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Oct 25, 2017

Transition to Value-Based Care with Joe DePinto, President of Specialty Solutions at Cardinal Health


Joe DePinto is a healthcare executive who has dedicated his career to specialty therapeutics. His passion is helping patients who live with complex diseases like cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and renal disease – and working with healthcare providers, drug manufacturers and payers to find new ways to improve specialty care.

Throughout his career, success has always come from putting people first. He loves the opportunity to coach future leaders and to guide teams to reach their full potential. He believes great people are fundamental to any successful business. Nothing gives him more pride than seeing the people around him succeed.

In his role as President of Cardinal Health Specialty Solutions, he spends his days working with teams and clients to find new and better solutions to today’s challenges and looking forward to determine how they can meet tomorrow’s opportunities.


Why Healthcare? I have always been extremely scientifically curious. Science has always been something that I found fascinating. I was fortunate right out of college to get into healthcare and I was drawn to the field of oncology.


Hot Topic that should healthcare leaders agenda: Transition to value-based medicine/care.


How have you created results by doing things differently? To continue to deliver ongoing education about the regulations and the implications to the practices on how they manage their day to day.


Setbacks that you learned from: We underestimated the importance of the specialty marketplace.


Proudest leadership moments: I had a unique opportunity to be involved in the company called Ortho Biotec. What I learned from working there is the importance of good people in the organization, diverse teams, focus them on what’s important which is the customer and being resilient.


Exciting Project: We are excited about our hub services and providing our pharma clients with data.

Joe 101 Course on Outcomes Improvement:


  1.  What is the best way to improve healthcare outcomes?

Follow the science. Medical innovation leads to treatment of complex diseases.


  1.  What is the biggest mistake or pitfall to avoid?

Clinical results are not enough in the value-based care environment.

  1.  How do you stay relevant as an organization despite constant change?

Growth. Growth is the lifeblood of every organization.


  1.  One area of focus that should drive everything else is:

We put the patient at the top of the pyramid.


Recommended Book:

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It


Closing Thought:

We have to focus our needs on how we continue to bring breakthrough medical innovations that delivers strong outcomes and make economical sense.


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Links mentioned:

MACRA resources page

Information on Sonexus Access and Patient Support