AMCP, AACP release new education report

The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Foundation along with the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) have prepared and distributed a new education module to the deans of 136 universities and colleges of pharmacy.

In an effort to prepare for future health care trends, the module follows AMCP Foundation’s recent study analysis “Ahead of the Curve: Top Ten Emerging Healthcare Trends – Implications for Patients, Providers, Payers and Pharmaceuticals.” The multi-sectional report outlines the study’s top 10 trend findings as well as other predicted changes to be seen over the next five years.

“This unique program describes not only the emerging trends but their ramifications for pharmacists,” Lucinda Maine, PhD, executive vice president of AACP, said. “Its observations can influence strategic decision making for colleges of pharmacy and their educators. The module also can form the basis of a useful academic teaching tool in the classroom.”

“Ahead of the Curve” can be used in whole or in part by pharmacy educators to improve classroom curricula and provides pharmacy leaders with the tools to meet ongoing industry challenges. The module includes a PowerPoint presentation, bibliography and supporting materials.

“Pharmacists in all practice settings are gaining influence in health care delivery as a result of emerging market and value-based forces,” Edith A. Rosato, RPh, IOM, CEO of AMCP and chairman of the AMCP Foundation, said. “Our learning institutions must stay ahead of the curve so that future pharmacists have the tools to achieve the Triple Aim of health reform.”

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