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Entries for June 2015

by Margaret Malovrh, Pharm.D., BCPS, MSHP Organizational Affairs Committee Look at the fresh faces of the individuals in this picture. These are pharmacists full of education and skill and compassion. These are pharmacists who dedicate their time and service to improve the health and well-being of patients. These are pharmacists who grapple with the controversial issues of the day and look for gu...

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by Michelle Dehoorne-Smith, Pharm.D., MSHP Board of Directors  Once again, summer is upon us. It is a time of mixed emotions for many of us. As we prepare for new residents, we are excited by the opportunity to mentor and coach our future practitioners and leaders. Then we are quickly reminded that it is also a bittersweet time when we send off our current residents with whom we have built p...

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by Michael Ruffing, Pharm.D., MSHP Immediate Past President Lean management has been used in many industries for a number of years, ever since Toyota adopted the principles in the mid-to-late 1900s. Additionally, many books have been written on the Lean philosophy, but all share the same fundamental concept: improve efficiency or streamline by reducing waste. It is estimated that 95 percent of pr...

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Given the impact of the 2014-2015 influenza season, health care providers across the country are already preparing for next year’s influx of patients seeking vaccines. It is important that the public be able to quickly find vaccines in their area when they need them. HealthMap Vaccine Finder is a free online service that provides users with the reliable and current information on vaccine ava...

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On Tuesday, June 30 from 3-4 p.m., the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is holding a webinar on emergency planning opportunities, including how pharmacies can participate in public health preparedness and build partnerships with their local health department. Speakers will include representatives from Department of Public Health in Maricopa, Los Angeles, Seattle an...

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