Delta is the greek symbol for change. The DELTA Rx Institute serves to promote a philosophy of life centered on “entrepreneurial leadership” in pharmacy. An entrepreneurial leader works to advance the profession of pharmacy by proactively identifying and pursuing new opportunities to create value for patients and society. This means recognizing and fulfilling a professional obligation to promote change, to identify and pursue opportunities, and to improve patients' lives.
There are many "levels" of entrepreneurial leadership that can occur:
In general, entrepreneurial leadership is for every practitioner!
DELTA also stands for Drake Entrepreneurial Leadership Tools for Advancement. In addition to defining and further developing the concepts of entrepreneurial leadership, the DELTA Rx Institute facilitates the integration of these concepts into practice and pharmacists' professional lives by providing and increasing access to tools that have been developed to advance practice.
Pharmacy is a unique body of knowledge that can be used to create value through advancing health, and identifying new services, products, markets and opportunities to enhance people’s lives in both health-related and non-health-related areas. The DELTA Rx Institute serves to provide a leadership role and be a catalyst in identifying and developing these opportunities to create a stronger profession of pharmacy for the benefit of society.
Recognizing the need and opportunity to help people outside of the profession to see and understand the value the pharmacy brings to society; this initiative is dedicated to advancing the profession through entrepreneurial leadership. The DELTA Rx Institute and its associated web site at https://www.drake.edu/deltarx/ are designed to support all constituencies invested in advancing the profession of pharmacy. Contact Delta Rx: firstname.lastname@example.org.