Outpatient Pharmacy Services at YNHHS earns URAC accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy

Friday, June 1, 2018
NEW HAVEN, CT, June 1, 2018 –Yale New Haven Health is proud to announce that the Outpatient Pharmacy Services at Yale New Haven Health has earned full URAC accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy. URAC is an independent, nonprofit health care accrediting organization dedicated to promoting health care quality through accreditation, education, and measurement. By achieving this status, Outpatient Pharmacy Services at Yale New Haven Health has demonstrated a comprehensive commitment to quality care, improved processes and better patient outcomes.

“Outpatient Pharmacy Services at Yale New Haven Health is proud to have earned full URAC accreditation for Specialty Pharmacy after a rigorous two-year preparation process. This designation demonstrates that Outpatient Pharmacy Services at Yale New Haven Health is dedicated to quality and safety, and that we strive for continual improvement of the services we offer to our patients,” said Lorraine Lee, chief pharmacy officer, Yale New Haven Health.

Outpatient Pharmacy Services at Yale New Haven Health provides a comprehensive case-managed program customized for complex diseases such as cancer, hepatitis C, HIV, cystic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory diseases, growth hormone and transplant. The specialty pharmacy team works closely with care providers to create the safest, most effective treatment program for patients; ensures timely delivery of monthly refills of specialty medications; and offers education and support from specialty pharmacists with years of experience.

“It’s necessary for specialty pharmacies to provide a higher level of treatment for patients so desired outcomes are achieved. Outpatient Pharmacy Services at Yale New Haven Health shows a dedication to patient education and safety through the recognition of quality it received with URAC’s independent accreditation,” said URAC President and CEO Kylanne Green. “With URAC accreditation, people know that Yale New Haven Health strives to adhere to industry best practices.”

Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS), the largest and most comprehensive healthcare system in Connecticut, is recognized for advanced clinical care, quality, service, cost effectiveness and commitment to improving the health status of the communities it serves. YNHHS includes five hospitals – Bridgeport, Greenwich, Lawrence + Memorial, Westerly and Yale New Haven hospitals, several specialty networks and Northeast Medical Group, a non-profit medical foundation with several hundred community-based and hospital-employed physicians. YNHHS is affiliated with Yale University and Yale Medicine, the clinical practice of the Yale School of Medicine and the largest academic multi-specialty practice in New England. Yale New Haven Hospital is the primary teaching hospital of Yale School of Medicine. www.ynhhs.org

Founded in 1990, URAC is the independent leader in promoting healthcare quality through accreditation, certification and measurement. URAC is a nonprofit organization developing evidence-based measures and standards through inclusive engagement with a range of stakeholders committed to improving the quality of healthcare. Our portfolio of accreditation and certification programs span the healthcare industry, addressing healthcare management, healthcare operations, health plans, pharmacies, telehealth providers, physician practices, and more. URAC accreditation is a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability

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