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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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Dermatology Landscape: Continued Growth Within the Excelera Network

Contributions to this blog were made by Andrew Argeros and Angela Ouyang. Last month, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) was poised to have its 79th annual meeting. Unfortunately, the meeting was canceled due to continued COVID-19 restrictions, but it afforded our team an opportunity to delve into an analysis of the Excelera Network and…

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Greg Boll, RPh, Medication Safety User Group Lead

Exploring Patient Safety and the Role of a Specialty Pharmacist

The specialty pharmacist has a unique role in medication safety. Due to the high-touch, high-risk nature of specialty medications, the pharmacies that handle them must incorporate robust programs to ensure proper medication usage and minimize the potential for errors or adverse events.

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Amy Swanson

Excelera Residency Showcases Highlights Quality Improvement Projects and other Research Projects

Although COVID-19 disrupted the option to hold in-person events, it also compelled us to think differently and offer novel opportunities. One such opportunity was shifting to a virtual format for 2020 – 2021, so Excelera Network members and their pharmacy residents could participate in four topic-based sessions and to showcase their Quality Improvement Projects (QIPs) and research.

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Excelera

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 the…

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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

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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