It Takes AmerisourceBergen to Improve Profitability and Community Care Guide Therapies Through Clinical Trials Worldwide Design and Execute a Patient-Centric Commercialization Strategy Extend Patient Healthcare Beyond the Hospital

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The Path To Community Healthcare

Enhance Patient Care

  • Community pharmacists are poised to take on more prominent roles in patient care but are faced with financial pressures.

  • A transitioning healthcare environment and narrowing networks have resulted in lower reimbursements and fewer opportunities to engage new patients.

  • Superior distribution offerings and value-added services enable pharmacies to operate at peak efficiency while expert guidance helps navigate shifting market requirements.

  • Innovative care programs and expanded clinical opportunities lead to new streams of revenue.

  • AmerisourceBergen offers services and solutions to help position community pharmacies as leading sources of care.

It Takes AmerisourceBergen to provide solutions that help pharmacists build a smarter path to profitability and enhance patient care in local communities.

Maximize Distributor Value

A dedicated distribution partner ensures reliable, consistent and secure sourcing, so pharmacists can focus more on patient care.

Global Sourcing and Distribution

Access to the right product at the right time is a cornerstone of delivering patient care and operating a healthy community pharmacy. AmerisourceBergen maintains consistent and secure distribution of millions of products delivered daily. This reliability ensures that pharmacists can spend less time on inventory and product integrity concerns and more time delivering quality patient care. In addition, reliable customer service and market leading expertise help pharmacists stay informed and manage operations.

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Optimize Patient Access

Elevate Provider NetworkSM and Good Neighbor Pharmacy® make it easier to retain and attract new patients.

Value-Based Network Negotiation

On behalf of community pharmacists, Elevate Provider Network approaches modeling and negotiations with a range of payer networks, keeping the needs of the pharmacy in mind. Additionally, affiliation with this large-scale network helps pharmacies stay profitable while maintaining access and continuing to provide care to patients.

Patient Attraction and Retention

AmerisourceBergen’s Good Neighbor Pharmacy program provides exclusive access to tools and expertise that help solidify pharmacies as trusted healthcare destinations in their communities. Experienced business coaches and strategic retail experts are available to increase pharmacy awareness and tailor service offerings to the unique needs of the community.

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Improve Profitability

PRxO GenericsSM offers economically competitive product options while self-service analytic tools and business coaches help streamline workflow.

Generics Purchasing Program

PRxO Generics is a comprehensive generics purchasing program designed to give community pharmacists confidence in their generics business and allow more time to focus on patient care. Competitive invoice pricing and performance-based rebates allow for smarter purchase decisions and better management of cash flow. Meanwhile, reliable and secure daily delivery of millions of generic drugs ensures that pharmacists will be able to provide optimal and timely care to patients.

Self-Service Analytic Tools

Integrated analytic tools allow community pharmacists to leverage centralized data to make smarter business decisions. Pharmacists in AmerisourceBergen’s network are able to manage the entire life cycle of a claim to ensure fair and accurate reimbursement in the most streamlined ways possible. Additionally, pharmacists can view summaries of pharmacy performance including peer comparisons and real-time data on front-of-store sales in order to quickly identify issues and take advantage of new opportunities. Strategic business coaches are also available to help pharmacists optimize the use of these tools to strengthen financial health and track improvements.

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Build Healthier Communities

Innovative patient care programs and consultation services strengthen pharmacists’ position as healthcare providers in the community.

Innovative Patient Care Programs

AmerisourceBergen offers innovative patient care programs designed to train and educate pharmacists to enhance the quality of care they provide. Access to immunization services expand clinical opportunities and introduce new streams of revenue. Additionally, a customized Patient Engagement Center helps community pharmacists increase adherence, improve quality measures and enhance patient care.

Care Consultation Programs

AmerisourceBergen also offers its pharmacies expert guidance based on a comprehensive understanding of the pharmacy business. From education and training to personalized customer service programs, advisors help pharmacists focus on engaging patients and building healthier communities.

