Impact of Specialty Pharmacy on Accountable Care Organizations

Student: Lilly Piz, 2019-2020

Sponsor: Shields Health Solutions , Stoughton, MA

An integrated specialty pharmacy allows hospital providers to gain access to limited distribution drugs to treat patients suffering from chronic illnesses. This model also provides professional care and data analytics capabilities to help grow the program and provide patients with the highest-quality care. Patients with chronic illnesses are also managed under Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) which function under the government-funded health insurance program, Medicare.