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    Health IT will drive closer alignment for all stakeholders


    David Calabrese headshotCalabrese Across the country, healthcare leaders are working to re-engineer our healthcare system and drive much-needed improvements in access, coordination, quality and cost-effectiveness. Integration and interoperability are critical to this effort. As such, payers and providers are embracing new healthcare entities such as patient-centered medical homes and accountable care organizations as well as new forms of quality-based reimbursement as key vehicles to deliver these objectives. This transformation is encouraging and presents the pharmacy benefit management (PBM) industry an ideal opportunity to transform itself into a critical catalyst in support of these efforts. 

    In line with this opportunity, “pharmacosynchrony” is a new concept that is rapidly attracting interest across the healthcare community. Pharmacosynchrony leverages innovative PBM clinical, analytic and technological solutions to drive enhanced care coordination and a higher-quality, more patient-centric approach to care.  By unleashing the underused power of pharmacy data, advanced information technology (IT) systems and comprehensive clinical resources, this congruence of strategies creates a closer alignment and partnership  between PBMs and health plans, employers, provider systems and patients. The targeted result: improved care delivery, better health outcomes and lower costs.

    Data and analytics 

    It is clear that today’s payer world is far less interested in the traditional PBM business model and much more demanding of new and elevated levels of clinical monitoring and intervention, information exchange and analytics, and cost savings vehicles that yield a much more robust and holistic level of support and service, often extending beyond the pharmacy benefit. PBMs are being driven to develop new means of connectivity with the provider and patient communities to facilitate improved education and engagement in evidence-based standards of care. 


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