Aysha Ahmed, PharmD, is Chief Medical Director, President & cofounder of Vasa HealthIV™.
From the outside looking in, most people assume that a pharmacist’s only job is to correctly dispense medication prescribed by a medical practitioner. While this is certainly a critical part of what happens in a pharmacy, it is far from being the only role pharmacists play in the healthcare ecosystem.
In fact, pharmacists play a critical role in ensuring that all patients can access their medications and that they adhere to the correct usage guidelines. Technology innovations in the healthcare and pharmaceutical spaces are not only further elevating the role of pharmacists in these areas but also empowering us to support patients and medical providers in new ways that help promote health and save lives.
Medication adherence is often measured in two primary ways: by the number of people who pick up