After a year of administering COVID-19 vaccines, battling medication shortages and experiencing a workforce shortage, pharmacies will face a unique set of challenges and opportunities in 2022.
Let’s see some unique changes that may happen come 2022
1.Independent provider status for clinical pharmacy staff in each state.
clinical pharmacy staff play an important role in ensuring positive patient outcomes by improving medication management.
2. Greater transparency about the pharmacy supply chain. Hospital pharmacies will benefit from federal and state legislation allowing them to have more transparency about drugmakers’ manufacturing locations, shortages and production issues.
3.Greater ability to provide affordable care.
4.Recognition of the potential for pharmacy innovation. New techniques and startups are poised to increase efficiency and revenue in the areas of specialty medications, gene therapies, formulary management and safe medication use.
5. Addressing the pharmacy workforce crisis. making telehealth services inclusive of pharmacists and instating legislation that allows them to practice at the top of their licensure will help the industry meet increased pharmacy demands.