I was discussing the Pharmacy Forecast 2013-2017 with colleagues last week
and noticed an interesting inconsistency in responses. Under
I often find myself in discussions with other pharmacists about the role of technology in medication safety, and find that those discussions...
One of the mantras I have been pushing in relationship to the PPMI is the notion that change will happen whether or not we are on the bus with it. It...
The PPMI Hospital Self-Assessment was developed to assess an individual hospital’s conformity with the recommendations from the PPMI Summit. The tool consists of 106 questions assessing adoption of the PPMI recommendations at the hospital level. Upon completing the questions, the tool will allow the user to develop a list of priorities (an "Action List") individualized to their own hospital/health system. Hospitals will also have the opportunity to generate reports comparing their data with aggregated data collected from similar hospitals within and across their state. A list of resources will also be provided to assist hospitals in implementing change in their institution.
The PPMI Demonstration Grants Program is a new research grant program that supports demonstration projects related to the ASHP/ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative (PPMI). The overarching goal of the PPMI is to increase pharmacist participation on patient care teams as the professional who is responsible and accountable for patients’ medication-related outcomes while delegating all medication distribution functions that do not require clinical judgment to qualified pharmacy technicians and technology. The grants are available in the following research priority areas: Pharmacists’ Roles (up to three $25,000 grants); Pharmacy Technicians and Technology (up to two $25,000 grants); and Pharmacist Education (one $25,000 grant). The deadline to apply is January 20, 2012.