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Welcome to NSU College of Pharmacy's ACORN SEED, Accountable Care Organization Research Network, Services, and Education.

In a nutshell, ACORN SEED provides pharmacy-based research, services, and education to accountable care organizations (ACO), patient centered medical homes (PCMH), and manage services organizations (MSO) to help maximize their shared savings and target drug-related issues, while promoting substantive transformation of the profession and providing flourishing opportunities for our students.

As faculty members in a College of Pharmacy, the founders of ACORN SEED understood that the practice of pharmacy did not routinely institutionalize the intensive training pharmacists received and the profession was slow to achieve its pre-eminence.  As healthcare costs continue to soar and quality outcomes wane, ACORNSEEDers (as we call ourselves) believe that pharmacists must assume a more central role in healthcare delivery and undertake innovative and contemporary approaches to patient and policy care. 

Ralph Waldo Emerson penned, “the creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.”  Today, ACORN SEED is a growing mix of energized and devoted healthcare practitioners committed to growing the profession of pharmacy in a new expanse.


To advance the profession of pharmacy by engineering novel approaches to healthcare delivery in emerging performance models.


When pharmacists perform at their maximum capacity and realize their truest potential, patient care will be greatly enhanced, and healthcare costs will be strikingly reduced.


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