Health Care Innovation Awards Round Two: Project Profile


Project Title: "Optimizing the Medical Neighborhood: Transforming Care Coordination through the North Carolina Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network"
Geographic Reach: North Carolina
Estimated Funding Amount: $15,106,050


North Carolina Community Care Networks, Inc. project will test a model focused on community based pharmacists who will deliver medication management services to patients with at least one chronic condition and have over 80% of their medications filled within the last 100 days at a specific pharmacy. The pharmacist will utilize PHARMAceHOME, a pharmacy information exchange platform, to understand both the patient's prescription history in order to deliver effective medication management services and support the coordination of care by serving as an extension of the patient centered medical home care manager. These services are expected to reduce hospital readmissions and visits to the emergency department by providing patients with the medication assistance they need proactively.

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