Cosmo Smith on How Origin Improves Patient Access | OncLive

Cosmo Smith on How Origin Improves Patient Access

October 12, 2018

P. Cosmo Smith, managing partner, Origin Commercial Ventures, discusses how Origin improves patient access in oncology.

P. Cosmo Smith, managing partner, Origin Commercial Ventures, discusses how Origin improves patient access in oncology.

Patients go to health systems for access to novel therapeutics, explains Smith, which is why Origin decided to partner with Atlantic Health. As Origin moves forward, they hope to embody a similar culture as that of Atlantic Health by providing access to the therapies that have the best chance of success to the greatest number of patients, says Smith.

Enabling that success is not an insignificant barrier, explains Smith. There needs to be a level of both excitement within the parent institutions as well as financial creativity. One of the missions at Atlantic Health is to create better therapeutic access to patients by looking at new insurance and payer structures. This is where Origin comes in, as they are heavily involved in those regards on an industry-wide basis. The goal, says Smith, is to have a variety of available health plans and carve out programs that allow patients access to the treatment they need when they need it.


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