Prescribers and pharmacists are already seeing the impact—like cutting the turnaround time to complete a prescription by nearly two days.
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Specialty medications require extra care and expertise
Yet specialty stakeholders often lack timely access to the data they need to keep prescriptions moving-on top of outdated communication barriers involving phone calls, fax machines and paperwork.
"Those entities are just not set up to talk to each other.” See more from Steffany Stern of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
In July 2020, Surescripts and Point-of-Care Partners joined forces with Accredo specialty pharmacy and three physician practices to assess the impact of advanced technology, using staff input and virtual office visits that included live demonstrations of the prescribing and fulfillment process.
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Timely data access for measurable impact
Accredo specialty pharmacy cut operational costs by significantly limiting the need for pharmacists and staff to hunt for missing clinical data. Faster patient enrollment and a faster path to approving prior authorizations reduced time to therapy.
"We all want the same thing: clear communication that helps get patients started on therapy in a safe and timely manner." See more from Katie Reeves of Accredo.
Fewer phone calls. Fewer faxes. Less busywork.
Before automating elements of the prescribing and fulfillment process, half of prescriptions resulted in callbacks from pharmacists looking for missing clinical data. Automation led to a considerable drop in calls and messages to physicians and freed up more time for patient care.
Digital tools like Specialty Patient Enrollment and Specialty Medications Gateway enable providers to control—and dramatically accelerate—the prescribing journey for physicians, pharmacists and
"Patients spend hours on the phone, bouncing between their provider's office, their health insurer, their specialty pharmacy, their patient assistance program, because those entities are just not set up to talk to each other."
Steffany SternAssociate VP of Advocacy and PolicyNational Multiple Sclerosis Society
"We all want the same thing: clear communication that helps get patients started on therapy in a safe and timely manner. Together with Surescripts, we're doing just that. Clear communication ultimately improves adherence and leads to better
lets specialty pharmacists retrieve the clinical information needed to dispense a specialty medication from the patient's electronic health record—without having to rely on the prescriber. Queries return both a summary highlighting the
information most relevant to the prescription and the full continuity-of-care document.