The ASHP Consulting Service uniquely builds upon the Society’s 75-year focus of improving medication safety, developing and utilizing practice standards for optimal medicine management for patients and advancing education and training of pharmacists. All funds generated by the activities of the service support ASHP membership rather than owners, directors, or shareholders.

Vision

ASHP’s vision is that medication use will be optimal, safe and effective for all people all of the time.

Mission

The primary mission of the ASHP Consulting Service is to provide advice and solutions for the full spectrum of medication use in hospitals, ambulatory care clinics, and other healthcare settings. This is accomplished through our access to a wide variety of experienced subject matter experts and ASHP’s robust history of providing valuable information, practice standards, and education intended to optimize medication use and safety.

Values

In our work we focus on relationships, focus on patients, are trustworthy and dependable, promote excellence, demonstrate integrity, are standards-based, are best-practice focused, and are intentionally progressive.

Why ASHP Consulting?

For nearly 75 years, ASHP has worked to improve medication safety, developing and promoting practice standards for optimal medication management for patients, and advancing education and training of pharmacists. We personalize our services, serve the profession, and bring flexibility and rigor to our work.

ASHP is a nonprofit professional membership organization and has access to a wide variety of experienced subject matter experts. All funds generated by the activities of the service support ASHP membership rather than owners, directors, or shareholders.

Our Philosophy and Goals

Our operating philosophy is to use the “best people” possible to perform consulting services for our clients. We understand the importance of excellence in effective communication with all individuals we interact with in our work. We appreciate the sense of priority, timeliness and at times, a sense of urgency needed to resolve issues that arise in a health care setting. We are all disciplined leaders with attention to detail, a need for extreme customer service, and a strong desire to exceed expectations. ASHP consultants are experienced and understand pharmacy practice. We focus on supporting health-system administrators, pharmacy and residency directors as well as other managers in their quest for excellence in their programs

Our goals include assisting clients with financial, safety, quality-focused recommendations and productivity/efficiency-focused operational assessments. Our philosophy is to be of assistance with specific requests and once our work is complete, maintain a professional relationship without dependence. It is our intention to utilize professionally developed, peer-reviewed standards, guidelines and Best Practices to assess, evaluate, recommend and resolve issues then move on allowing the client to have benefited from the advisement and education we have provided.

Our Services

ASHP consultants are experienced and understand pharmacy practice. The approach and goals of our work are standards based, Best Practice-focused and putting patient care first. We focus on supporting health-system administrators, pharmacy and residency directors as well as other managers in their quest for excellence in their programs. Our goal is to be of assistance with specific requests and once our work is complete, maintain a professional relationship without dependence. It is our intention to utilize professionally developed, peer-reviewed standards, guidelines and Best Practices to assess, evaluate, recommend and resolve issues then move on allowing the client to have benefited from the advisement and education we have provided. Our list of services includes but is not limited to the following:

* ASHP Consulting is not affiliated with the Accreditation Services Office at ASHP, and the ASHP Accreditation Services Office is not connected or affiliated in any manner with programs or sites that use ASHP Consulting. ASHP Consulting staff and contractors do not participate in the processes utilized by the ASHP Accreditation Services Office or the ASHP Commission on Credentialing. Further, decisions regarding accreditation status of residency programs rest solely with the ASHP Commission on Credentialing, and are not in any manner influenced by or known by ASHP Consulting.

ASHP Consulting

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
4500 East-West Highway, Suite 900
Bethesda, Maryland 20814

Phone

(301) 664-8896

Email

ashpconsulting@ashp.org

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