The Community Pharmacy Foundation (CPF) has announced that 20 Practice Transformation Teams have been chosen to participate in the first cohort of the multi-year Flip the Pharmacy Program. A Minnesota team is part of the cohort. Flip the Pharmacy aims to transform community-based pharmacies away from point-in-time, prescription-level care processes and business models to longitudinal and patient-level care processes and business models through the use of hands-on coaching.
Over the intensive two-year experience, each participating pharmacy will be served by a Practice Transformation Team that will be focused on implementing the Flip the Pharmacy Change Package with the help of the Flip the Pharmacy Coordinating Center, CPESN USA. “Each team has established key relationships with payers and transformation partners generating large in-kind support for their implementation plans, while presenting lean budgets for recruiting and coaching participating pharmacies. We are eager to watch these teams grow and begin transforming community pharmacy through the creation of replicable and sustainable care and business processes,” said CPF Board President Phil Burgess, RPh.
The first cohort covers all regions of the country and the teams have committed to engaging and deploying more than 70 Practice Transformation Coaches to more than 500 pharmacies across the country to implement the six key transformation domains supported at the pharmacy-level by transformation coaches (see domains and sign up to follow the Program at www.flipthepharmacy.com).