HOSP Perspectives

The HOSP Alliance is the face and voice of the health system owned specialty pharmacy industry. Its mission is to establish industry benchmarks, encourage open access for patients and foster health equity.

A Case Study with Nebraska Medicine: The Data-Driven Culture and The Art Of The Data Dashboard

Everybody wants it. Few achieve it. Most spend lots of time and treasure on it. The all-important “it” is organizational focus -- getting everyone in an organization focused on the same goals with the discipline to stay the course.
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HOSP Open Letter to HHS Secretary Becerra and top congressional officials in Washington, D.C.

The HOSP Board, through the work of its Advocacy Committee, recently sent a letter to HHS Secretary Becerra and top congressional officials in Washington, D.C. introducing the organization and outlining top priorities. The letter serves as an important vehicle to inform policymakers about HOSP, our mission, and the need for support on the policies that impact our members and the health outcomes of our patients. This is one of many steps towards ensuring that HOSP perspectives are considered in decisions affecting our members, and that HOSP is viewed as a resource as appropriate.
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A Case Study with Baystate Health: When Little Things Are Really, Really Big Things

August 16, 2021

It’s often the little things that cause the biggest problems in patient care. In the specialty pharmacy space, however, a seemingly small error can result in long-term repercussions affecting patient experience and patient outcomes.
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“Gold bagging” is the newest emerging terminology in the health system-owned specialty pharmacy arena. . . and it’s gaining steam

May 20th, 2021|

Gold bagging is an industry term that is rapidly becoming a new “gold standard” of healthcare drug delivery because of the consistently better patient outcomes it is driving in a health system owned specialty pharmacy setting. The term “bagging” in its various flavors of white bagging, clear bagging and brown bagging – and now gold bagging - denote different methodologies of getting the actual physical package of drugs to the care setting and for administration to the patient.

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