Patient IO recently spoke with Jim Smeeding, former Executive Director of the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) for his article “The Future of Specialty Lies in Last Mile Care”, which appeared in the Specialty Pharmacy Times.
According to Jim, “Being a task-based industry that delivers drugs and considers the job done is no longer good enough. Specialty Pharmacy needs to become a results-based industry that delivers superior health outcomes. Additionally, Specialty needs to close information gaps in the chain from drug development to delivery to wellness – and, of course, payment.”
There are two things Specialty Pharmacies can do right now to prepare.
Forward-thinking organizations like Diplomat, the nation’s largest independent specialty pharmacy, and Corinthian Health Services, a leader in infusion management for complex conditions, have used Patient IO to deliver smarter care, improve visibility and increase patient satisfaction. Patient IO’s mobile app turns care plans into simple daily tasks, making it easy to follow treatment-specific instructions, exchange secure messages with a care team, and read educational content. This last-mile patient data provides visibility to help care managers direct their attention where it’s needed most, enabling “just-in-time” interventions that improve outcomes and reduce costs. Patient IO is honored to be part of delivering the future in care management and making an impact in the lives of patients with chronic conditions.