PAI 2030 includes 59 streamlined and updated recommendations to promote optimal, safe, effective medication use; expand pharmacist and technician roles; and implement the latest technologies. To minimize the static nature of the recommendations and measure progress, the ASHP Board of Directors approved five time-bound “focused initiatives” to accelerate movement toward specific goals to speed the adoption of best practices and measure progress.
The focused initiatives emphasize the importance of pharmacy leadership and accountability at all levels to significantly advance people’s health and well-being across all practice settings. The focused initiatives are designed to demonstrate how changes in health-system pharmacy practice can have an impact on improving responsible medication use. The deadline for meeting the focused initiatives is 2024 to spark rapid-cycle, wide-scale change.
The five focused initiatives represent each of the five PAI 2030 domains:
- Patient-Centered Care
- Pharmacist Role, Education, and Training
- Technology and Data Science
- Pharmacy Technician Role, Education, and Training
- Leadership in Medication Use and Safety
Each focused initiative has an objective as well as key results that are specific and measurable. In addition, the focused initiatives harmonize with ASHP’s advocacy efforts to expand practice scope, develop professional policies, advance pharmacy technician roles, and other initiatives associated with prescribing, transitions of care, and interprofessional collaboration.
The focused initiatives are as follows:
Optimize medication use and access through pharmacist prescribing.
Objective: By 2024, increase authority for pharmacists to independently prescribe medications, pursuant to a diagnosis, by 20%.
Leverage and utilize technology to optimize pharmacist provision of care to patients.
Objective: By 2024, increase by 20% the number of health systems using analytics and technology to reduce the risk of adverse drug events or suboptimal outcomes.
Ensure all patients receive seamless and coordinated pharmacy services at all transitions of care.Objective: By 2024, increase the number of health systems with integrated pharmacy services to coordinate effective patient care transitions by 20%.
- Improve patient access to pharmacist services in ambulatory care clinics.
Objective: By the end of 2024, increase the number of pharmacists in ambulatory care clinics by 20%.
- Expand the role of pharmacy technicians.
Objective: By 2024, increase the number of health systems utilizing pharmacy technicians in advanced roles by 20%.
ASHP plans to roll out additional focused initiatives over time as we move toward transforming pharmacy practice, and celebrate significant short-term wins associated with the focused initiatives with our membership.
Listen to the ASHPOfficial Podcast to explore PAI 2030’s focused initiatives.