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The Trials of a Global Market

Increase Supply Chain Efficiency

  • Emerging markets offer new opportunities in research and development but introduce increased risks to manufacturer investments.

  • As clinical trials expand globally, the need for a worldwide infrastructure that can deliver pharmaceuticals intact and on time is more urgent than ever.

  • Deliveries sent across borders face unique customs requirements, time or temperature sensitivity and unexpected disruptions that can delay or derail clinical trials.

  • Logistics and temperature-control expertise in worldwide markets keeps pharmaceutical shipments on track.

  • AmerisourceBergen supports pharmaceutical manufacturers with global resources and knowledge to protect the clinical trial supply chain worldwide.

It takes AmerisourceBergen to provide solutions that increase supply chain efficiency and secure investments in emerging markets.

Global Specialty Logistics

Expert knowledge in regional regulations and product sensitivity prevents interruptions down the road.

AmerisourceBergen’s global specialty logistics team provides expertise and knowledge of local regulations. This allows for more efficient processing of licensing and documentation for pre-clearance and rapid customs clearances. Global teams can also analyze packaging needs of a product, including size, material and temperature-control, preventing loss while remaining cost efficient.

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International Support Infrastructure

With a worldwide network of support, emerging markets have never been more within reach.

When unexpected interruptions occur abroad, it’s vital to have a strong network of resources. With over 140 offices in more than 50 countries, an international support infrastructure ensures trials stay on track. And GMP-compliant drug investigational depots located in strategic and emerging markets allow access to the continuing growth of global healthcare. Through the activation and coordination of teams worldwide, sudden logistics challenges can be solved, ensuring supply chains that support clinical trials worldwide remain intact.

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Temperature-Control Expertise

Specialized care for temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals means reduced risk of loss.

Biologics and other complex products in the global market have created demand for options in temperature control. Traditional cold chain delivery does not always meet the needs of temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals. Temperature-controlled solutions help protect pharmaceuticals in need of specialized care. From -196C to body temperature, AmerisourceBergen’s team of in-house specialists provides analysis and proper control solutions. This ensures products remain intact and supports the research and development of new and novel therapies around the globe.

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The Value of a Patient-Centric Approach to Commercialization

Improve Product Access

  • The commercial success of bringing a new pharmaceutical to market begins with the patient.

  • Unrecognized barriers can result in reduced patient access and missed commercial opportunities.

  • Payers must be assured of clinical and economic value in addition to the product’s safety and efficacy.

  • All stakeholders benefit from support programs that help patients overcome barriers to access and adherence.

  • A patient-centric perspective combined with strategic foresight and real-world evidence to prove product value helps maximize product access.

  • AmerisourceBergen offers pharmaceutical manufacturers comprehensive commercialization strategies, as well as the power to execute at every stage of the product life cycle.

It takes AmerisourceBergen to ensure the right product reaches the right patient at the right time.

Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR)

Best-in-class scientific methodologies generate data and uncover insights that inform the development of an effective product value proposition.

Clinical and economic value must be established for product value propositions to resonate with payers and other stakeholders who influence utilization. HEOR experts apply evidence-based strategies to demonstrate therapy values and support differentiation within a crowded market. Through research practices such as retrospective database analysis and prospective studies, as well as demonstration tools such as economic models, value dossiers, scientific publications, and account manager value decks, pharmaceutical manufacturers successfully position their products for formulary inclusion and favorable coverage decisions.

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Patient Access and Adherence

A patient-centric commercialization strategy blends high-tech and high-touch solutions to improve product access, affordability and adherence.

Creating the best patient experience requires superior operational execution through a mixture of solutions that overcome barriers and maximize engagement by empowering patients to take an active role in their treatment. Knowledge of the patient experience, therapeutic area expertise and an understanding of how changes in healthcare impact patients, providers, health systems, pharmacies, payers, and large employers helps anticipate challenges patients will face throughout their treatment journey. In addition, decades of experience combined with research into stakeholder preferences and competitive benchmarking inform the design of an initial patient access strategy and how best to adapt it. This ensures patients receive the best possible care and strengthens product performance through market maturity.

