Martin Bishop currently works for The Johns Hopkins Hospital as an ambulatory care pharmacist, practicing in primary care and anticoagulation. Hailing from Texas, he completed his PharmD program from the Texas Tech University School of Pharmacy, graduating in 2011. He then completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and a PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He is board certified in Ambulatory Care by the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties. He also completed a Master's of Science in Healthcare Management from the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School in 2016, and earned a Green Belt in Lean Sigma for Healthcare in 2018. Martin is a member of the Section Advisory Group on Medication Management Services.
The Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) is a >1100 bed academic medical center and research institution. JHH and its affiliated clinics comprise part of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Alliance for Patients (JMAP) care transformation organization (CTO), the latest iteration of Medicare payment reform in Maryland. Martin spends much of his time providing direct patient care in several Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Johns Hopkins Medicine-affiliated primary care clinics throughout Maryland and provides support for population health management activities specific to medications for JMAP.
Recent Significant Projects
In 2017, Martin led the effort to begin the combined use of Maryland Collaborative Drug Therapy Management agreements and Johns Hopkins Community Physicians (JHCP) credentialing and privileging to improve the efficiency of pharmacotherapy management in JHCP primary care clinics. In this model, pharmacists practice as mid-level providers with prescriptive authority granted to them by JHCP privileges via their clinic's office medical director.
In 2018, Martin began a multi-year effort with the Center for Population Health Information Technology (CPHIT) in the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health to develop tools within their risk stratification software to quantify medication risk and identify patients for targeted pharmacist interventions to support population health.
Initial Involvement in ASHP
I've been an active member of ASHP since 2006. I am serving on my second Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners Section Advisory Group (SAG), first with Clinical Practice Advancement and second with Medication Management Services. I've led education programming efforts for the last 3 years for our state affiliate
chapter of ASHP.
Why did you become involved in ASHP?
Remaining active with ASHP has been an effective way to network with others in my specialty and to stay up-to-date on organization efforts in legislative policy change and pharmacy practice model evolution.
Advice for Someone New to Specialty Area
Keep learning new things to improve the delivery of your care, such as operational efficiency for clinical services, information technology tricks for clinical decision support, and change management. ASHP’s “Ambulatory Care Pharmacy 3-Year Recertification Plan” for pharmacists with BCACP credentials is a great way to stay on top of recertification credits.
How would you explain the value of ASHP to a friend or colleague?
In hospital-based practice, there is no greater collection of talent and experience to learn from than the ASHP membership. These are the shoulders to stand on for your personal and career development.
What is the value of ASHP for the profession?
Organized pharmacists are more effective at affecting change at the state or national level than a mob of disorganized pharmacists. The continuing education programs and available communities via ASHP Connect can be very helpful to stay up-to-date and connected with others in your specialty.