Jo Ann Stubbings and David Chen discuss the 2020 ASHP National Survey of Health-System Specialty Pharmacy Practice, going over key findings from the survey and what challenges and opportunities lie ahead in specialty pharmacy practice.
JoAnn Stubbings is Clinical Associate Professor Emerita in the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. Prior to this, she served as Associate Director, Specialty Pharmacy Services, at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System. Professor Stubbings was the inaugural Chair of ASHP’s Section of Specialty Pharmacy Practitioners from 2018-2020 and currently serves on the Section’s Educational Steering Committee.
David Chen is the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ Assistant Vice President for Pharmacy Leadership and Planning. ASHP represents more than 58,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians. His role with ASHP includes coordinating efforts of ASHP members in advocacy, education on pharmacy leadership, continuity of care, manager development, reimbursement rules & regulations, specialty pharmacy, and multi-hospital health systems. His responsibilities include staff liaison to ASHP’s Section of Specialty Pharmacy Practitioners, Section of Pharmacy Practice Leaders, and Pharmacy Executive Leadership Alliance.