Frequently Asked Questions

The intent of the Practice Advancement Initiative (PAI) 2030 Self-Assessment Tool is to serve as a practical resource to assist pharmacists, organizations, and states in identifying gaps with the PAI 2030 recommendations and creating an action plan for implementation. The tool consists of 35 - 47 questions assessing adoption of the PAI 2030 recommendations at the practitioner or organization level. Upon completing the questions, the tool will allow the user to develop an “Action List” of priorities individualized to their own practice setting. Practitioners and organizations will also have the opportunity to generate reports comparing their data with aggregated data collected from other similar practice settings across their state. A list of resources to help you implement practice change will be provided with the action plan.

The PAI 2030 Self-Assessment Tool questions were developed from most of the practice and organization-focused PAI 2030 recommendations.

The PAI 2030 Self-Assessment Tool is web-based and accessible to anyone who is interested in completing an assessment. The tool is designed to prepare reports and create individualized action plans.

The PAI 2030 Self-Assessment Tool can be completed at any time, but it is recommended that it be completed at least semi-annually depending on the degree of change in practice in order to measure progress in the overall score. For “reassessments,” users can either clone an existing completed assessment and update only what has changed or they can start a new assessment. The clone feature exists to streamline follow-up assessments if only a few changes to the assessment are necessary. This tool will help practitioners and organizations in a variety of practice settings. However, its utility will vary based on various factors such as geographic locations, services provided, and available resources.

All data will be kept confidential and only aggregated data will be reported. The reports that result from use of the PAI 2030 Self-Assessment Tool are for internal, peer-review purposes only.

If you would like to create a customized group to analyze results, such as a multi-hospital system or state, then please send an email to

If you have any questions or comments, please send an email to

Personal assessments, if desired, can be used to help inform a collective response for an official assessment, which is the official response from an organization or institution. A personal assessment is not counted as an official submission from your practice setting. However, if you created a personal assessment and would now like it to be considered an official assessment or vice versa, you can convert it while an assessment is still "in progress." Once you convert a "completed" personal assessment to an official assessment, you cannot change it back to personal. So you must be sure the change is appropriate. Once you're sure you want to make the change, log into your account and locate the "Assessments in Progress" on the "Assessment Home" page. For the assessment you want to change, click on "Assessment Type" and select "Official" or "Personal" and then click on "Save." Once an assessment is "completed," you no longer have the option to change it from "official" to "personal" unless you use the "Clone Assessment" function.

If the person who originally created the assessment(s) needs to share or transfer assessment(s) or is no longer with an organization, the assessments can be shared or transferred to another account. To share or transfer (i.e., change owner) an assessment, follow the steps below:

Step 1: From “Assessment Home,” click on either the “Assessments in Progress or “Completed Assessments” tab

Step 2: Click on “Assessment Owner” for the assessment you would like to share or transfer and then click on either “change owner” to transfer or “share settings” to share.

Step 3 (change owner): Enter the email address of the person you would like to become owner of the assessment and then click the “Change Owner” button.

Step 3 (share assessment): Enter the email address of the person you would like to share an assessment with. Choose sharing permissions (i.e., “View only” or “Can edit”) and then click the “Share Assessment” button.