URAC and HOSP Announce Strategic Relationship

New partnership focused on improving quality of care, patient outcomes and safety in health systems

Independent healthcare accreditation organization URAC (Wakefield, MA) and the Health System Owned Specialty Pharmacy Alliance (HOSP), a non-profit trade association dedicated to integrated specialty pharmacies, have finalized a new partnership with the goal of improving quality of care, patient outcomes and safety in health systems, with a focus on pharmacies and telehealth.

Jeffrey Carr, vice president, business development at URAC, commented: “Health system pharmacies are addressing market trends by offering additional services for their patients. Plus, many health systems are utilizing telehealth at higher rates than ever to improve the care their patients are receiving. Both factors underscore the importance of URAC accreditation to ensure that health systems are prepared to provide the best outcomes for patients.”

The relationship between URAC and HOSP highlights the two organizations’ shared goal of improving the quality of health care outcomes for patients across the country. It also allows meaningful accreditation programs to be available to even more organizations.

“This agreement lays the foundation for a strong partnership between HOSP and URAC to reinforce a shared mission of improving the quality of care for millions of patients,” said Tanya Menchi, executive director, HOSP. “We believe this partnership will enable us to support the improved patient outcomes that our members already provide through their integrated specialty pharmacies and the increasing importance of the role that telehealth plays.”