Strategic Planning Of Pharmaceutical Care At Saudi MOH: New Model For Middle East Countries | 37431
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Clinical Pharmacology & Biopharmaceutics
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Strategic planning of pharmaceutical care at Saudi MOH: New model for Middle East countries

Pharma Middle East

Yousef A Alomi

Ministry of Health, KSA

Keynote: Clin Pharmacol Biopharm

DOI: 10.4172/2167-065X.C1.012

General Administration of Pharmaceutical Care of Ministry of Health in KSA is responsible of implementing pharmaceutical care and related issues to 250 hospitals and more than 2500 primary care centers including clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice and it had established strategic planning for coming ten years to improve pharmaceutical care at all hospital pharmacies and primary care centers pharmacies. This plan was established after reviewing strategic planning of Ministry of Health (MOH) KSA, American Society of Health System Pharmacist (ASHP), American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), and Saudi Pharmaceutical Society (SPS). Initial step of one of the applying strategic plans is assessment of the real situation by using ASHP survey, pharmacist job satisfaction and pharmacy competencies, and the next step is reviewing pharmacy manpower, pharmacy design, pharmacy automation, human resources including pharmacy and clinical pharmacist manpower, job description, and ISMP self-assessment of medication safety in the hospitals and primary care centers. The third step to review pharmacy education and training including short and long courses, post graduate clinical pharmacy scholar ship, general and specialized residency program. After two years of starting the plan, almost 30-40% of the plan was finished with improving pharmacy services and applying more ten clinical pharmacy programs, and reduction of medication errors. The new model of strategic planning is essential to reach an excellent pharmaceutical care and improve outcome and avoiding unnecessary cost in Middle East countries.

Yousef A Alomi is the Head of General Administration of Pharmaceutical Care Administration, and Head of National Drug Information Center, MOH KSA. He obtained Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences degree from King Saud University in the year 1992. After six-years of higher study, he earned his Master of Clinical Pharmacy from the same University in the year 1998. He is an affiliated Clinical Instructor of Purdue University in the USA. He is adjunct Assistant Professor of King Saud University College of Pharmacy. He was a member of Pharmacy Board at Saudi Commission for Health Specialties for 1998-2002 and 2008-2012 and Head of Pharmacy Accreditation Committee during 2010-2012. In the year 2005, he obtained Board Certification of Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS). In the year 2008, he obtained his Diploma in Business Administration from American University in Egypt, and Board Certification of Nutrition Support Pharmacy (BCNSP) in 2009. He worked as Clinical Pharmacist in critical care area and nutrition support. He had established and implemented several programs at MOH Hospitals including Clinical Pharmacy Program, Medication Safety Program, Pain Management Program, Anticoagulation Program and Pharmacy Infection Control, and 30 Adult & 20 Pediatrics Clinical Pharmacy Programs. He is the Founder of Mass Gathering Pharmaceutical Care in KSA. He became a member of advisory board of the Arab Pharmaceutical Journal in 2010. He became as Pharmacy Board Member of Saudi Commission of Health Care Specialties (2010-2013). He had conducted several researches and presented at various conferences in Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice which were published in ACCP and ISPOR conferences.

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