ASHP Joins NABP and APhA to Partner in Leadership of Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation

Topics: Pharmacies and Continuous quality improvement

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) has joined the governance body of the Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA). CPPA is a nonprofit organization created by NABP and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) that develops and implements comprehensive programs of pharmacy practice site accreditation. CPPA’s board has approved the first standards for community pharmacy practice accreditation and expects to release the standards and open the accreditation process in early 2013. The voluntary community pharmacy practice accreditation program will be focused on recognizing quality, enhancing patient safety, and providing a mechanism for excellence-committed community pharmacy practices to distinguish themselves. CPPA Executive Director Lynnae M. Mahaney, BSPharm, MBA, FASHP, stated that CPPA is “pleased to partner with ASHP” and that “ASHP’s leadership and experience in hospital and health-system pharmacy practice will be important as we prepare to develop accreditation standards for additional practice settings.” Additional information is available in an ASHP news release and on the CPPA Web site.