The Texas Pharmacy Association (TPA) has received a grant from the Community Pharmacy Foundation and Texas Department of State Health Services that will allow the association to create community-based health care provider digital linkages with pharmacists.
The grant-delivered system will allow physicians to refer patients with uncontrolled hypertension to a community-based pharmacist via a cloud-based platform. The chosen pharmacist can then deliver services to help the patients improve their medical condition and decrease their medical costs.
The project involves a workflow system designed to link patients, physicians, pharmacists, hospitals, clinics and other health care providers. This system is secure and includes world-class security protocols, patient engagement apps, pharmacy system and electronic medical record integration.
Dr. Rachel Sharpton of the University of Texas at Tyler College of Pharmacy is the principal investigator for this grant, with support from TPA Director of Pharmacy Practice Kim Roberson.
TPA, a member-driven organization, represents pharmacists and technicians who practice in various areas, including community, hospitals, long-term care facilities, education, manufacturing and distribution.