Welcome to Innovations in Oncology Management™, a newsletter series that provides concise, up-to-date information on current issues that are impacting the business of oncology. Developed for oncology practice administrators, administrative staff, advanced practice clinicians, and oncology pharmacists, our second newsletter in this second series focuses on specialty pharmacy services.
The past decade has seen a surge in the number of oral oncology drugs coming on the market. Medical practices, hospitals, and their patients are increasingly obtaining these specialty drugs through specialty pharmacy providers. To make informed decisions for their practices and patients, it is essential that oncology practice managers and other healthcare professionals understand how specialty pharmacy providers work, as well as the advantages and disadvantages associated with their use. As specialty pharmacy distribution becomes more commonplace—especially for oral oncology drugs—oncology practices, clinics, and institutions will need to consider how best to take advantage of some of the value-added support services that specialty pharmacies offer.
We hope you enjoy this newsletter and find it to be a valuable resource for your practice. Previous newsletters have explored a variety of topics and can be found by visiting www.innovationsinoncologymanagement.com.