I received an email today from the ASHP PPMI group asking me to take their pre-summit survey. I did, and you should too if you care about the future of pharmacy practice. In addition to the request for survey participation the email included a link to the PPMI practice spotlight, which just so happened to feature Childrenâ€™s Hospital Central California (CHCC) where I spent a few years working in their pediatric ICU.
The spotlight article talks about CHCCâ€™s use of decentralized pharmacists as well as judicious use of automation and technology. While working for CHCC I never stopped to considered whether the practice model we were using was advanced or not. It was simply the model we were using at the time. It occurred to me that most people probably donâ€™t see their practice sites as advanced because everything in front of them appears â€œnormalâ€.