|Prescription Drug and Pharmacy Management in Corrections|
|By Anita Pollard, Corrections Health Manager, NIC and Donna Ledbetter, Writer/Editor, NIC|
As jurisdictions across the nation attempt to do more with less, the effects of pharmacy management today will have long lasting and costly effects on the broader health care outcomes of tomorrow, in particular, the effectiveness of treatments for inmates with chronic illnesses, infectious diseases and comorbidities. To provide clarity around pharmacy management, why it is important to all jurisdictions, and methods for improving existing operations, the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is hosting a live satellite/Internet broadcast on April 6, 2011 that will address issues like these and more.
The broadcast, titled Reduce Costs, Lower Risks, Enhance Healthcare Services: The Promise of Effective Pharmaceutical Management, is the latest satellite/internet broadcast by the National Institute of Corrections. It addresses the costs and issues surrounding correctional pharmacy management. After watching this program, participants will:
Panelists and subject matter experts for the broadcast include renowned medical practitioners from fields including mental health services, juvenile medicine, psychiatry, and correctional health. A complete list of names can be found at the NIC website on the broadcast webpage.
For more information about this upcoming NIC broadcast and for instructions on how to register, visit NIC online at www.nicic.gov or the broadcast webpage. The deadline for registration is April 6, 2011. The broadcast will air from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time.
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