According to the National Center for Public Analysis, specialty pharmaceuticals account for only one percent of prescriptions nationally, but represent about twenty-five percent of prescription spending due to the complexities related to delivering these medications to patients. Allscripts and AssistRx plan to deploy a new specialty medication services platform that streamlines the processes related to prescribing, distributing and administering specialty medications. The functionality will integrate into Allscripts electronic health records (EHRs) to provide an efficient and timely workflow that connects prescribers to a network of fulfillment entities and gives patients faster access to their prescribed specialty medications – moving toward the goal of improved population health.
AssistRx’s founders have significant experience in the specialty pharmaceutical industry, both in caring for patients and in refining the processes related to referrals, consents, authorizations, distribution and more. AssistRx develops cutting-edge software that helps improve patient adherence by improving the flow of information among stakeholders.