ASHP Intersections - February 25, 2015
The issue of pharmacist creditatiling and privileging continues to grow in the national consciousness as pharmacists seek to differentiate their skill sets in a crowded workplace. But how can the more than 60,000 outpatient pharmacy practices in clinics, health systems, and community settings demonstrate their own excellence in patient care?
Pharmacy Today February 2015
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The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA) today announced the launch of a new accreditation program for specialty pharmacy practices. The application for accreditation and the newly approved specialty pharmacy accreditation standards are available at http://pharmacypracticeaccredit.org/.
View the CPPA Press Release: New CPPA Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation Program Accepting Application.pdf
Houston Chronicle (chron.com)
By Valerie Sweeten, Jobs Correspondent
The changing world of pharmacies is impacting the role of a pharmacist and their duties, making the job ever more challenging and diverse. Traditional community pharmacy settings still provide a home for pharmacists, but new opportunities continue to grow with hospitals and clinics.
Author: Lynnae Mahaney, BSPharm, MBA, FASHP - CPPA Executive Director
Pharmacy accreditation programs can improve health care by providing standards by which to evaluate the quality of patient care services and by setting requirements for patient consultation, education, and documentation.
OUTPATIENT PHARMACY ACCREDITATION
Half of FPs said it is at least somewhat likely that 10% of health-system outpatient pharmacy departments will be accredited by the Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA) by 2019 (item 8). CPPA accreditation has the potential for ensuring patients and payers that recognized pharmacies are well qualified to provide drug therapy management and other patient care services. CPPA standards for community pharmacy pracgtice are applicable to outpatient pharmacies, and a standard for specialty pharmacies is under development (www.pharmacypracticeaccredit.org)
1. Hennefent, J.A.; Askew Buxton, J. In: Zellmer WA, ed. Pharmacy forecast 2015-2019: strategic planning advice for
pharmacy departments in hospitals and health systems, December 2014. Bethesda, MD: Center for Health-System Pharmacy Leadership, ASHP Research and Education Foundation. www.ashpfoundation.org/pharmacyforecast.
Access the full trends report at www.ashpfoundation.org/pharmacyforecast .
The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA will be presenting a workshop on September 15th at the IIR Specialty Pharmacy Collaborative Summit in Boston, MA.
Pharmacy Today - June 1, 2014
Author: Cara Aldridge Young, Senior Assistant Editor
Outpatient pharmacy practices seeking recognition for their high-quality, safe, and efficient patient care are invited to apply for the Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation’s (CPPA) voluntary new accreditation program. The program is up and running and accepting applications.