Pharmacist Involvement Integral to Medical Home at Advocate Health

AS HEALTH CARE REFORM EVOLVES and providers are held to higher standards of quality and improved patient outcomes, more physicians and health ... [read more]
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May 09, 2013

At Wishard Hospital, Better Diabetes Care through Teamwork

Collaborative Practice Agreements Expand Pharmacy Services

DIABETES MANAGEMENT can be tricky, especially for patients who have been diagnosed and prescribed oral agents or insulin to help them control ... [read more]
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Mar 25, 2013

Expansion into Prescribing at the VA

Pharmacy Team Moves into Exciting New Areas of Patient Care

A KEY ELEMENT of advancing pharmacy practice—and a recommendation of ASHP’s Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative—is the expansion of ... [read more]
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Feb 25, 2013

The Power of Policy: Pathways to the Future

SOMETIMES, WHEN PEOPLE THINK of the word "policy," they think of "red tape," bureaucracy, or an arduous process. However, when I think about the ... [read more]
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Sep 06, 2012

Innovations in Reimbursement

Pharmacists Branching Out into New Models of Patient Care

LAST APRIL, THE PHARMACY DIRECTOR of a large, multi-hospital health system in the Midwest phoned Gloria Sachdev, Pharm.D., clinical assistant ... [read more]
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Sep 06, 2012

The Next Frontier: Pharmacy and the Emerging Sciences

Individualized Drug Therapy Offers Exciting New Opportunities

  A pharmacist discovered the mistake, and it was a big one. Gone unnoticed, the error would have corrupted an entire clinical trial. The ... [read more]
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Mar 28, 2012