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03/17/2021

McKesson augments integrated pharmacy services for specialty clinics

Sandra Levy
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McKesson is collaborating with Vanderbilt Health Rx Solutions, or VHRxS, to offer its full suite of specialty pharmacy consulting services to the company’s health system clients.

The service will offer customized specialty pharmacy services and growth strategies to hospitals and health systems in every phase of their maturity, the company said. 

“Our teams work closely with customers to understand their challenges and this was a clear need for health systems addressing their specialty pharmacy capabilities. Along with our existing portfolio of services and solutions, this is one more way customers can achieve more for their hospitals and patients by creating new or strengthening existing revenue streams,” Scott Miller, president of McKesson Health Systems, said. 

McKesson’s pharmacy leaders and the VHRxS team of experienced, hands-on advisors understand the needs and challenges of health system specialty pharmacies. The teams have deep experience working with health systems in all stages of growth, from developing and implementing initial specialty pharmacy growth strategies to optimizing existing operations to reach the next level.

“By collaborating with McKesson, we can better extend our expertise as a leading health system-based specialty pharmacy provider to help our peers. We know from experience that investing in your specialty pharmacy operations boosts patient and provider satisfaction, which reaps seen and unseen benefits many times over,” said Jim Hayman, president of VHRxS and chief pharmacy officer at Vanderbilt Health. 

The VHRxS consulting services will be customized to meet the needs of each health system as they address their own unique challenges and look to create sustainable specialty pharmacy programs, including:

  • Opportunity assessments
  • Strategic planning and guidance
  • Operating model design and implementation
  • Pharmacy accreditation support
  • Facility and workflow design
  • Access strategies for limited distribution drugs and payer networks
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