Suzette DiMascio, CHE, CMCE, CPC, discussed growing landscape of health systems in specialty pharmacy with other specialty pharmacy thought leaders at Johns Hopkins.
“The results we have seen from working with Johns Hopkins the past three years overwhelmingly support that when integrated delivery networks (IDNs) are allowed to coordinate and deliver care for patients that require high-touch specialty pharmacy services, they demonstrate exceptional clinical outcomes, and adherence and compliance rates higher than that of other channels.”
Ms. DiMascio also noted the accelerating entry of IDNs and health systems into the specialty pharmacy marketplace. And she predicted that over the next five to 10 years, “the specialty ecosystem will be peppered with an abundance of IDNs and health systems navigating their way to attract payors and pharmaceutical manufacturers to give them access to contracts and products. We believe this will disrupt the marketplace in a positive way.”