PAI 2030 and the Future of Pharmacy

Dear Colleagues,

Helping pharmacists and pharmacy technicians practice at their full potential is one of ASHP’s most important priorities as we support our members, their patients, and the profession. That’s why we launched the Practice Advancement Initiative (PAI) over a decade ago.

PAI 2030 — the current version of the initiative — identifies 59 streamlined recommendations to ensure pharmacy professionals will meet future practice needs and patient care requirements. The initiative includes educational resources and a collaborative community that, together, creates a roadmap for the successful implementation of the recommendations.

We featured some of those success stories at the ASHP State Affiliates Conference during the 2023 Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition. Other compelling stories and practical strategies for implementing the recommendations are available on ASHP’s PAI 2030 Case Studies webpage.

These case studies demonstrate the power of storytelling and spotlight how your colleagues are harnessing PAI 2030 to innovate and improve patient care.

Examples of case studies include how one health system empowered its pharmacy technicians to screen patients for hepatitis C infection and link them to care. Another health system launched a pharmacist-led oral chemotherapy and medication therapy disease management clinic. And one organization initiated a transitional care program to prevent readmissions in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 

If you haven’t yet launched PAI 2030 at your site, you will likely find that the recommendations already align with your department’s goals and those of your hospital and health system.

PAI 2030 implementation teams have found that one of the best success strategies is to start with one or two recommendations to help guide an organization’s pharmacy team.

The first step toward implementation is to begin the PAI 2030 self-assessment. Participants who have worked through the assessment have reported immediate benefits, such as bringing visibility to key pharmacy activities, confirming the appropriateness of their strategic plan, and highlighting key services to expand.

We are pleased to report that more than 600 individuals and organizations have completed their PAI 2030 assessment, and many assessments are underway, demonstrating just how important the initiative is to pharmacy practice.

If you’re looking for a challenge to motivate you, we can tell you that Wisconsin leads the nation in total completed assessments, and North Dakota has the highest percentage of participating organizations that have completed their assessment. However, there’s no official competition because the PAI 2030 community is eager to help others succeed and to boost the profession.

I encourage every ASHP member to start the assessment. ASHP’s tools and resources will help you achieve your PAI 2030 goals. And please share your own PAI 2030 success stories as we collectively work to ensure the pharmacy profession has the latest guidance, learnings, and support to advance patient care across our country.

Thank you for all you do for your patients and our profession.



Posted on February 8, 2024