I briefly touched on the Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative (PPMI) last week. As part of the initiative ASHP will be holding a PPMI Summit in Dallas, Texas, November 7-9, 2010 where a lot of brilliant minds will come together to work towards advancing pharmacy practice.
According to information I received, the PPMI Summit will:
- Describe optimal pharmacy practice models that ensure the provision of safe, effective, efficient, and accountable medication-related care for hospital and health-system patients, taking into account the education and training of pharmacists, the prospect of enhancing the capacity of pharmacy technicians, and the current and future state of technology
- Identify core patient-care-related services that should be consistently provided by departments of pharmacy in hospitals and health systems
- Foster understanding of and support for optimal pharmacy practice models in hospitals and health systems by patients and caregivers, health care professionals, health care executives, and payers;
Identify existing and future technologies required to support optimal pharmacy practice models in hospitals and health systems
- Identify specific actions that hospital and health-system pharmacists should take to implement optimal practice models; and
- Determine the tools and resources needed to implement optimal pharmacy practice models in hospitals and health systems
This is a great opportunity for pharmacists to get involved with something that will affect the way we practice pharmacy for the foreseeable future. Approximately 100 hospital/health-system pharmacists will be invited to the Summit. To nominate a pharmacist to participate in the Summit go to the online nomination form and fill it out. Note that self-nomination is allowed.
For more information visit the ASHP Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative website.