Utilization Review Accreditation Commission

For Northwell employees, the drugs are in the mail

By GREGORY ZELLER // Good news for Northwell Health employees, who can now receive their prescription medications through the mail. Vivo Health Pharmacy, a specialty drug dispensary operated by the New Hyde Park-based health system, on Tuesday announced the launch of an innovative prescription-med mail-order program. While certain Northwell Health patients have enjoyed that benefit for some time, the new program makes mail-order prescriptions available to all Northwell Health employees. That’s a fairly substantial undertaking:…


Rare accreditation for regional pharmacy chain

Your local CVS may offer better deals on toothpaste, but a pharmacy chain operated by the Northwell Health system has earned a rare national distinction. Vivo Heath Pharmacy, which operates in three Northwell Health facilities on Long Island and through a freestanding main branch in New Hyde Park, has earned full “specialty pharmacy” accreditation from the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission, an independent national nonprofit promoting better healthcare through education and standardized measurements. “Specialty pharmacies” are…