Kate Smullen, PharmD, CSP, thinks hospital-based specialty pharmacists can dramatically improve patient outcomes — here’s how

Q1: You have worked in retail pharmacy, hospital pharmacy and specialty pharmacy, and received your Certified Specialty Pharmacist accreditation. From a pharmacist’s perspective, what are the two most important aspects of hospital patient care that specialty pharmacist can fix? And how would you fix them?

KATE: In the broadest terms, what we need to do is shift gears and change our perspective relative to all pharmacy service delivery, especially specialty pharmacy. We need to change from the current volume-driven service model to a more value-added service model, and we really need to get that point across to healthcare delivery partners….http://ow.ly/pk3y30eQSAD

(Becker’s Hospital Review)