Eight Impact Making Advocacy Tips for Pharmacists
In today’s dynamic healthcare environment, independent community pharmacists cannot sit idle waiting for policy changes to impact their business. To continue to do what they do best, providing quality patient care in the vitally important community setting, pharmacists need to become political advocates for their profession.
Important issues including access to patients, fair reimbursement and provider status for pharmacists are all currently being considered by legislative and regulatory bodies. By raising your voice and educating policy makers on your role as a health care provider in the community, you can educate lawmakers on these key issues – issues that are imperative to the long-term viability of community pharmacy.
If you haven’t done it before, political advocacy might be intimidating. It doesn’t need to be. Below are a few tips to help you get started.
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Pharmacists can build stronger patient relationships, increase medication adherence and build lasting brand loyalty by initiating routine phone calls to share information. Done well, an automated outbound communication system can send messages on behalf of the pharmacist in a personal and authentic way.