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2012 Pharmacy Forum: Look how far we’ve come – but it’s not over yet

The message to pharmacy stakeholders attending the Canadian Foundation for Pharmacy’s 2012 Pharmacy Forum in October was both encouraging and sobering. Progress is ongoing, but so is the battle for pharmacists hoping for an expanded role in Canada’s healthcare system. Speakers provided concrete examples of just how much is being done to get the profession […]

2012 Pharmacy Forum: Transforming health care through technology

The notion of a national electronic health record for Canadians may seem like a pipe dream, but speakers at the 2012 CFP Pharmacy Forum provided some compelling examples of current projects that are well underway in anticipation of the inevitable transformation of health care via technology. Bonnie Cochrane, vice-president Clinical Information Programs & Quality at […]

2012 Pharmacy Forum: Ongoing changes in Ontario drug reform

Like other provinces across the country, Ontario’s drug program has incurred tremendous change over the last two years. In fact, an estimated $1 billion in savings has been reinvested into the province’s drug system since changes were first implemented in 2006. But according to keynote speaker Diane McArthur, assistant deputy minister & executive officer, Ontario […]