What Are Upcoming Trends in the Specialty Landscape to Lookout For?

Marc O’Connor, chief operating officer at Curant Health, highlights upcoming trends to pay attention to within the specialty pharmacy landscape.

O'Connor: I think a big shift—and something I’m actually presenting about tomorrow [at the 2017 Asembia Specialty Pharmacy Summit]—is the shift of the IDNs and the ACOs into a more vertically integrated HMO type of a model, where they’re taking more risk and they will start getting into the specialty pharmacy space themselves either through building them themselves or engaging other specialty pharmacies in more of a services approach.

Again, all focus on improving that outcome of the patient, but it’s a much more vertically integrated provider side of the equation. I see that absolutely growing in leaps and bounds in the next 1 to 3 years.