Heritage Biologics Blog

Dual Accreditation: A Pharmacy SMART SHOPPER Standard!

Posted by Christopher Kennedy on Jul 13, 2017 5:15:44 PM
The evolution of healthcare is demanding that all stakeholders become better shoppers. Billions of dollars flow through the high-stakes Specialty Pharmacy market, but performance metrics and outcomes accountability often remain elusive for both the payers (insurers) and the patients (consumers). Just like many other business markets, buyers need to get better at buying and sellers need to get better at providing more value. The 2,550 Specialty Pharmacies in the U.S. have one major thing in common: they all distribute prescription drugs. After that, the pharmacy differences can be substantial. This means the quality, service, and business models of pharmacies can also vary greatly. This does not make shopping easy.
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Topics: Healthcare, Specialty Pharmacy, RXPX, Value-Based, Value-Based Specialty Pharmacy, ACHC, Accreditation, URAC

"Dear Business Focused Pharmacy, Your Time is Up!" -Most Patients

Posted by Christopher Kennedy on Jul 13, 2017 11:46:41 AM

In the past two weeks, I’ve encountered three different patient scenarios where competitive pharmacies are trying to block their patients from choosing an alternative provider. Give me a break.

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Topics: Pharmacy Patient Experience, Healthcare, Specialty Pharmacy, Patient Experience, Value-Based Specialty Pharmacy

"Messages for ALL Specialty Pharmacies to Read!” – Your Patients

Posted by Christopher Kennedy on Jul 13, 2017 11:07:47 AM

Apparently, the Patient Experience feedback memo that patients all across America have been sending hasn’t been given a chance to reach all providers. No problem…This blog is meant to share some meaningful patient insights with those of you that haven’t heard this freight train rumbling through the halls of nearly every hospital in America over the past 5 year. The antiquated model of putting business priorities before patient care is both unethical and out of style. You know, out of style, like the leg warmer trend from the 1980’s. Just because customers buy them, doesn’t mean you should offer them!

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Topics: Pharmacy Patient Experience, Accountable Care, Value-Based Specialty Pharmacy

Is Specialty Pharmacy a Stack of 2x4s?

Posted by Christopher Kennedy on Jun 5, 2017 9:35:16 AM
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Topics: Healthcare, Measure It!, Accountable Care, Patient Experience, Value-Based Specialty Pharmacy

T-Ball Lessons for Specialty Pharmacy

Posted by Christopher Kennedy on May 31, 2017 9:23:33 PM

It’s that time of year again when many parents like me will huddle around the baseball field to watch their kids enter the exciting world of T-ball. The fundamentals of baseball are thrown onto the field by coaches, umpires, and fans in hopes that a few might be absorbed by the unsuspecting children. It’s a significant challenge considering the butterflies, sandcastle material, and funny hats that easily captivate a 5-year-old. But it’s game time! Uniforms are on the kids, their gloves are on their hands (sometimes), a batter is at the plate, and the ball is on the T.

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Topics: Outcomes, RXPX, Patient Experience

Kansas City: Starting Up the Startup

Posted by Christopher Kennedy on May 3, 2017 2:37:50 PM

First of all, we would like to say thank you to the entire Kansas City area for your support over the past few years. As an organization, we knew that the best place in the USA to develop a leading healthcare solution was here in KC!

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Topics: Pharmacy Patient Experience, Healthcare, KCChamber

The Patient Seat at the VBH Table

Posted by Christopher Kennedy on Mar 16, 2017 12:23:21 PM
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Topics: Healthcare, Patient Experience, Value-Based, Value-Based Specialty Pharmacy

Did you hear the one about Health Outcomes and Patient Experience?

Posted by Christopher Kennedy on Jan 25, 2017 4:43:42 PM

Health Outcomes walks into the hospital and says, “I got a major problem!” Patient Experience stands up, grabs some important data, and says, “I can help!”

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Topics: Pharmacy Patient Experience, Outcomes, Accountable Care, Patient Experience

Signficant Intersections: Leading by Example meets Giving by Example!

Posted by Christopher Kennedy on Dec 21, 2016 4:35:31 PM

Often in life our paths cross moments that highlight truly meaningful things. An example of this took place last week at Heritage Biologics’ volunteer Red Cross Blood Drive, an inspiring and emotional event where our employees gave blood to help patients. We are a rare disease pharmacy that helps patients every day, but somehow this day was a bit different for all of us involved. Our company has been nationally recognized for our innovative, new patient care model and leadership-focused culture. However, the Red Cross Blood Drive exposed who we really are at Heritage Biologics - a group of people committed to "Giving by Example."

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Topics: Pharmacy Patient Experience, Patient, Specialty Pharmacy, RXPX, The Season of Giving

GOOGLE IT: "patient experience pharmacy"

Posted by Christopher Kennedy on Nov 4, 2016 12:25:01 PM

The standard "go-to" research tool for many of us is Google. No way around that one, unless you of course venture to "Yahoo it." So in that spirit, Heritage Biologics continues to monitor the critical growth of the Patient Experience movement in the pharmacy space through Google. Patients and Providers turn to the internet frequently to better understand, connect, and improve the healthcare experience.

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Topics: Pharmacy Patient Experience, HCAHPS, Specialty Pharmacy, RXPX, Google

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