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U.S Public Health Service Report Outlines Mechanisms to Optimize the Role of Pharmacists on the Healthcare Team

WASHINGTON, DC – A new report released by U.S. Public Health Service provides a resource to advance beyond discussion of pharmacists in expanded roles and move toward implementation. The report has also earned support for the recognition of pharmacists as health

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Take the Bull by the Horns

Well, another productive day. I spoke with a pharmacist at HMSA/Healthways who truly backs me. She told me how reimbursement really is (at least in Hawaii), and ways I can make a difference. Then, she connected me to people who

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United, we thrive

Currently, I am looking at Mission Statements for my residency and for the independent pharmacy I work at. It is increasingly clear that there is no unified vision at the pharmacy, and it adversely affects process, and therefore patient care.

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Collaborative you say?

amednews: Doctor-pharmacist teamwork can apply to many settings :: Aug. 16, 2010 … American Medical News. Yet another great article shared by my mentor Bill Jones. I love that guy! I think that CDTM (Collaborative Drug Therapy Management) needs to

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Working Off Line 1

Well, despite the time difference, I was able to get a lot of great work done yesterday. If only I had known how much you can get done via phone with the doctors, I might have started using my personal

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Struggles of the week

My mom and I had a conversation the other day about not complaining. When she was a manager, she had a clay “bank” on her desk. When someone came in, she said to have at least 2 solutions to any

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Nurses, are you ready?

I have been talking with my boyfriend, who is a flight nurse with about 13 years of critical care experience, about getting more training and pursuing what he originally was wanting, certification as a nurse anesthetist. Looks like now is

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