Community Pharmacies, the Future of Healthcare in the U.S.

  • Nik Tehrani Argosy University
  • Cynthia Meckl-Sloan Argosy University

Abstract

In response to the Affordable Care Act, innovations are taking place in the healthcare industry to improve patient healthcare and reduce costs.  Over the past twenty years, the pharmacy profession has transformed into a position of offering innovative solutions for the nation’s most critical healthcare issues (Johnsen, 2015).  Neighborhood pharmacies are becoming the new face of healthcare, with one-on-one consulting, medication dispensing and management, and vaccinations.  Remote healthcare monitoring devices (telemedicine), such as the Dyno, can allow patients to take charge of their personal healthcare at home, reducing or eliminating trips to the physician’s office or the hospital.  These innovations are leading to more efficiency in healthcare and reductions in healthcare costs, and can provide healthcare to underserved communities.

Author Biographies

Nik Tehrani, Argosy University
Dr. Nik Tehrani teaches E-Business, Management, and Marketing courses at California State University - East Bay, University of California - Berkeley extension, and Northwestern Polytechnic University in Fremont, CA. He earned his PhD in Business Administration with a specialization in Electronic Commerce from Northcentral University, holds an MBA with a specialization in Executive Management from Pepperdine University and a BS in Electrical Engineering.
Cynthia Meckl-Sloan, Argosy University
DBA Candidate
Published
2015-05-15
How to Cite
Tehrani, N., & Meckl-Sloan, C. (2015). Community Pharmacies, the Future of Healthcare in the U.S. Journal of Research and Opinion, 5(5). https://doi.org/10.15520/jpro.2015.vol5.iss5.16