Critical Issue 3
Practice of Pharmacy
How does STLCOP advance pharmacy practice models that are economically sustainable and meet the professional needs of students and the profession?
- Establish a leadership role in bringing professional organizations and health care entities together to influence health care and public policy.
- Identify appropriate partners/collaborators to influence health care and public policy.
- Develop an infrastructure to support the College’s advocacy planning and implementation of an advocacy plan.
- Develop an advocacy agenda for the College and the profession of pharmacy (at local, state, and national levels) that includes compensation for patient care services as a major priority.
- Develop and document sustainable patient care delivery models in various pharmacy practice settings.
- Identify and implement documentation system(s) that can be used easily and efficiently within ambulatory care, inpatient, and community clinical practice settings to capture cost avoidance, revenue generation, and clinical outcomes.
- Design and complete a multi-site study whereby STLCOP can disseminate clinical, humanistic, and economic outcomes associated with faculty’s current and future advanced patient care practices.
- Develop a pharmacist tool kit and development programs that can be used to promote sustainable practices in various settings within the community (e.g., ambulatory care, community, inpatient).
- Provide innovative practice site opportunities for students that meet educational goals and generate revenue for the College.
- Complete a feasibility study for the College to establish College-sponsored innovative community pharmacies either on or off campus.
- Following completion of the feasibility study, develop a plan to implement the chosen direction for the College.
- Assuming revised Missouri Board of Pharmacy regulations, establish collaborative practice agreements with physician practices to obtain compensation for services.