and Joint Telepharmacy Task Force and worked to pass updated telepharmacy legislation in Iowa in 2016. In 2017, he was appointed to the Iowa Board of Pharmacy, which adopted new telepharmacy rules. Dr. Barker has presented multiple continuing education classes on the topic of telepharmacy, including at the Midwest Pharmacy Expo and the National Community Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting.