Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Women in Pharmacy Leadership Doing Big Things!

From ASHP: 

'Women in Pharmacy Leadership' Interview Features Powell

Mike F. Powell, executive director of pharmacy and nutrition services at Nebraska Medicine, describes in an interview the impetus for ASHP to focus on women in pharmacy leadership through a steering committee and his work in this area. The interview, conducted by Sara J. White, is one of six in ASHP's Women in Pharmacy Leadership Interview Series. All the interviews are available on demand or via iTunes.

Mentorships, Opportunities Create Perfect Career Path for One Pharmacy Leader

Jill Bates, a clinical pharmacy specialist in hematology–oncology and the residency program director for the PGY2 oncology residency at University of North Carolina Healthcare System, probably couldn't have imagined where she would wind up when she started her first career, as a high school science teacher. But key opportunities and pharmacy mentors along the way have allowed her to follow her passion and demonstrate how other women in the profession can lead the way to excellent patient care. Her story is described in InterSections as the second in a four-part series on women in pharmacy leadership.

Great progress with women's leadership in pharmacy. Check out their stories to learn more! 

Friday, June 10, 2016

Drugmakers Increasingly Interested In Using Patient-Reported Data.

Modern Healthcare (6/8, Kutscher, Subscription Publication) reports that “pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies are increasingly interested in how patient-reported information can be used to get their products to market faster and assess how they perform in the real world.” For the first time, the Digital Health Summit “held its annual summer meeting alongside the larger” Biotechnology Industry Organization’s annual conference, where “familiar names in digital health were front and center.” 

Companies are using patient-reported information to create better, safer products. Digital health is quickly evolving and innovation is the way of the future! 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

ASHP Launches Certificate Program in Sterile Compounding

ASHP on Tuesday announced the recent release of the Sterile Product Preparation Training and Certificate Program, the latest offering from the Professional Certificate line. The new online continuing education program provides pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with the knowledge and essential skills necessary for safe and effective sterile product preparation.

This is another great step for Sterile Compounding, using continuing education to help make the process as safe and effective as possible!