To recognize innovative Ohio Health-Systems who have demonstrated pharmacy practice advancements in accordance with the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacy (ASHP) Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative (PPMI).
Nominations must represent pharmacy departments located within the state of Ohio. Any Ohio institution is eligible, and this award is not limited to just pharmacy Health-Systems. Departments should establish an innovative best practice that has demonstrated clear benefits in patient care and the advancement of pharmacy practice. Emphasis should be placed on incorporating at least one of ASHP’s Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative Objectives into institutional practice. Ideally, nominated departments should demonstrate characteristics such as:
Utilizing pharmacists to improve medication use and optimize medication related outcomes
Expansion of technician roles to prepare and distribute medications
Promotion of appropriate training and credentialing for pharmacists and technicians aimed at activities performed within the scope of practice
Pharmacy departments utilization of available automation and technology to improve patient safety and workflow efficacy
Innovation within pharmacy practice
Award winning programs will be asked to create a video or PowerPoint showcasing their best practice initiatives. A focus should be placed on implementation and initiation of various phases of the project.
To be eligible for the award, nominations should include information regarding the institutions background, practice setting, and current pharmacy practice model. Additionally, institutions should highlight their innovative practice initiatives including outcomes and future directions. Finally, strategies for potential sustainment should be incorporated into the nomination.
Nominations may be submitted along with supporting material(s) by any OSHP member, OSHP Board of Directors, or Local Affiliated Chapters of OSHP. Self-nominations are acceptable for this award. Use of an OSHP Practice Advancement Success Award Nomination form is required.
Made by OSHP Division of Professional Affairs; final approval by the OSHP Board of Directors.
The Best Practice Advancement Award presentation will be showcased at the OSHP Annual Awards Banquet.