Pharmacy Forecast: Strategic Planning Advice for Pharmacy Departments in Hospitals and Health Systems

A trends report from the ASHP Research and Education Foundation's Center for Health-System Pharmacy Leadership. The 2017 Pharmacy Forecast was supported by a grant from Omnicell, Inc., to the ASHP Foundation's David A. Zilz Leaders for the Future Fund.

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It is also featured in the January 15th issue of AJHP! Read an editorial about the Forecast by CEO Steve Allen.

Pharmacy Forecast predicts important developments in eight domains that are likely to challenge pharmacy practice leaders in hospitals and health systems. Its purpose is to improve the effectiveness of leaders in hospital and health-system pharmacy practice by helping them plan for the future. Pharmacy Forecast reports the results of a survey of trend watchers in health-system pharmacy, analyzes predicted trends and presents more than 40 authoritative, actionable strategic recommendations to pharmacy practice leaders.

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New: Pharmacy Forecast 2017
The new 2017 report focuses on the following areas:

• Population Health Management
• Health-System Operations
• Health Information Technology
• Therapeutics
 
• Managing Medication Costs
• Regulatory Requirements
• Pharmacy Work Force
• Presidential Election
 

Previous Reports
To get the most benefit of Pharmacy Forecast, review the past several reports. There are domains that appear in several reports; however, each report includes different questions that reflect a range of challenges that you will want to consider in your strategic planning.

Pharmacy Forecast 2016-2020

The 2016-2020 report focuses on the implications of emerging trends in the following areas:

• Healthcare Delivery and Financing
• Population Health Management
• Drug Development and Therapeutics
• Pharmaceutical Marketplace
• Data and Technology
• Pharmacy Work Force
• Patient Empowerment
• Ethics

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Pharmacy Forecast 2015-2019
The 2015-2018 report focuses on the implications of emerging trends in the following areas:

• Health System and Hospital Practices
• Ambulatory Care
• Quality Improvement
• Technology Applications 
• Patient Empowerment
• Health-System Work Force
• Drug Development and Therapeutics
• Pharmacy Policies and Practices

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Pharmacy Forecast 2014-2018
The 2014-2018 report focuses on the implications of emerging trends in the following areas:

• Fiscal Issues
• Quality of Care
• Health Care Analytics
• Pharmaceutical Marketplace 
• Pharmacy Practice Model
• Ambulatory Care
• Pharmacy Department Operations
• Leadership

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Pharmacy Forecast 2013-2017
The 2013-2017 report focuses on the implications of emerging trends in the following areas:

• Pharmacy Practice Model
• Pharmacy Work Force
• Technology
• Health Care Delivery and Financing 
• Drug Development and Therapeutics
• Pharmaceutical Marketplace
• Physician and Nurse Work Forces
• Consumer-Driven Health Care

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About the Project Director
William A. Zellmer serves as the project director on behalf of the ASHP Foundation and is managing the implementation of this project. Mr. Zellmer is one of pharmacy’s most distinguished leaders. During his nearly 40-year tenure at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, he helped shape the pharmacy profession in the United States and abroad. He is the author of The Conscience of a Pharmacist and the 1996 recipient of the ASHP Harvey A. K. Whitney Award. In 2009, to honor Mr. Zellmer as he retired, the ASHP Foundation established a lecture fund in his name.
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