Phenomenal service... the team is responsive and nimble and their insights tremendously enhance our business relationship.

Pharmaceutical Manufacturer

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Specialty Distribution

A patient-centered commercialization strategy requires knowledge, reach and partnership to improve product access around the globe.

The experience and insights of commercialization experts help navigate complex distribution decisions to design and execute strategies that are integrated and aligned with a desired patient experience. Efficient, safe and secure distribution services combined with the knowledge of the evolving trade and channel landscape and market-leading reach into all sites of care ensure prescribers are informed of new products so that patients can start, and remain, on therapy. From global logistics and automated inventory management for clinical trials to third-party logistics services for commercial products, comprehensive solutions and unparalleled customer service provide support at every stage of the product life cycle.

In addition, distribution expertise and promotional programs help maximize product access by ensuring prescribers, pharmacies and other sites of care are aware of a product and its value. With the largest collection of specialty physician GPO networks access is available to thousands of providers across a wide range of specialties. This results in more predictable sales volumes, targeted growth opportunities and the ability to communicate effectively with critical prescribers.

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Health Beyond the Hospital

Enhance Patient Care

  • Healthcare for patients doesn’t end after discharge – it transitions.

  • Health systems have taken on a greater responsibility to improve patient outcomes and stay viable.

  • Extending the continuum of care helps to mitigate 30-day hospital readmissions, cut costs and create new sources of revenue for your hospital.

  • Improving the viability of your health system by ensuring more positive health outcomes takes a committed partner.

  • AmerisourceBergen collaborates with health systems to provide integrated pharmacy and clinical options, extending care to the community.

It takes AmerisourceBergen to provide solutions for quality healthcare and improved financial performance.

Concierge Pharmacy

When pharmacists become a part of the team, patients receive better care from beginning to end.

At the time of discharge, concierge services include an onsite pharmacist and prescriptions delivered at the bedside. Patients leave with necessary medications and the knowledge of how to maintain compliance from pharmacists who have been integrated into the patient care team. This enhanced patient care results in higher patient satisfaction scores and a reduction in 30-day hospital readmissions while generating additional revenue.

This service is one of the best ways to mitigate 30-day readmissions and there is substantial data supporting this methodology.

Hospital Executive

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Ambulatory Pharmacy

Ongoing contact with a pharmacist reduces the risk of patient readmittance.

For patients moving through a health system, continuous pharmacy services ensure consistent support and care. Ambulatory pharmacies allow health systems to continue to monitor a patient’s medication needs while developing relationships with patients, family members and the community. This also results in reduced risks of readmission and the associated CMS penalty while enhancing patient safety and creating new revenue streams.

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Employee Drug Benefit

Giving staff access to an on-site pharmacy helps maintain healthier teams and adds a revenue stream.

Along with providing support to patients, access to an ambulatory pharmacy addresses the needs of health system employees by filling prescriptions under the employee drug benefit, offering treatment support and stocking retail products for purchase. This facet of an on-location pharmacy ensures quality customer service and attention and may also become an added revenue stream.

AmerisourceBergen guided us through the whole process and provided excellent advice based on their extensive experience setting up and operating retail pharmacies or other clients

Tom Conley, Vice President Human Resources

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Specialty Pharmacy

Accommodating patients requiring specialized care takes access to specialty medications and services.

Specialty medications serving patients with chronic conditions, acute events or complex therapies often must be administered by a healthcare professional, requiring additional patient support. For these patients, non-adherence can have especially significant health ramifications. A specialty pharmacy provides expert therapy management services, coupled with patient education and counseling, while managing proper dosing and monitoring for appropriate medication use. This results in increased performance and efficiency and added revenue.

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