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
Supported by the David A. Zilz Leaders for the Future Fund

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.


Coming in December 2014: The new Pharmacy Forecast 2015-2019

The report will be available here on December 1, 2014. The 2014-2018 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
Download your copy of the Pharmacy Forecast report on December 1, 2014.

You may also attend a special session at the 2014 ASHP Midyear about the report's findings:

Midyear Presentation of Pharmacy Forecast 2015-2019
Pharmacy Forecast: Getting in Front of the Trends that Will Shape Your Future

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
304B, Level 3, Anaheim Convention Center
2-4 p.m.

The ASHP Foundation's Center for Health-System Pharmacy Leadership will preview the trend predictions in the latest Pharmacy Forecast report. This CE session will identify components of the external environment that are expected to have a major impact on hospital and health-system pharmacy practice over the next five years. The faculty will also present some of the report’s most important strategic recommendations, which will be helpful to pharmacists who are planning the future of their departments. Visit the ASHP Midyear website for information on the session agenda.



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


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


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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