Elevating the Patient Experience

Health System Solutions

Amplifying the pharmacy's role in patient-centered care

At AmerisourceBergen, our solutions—including specialty and ambulatory pharmacy—help ensure that health systems extend care to patients where and when they need it most. Our distribution services create access to tens of thousands of therapies, while our patient assistance services help the pharmacy operate more efficiently while navigating the complex reimbursement and affordability challenges patients often face. For patients returning home, our transitional care consulting offerings improve coordination and continuity of a patient’s care to ensure better outcomes and reduce 30-day readmissions. Our experts understand your goals and tailor the right solutions to elevate your pharmacy’s role in patient care.

Improving the continuum of care

Transitional Care

As health systems face financial penalties for high readmission rates and more providers look for ways to approach the holistic care of a patient, PHS can provide an operational assessment to review the coordination and continuity of a patient’s care along the continuum to ensure better outcomes and reduce costly readmissions.

Ambulatory Pharmacy

By leveraging the outpatient pharmacy, hospitals can mitigate employee prescription costs and create new sources of revenue. Our ambulatory pharmacy solutions allow you to leverage group purchasing organization pricing and consulting to avoid preventable 30-day readmission penalties.

Specialty Pharmacy

Specialty drugs represent the fastest growing sector of pharmacy spending today. Our solutions help pharmacies implement specialty pharmacies, while improving cost, quality, medication compliance and services offered once designed.

Managed Services

When you need highly skilled pharmacy leadership, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to provide operations excellence for your pharmacy needs, we can tailor the exact relationship you require to ensure your operation has the breadth and depth of talent and experience needed. We also provide expert oversight to maintain a high level of services throughout the relationship.

Navigating reimbursement and affordability challenges

For patients with complex medical conditions that require specialty drugs, the latest cutting-edge therapies can carry large cost shares that make it difficult to access and remain on therapy. And underinsured patients can put financial strain on the health systems that treat them. While patient assistance programs help hospitals recover uncompensated dollars, for providers without the available personnel, resources and time to navigate the administrative complexities, the challenge to meet the requirements of many programs can be overwhelming. As a result, thousands—even millions—of eligible dollars go unrecovered. With more than 20 years of experience with patient assistance programs for pharmaceuticals and medical devices, PHS has helped more 140 health systems of all sizes in 32 states save over $37 million annually in product costs. 

Preventing readmissions

Readmissions are costly for health systems. Our Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions include implementing discharge prescription concierge services as well as analytical forecasting to result in better patient adherence and fewer readmissions, supporting your patients from inpatient to outpatient to back home. 

The high cost of patient readmissions:

2,620

hospitals penalized for readmissions in fy2016

$3.6MM

highest penalty for a hospital

1 out of 5

medicare patients readmitted after 30 days

AmerisourceBergen's PHS specialists directly contributed to dramatic improvements in our readmission rate and clinical outcomes, as well as increases in scripts and revenue.

COLLEEN WAREING, VICE PRESIDENT OF PATIENT CARE SERVICES AT ATLANTIC GENERAL HOSPITAL, MARYLAND 

Easy, efficient drug inventory management that leaves more time for patient care

Cubixx® inventory management solutions let you spend less time on administrative tasks and more time on delivering exceptional patient care. We offer a variety of automated features that ensure you always have the products your patients need, regardless of volume. Our temperature-controlled units ensure that all inventory is safely stored in optimal conditions, helping to improve patient outcomes. And our in-home solution, myCubixx®, improves speed to therapy and adherence by providing life-saving medications right at patients' fingertips. 

Learn more about our businesses

Cubixx Solutions

The Cubixx cloud offers real-time tracking of on-hand inventory, and our secure, medical-grade refrigerated cabinets give you the ultimate flexibility in receiving, dispensing and tracking product.

Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions

Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions offers consulting expertise and business support that helps hospital leadership and clinical staff with many of the today's challenges in healthcare delivery, including patient safety, rising costs, decreasing budgets, personnel shortages and regulatory compliance.