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FLINT, Mich., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat, the nation's largest independent specialty pharmacy, has been selected as one of two winners in the 2014 Innovations in Specialty Pharmacy Competition, held by Specialty Pharmacy Solutions, LLC. The results of the competition were announced in the August 2014 issue of Specialty Pharmacy News.
Diplomat was honored as a Top Innovator for their Diplomat University Education & Training program. Through Diplomat University, the company has implemented a large scale training program that is customizable for both internal and external audiences. From 'Specialty Pharmacy 101' to the basics of partnerships to injection training, Diplomat has a curriculum in place to meet the needs of a variety of clients. This innovation has positioned Diplomat to be a leader in the industry in knowledge with the unique perspective of a strong clinical foundation, cementing the company's place in a sector that is continuing to evolve and expand.
"We are thrilled to be chosen as a top innovator in specialty pharmacy," stated Jennifer Hagerman, Senior Director of Education & Quality at Diplomat. "Diplomat University provides an opportunity for us to share our knowledge and expertise and continue to strengthen our position as a thought leader in the specialty pharmacy industry."
The annual competition seeks to identify, select and showcase US based specialty pharmacies moving the industry forward through the development of innovative strategies, services, tools and business concepts. Specialty pharmacies across the country were invited to submit their innovations for consideration by a blind panel of industry experts. The panel was comprised of William Sullivan, Specialty Pharmacy Solutions principal consultant, Angela Maas, Specialty Pharmacy News managing editor, and Howard Flushman, Health Strategies Research director.
To learn more, visit www.diplomat.is.
Diplomat serves patients and physicians in all 50 states as the nation's largest independent specialty pharmacy. Headquartered in Flint, Michigan, the company focuses on medication management programs for people with complex chronic diseases, including oncology, immunology, hepatitis, multiple sclerosis, HIV, specialized infusion therapy and many other serious or long-term conditions. Diplomat opened its doors in 1975 as a neighborhood pharmacy with one essential tenet: "Take good care of patients, and the rest falls into place." Today, that tradition continues – always focused on improving adherence and outcomes. For more information visit www.diplomat.is. Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and like us on Facebook.
Abigail Bearman, Diplomat
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