Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times, founding sponsors of the
Next-Generation Pharmacist™ awards - the industry's leading national
awards program - are pleased to announce today the official opening of
nominations for the 2013 program. Outstanding pharmacy professionals,
students and technicians may be nominated at www.nextgenerationpharmacist.com
now through April 15, 2013.
The Next-Generation Pharmacist awards program, now in its fourth year,
will be held at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas
on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, concurrent with the National Association of
Chain Drug Stores' Total Store Expo.
The gala dinner event will honor pharmacists, industry leaders,
technicians and student pharmacists who embrace and embody the future
vision of pharmacy in the following categories:
New this year is the Specialty Pharmacist category, aimed at honoring a
pharmacist who excels in providing specialty pharmacy services in a
variety of settings, including health systems, community pharmacy,
skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, continuing care
retirement centers and long-term care facilities.
In addition, the Lifetime Achievement Award criteria have been modified
for the 2013 program to be more inclusive of industry advocates,
executives and others whose leadership and vision have had a meaningful
impact on the industry. Complete category descriptions can be found on
the program website at www.nextgenerationpharmacist.com
and at www.pharmacytimes.com.
"Pharmacy will be unrecognizable within 36 months compared to what it is
today as pharmacists and other health care providers seek to respond to
accountable, patient-centric care models," said Tom Rhoads, CEO of
Parata Systems. "Our experience with this program has shown that the
people who earn these awards each year do so because of their
instrumental roles in defining the future of pharmacy. Next-Generation
Pharmacists embrace bold, new ideas about the role of pharmacists in
improving patient outcomes, primarily through adherence and wellness.
"We can't wait to hear what these leaders are up to this year. And we
look forward to honoring and learning from their vision."
An independent panel of esteemed judges, chaired by Pharmacy Times
Editor-in-Chief Fred Eckel, will select three finalists in each
category. These finalists will receive high-profile visibility in the
July 2013 issue of Pharmacy Times and on www.pharmacytimes.com.
One of the category winners will be honored at the awards event with the
program's top honor: "Next-Generation Pharmacist." The top honoree will
also receive the coveted spot on the cover of Pharmacy Times. The
2012 Next-Generation Pharmacist was Joseph Moose, PharmD, of Moose
Pharmacy in Concord, N.C.
"It's always fascinating to see the caliber of the professionals who
walk across our stage at the Next-Generation Pharmacist event each
year," said Tighe Blazier, president of Pharmacy Times. "It is so
impressive to see the diverse group that we are pleased to honor through
this unique program, from outstanding community pharmacist leaders to
students to chain innovators."
Nominations may be submitted online or via mail, and more information is
available at www.nextgenerationpharmacist.com.
About Parata Systems
Durham, N.C.-based Parata Systems, LLC, was founded in 2001 and provides
powerful pharmacy automation technology to improve dispensing safety and
productivity. Next-generation Parata Max® and Parata Mini®
deliver the highest accuracy, speed and productivity for the lowest cost
per prescription. Parata PASS™ generates customized unit- and
multi-dose strip packaging that improves safety and adherence for retail
and long-term care patients, and eases the demands of short-cycle
dispensing. Pharmacy 2000™ workflow software ensures
consistency and accuracy across the pharmacy's entire prescription
workflow. To learn more, call, click or visit Parata Systems: www.parata.com,
(727-2821), Facebook (Parata Systems) and Twitter (@paratasystems).
About Pharmacy Times
Pharmacy Times is the industry's leading publication, providing
practical, clinical information pharmacists can use in their everyday
practices when counseling patients and interacting with physicians. Each
issue contains articles and features covering medication errors, drug
interactions, patient education, pharmacy technology, disease state
management, patient counseling, product news, pharmacy law, and
specialty pharmacy. The Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing
Professional Education (CPE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council
for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). As an independent continuing pharmacy
education (CPE) provider, the Pharmacy Times Office of CPE offers
accredited live and home-study CPE activities-many, free of charge.
Learn more at www.pharmacytimes.com,
609-716-7777, and on Facebook at Facebook.com/PharmacyTimes and on
Twitter @Pharmacy_Times. Pharmacy Times is published by Intellisphere,
LLC, a leading provider of health care publishing, research,
information, and education.
Next-Generation Pharmacist is a trademark of
Parata Systems, LLC.
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