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

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

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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Diane Wolfe

ASCO20 — HIGHLIGHTS OF THE VIRTUAL MEETING

By Diane Wolfe, RPh, National Director of Manufacturer Relations  Like so many events, the 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), scheduled for late May, transitioned to a virtual format in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. I was fortunate to be able to “attend” this year, for the first time. While…

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Excelera

COVID — Potential Impact on PBMS and Payers

Most Americans seem to be moving on from initial COVID-19 panic, and we are seeing states follow suit by systematically putting plans in place to open back up. This post-pandemic world is being described as the “new normal,” implying that things will not return to the “good old days” of early 2020. How has this…

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Ben Duscher

COVID – Potential Impact on Health System Specialty Pharmacies

By Ben Duscher, Network Operations Manager COVID-19 has altered life as we know it, including health care, across the United States. Impacts are likely to be seen in pharmacy across various business units, due to changes in consumer habits, insurance markets and economic downturn. This article will focus on potential impacts and areas of concern…

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Amy Swanson

Working for healthcare at a social distance

Every Excelera member is on the front line in the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Our members are proactively addressing challenges as they relate to COVID by regularly sharing information and best practices with each other, including: Planning for drug shortages. Members are coordinating with their supply chains to circumvent delays and working with…

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