A recent Specialty Pharmacy Continuum article about specialty pharmacy benchmarking highlighted how Emory Healthcare, Summa Health, and Trellis Rx are using data to evaluate how embedding residency-trained and board-certified pharmacists in specialty clinics can increase medication adherence, clinical outcomes, and patient and provider satisfaction scores.
Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, and Summa Health in Akron, Ohio, benchmark their performance against peer organizations and internally to demonstrate that embedding residency-trained and board-certified pharmacists in specialty clinics can increase medication adherence, clinical outcomes, and patient and provider satisfaction scores.
At Summa Health, internal benchmarking studies have shown remarkable results less than a year after the health system launched its specialty pharmacy in partnership with Trellis Rx. The number of clinics supported by the specialty pharmacy program jumped from none to 23 within nine months. The PDC patient adherence rates average 93% across all clinics. Provider satisfaction scores, measured using the Net Promoter Score, increased from –20 to 94, a 114-point turnaround. The SVR12 rate for HCV patients treated in the Summa Health infectious disease clinic stands at 100%.
You can read the full article on the Specialty Pharmacy Continuum website here. If you are interested in learning more about partnering with Trellis Rx to build or grow an embedded specialty pharmacy service at your health system, contact us.