Dr. Kea Turner was the lead author of the paper, “The role of network ties to support implementation of a community pharmacy enhanced services network,” which was published in September 2018. Dr. Turner and her colleagues conducted a qualitative study evaluating implementation of the Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN), a medication management program for Medicaid beneficiaries that integrates pharmacists into patient-centered medical homes through a value-based payment model. The research team conducted forty interviews with community pharmacists who were responsible for CPESN implementation. Researchers found that gaining buy-in from healthcare providers prior to implementation and building partnerships with local public health and case management agencies helped pharmacies with implementation.
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