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President's Message - The Art of Innovation

This year at the Annual Leadership Retreat we did something a little different to get the attendees into the innovation mindset. Instead of selecting a book to read, we created a TED Talks playlist of videos that was shared with the group for discussio... Read More

Directly Speaking - Does Your Doctor’s Office Have Its Own Pharmacist?

It should! And if they don’t, are you doing anything about it? Most academic medical centers have placed pharmacists in physician clinics to add an important component to the team that already exists. Soon, if they haven’t already, many mor... Read More

Government Affairs Report - Presidential Election Shocker: Subtle Changes in the General Assembly

Very few prognosticators got it right. Half of America is disappointed, and the other half is excited. None of this should be news to any of you, but Donald Trump will be inaugurated on Friday, January 20th, 2017. He will become the 45th President of t... Read More

President's Message - Baby Steps

Mathieu Mottrie, CEO at CREAX, an innovation consulting and research firm, defines innovation as making changes that add business value, in terms of either revenue growth or increased operational efficiency. This value can be created in four ways: intr... Read More

Directly Speaking - Attention PTCB Certified Technicians!!!

If the title of this month’s column got your attention, chances are, you’re a PTCB certified tech or someone who works with one or more of them. And that’s great! Because I want to share some important information that should convince... Read More

Government Affairs Report - You're Now Required to Report the UnsafSenator Karen McConnaughay’s 2nd Annual Women’s Conference

I was eager and willing to represent the Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists once again at the 2nd Annual Women’s Conference sponsored by Senator McConnaughay and held at Elgin Community College on October 6th. While rushing (and possib... Read More

President's Message - Time to Innovate

I want to thank Immediate Past President, Jen Phillips, for the dedication, passion and enthusiasm that she brings to ICHP. Her contributions are invaluable. I know that over the last year, I found myself instilling her theme and philosophy of “L... Read More

Directly Speaking - Reflections on 9/11

I’m writing this month’s column a few days in advance of the 15th anniversary of the attack on September 11, 2001. First it’s hard to believe that it has been 15 years already. I heard the other day that this year’s high school ... Read More

Government Affairs Report - You're Now Required to Report the Unsafe!

Senate Bill 3336 (SB3336) was signed by Governor Rauner on August 19th and pharmacy owners and Pharmacists-In-Charge (PIC) need to carefully read and adhere to it. The language is below and it is an amendment to the Illinois Pharmacy Practice Act. The ... Read More

President's Message - President's Year End Summary

My year of President of ICHP has come to a close. I am proud of all of the accomplishments made by the ICHP divisions, committees, and board of directors during the past year. I would like to thank many individuals who helped make this past year a succ... Read More

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