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Read the blog for the latest company news and updates about health system specialty pharmacy, Excelera and the Excelera Network.

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Three Reasons to Applaud the News about ExceleraRx Corp. and Shields Health Solutions

On January 12, 2021, ExceleraRx Corp. and Shields Health Solutions announced that they are joining forces to advance the practice of health system specialty pharmacy.  

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Excelera

Finding a PBM niche partner may be the best employee benefit strategy in 2021

  Stability begets stagnation COVID-19 has left many companies feeling unstable this year, which has companies seeking stability through the deferral of employee benefit decisions to 2021 or beyond. For example, many companies who were looking around for a new Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) partner before COVID-19, have favored stability through the continued use of…

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Excelera

Building Bridges Between Payers and HSSP

Health system specialty pharmacies have a great deal to offer commercial health plans and other payers. Unfortunately, there seem to be many misconceptions about the level of expertise that health systems can offer payers in terms of specialty pharmacy. At Excelera, we have heard that specialty pharmacy is not a strength of health systems, not…

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Excelera

IDN Summit 2020 Takeaways

By Philip Carroll, AVP of Sales Earlier this month, I attended the InformaConnect IDN BioPharma Summit 2020 where I was interested in several sessions on value-based contracting, the value of health system data to improve capture rates and how health system specialty pharmacies can identify opportunities to grow their business. My key takeaways were exactly…

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Excelera

Highlights from the NASP 2020 Annual Meeting and Expo

By Greg Boll, RPh, Director of Network Operations The NASP 2020 Annual Meeting and Expo was held on September 14th-18th in a virtual format and offered its usual variety of educational sessions, keynote speakers and panels. To start the week, NASP offered several workshops which covered topics such as CSP exam preparation, home infusion, technology,…

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Excelera and Banner Health Collaborate on a Medication Adherence Initiative

Last September, Excelera announced its innovative process for assessing medication adherence across its nationwide network of health system specialty pharmacies. The data was presented as a poster at the ASHP Summer Meetings and Exhibition. This September, Excelera will present a poster at the NASP Annual Meeting which shows how Banner Health, an Excelera Network member, used…

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Troy Polan

Complex Patient Data Platform Drives Business Intelligence

By Troy Polan, Acting CEO and CTO Sophisticated data capabilities set Excelera apart. Our Complex Patient Data Platform supports dashboards of critical as well as supplementary data for each health system within the Excelera Network. When that data is aggregated, its power is amplified in reports, benchmarks and insights for use across our nationwide network…

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Amy Swanson

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work – Manufacturer Relations Team Welcomes Zach Russell

By Amy Swanson, Senior Director of Product, Marketing and Member Relations Teamwork Makes the Dream Work The Excelera Manufacturer Relations team partners with various manufacturers, biopharma and life science partners to provide access to Excelera member health systems and senior leaders in specialty pharmacy, insights into the patient journey using our complex pharmacy patient data…

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Andrew Argeros

COVID & Oncology – The Effects on Health System Specialty Pharmacies

By Andrew Argeros, Data Science Intern Two months ago, our blog discussed the potential impacts and areas of concern for health system specialty pharmacies and COVID. However, since it was still early in the pandemic, we didn’t have enough data points yet to really make sense of some of the effects and opportunities. Armed with…

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Excelera

Can You Really Predict the Future – Proactive Pipeline Management

By Angela Ouyang, Manufacturer Analyst & Jami Schell, PharmD, CSP, Director of Pharmaceutical Accounts Specialty pharmacy has shown considerable expansion over the past several years and will continue to drive pharmacy industry growth. As the specialty market landscape evolves, proactive management of pipeline products becomes ever more crucial to monitor as it impacts clinical management…

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