Our community pharmacy-based network of pharmacists and their teams improve the health and quality of life of Minnesotans by delivering enhanced medication-related services, while working in collaboration with other healthcare providers to optimize therapeutic outcomes and control costs of care.
Network Description: We are a growing network of pharmacies, founded in 2019; member pharmacies receive biweekly newsletters, access to numerous practice enhancing webinars, resources and support to transform community practice. We continue to grow our payer program opportunities and partnerships in Minnesota.
Link here for news about the CPESN Minnesota and UCare Community-based Partnership to Improve Health Outcomes of UCare Members.
Leadership & Luminaries
Lindsay Christensen, PharmD, Executive Director
Steve Simenson, Network Lead Luminary
Paul Iverson, Luminary
Mike Schwartzwald, Luminary
Laura Schwartzwald, Luminary
Erin Suomala, Luminary
Jessica Astrup Ehret, Luminary
Joe Dvorak, Luminary
Sandy Murphy, Luminary
Local Network Requirements
The minimum requirements for participation in CPESN Minnesota are the same as for participation in CPESN USA.
Providing each patient receiving a dispensed medication from the participating pharmacy ready access to unscheduled face-to-face meeting(s) with a pharmacist employed by the participating CPESN pharmacy during operational hours.
Comparing a patient’s medication orders to all of the medications the patient has been taking to avoid medication errors during care transitions when they are vulnerable to medication errors
Clinical Medication Sychronization
Aligning a patient’s routine refills to be filled at the same time each month and in conjunction pharmacist’s clinical disease state management and monitoring, to progress toward desired therapeutic goals
Screening patients for ACIP recommended immunizations, educating patients about needed immunizations, and providing immunizations or referring to other health care providers
Comprehensive Medication Reviews
Providing a systemic assessment of medications to identify medication-related problems, prioritize those problems, and create a patient-specific plan to resolve them working with the extended healthcare team
Personal Medication Record
Creating a comprehensive list of current patient medications manually or from dispensing software.