The Brooklyn Hospital Center Partners with Clearway Health to Expand Specialty Pharmacy Medication Access for PatientsJuly 10, 2023
A new collaboration between Boston-based Clearway Health and The Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, New York, was formalized to help improve access to specialty pharmacy medication for underserved patients with complex medical conditions.
The new program will further expand services offered at two pharmacy locations on-site, and aims to reduce patients’ financial burden and strengthen adherence and clinical outcomes for patients receiving care at the hospital’s outpatient clinics.
“The Brooklyn Hospital Center continually looks for new ways to enhance patient care and our partnership with Clearway Health is a direct reflection of this,” said Robert DiGregorio, PharmD, chief pharmacy officer. “The elevated program will streamline our specialty pharmacy medication processes and make lifesaving medications more affordable and accessible for those who need them most.”
Patients on specialty medication therapies often require additional education, clinical management and ongoing support to remain adherent to their complex medication regimens and manage side effects. Specialty medications can be costly, increasing the challenges for patients to begin and continue these critical therapies. Together, Clearway Health and The Brooklyn Hospital Center will provide specialty pharmacy services through in-clinic support from specialty pharmacists and patient liaisons to ensure patients receive coordinated, personalized care. Additionally, Clearway Health will help to unlock access to medications that are often inaccessible to local or regional hospitals, including access to limited distribution drugs and payer or pharmacy benefit manager lockouts.
“We congratulate The Brooklyn Hospital Center for choosing to build a program that prioritizes the needs of its vulnerable patients, and we’re thrilled to partner on this initiative,” said Allison Arant, senior vice president of client development and marketing of Clearway Health. “We’re grateful that The Brooklyn Hospital Center has chosen Clearway Health as their trusted partner to be an extension of their team who cares for their patients and community. Specialty medications are life-saving and life-enhancing therapies. Patients should never have to wonder how or if they’ll be able to access and afford the medication they need, and providers and clinical care teams should have reliable resources to support them and remove the burden surrounding specialty medication access.”