2021 Incentive Grant Recipient: Sobia Hasan, PharmD
Residents and their Preceptors
Project Proposal: Perception of Telehealth Services Compared with In Person Pharmacist Led Diabetes Education in the Community Pharmacy Setting
Sobia Hasan, PharmD, currently serves as the PGY1 Community Pharmacy Resident at Jewel Osco Pharmacy in Schaumburg, Illinois
"The research being conducted examines how patients with diabetes feel about pharmacy-based telehealth now, compared to how they felt one year ago, as well as if the patients feel that telehealth services impact their ability to attend appointments.
As the current health market has changed due to COVID-19, patients are seeing their regular appointments take a new form as many health visits have switched to virtual telehealth appointments. Assessing the perception of telehealth allows pharmacists to understand the buy-in from the patient to attend their health visits and assessing perceptions may lead to innovation in the services offered by pharmacies. Research that focuses on the patient and their perceptions have an ability to move the pharmacy profession forward as we continue to cater to the needs of our patients with the support pharmacists offer.
I am excited to have the support and ability to conduct this research because it will allow me to provide a patient focused perspective to the health services we offer as pharmacists. Many patients with diabetes feel overwhelmed with the counseling and directions that relate to the proper management of their health. Pharmacists are poised to make complex therapy changes and complex disease concepts clear for patients by taking their preferences into consideration, this grant has provided me with a great opportunity to facilitate a successful research project!