These tools will help you implement, measure, and manage pharmacy practice change within your acute or outpatient care setting.
Hospital Self-Assessment (HSA)
This self-assessment instrument is designed to evaluate a hospital’s alignment with PAI recommendations. Consisting of 106 weighted questions, the tool calculates how close individual hospitals are to adopting PAI recommendations. By generating an adoption “score” for comparison purposes, the tool will help you create a prioritized “action list” for your hospital. Anyone who can describe the pharmacy services that are available at an individual hospital can complete the HSA, but there is only one “official” response allowed per hospital to ensure that the data from each individual hospital can be utilized in an aggregate to compare to other hospitals. Health systems and ASHP state affiliates can use their own aggregate data to determine strategic areas on which to focus.
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Ambulatory Care Self-Assessment
The Ambulatory Care Self-Assessment , which is based on the 25 recommendations of the 2014 Ambulatory Care Summit, is a gap analysis instrument. The two versions of the ACSA—a system/manager version with 49 questions and a practitioner version with 38 questions—produce an action list that highlights areas that require improvement. The list can then be prioritized into an action plan, which includes relevant clinical articles and other resources to help you create your own practice advancement strategies and plan.
Special note: Aggregate comparison data will be available in the future.
Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Progress Measures
Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Progress Measures are based on the National Survey data. They measure the progress in establishing pharmacists as ambulatory care patient care providers. There are seven measures which are updated annually.
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Hospital Pharmacy Progress Measures
This resource, which replaces the former National Dashboard, is based on data gleaned from the PAI Hospital Self-Assessment tool and contains 24 measures organized under the five PAI goals. ASHP state affiliates can use these measures to make comparisons of their state data to national data.
View the progress measures
State Affiliate Tool Kit
In collaboration with the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, ASHP developed a step-by-step instructional tool kit to help affiliates reach out to their members about PAI.
View State Affiliate Tool Kit
Advancing patient care by increasing pharmacist involvement on multidisciplinary teams requires pharmacist leadership at all levels of an organization. Helping hospital and health-system executives understand how team-based pharmacists can support the organization’s patient care mission and positively affect outcomes is a critical leadership responsibility. This tool kit provides practical resources that can help you to engage executives in discussions to advance patient care and pharmacy practice. View C-Suite Resources
Patient Complexity Index Tool (Coming Soon)
ASHP and the ASHP Foundation recently convened an interdisciplinary panel of experts to determine how to prioritize hospitalized patients who require advanced, pharmacist-provided drug therapy management. The panel’s consensus recommendations are currently being developed into a patient complexity index tool. Stay tuned for more information as the tool is finalized.