Directly Speaking

Directly Speaking - The PPMI Four letters to learn to live!

Rather than learning to love these four letters, what exactly do I mean by learning to live the PPMI?  The PPMI is ASHP’s new Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative (PPMI) that is the result of a summit held nearly 18 months ago.  Unless yo... Read More

Directly Speaking - We're Listening to What You Said!

2011 was the year of surveys, and 2012 will probably continue to follow the trend.  Every year ICHP conducts an educational needs assessment to determine what educational programs you, our members, need.  We also conduct an annual member need... Read More

Directly Speaking - Lady Gaga and a Challenge

Are you ready for a digital challenge?  I just got back from the 2011 ASAE (American Society of Association Executives) Annual Meeting in balmy (more like steamy) St. Louis, MO in mid-August, and as usual with ASAE, I have a bunch of great ideas t... Read More

Directly Speaking - National Pharmacy Week, Month , Whatever... Does Anybody Even Give a Rip?

I can’t remember if I wrote an article last year about National Pharmacy Month and National Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Week, but I know I have written one almost every year for at least 19 years and maybe even 20!  But you know what... Read More

Directly Speaking - USP 797: It’s been three years!

Directly Speaking - USP 797: It’s been three years! Yes, it’s hard to believe that it’s been three years since USP 797 was released, and the world of sterile product preparation was called on the carpet!  In May, Mary Baker, mem... Read More

Directly Speaking - I Beg To Differ

I beg to differ! I’ve read the Spring Meeting evaluation comments, and I have to say that I beg to differ and hope that those few who had some issue with this year’s exhibit program will read this.  Then I hope they put fut... Read More

Directly Speaking - Let Common Sense Prevail

Let Common Sense Prevail Raise your hand if your institution suffered staffing issues during “Snowmageddon 2011”.  Keep it up if some staff members were required to spend the night at your facility in order to maintain patient care ... Read More

Directly Speaking - Tech-Check-Tech - Are We There Yet?

Tech-Check-Tech - Are We There Yet? Last month we reported on the Board of Pharmacy presentation by three energetic first-year pharmacy residents from Northwestern Memorial Hospital on their project to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of... Read More

Directly Speaking - Who's Killing You?

by Scott A. Meyers, Executive Vice PresidentA friend and colleague on the ASHP Executive Vice President Search Committee, Mark Siska, has a great favorite expression… “You’re killing me!”  During our deliberations, he used... Read More

The Privilege of Precepting Students

The Privilege of Precepting StudentsI have the privilege to precept students from time to time in the ICHP office.  Not as many as I would like, but on the other hand, sometimes more than I would care for.  It just depends on the time of the ... Read More

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