Amidst rising pandemic and national push for COVID-19 vaccination, pharmacist association offers enhanced pharmacy practice resource
Boston, MA—February 2, 2021—ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) has recently launched its new publications platform (publications.ashp.org), built by KGL PubFactory, a division of KnowledgeWorks Global Ltd. (KGL). The new site hosts all of ASHP’s available ebooks, offering pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians the full range of ASHP’s authoritative clinical, educational, and drug information resources as well as pharmacy practice and professional development titles on a state-of-the-art platform.
ASHP is the collective voice of pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in hospitals, health systems, ambulatory clinics, and other healthcare settings spanning the full spectrum of medication use. Publishing about 15 books a year in addition to its backlist, ASHP now has the ability to mine its archive to develop new products for its individual and institutional customers. ASHP also takes advantage of KGL’s composition, editorial, and print services for its books, consolidating production and delivery of the complete program with a single, end-to-end provider.
Daniel J. Cobaugh, Pharm.D., DABAT, FAACT, Vice President of Publishing at ASHP and Editor-in-Chief of AJHP, said, “In fulfilling our mission to improve patient outcomes by advancing the pharmacy practice, we are excited to streamline our publications with KGL to provide a robust and user-friendly interface for our clinical and professional ebooks. We are optimizing the efficiency of delivering critical information to our members and other valued customers to support their efforts to provide the best possible care to their patients.”
José Fossi, VP of Client Services for KGL PubFactory, added, “A longtime customer of KGL through its predecessor Sheridan Journal Services, ASHP now benefits from a true one-stop, full-service publishing model. PubFactory has a proud history of hosting mixed content, and we are excited to offer these core pharmacy resources via our flexible and integrated platform.”
KGL’s end-to-end proposition for scholarly publishers includes project management, AI-powered language analysis and copyediting, XML composition and proofing, digital and print production, and online hosting. The PubFactory platform hosts over 2,300 journals and 400,000 books, numerous databases, and reference works.
ASHP represents pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory settings. The organization’s nearly 58,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians. For 79 years, ASHP has been at the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists advance healthcare, visit ASHP’s website, ashp.org, or its consumer website, SafeMedication.com.
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