Collaboration Necessary to Improve Healthcare Last Updated: April 19, 2017
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Specialty Pharmacy Times: Specialty drugs require increased monitoring and education provided by various health care professionals. More than ever, pharmacists are being included in innovative care teams to improve patient outcomes, especially when it comes to disease states, such as cancer. Care teams may include a specialist, a primary care physician, a nurse, and a pharmacist who communicate regularly to ensure that patients are receiving optimal care at each step. The providers work together toward the goal of improving outcomes. Without open communication, patients may experience disjointed care. In a 3-part interview with Specialty Pharmacy Times, Durral Gilbert, president, supply chain services at Premier Inc, and Greg Isaak, president of Commcare Specialty Pharmacy, discussed the future of specialty and how collaboration is key going forward.

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