Ambulatory Pharmacy

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Ambulatory pharmacy — a springboard to innovative revenue and improved outcomes. 

Health system ambulatory pharmacies give your patients faster and more predictable access to the medications they need while creating an innovative source of revenue for the health system. By leveraging an ambulatory pharmacy, you can mitigate employee prescription costs, create new revenue sources, increase patient satisfaction and improve patient outcomes. PHS can provide the strategic insights, technical expertise and practical experience to support the design or improve the performance of an ambulatory pharmacy. We begin with an on-site evaluation, pro-forma development and collaboration with leadership. Our services are designed to quickly unlock the potential of an ambulatory pharmacy. 

Our services

Pro-forma, planning and implementation

We evaluate your current environment, and help you construct a plan and financial pro-forma. Next, we take you from a plan to a fully operational program with project management and tactical subject matter experts to facilitate speed to market.

Business operations and financial management optimization 

Every ambulatory pharmacy model is distinct. Our experts can help you optimize your current system by providing guidance and insight into ambulatory pharmacy operations in areas such as accounting, technology, staffing, contract pricing and revenue management best practices.

Employee prescription optimization

Employee prescriptions are a cornerstone to a successful ambulatory pharmacy strategy and can drive significant savings to the health system while improving employee satisfaction and adherence. We collaborate with health system stakeholders including human resources and benefits to develop methodologies to improve prescription capture.   

Meds-to-beds implementation

Providing patients with the right medications upon discharge can dramatically improve their adherence, reduce the incidence of readmitting while providing a revenue stream to the ambulatory pharmacy. We study your health system's nursing units, workflow and prescription mix to design a plan that drives an efficient discharge process and increases patient and provider satisfaction.

Specialty pharmacy

By 2022, specialty drugs are predicted to increase to 47 percent of all prescriptions. Integrating highly coordinated specialty pharmacy services into your strategy is crucial to ensuring your health system can more effectively manage patients' adherence and outcomes, and control costs while recognizing additional revenue streams. Reach out to learn more from our specialty pharmacy experts.

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Pharmacy care coordination drives better outcomes

How did the care givers at Atlantic General Hospital use limited resources to improve outcomes and lower costs, winning the support of executives and patients alike?

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From the very first phases of planning through years of efficient operation, our team can position your ambulatory pharmacy to succeed. Find out exactly how our solutions can improve your profitability and patient care.