Initially, this initiative will be composed of three components – the Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Practice Model Summit, a social marketing campaign and demonstration projects. To learn more about a particular activity, please select one of the links below.
- Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Practice Model Summit
- Social marketing campaign
- Demonstration projects
(1) Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Practice Model Summit
A framework for the Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Practice Model Summit was developed under the guidance of an expert advisory committee convened by the ASHP president. The Summit will be a two-day invitational event that will include approximately 150 pharmacist participants and facilitated by a team of expert consensus facilitators. Prior to the Summit, using a model developed during the FIP Global Conference on the Future of Hospital Pharmacy, review papers will be commissioned. These reviews will provide Summit participants with a comprehensive discussion of the topic (e.g., technology adaptation in hospital/health-system pharmacy practice) and the evidence that underlies the topic. The Summit will combine approximately 4-5 plenary presentations and work groups followed by a systematic and validated consensus process to address key outcomes related development of a new pharmacy practice model. Examples of potential plenary session topics include:
- Imperative for Practice Model Change
- External Drivers for Practice Model Change
- Ideal Practice Model Vision
- Strategies for Success in Implementing Practice Model Change
The Advisory Committee identified leaders from health-system pharmacy and broader healthcare stakeholders who could speak in the plenary sessions. Technology will be used to make the plenary sessions available to individuals (e.g., pharmacy residents) who will not participate directly in the Summit.
The plenary sessions will be aligned with the Summit objectives and followed by breakout groups that will use formative group technique to address each objective. Breakout groups (approximately 10 participants/group) will convene and facilitation will be provided by individuals with high-level facilitation skills. (These individuals will undergo advance training by the expert consensus facilitator.)
(2) Social Marketing Campaign
A comprehensive social marketing campaign will be undertaken to broadly disseminate pre-summit information as well as the proceedings and outcomes of the summit. This social marketing campaign will be critical to the success of the Hospital and Health-System Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative as measured by the translation of the summit recommendations into practice. The social marketing campaign will use traditional ASHP and ASHP Foundation communication vehicles (e.g., ASHP meeting presentations, AJHP editorials, ASHP and ASHP Foundation electronic communications) to communicate the Summit recommendations. However, there will also be a significant focus on the use of new communication vehicles, technology and other innovations to drive broad dissemination of the summit recommendations and, ultimately, practice change.
(3) Demonstration Projects
The ASHP Research and Education Foundation will offer grants for demonstration projects that will focus on evaluating the impact of the practice model change on medication-use in a variety of settings including large academic medical centers, community hospitals and small/rural facilities. The results of these demonstration projects will be communicated through publications in the biomedical literature and through presentations at various ASHP meetings and other health professional conferences.