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The American Journal of Managed Care
Considerations for Constructing a Specialty Pharmacy Service Business Plan
Specialty pharmacy presents itself as both a challenging business model and a significant financial opportunity under the right circumstances, especially for health systems. Kevin Colgan, MA, FASHP, of Rush University Medical Center and Kyle Skiermont, PharmD, of Fairview Pharmacy Services provided an overview of specialty pharmacies and presented strategies for building a successful specialty pharmacy business.
Fairview Health Services cements stake in Pharmacy Venture
Fairview Health Services said Monday that it has cemented its stake in a company that operates a national pharmacy network to help hospitals and academic medical centers get access to specialty drugs.
Value of Integration in a Health System Specialty Pharmacy Hepatitis C Program
Fairview Specialty Pharmacy is part of an Integrated Delivery Network which has ownership of the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics. Fairview Specialty Pharmacy set out to design a program to work collaboratively with providers at the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC) to maximize outcomes and decrease waste for patients on therapy for hepatitis C, and apply these learnings to benefit patients seen by providers outside of the health system.
Although many health-system pharmacists bristle at limited distribution networks and other restrictions placed on some specialty medications, more and more of them are deciding to embrace specialty pharmacy rather than fight it.
US Study Warns Drugmakers Over Cost/Effectiveness Data
Only 5% of US health insurers are “very confident” in the economic data provided by drugmakers about their products – with 44% saying they are “not at all confident” – and just 7% are very confident about the comparative effectiveness data supplied by firms about their drugs, a new study shows.
Participation in an accountable care organization (ACO) requires the support of all members of the health care team, says the pharmacist responsible for outpatient pharmacy services at Minneapolis-based Fairview Pharmacy Services.
The diversity in the organization of U.S. healthcare often leads to fragmented patient care, payment, and delivery systems. In many settings, the responsibility of steering the health of a community or a patient is disseminated across many sites.