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Directly Speaking - It's been a great trip so far!

An email in jest from a good friend took me down a rabbit hole and got me thinking about what my life would have been without ICHP. It’s been 22 years in May, since I became ICHP’s first Executive Director and now Executive Vice President. ... Read More

President's Message - Is Your Practice Evidence-Based?

I had the opportunity to attend an awards ceremony a few years back and found myself seated with a hospital administrator and several leaders from other healthcare fields during dinner. Usually when one is seated with five people you have never met, of... Read More

The GAS From Springfield - For the General Assembly It’s May Madness!

The month of May brings a flurry of activity and a rush to the finish-line for the Illinois General Assembly. Finishing all their business by midnight on May 31st is always their ultimate goal, even if they accomplish little when they get there. You se... Read More

Directly Speaking - What do you do when you don’t know what you don’t know?

I’m sure you’ve heard people say “It’s hard when you don’t know what you don’t know.” Or maybe you’ve heard the proverb attributed to Confucius, Arabic or Persian origin that goes something like this, alt... Read More

President's Message - What Kind of Pharmacist are You Going to Be?

What kind of pharmacist are you going to be? As a student or resident, did you work to earn your own understanding of the material? Or were you content to simply restate the information that was taught? Did you learn to ask questions, or were you satis... Read More

The GAS From Springfield - The (Slow) Beat Goes On!

Not a lot of progress with this year’s General Assembly as it is an election year, and the budget is up for consideration. When it’s budget time, things don’t move until each deadline, and only the very critically necessary things mov... Read More

New PTCB Patient Safety CPE Credit Requirement

This week PTCB announced a new requirement - all CPhTs eligible to recertify beginning with the July recertification cycle are required to complete one hour of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) in patient safety, in addition to the already required h... Read More

Board of Pharmacy Update - Highlights of the March Meeting

The March 11th Board of Pharmacy Meeting was held at the James R. Thompson Center in downtown Chicago. These are the highlights of that meeting. Pharmacy Practice Act Draft Rules – The process has taken longer than expected, but it is projecte... Read More

Directly Speaking - All You Have To Do Is Ask!

During a recent Strategic Planning Committee conference call, the group began discussing the different levels of member-engagement we experience here at ICHP. The group identified 5 levels of member engagement, and I’ll list them first together a... Read More

President's Message - Doing the Right Thing

Pharmacists are particularly adept when it comes to figuring out the most efficient ways to do things. It seems like whenever I introduced a new policy or practice to my pharmacy department colleagues, there would be dozen of suggestions for a very eff... Read More

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