Carpe Diem or “Seize the Day” is phrase that I first heard when I watched one of my favorite movies with Robin Williams—Dead Poets Society. In the movie, he instructs his students to “seize the day” to accomplish what they can today because they may not have a tomorrow. I have incorporated this statement into my own professional life to guide me in my decisions about my practice. As I have frequently said, you must be prepared when the opportunity comes for it may not wait for you to be “ready.”... click here for the rest of the article.
Randy McDonough, PharmD, MS, BCGP, BCPS, FAPhA
Director of Practice Transformation
Flip the Pharmacy
Congratulations to the 320
Cohort 2 Pharmacies that will Successfully Complete the Flip the Pharmacy Program
at the End of this Month!
The past two years have been anything but ordinary and these Cohort 2 pharmacies have been extraordinary in their practices transformation efforts! The Flip the Pharmacy Coordinating Center applauds the pharmacy staff within each of these pharmacies for all of the advancements that have been made over the last two years. These pharmacies have been able to submit eCare Plans, with meaningful data around A1c, blood pressure, and more, while responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and immunizing, administering monoclonal antibodies, and dispensing oral antiviral therapeutics to people in their communities. Outstanding!
Flip the Pharmacy Initiative in Numbers 
eCare Plans Submitted: 2,762,669
Blood Pressure Measurements Reported: 161,958
A1c/Glucose Reported: 2,113
eCare Plans with Immunization-related Codes: 101,379
Flip the Pharmacy Graduate Program
Soon, each of these "graduate" pharmacies will be invited to be a part of Team USA’s Flip the Pharmacy Graduate Program which is aimed to keep pharmacies engaged with practice transformation. Click here to view the more details from Randy McDonough.
Cohort 4 Awardees Announced

The Community Pharmacy Foundation announced the 14 awardee Practice Transformation Teams chosen to participate in the fourth round (Cohort 4: October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2024) of the Flip the Pharmacy Program.

With these additional teams, over 1,300 community-based pharmacies have previously received, are currently receiving, or will soon receive practice transformation coaching and support through the two-year Flip the Pharmacy program launched in October 2019.
Here are the 14 Practice Transformation Teams who have been selected to participate in Cohort 4:
  • CPESN California
  • CPESN Maryland
  • CPESN Minnesota
  • CPESN New Jersey – Curemed Pharmacy
  • CPESN Ohio
  • CPESN Texas – Love Oak Pharmacy
  • CPESN Wisconsin
  • Kroger Health
  • SigDAY Pharmacies
  • Team GATE (Greater Appalachian Transformation Effort)
  • Team Iowa
  • Team Kentucky
  • The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • The University of Pittsburgh
Flip the Pharmacy Change Package
for September 2022
Opioid Progression
At this point, you should have or are creating sustainable workflow practices around opioid medications. The goal is to continue offering these workflow innovations as we continue into the next progression.
For those of you who are ready to take the opioid progression to the next level, we have partnered with our Subject Matter Experts to help you do just that.
  • Focus on the patient in more ways than just their medications – Social Determinants of Health
  • Opioid Tapering

Click here or the image to view the change package.
Flip the Pharmacy
Best Practices Webinar

Please join us for our next session!
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 1 p.m. ET

If you missed the August session,
Kelly Kent, RPh, PharmD, BCPS and Kaitlyn Pegump, PharmD
from Towncrest Pharmacy with Team Iowa shared how
they are implementing pharmacist-prescribed paxlovid.
Click here for the recording. 

Click here if you have not yet registered for the series
Technology Solutions Partners
Workflow Webinars

The Flip the Pharmacy / CPESN Workflows Webinars hosted by the Technology Solutions Partners (TSPs) is a series to help your pharmacy staff understand how to maximize their technology systems for eCare Plan documentation.
Click here for the registration information and 
the dates and times provided by our TSPs.
Mark your calendars so that you don’t miss your TSP’s webinar!
Best of Flip the Pharmacy Social Media
Check out some of our favorite social media posts from the last couple weeks. We encourage you to get connected and join in the fun!
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Best of the Flip the Pharmacy Blog
Click here to enjoy a blog post entitled, "How to Identify and ACT on Opioid Use Disorder in Community Pharmacies --
a podcast with Molly Nichols" by Katie Hettinger, PharmD, Community Practice Research Fellow with Purdue University.

Jump in and share your thoughts via the Flip the Pharmacy blog.
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