Strategic Plan 2014-2017


Executive Summary:

Formed in the fall of 2010, the Pharmacy Health Information Technology (HIT) Collaborative’s vision and mission is for the US healthcare system to be supported by meaningful use of Health IT and the integration of pharmacists for the provision of quality patient care. In addition, to advocate and educate key stakeholders regarding the meaningful use of Health IT and the inclusion of pharmacists within a technology-enabled integrated health care system. The Collaborative’s goals seeks to ensure HIT supports pharmacists in health care service delivery, achieve pharmacists’ integration within health information exchange and support national quality initiatives enabled by Health IT. The Pharmacy HIT Collaborative’s founding organizations represent pharmacists in all patient care settings and other facets of pharmacy, including pharmacy education and pharmacy education accreditation. The Collaborative’s Associate Members represent e-prescribing networks, a standards development organization, transaction processing networks, pharmacy companies, system vendors and other organizations that support pharmacists’ services. The Collaborative was founded by nine pharmacy professional associations representing over 250,000 members and includes seven associate members from other pharmacy related organizations. For additional information, visit www.pharmacyhit.org.


Vision:

The US healthcare system is supported by meaningful use of Health Information Technology (HIT) and the integration of pharmacists for the provision of quality patient care.


Mission:

To advocate and educate key stakeholders regarding the meaningful use of HIT and the inclusion of pharmacists within a technology-enabled integrated health care system.


Goals:

ACCESS: Ensure HIT supports pharmacists in health care service delivery
CONNECTIVITY: Achieve pharmacists’ integration within health information exchange.
QUALITY: Support national quality initiatives enabled by HIT.


Pharmacy HIT Collaborative’s Key Points

Access–Connectivity-Quality

Goal 1: ACCESS - Ensure HIT supports pharmacists in health care service delivery

  • Objective 1: Increase pharmacists’ awareness regarding the role and importance of HIT in patient care delivery and the role of the Collaborative.
  • Objective 2: Promote pharmacists’ use of HIT needed for patient care provision in all care settings to support the work as a patient care provider.
  • Objective 3: Provide guidance to standards development organizations about electronic documentation of pharmacy services.

GOAL 2: CONNECTIVITY - Achieve pharmacists’ integration within health information exchange.

  • Objective 1: Provide direction about pharmacists’ requirement to access and submit clinical information through electronic health records (EHRs) fosters more effective and efficient care.
  • Objective 2: Increase participation by pharmacists in all practice settings in local, state and regional Health Information Exchanges (HIEs).
  • Objective 3: Enhance the ability of pharmacists to electronically document the administration of, share information about, and determine the need for population health interventions.

GOAL 3: QUALITY - Support national quality initiatives enabled by HIT.

  • Objective 1: Advance the pharmacist’s role in meaningful use of the Electronic Health Record (EHR).
  • Objective 2: Develop value sets of standard codes for patient care documentation.
  • Objective 3: Support the implementation of clinical quality measures to improve patient care.