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Overy Appointed to National Council

Ashley Overy, a fourth-year pharmacy student from Grafton, Ohio, has been appointed as the national student representative to serve on the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ Council on Pharmacy Management for the 2010-11 academic year.

This council is concerned with professional policies related to the process of leading and directing the pharmacy department in hospitals and health systems. The seven areas within the council’s purview are: 1. development and deployment of resources; 2. fostering cost-effective use of medicines; 3. payment for services and products; 4. applications of technology in the medication-use process; 5. efficiency and safety of medication-use systems; 6 continuity of care; 7. related matters.

Selection for this position was competitive and recognizes Overy’s passion for health system pharmacy as well as her leadership skills. This year, with the current focus nationally on health care, the council will be very involved with considering the impact of health care reform on hospitals and health systems.