Trellis Rx Announces Elite Sponsorship of ASHP's Specialty Pharmacy Future Directions Summit

Published 11/18/2020
by Kathryn Edwards

Trellis Rx furthers commitment to advancing health system specialty pharmacy

Atlanta, GA (November 18, 2020) — Trellis Rx, a technology-enabled specialty pharmacy services provider, announces its elite sponsorship of the upcoming ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) Specialty Pharmacy State of Practice in Hospitals and Health Systems – Future Directions Summit on February 1-4, 2021. The summit will bring together health system pharmacy leaders, physicians, nurses, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and payors to discuss how to advance health system specialty pharmacy practice to further optimize patient health outcomes.

The number of health systems offering in-house specialty pharmacy services has grown significantly in recent years, creating a need to establish standards of practice, define benchmarks for clinical and operational performance, and focus on economic and regulatory factors impacting the affordability and accessibility of specialty medications. ASHP’s summit will address these key areas in specialty pharmacy medication by bringing together stakeholders to:

  • Identify the critical elements for successful patient access to medications, affordability, and outcomes of care.
  • Develop recommendations for meeting the requirements of all stakeholders involved in the diagnosis, care planning, medication management, payment, and reimbursement of specialty pharmacy designated medications.
  • Develop recommendations on how to optimize all aspects of the patient journey and quality of life.
  • Discuss a shared vision for value-based care that supports a sustainable U.S. healthcare model(s).

“ASHP understands the tremendous value health-system specialty pharmacy services can deliver in optimizing patient outcomes,” said David Chen, B.S. Pharm, M.B.A., assistant vice president for pharmacy leadership and planning at ASHP. “That’s why ASHP is proud to convene this critical interprofessional summit to advance comprehensive specialty medication management approaches, and we are grateful for Trellis Rx’s support.”

Health systems across the country rely on Trellis Rx to offer clinically-integrated specialty pharmacy care to their patients under their brand. Trellis Rx’s partnership provides the clinical platform health systems require to ensure patients receive the consistent, proactive care needed to improve adherence and outcomes.

Trellis Rx has also led efforts to further dialog between health systems and payors, helping its health system partners gain access to health plans and publishing a market research report on the topic this spring. By supporting ASHP’s summit, Trellis Rx aims to further collaboration between health systems and their stakeholders and promote the development of best practices and standards of care.

“We believe ASHP’s long-standing leadership in the health system pharmacy community will prove valuable in promoting activities that further the positive impact of health system specialty pharmacies,” said Jerry Buller, D.Ph., MMHC, chief pharmacy officer at Trellis Rx, “We’re looking forward to collaborating with other industry leaders to ensure patients across the country have access to the highest quality care.”

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About ASHP

ASHP represents pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory settings. The organization’s nearly 55,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians. For 78 years, ASHP has been at the forefront of efforts to improve medication use and enhance patient safety. For more information about the wide array of ASHP activities and the many ways in which pharmacists advance healthcare, visit ASHP’s website,, or its consumer website,


About Trellis Rx

Trellis Rx works hand-in-hand with health systems to improve the medication therapy experience for their patients with chronic and specialty conditions. Working under the health system’s brand, Trellis Rx provides medically-integrated pharmacy services that drive measurably better clinical and financial outcomes—faster—with less risk.

Trellis Rx’s unique clinical care model embeds highly skilled pharmacists and pharmacy liaisons directly into health system’s specialty clinics. Its fully integrated, local approach ensures patients with chronic and complex conditions receive the personalized, high-touch pharmacy care required to support adherence to treatment plans and improve clinical outcomes.

For more information, contact Trellis Rx.