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.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA) today announced the first two programs to be accredited under its community pharmacy practice standards—Goodrich Pharmacy, an independent multi-site community pharmacy near Minneapolis, and the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Pharmacy, located at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA) has launched its new program to accredit outpatient pharmacy practices in the community, hospitals, health systems, and clinics. Applications for accreditation are available on the CPPA website.
Author: James G. Stevenson and Hae Mi Choe
Pharmacy Forecast 2014-2018: Strategic Planning Advice
For Pharmacy Departments in Hospitals and Health Systems