With Directions in PharmacyTM
we have been pleased to bring you deeper insights into the way health care is evolving for the entire health care team—and especially how the role of the pharmacist has changed and will continue to change as new delivery models take hold. As we continue this important discussion in 2014—bringing together experts who have successfully addressed the tough issues—I invite you to look to Pharmacy Times
and our Directions in PharmacyTM
series for the most relevant, most timely, and most provocative coverage of this very significant time in our nation’s health care history.
Getting connected is the theme of this issue as we explore the various ways pharmacists are already working to take advantage of the innovations in health information technology. We also look at key trends to watch and look at what entrepreneurial pharmacists can accomplish in this new health care landscape. Taking on the challenges—and taking risks—is the wave of the future as accountability, quality, and access become important touch points in the new health care landscape for all heath care professionals.
Within this issue, you learn about how “Big Data” can impact costs and improve patient care dramatically once its secrets are unlocked. And as your patients utilize more and more mobile tools to access their records and health care planning needs, pharmacists need to be plugged in and ready to help improve outcomes. Directions in PharmacyTM
is here to help lead the way.
Thank you for reading!
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer