AmerisourceBergen's study sees pharmacists playing a bigger role

A new study from AmerisourceBergen finds that almost 80% of hospital pharmacists look forward to a greater role in health care and are well positioned to take on an expanded role.

A new study from AmerisourceBergen finds that almost 80% of hospital pharmacists look forward to a greater role in health care and are well positioned to take on an expanded role. Streamlining prior authorization and reimbursement processes continues to be a challenge, and all pharmacy segments are focused on building stronger prescriber relationships to improve continuity and quality of care. "With their proximity to providers, shared access to electronic medical records, and strong commitment to outcomes, health system pharmacies are uniquely positioned to support clinically-integrated care," said Willis Chandler, president of Health Systems and Specialty Services at AmerisourceBergen. Hospital pharmacists in particular are spending more time on important coordination activities like communicating with health care providers, according to the survey.