Supply chain tip of the day: Invest in professional development for your pharmacy staff

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Hospital executives should promote and support the professional development of their pharmacy staffs, especially as PharmD program enrollment drops, C-suite positions for pharmacy leaders emerge and pharmacists begin to lead more strategic initiatives, said Matthew Wolf, group vice president of pharmacy healthcare solutions at AmerisourceBergen.

He shared the following tip with Becker's Hospital Review:

"Health system pharmacies should promote and support the development of the pharmacy technician staff," Mr. Wolf said. "Doing so will help create opportunities for pharmacists to participate in patient care teams, enabling them to showcase their value and, ultimately, underscoring the importance of pharmacy to the health system."

When hospital executives prioritize the professional development of technician staff, it better aligns and positions pharmacy leaders at the C-suite to drive patient care outcomes.

Learn more here.

If you would like to share a tip, please email Alia Paavola at apaavola@beckershealthcare.com.

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