General Session Speakers

Pioneering Utah’s First TelePharmacy Program

9:45 AM April 16th
Jayden Brian, Telehealth Manager, Wayne Community HealthCenter
Donavan Smith, RPh,  Director of Pharmacy, WayneCommunity Health Center

Living in a rural community can create many challenges for gaining access to healthcare, including pharmacy services. Wayne Community Health Center Pharmacy has helped pioneer the first Class A retail TelePharmacy in the State of Utah.  Prior to 2018, patients living in and around Green River, Utah had an approximate 110 mile round trip to the nearest pharmacy. Now, those same patients can go to the pharmacy in Green River Medical Center where a Pharmacy Tech connects them to a Pharmacist at Wayne Community Health Center through our TelePharmacy program. In our group presentation, you will come to understand the unique challenges and partnerships that were needed to create a forward-thinking model of pharmacy. This in turn provides an effective and engaging experience for patients and caregivers. You will also learn about the new technology driven TelePharmacy model and how it provides successes and opportunities, such as how it helps address social determinants of health within a rural setting.

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