Elevating the Pharmacist as a Strategic Asset

PDF version of the Executive Dialogue

As hospitals and health systems continue with the transition toward value based care, leveraging pharmacy as a strategic asset can help to enhance patient engagement, improve quality and outcomes, and reduce costs. As key members of the clinical team, pharmacists ensure advanced medication management, and collaborate with patients and families, primary care providers and community pharmacists to ensure smooth transitions from the inpatient setting. The American Hospital Association’s Health Forum convened a group of hospital executives to explore the evolving roles of hospital and health system pharmacists. This panel highlights pharmacists’ roles across the continuum of care and how they are helping to improve organizational sustainability and enhance patient care.