STRAND® Platform Achieves Pharmacist eCare Plan Level 3 Active Medications Capability

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Creative Pharmacist Continues to Empower Pharmacists as they Provide Level 3 Capabilities to its Pharmacies and other Enhanced Pharmacy Services for their Patients


“Since its inception, Creative Pharmacist and its STRAND platform have been integral parts of the evolution of the Pharmacist eCare Plan initiative,” said Troy Trygstad, PharmD, MBA, PhD, Executive Director, CPESNSM USA.

Creative Pharmacist, the innovative market leader in developing and supporting clinical services offered by community pharmacies, announced today that its STRAND® Platform has successfully achieved Level 3 Active Medications capability for the development and implementation of the Pharmacist eCare Plan initiative. This project is supported by the Pharmacy Health Information Technology Collaborative that is being tested by Community Care of North Carolina to support in the integration of community pharmacy patient encounters with care management and primary care delivery and information systems.

The Pharmacist eCare Plan is a collective document that details a patient’s current medication regimen and health concerns, including drug therapy problems, therapeutic goals and medication support needs, in addition to the pharmacy's interventions and the patient's health outcomes. With the new capability, pharmacists utilizing the STRAND platform are now able to identify the active medications contained in a patient’s medication regimen, thereby answering a key element in care coordination. After the pharmacist develops the eCare plan, the STRAND platform then communicates the eCare plan—in both computer and human readable versions—via direct secure messaging to other members of the healthcare team. For more information on the Pharmacist eCare Plan initiative, click here.

“Since receiving notification of the successful completion of ‘Level 1 and 2 capabilities’, we’ve transmitted thousands of Pharmacist eCare Plans via our STRAND clinical platform within the workflow of the pharmacist,” shared David Pope, PharmD, CDE, and Co-Founder of Creative Pharmacist. “We’re excited to play an integral role in the evolution of the care coordination process utilizing the community pharmacist as a catalyst for change.”

The STRAND® Platform offers single sign-on integration with many of the industry’s top pharmacy management systems, allowing the pharmacist to engage patients within their current pharmacy workflow.

“Since its inception, Creative Pharmacist and its STRAND platform have been integral parts of the evolution of the Pharmacist eCare Plan initiative,” said Troy Trygstad, PharmD, MBA, PhD, Executive Director, CPESNSM USA. “We are pleased to announce that the STRAND platform has achieved Level 3 Active Meds capability and thrilled to know that thousands of pharmacies now have the ability to participate in practice transformation and payment reform by utilizing this technology.”

“STRAND's assessment tools and resources embedded in the documentation platform allow pharmacists to conduct thorough, meaningful encounters with patients,” said Lindsey Meson, Director of Clinical Innovation at Asti’s South Hills Pharmacy, who has billed hundreds of claims through their state enhanced services network. “Their billing process is very easy to use and I really appreciate how willing the STRAND team has been in assisting me.”

Pharmacies currently using the STRAND platform are able to utilize these new features at no additional cost and participate in clinical integration efforts across more than 25 CPESN℠ pharmacy networks across the country. (

About Creative Pharmacist
Co-founded by a community pharmacist and a technology expert in 2008, Creative Pharmacist, developer of the STRAND® clinical platform, is the U.S. market leader in helping pharmacists launch clinical services within their community. They support community pharmacists across the country in engaging patients with chronic disease, such as diabetes, through STRAND®, a wide-reaching intervention, documentation, and education platform capable of developing the new Pharmacist eCare plan. Their mission is to transform the community pharmacy marketplace by inspiring and empowering pharmacists to engage clinical pharmacy practice to improve both the health of their business and the health of their patients. For more information, please visit:

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