November 24, 2010
Happy Thanksgiving this week to everyone. We have a lot to be thankful for. For me, this week means time “off the grid” while I get some quality family time at home. I get to fix three of the dishes for our traditional Thanksgiving dinner that my mother used to fix for us. In her later years, I…
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November 23, 2010
Recently, our Government Affairs group received an e-mail from a member. The writer raised a topic that I’ve often heard in my 23 years of hanging around APhA. But today our circumstances are a bit different. I’ll set the stage with the blinded e-mail below, and then follow with some thoughts and…
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November 22, 2010
APhA and other stakeholders are working to secure opportunities for pharmacists that were created with the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Some initiatives to be supported by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation were announced November 16. Most of the dollars allocated will go to…
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November 8, 2010
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November 2, 2010
On October 14–15, I participated in Dean Lynn Crismon’s Advisory Council meeting at the University of Texas (UT) College of Pharmacy in Austin. This is one of two College of Pharmacy advisory committees on which I serve in order to maintain a close-up perspective of issues and opportunities with…
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November 1, 2010
On October 12, APhA hosted a meeting of the iHealth Alliance board, on which I serve. The group includes representatives from medicine, the medical insurance industry, and other stakeholders in the quest for enhanced electronic health records (EHR). My participation with this group represents the…
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October 29, 2010
Over the past month, I have told you about our media outreach and our community outreach. But we cannot forget the things we did at APhA to inspire our own staff throughout the month. The American Pharmacists Month (APhM) team and Work-Life Enhancement Committee worked together to prepare…
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October 25, 2010
On October 13, I visited Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) in Washington, DC, where I received a briefing on pharmacy operations and visited with soldiers in the Army Wounded Warrior Program during a tour of outpatient and inpatient pharmacy operations at the Warrior Transition Unit. During…
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