CPESN® Arkansas serves to coordinate care in community-based pharmacies through collaboration with other health care providers to optimize medication therapy to ensure patients are achieving positive therapeutic outcomes and reducing overall healthcare costs.

CPESN Arkansas members are engaged through a private Facebook group, receive monthly newsletter updates and monthly webinars. The network has secured a small grant to help develop immunization practices in the state. Several volunteers have presented the local CPESN network at statewide pharmacy association district meetings, health-system pharmacists’ meeting, primary care clinics and medication safety groups. Arkansas community pharmacists are maintaining momentum and increasing publicity for better care.

Leadership & Luminaries

Megan Smith, Managing Network Facilitator
Kyle Lomax, Lead Network Luminary
Eric Hughes, Network Project Manager

Local Network Requirements

CPESN® Arkansas Minimum Service Sets. All participating pharmacies are capable of providing the following core services:

  • Medication Reconciliation

    Comparing a patient’s medication orders to all of the medications the patient has been taking to avoid medication errors during care transitions.

  • Clinical Medication Sychronization

    Timing a patient’s routine refills with a pharmacist’s clinical disease state management and monitoring to progress toward desired therapeutic goals

  • Acherence Packaging

    Assisting the patient with a system to help organize medications, take them at the correct time of day and improve patient compliance.

  • Immunizations

    Screening patients for ACIP recommended immunizations, educating patients about needed immunizations, and providing immunizations or referring to other health care providers.

  • Complete Medication Reviews with Chronic Care Management

    Providing ongoing evaluation of a patient’s chronic disease states, collaborating with other health care providers to ensure safe and effective medication use

  • Transitions of Care

    Coordinating the continuity of health care as patients transfer between different settings, which includes medication reconciliation, medication therapy management, and patient education activities.

     

How to Join CPESN Arkansas

If you’re interested in participating in the CPESN Arkansas network, or learning more, click the button on the right to contact Eric Hughes.