Top 4 Trends for Hospital Pharmacists in 2018

According to ASHP, pharmacists will face issues such as early retirement and an increased role in combating the opioid crisis in 2018.

In an article from Modern Medicine Network, author Christine Blank writes, “In its recent report, “ASHP Foundation Pharmacy Forecast 2018: Strategic Planning Advice for Pharmacy Departments in Hospitals and Health Systems,” published in the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, ASHP detailed many factors that will influence pharmacists and pharmacy leaders from 2018 through 2023. The report is based on responses from a forecast panel of leaders including pharmacists, academics, pharmacy executives, and others”.

In the article, Blank discusses:

  • Leadership changes
  • Enlarging roles
  • Revised expectations
  • Financial pressures

Blank continues, “In addition, a majority of respondents predicted at least a 25% reduction in investment in new programs”. How will these trends impact the industry?

To read more, see the full article from Christine Blank in Modern Medicine.