Welcome our newest HOSP Alliance Board of Director, Karen McConnell, System Vice President of the Pharmacy Enterprise and Chief Pharmacy Officer at CommonSpirit Health.
The HOSP Alliance today announced that two new members have joined the Board of Directors. Karen McConnell, System Vice President of the Pharmacy Enterprise and Chief Pharmacy Officer at CommonSpirit Health, and Onisis Stefas, Vice President and Chief Pharmacy Officer, Northwell Health, join the six founding members on the board.
Meet our newest BOD and Chair of the HOSP Advocacy Committee, Dr. Onisis Stefas of Northwell Health. He develops the strategy and directs implementation of programs, policies, and procedures designed to integrate the health system’s pharmacy services. Get acquainted with him in the Q&A Member Spotlight.
“Gold bagging” is the newest emerging terminology in the health system-owned specialty pharmacy arena. . . and it’s gaining steam
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.
Health System Owned Specialty Pharmacy Alliance Releases A Call For Action In Open Letter To Nation’s Health Systems
The Health System Owned Specialty Pharmacy Alliance (HOSP) Board of Directors released today an Open Letter addressed to the nation's health systems and other network providers of specialty pharmacy patient care proposing three immediate actions the industry needs to take to improve patient care and outcomes. Read the Open Letter here.
Eight of the nation’s leading health systems and other network providers of specialty pharmacy patient care joined together today to form The Health System Owned Specialty Pharmacy Alliance (HOSP). HOSP will focus on advocating for the interests of integrated specialty pharmacies and promoting best practices that enable them to deliver the best patient care and patient outcomes.