Grant Title: Community Pharmacy Practice Transformation Initiative: Evaluating sustainability of patient services after Flip the Pharmacy
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UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Profession, Academics & Economics
Grant Docs
Flip the Pharmacy (FtP) is a 24-month practice transformation program aiming to transition community pharmacies from a focus on filling prescriptions at a moment in time to caring for patients over time. Approximately 850 pharmacies in cohorts 1 and 2 will have completed the program by October 2022, providing an opportunity to explore sustainability or maintenance of enhanced patient care services implemented. The objectives of this study are to (1) evaluate the extent to which enhanced patient care services implemented as part of FTP have been sustained at community pharmacies in cohorts 1 and 2, (2) identify facilitators and barriers of sustaining enhanced patient care services after community pharmacies complete FtP, and (3) to establish a data sharing agreement learning work group. To achieve the first two objectives, we will conduct a mixed methods study using three data sources: eCare Plan data, a survey of community pharmacies in cohorts 1 and 2, and key informant interviews. Findings from this study will provide lessons learned on sustaining patient care services, characterize the mix of services provided nationally by pharmacists, and inform updates to FtP to improve its impact as a community pharmacy practice transformation program. The data sharing agreement learning work group will look to summarize best practices of obtaining national practice transformation data from CPESN USA and other stakeholder entities.
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  • Applicant:
    Stefanie Ferreri
    PharmD, BCACP
    UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy