Changing health care world impacts pharmacist's role, responsibilities

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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.

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Pharmacy Forecast 2015-2019: Strategic Planning Advice for Pharmacy Departments in Hosptials and Health Systems


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 (

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.

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Community pharmacies may apply now for new accreditation program

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.

Cara Aldridge YoungSenior Assistant Editor

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CPPA Accredits First Pharmacies Under New Community Pharmacy Practice Standards

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.

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