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PAI to PAI 2030

The PAI originally was based on the results of two consensus-building conferences – one focused on acute care and another on ambulatory care. PAI, which began in 2010, is a partnership between ASHP and the ASHP Foundation. It was designed to drive pharmacy practice change at a local level. It aimed to integrate pharmacists into healthcare teams by leveraging the skills of pharmacy technicians, promoting pharmacist credentialing and training, encouraging the appropriate use of medication-safety technology, and ensuring pharmacists are leaders in medication use.

The PAI was driven by five main pillars:

  • Care Team Integration
  • Leveraging Pharmacy Technicians
  • Pharmacist Credentialing and Training
  • Technology
  • Leadership in Medication Use

Following the initiative’s inception in 2010, many PAI recommendations were achieved. Additionally, as the healthcare landscape changed and new, disruptive trends emerged, pharmacy leaders found new opportunities for service and practice expansion. Building on this foundation, PAI 2030 brings recommendations to ensure that the pharmacy profession meets the demands of future practice and patient care deliver models.

PAI 2030 includes 59 recommendations that fall under 5 Domains and 3 Subdomains.


  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Pharmacist Role, Education, and Training
  • Technology and Data Science
  • Pharmacy Technician Role, Education, and Training
  • Leadership in Medication Use and Safety


  • Practice-Focused Recommendations
  • Organization-Focused Recommendations
  • Profession-Focused Recommendations

To learn more about PAI 2030 and view the PAI 2030 Recommendations, visit the PAI 2030 page.