The Future of Specialty Pharmacy Lies in Last-Mile Care

Is specialty pharmacy up to the challenge?
It certainly can’t be done without technology. While there are a number of care coordination platforms and mobile apps on the market, integrating with the complex systems and workflows that are already in place is a significant challenge that has prevented wide-scale adoption.
Diplomat, the nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy, is one example of a company thoughtfully applying technology to innovate. I recently spoke to Susan Faust, VP of Payor Strategies at Diplomat, about their recent initiative to provide last-mile care to patients through AllMetrx.
“By providing tools that empower patients and caregivers to take a more active role in their care and treatment, AllMetrx has the potential to become a go-to solution for managing chronic illness, reducing readmissions and unnecessary doctor visits,” she said. “We now have the transparency we needed to be able to extract insights from the services we provide for patients. The platform’s data handling and reporting capabilities make it possible for us to deliver value for our prescribers, payor partners and pharma manufacturers.”

Diplomat’s care management initiative, AllMetrx, is powered by Patient IO. According to Jason Bornhorst, Patient IO’s CEO, “We take the complexity out of care coordination at scale. We’re not just an app - we’re an infrastructure for delivering last mile care. We integrate with any existing workflow and provide actionable insights every step of the way.”
Technologies that provide last mile care at scale will disrupting the way specialty pharmacy, patients and payors interact. This will be increasingly important for specialty pharmacy in a value-based health care landscape.
Specialty Drug Approvals : 2015 Highlights and 2016 Projections. Michigan: Diplomat Clinical Services. 2015. PDF.

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