NCPA establishes new Innovation Center
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) has announced the creation of a new Innovation Center to speed up the evolution of independent community pharmacies. “Working together with NCPA staff, the Innovation Center will help better position independent community pharmacies to be part of and benefit from broader healthcare changes,” said Douglas Hoey, NCPA CEO, in a release. “Its driving mission is to help independent community pharmacies continue to prosper in step with healthcare changes rather than being left behind them.”The Innovation Center will develop programs to educate community pharmacists about the opportunities in an evolving healthcare market. It will also demonstrate, research and support new and expanded roles for community pharmacists through peer-to-peer exchanges of best practices. Hoey will serve as chairman of the board and Kurt Proctor, NCPA senior vice president of strategic initiatives, will serve as president.