Specialty Pharmacy Times® and Zitter Health Insights Introduce The Inaugural Specialty Pharmacy Patient Choice Awards

CRANBURY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SpecialtyPharmacy Times®, a full-service media resourcededicated to the business and practice of specialty pharmacy, and ZitterHealth Insights (ZHI), which provides life science, specialtypharmacy and managed care organizations with insights to optimizepatient access to pharmaceuticals, are pleased to announce the inauguralPatient Choice Awards co-sponsored by both organizations. The PatientChoice Awards recognize specialty pharmacies with the highest patientsatisfaction ratings across the United States.

Based on results from the ZHI 2016 Patient Satisfaction Survey, 2016finalists will be recognized and winners revealed at an awards luncheonon May 2, at the 2017 Asembia Conference hosted at the Wynn/EncoreResort in Las Vegas. Finalists are selected based on overall patientsatisfaction scores in one of two categories: PBM/Payer SpecialtyPharmacy or non-PBM/Payer Specialty Pharmacy.

“We are delighted to introduce the first Patient Choice Awards forspecialty pharmacies with our partner Zitter Health Insights,” saidBrian Haug, President, Pharmacy and Healthcare Communications, LLC. “Asa leader in specialty pharmacy media, we are proud to team up withZitter Health Insights, a respected and expert voice in healthcareindustry insights, to honor specialty pharmacies who strive daily toprovide patients who have complex diseases with the best services andexperiences that improve their overall health and well-being.”

John Monahan, CEO of ZHI stated, “We are excited to be partnering with SpecialtyPharmacy Times® to recognize specialty pharmacies thatexcel in satisfying the needs of their customers. We feel that specialtypharmacies provide significant benefit to their customers by deliveringhigh quality services and should be recognized for their contributionsto patients’ well-being.”

The ZHI Patient Satisfaction Survey was launched in 2015 and isrepresentative of 80 percent of specialty pharmacies across the UnitedStates. Data is collected quarterly. The survey data are used to createa syndicated benchmarking report that can be used to assess patientsatisfaction and customer loyalty across a variety of therapeuticcategories. Finalists and winners will be recognized at the PatientChoice Awards luncheon. Finalists will be showcased in the March 2017issue of Specialty Pharmacy Times® and winnerswill be recognized in the June 2017 issue of Specialty PharmacyTimes®.

“This event will be the first of many as Specialty PharmacyTimes® and Zitter Health Insights recognize best-in-classcustomer satisfaction by specialty pharmacies with the Patient ChoiceAwards,” Monahan said.

Accrediting agencies are increasingly requiring specialty pharmaciessurvey their patients, with minimal requirements. The ZHI PatientSatisfaction Survey is the first industry-wide patient satisfactionsurvey to provide objective, comparative assessments of all majorspecialty pharmacies. Syndicated, actionable research based on theresponses of thousands of specialty pharmacy patients, the ZHI PatientSatisfaction Survey enables specialty pharmacies to comply withaccrediting requirements, as well as to assess their own and competitorperformance.

About Specialty Pharmacy Times®

SpecialtyPharmacy Times®is a full-service mediaresource dedicated to the business and practice of specialty pharmacy.Each issue contains articles covering clinical topics, productselection, infrastructure, staffing, pharmacy design, reimbursement,customer service and order management, marketing and sales,patient-centered care, REMs, specialty pharmacy models, and biosimilars. SpecialtyPharmacy Times®’ expert authors come from all areas ofspecialty pharmacy practice, including policy, regulatory and law,administration, management, nursing, information systems, and business.Additionally, Specialty Pharmacy Times® offersContinuing Education through Pharmacy Times Continuing Education™,which is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education(ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

About Zitter Health Insights

ZitterHealth Insights (ZHI) combines expert analysis with syndicatedsubscription research to optimize patient access to pharmaceuticals.Since 1989, ZHI has provided insights to help life science companies,specialty pharmacies, and managed care organizations get the right drugsto the right patients.

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