Metairie, LA February 13, 2017 — Fast Access Specialty Therapeutics (FAST), a specialty pharmacy that was recently acquired by Factor One Source Pharmacy (FOSRx), announce today that they have officially earned Accreditation Commission of Healthcare (ACHC) Accreditation in the field of Specialty Pharmacy (SRX).
The ACHC held their rigorous on-site survey of FAST in Metairie, Louisiana on January 26th, 2017 and granted accreditation to FAST for all services surveyed under the Specialty Pharmacy on February 3, 2017. During the survey, compliance with ACHC standards reflecting key organizational areas were evaluated.
FAST already holds accreditations with The Joint Commission and URAC. Holding three accreditations is extremely rare within the specialty pharmacy industry, and is a process that often takes months or years to achieve. Factor One Source Pharmacy (FOSRx), parent company to FAST Rx also maintains accreditation with URAC and The Joint Commission. All three accreditations will ensure the highest levels of regulatory compliance while elevating the standard of operations within their organization by providing a framework to improve business processes, and quality care.
“We are proud of the entire company and clinical team that made this accreditation a reality,” Dr. Sajal Roy, PharmD, CSP, CGP, CPSO, CACP, and CEO of FOSRx said.
Established in 1986, The ACHC Accreditation program supports the efforts of its accredited organizations to help deliver safe, high quality care and services. Accreditation is regarded as one of the key benchmarks for measuring the quality of an organization.The accreditation process also provided FOSRx with education and guidance to help staff continue to improve its program’s performance.
“Each accreditation affirms our processes that we put in place to make sure our patients get the best care and have the best outcomes for their disease states” Roy said. “Our strategic goal is to maintain all accreditations within our organization to demonstrate that we are top leader in Specialty Pharmacy services.”
ACHC is a recognized leader in the area of Pharmacy Accreditation, and reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care. An SRX dispenses medications (injectable, intravenous or oral) in a client’s/patient’s home, physician’s office, or clinic specializing in certain disease states which are often chronic and sometimes life-threatening. With the continuous changes in health care, patients are in search of reputable providers that consistently offer the best quality care and demonstrate the ability to maintain compliance with national standards.
Accreditation Commission for Health Care:
The Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) is a national organization developed by homecare and alternate-site healthcare industry providers. Our board, advisors, surveyors and staff are committed to providing the industry with an accreditation program that helps organizations improve business operations, quality of patient care and services.
ACHC is an independent, private, not-for-profit corporation.
ACHC has gained respect and recognition as an accrediting organization uniquely committed to health care providers. They have adopted a participatory approach to standards development that actively solicits the input of those most knowledgeable about current approaches to care. The result is a set of practical standards that promotes quality services and ensures optimum care for the patient. The entire accreditation process is a collaborative, educational, and genuinely patient-focused approach.
Learn more about ACHC here.
FAST Access Rx:
Fast Access Specialty Therapeutics, founded in 2010, is a specialty pharmacy based in Metairie, Louisiana which offers convenient medicine delivery for specialty conditions to the location of your choice: home, hospital, physician’s office, or infusion center. F.A.S.T. focuses on clinical experience and patient support, and has excelled in servicing rheumatology, dermatology, hematology, oncology, addiction recovery, and osteoporosis patients. Learn more here.
Factor One Source Pharmacy:
Founded in 2014, Factor One Source Pharmacy is a Specialty Pharmacy with an unwavering commitment to excellence in providing treatments and products for their patients with outstanding customer service. Headquartered in Cumberland, Maryland, they are a fast-growing company with a nationwide presence that is focused on enhancing patient safety and medication adherence. Dr. Sajal Roy, President & CEO, is the only quadruple board certified pharmacist in the United States, and sits as a commissioner for the Maryland Board of Pharmacy and serves as Chairman of the Emergency Preparedness Task Force.