Outpatient Pharmacy Services at YNHHS earns URAC accreditation in specialty pharmacy

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, YNHHS.

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.”