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Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Develops and Launches Best-In-Class Electronic Navigator (eNAV(TM)) Patient Care System
Date:5/5/2008

SWARTZ CREEK, Mich., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy announced today that their proprietary and exclusive Electronic Navigator (eNAV(TM)) patient care system is now live and being utilized to manage their multiple sclerosis patients. The company plans to use eNAV(TM) as a disease management tool for all disease states including HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Oncology, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Dermatology, Crohn's Disease, and Chronic Kidney Disease.

"Our current best-in-class patient care process is now enhanced by our new electronic system," stated Phil Hagerman, President and CEO of Diplomat. "This new technology will validate our patient care algorithms and superior care models resulting in improved patient experiences. Using eNAV(TM) we can improve access to drug, patient adherence and healthy outcomes."

For the practicing physician this means that Diplomat has expanded its services to provide clinically relevant, pharmacist based interventions to improve patient care. Physicians can expect to receive electronically scheduled Medication Histories, Symptom Management Notifications, Contraindication Warnings, Depression Screening, Non-Adherence Alerts, and more.

The eNAV(TM) system will also broaden reporting and data capabilities for physicians and health plans.

Diplomat's new electronic patient care system provides "patient-centric" guidance through many steps of patient care including: Prior Authorizations, Complete Medication History, Disease Education, Disease Symptom Management, Relapse Education, Contraindication Assessment, Laboratory Education, Drug Education, Drug Side Effect Education, and much more.

"With help from expert opinion, several leading software companies, and internal clinical support, we have designed a new course in modern healthcare technology," stated H. Brent Hubble PharmD, Manager of Clinical Program Development, and designer of the system. "eNAV(TM) is a streamline, state-of- the art patient care system that electronically houses core pieces of our pre-existing high-touch patient care models."

About Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy

Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy is a privately held health care organization focusing on complete medication management programs for patients with serious and chronic conditions. Key programs include: Oncology, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriasis. Other specialty areas include Transplant, Fertility, Dialysis Medication Management, Bio- Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Specialty Compounding. The company's Health Services division specializes in disease management programs for Chronic Kidney Disease patients, as well as home and outpatient infusion. With locations in Flint and Grand Rapids, MI; Cleveland, OH; Chicago, IL; and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Diplomat services the specialty pharmacy needs of patients and physicians nationwide.

For more information contact:

Kathy Karns

kkarns@diplomatpharmacy.com

810-720-4452


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