How Health Care Institutions Can Leverage Biosimilars to Generate Savings

On this episode of Managed Care Cast, Ryan Haumschild, PharmD, MS, MBA, from Emory Healthcare and the Winship Cancer Institute, explains the evolution of biosimilar pharmacoeconomics and the different strategies that health care institutions can implement to reap the benefits of biosimilar savings.

As more and more biosimilars enter different markets around the globe, payers and practices will need to consistently evaluate the economics of covering biosimilars and take a stance on whether to support their adoption.

Both payers and practices can play a big role in encouraging biosimilar adoption, and health care institutions that have already begun pushing for more biosimilar use, such as Emory Healthcare, have seen substantial savings.

On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with Ryan Haumschild, PharmD, MS, MBA, the director of pharmacy services at Emory Healthcare and the Winship Cancer Institute. Haumschild is also an Advisory Board member for The American Journal of Managed Care® and its sister site, The Center for Biosimilars®. The interview took place at the The Institute of Value-Based Medicine® (IVBM), hosted by Emory Healthcare, on July 18 in Atlanta, Georgia. Haumschild was chair of the event and gave a presentation on the current pharmacoeconomics of biosimilars and his predictions for how the market will develop in the future.

The episode discussed how the pharmacoeconomics of biosimilars have evolved and different strategies that health care institutions can implement to reap the benefits of biosimilar savings.

We also talked about how stakeholders can collaborate to promote biosimilars and how technology can be used to assist this mission.

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