The Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative has been renamed Practice Advancement Initiative (PAI), according to an announcement from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Foundation and the ASHP.
“We’re very excited about this expansion of the initiative’s focus, and we believe that pharmacists in all care settings will find value in the kinds of resources we offer on the PAI website,” ASHP Foundation CEO Stephen Allen said.
The new company will have a new website as it grows its patient and ambulatory care. The new PAI combines the outcomes from two health care summits -- a 2010 gathering on the acute-care-focused pharmacy practice model and a 2014 meeting on ambulatory care.
“The initiative’s new name and focus reflect the comprehensive nature of this national program as well as the rapid evolution of pharmacists’ roles in all patient care settings,” ASHP Chief Executive Officer Paul Abramowitz said.
The organization's goal is to advance the role of pharmacists so they can play more of a clinical role in patient care while ensuring pharmacists are trained and licensed.