McKesson and Vanderbilt Health Rx Solutions Collaborate to Serve Health System Specialty Pharmacies

McKesson Corporation (McKesson) announced a new collaboration with Vanderbilt Health Rx Solutions (VHRxS), a national leader in specialty pharmacy strategy and implementation, to offer VHRxS’s full suite of specialty pharmacy consulting services to McKesson’s health system clients.

The new service will offer customized specialty pharmacy services and growth strategies to hospitals and health systems in every phase of their maturity. The company says that VHRxS’s portfolio of robust specialty pharmacy consulting services will help health systems improve patient and provider satisfaction while creating new revenue streams by fully integrating pharmacy services into specialty clinics.

Health system operated specialty pharmacies are the fastest-growing segment of the market. Health systems represent a growing percentage of AMI’s Specialty Pharmacy Database which currently stands at 35%.

The VHRxS consulting services will be customized to meet the needs of each health system as they address their own unique challenges and look to create sustainable specialty pharmacy programs, including:

  • Opportunity assessments
  • Strategic planning and guidance
  • Operating model design and implementation
  • Pharmacy accreditation support
  • Facility and workflow design
  • Access strategies for limited distribution drugs and payer networks

Vanderbilt Health Rx Solutions (VHRxS) is a national specialty pharmacy strategy and management company founded and operated by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). VHRxS uniquely and effectively addresses the specialty pharmacy needs of companies, hospitals and health systems through building patient-centered, clinically integrated specialty pharmacy programs in collaboration with health system clients and leading employers.


Takeaway: Health systems specialty pharmacies allows them access to hospital patients and their prescriptions before they leave the facility