The Idaho Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ISHP) is a non-profit corporation, founded as a state-affiliate chapter of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in 1956. While most ISHP members practice in hospital and health-systems, we support pharmacy professionals practicing in diverse settings, including those in the community setting.
One of the most tangible benefits of ISHP membership are our continuing pharmacy education programs. ISHP is the only pharmacy association in Idaho that provides ACPE-accredited CE, which is required by Idaho law. ISHP sponsors two educational meetings each year. The Annual Fall Meeting is a three-day event in Sun Valley, ID that usually occurs late September/early October. The Spring Meeting is usually a two-day event in Boise, ID in April. Our meetings offer premiere educational programming, usually featuring one or more nationally-recognized speakers. Our meetings offer pharmacy-, technician-, and student-specific programming. We like to say that we have a "tradition of excellence" in our programs.
The mission of ISHP is to promote the highest levels of pharmacy practice by our members. ISHP promotes the highest levels of pharmacy practice through its affiliation with ASHP and adopts the following five goals developed by ASHP:
Goal 1: Improve the quality of medication use in hospitals and health systems.
Goal 2: Foster optimal models for the deployment of pharmacy resources in hospitals and health systems.
Goal 3: Ensure that the pharmacy work force in hospitals and health systems has the capacity to meet current and future patient-care needs.
Goal 4: Cultivate the leadership skills of health-system pharmacists.
Goal 5: Foster the creation and implementation of health information technologies that produce continuous improvement in medication use in hospitals and health systems.