Discover the latest articles and industry news about health system specialty pharmacy, Excelera and the Excelera Network.
Patient Safety and the Role of a Specialty Pharmacist in a Health System
The specialty pharmacist has a unique role in medication safety. Not only are they responsible for ensuring safe, effective, appropriate use of specialty medications—and ensuring that the patient is educated on their therapy and can be adherent—but they also play a strong role in promoting a positive safety culture within their pharmacy setting.
Shields Health Solutions is acquiring ExceleraRx, the companies announced today. The combined entity will be a specialty pharmacy powerhouse that will serve more 60 health systems and academic medical centers and 700 hospitals that “account for the opportunity of $30 billion in specialty pharmacy revenue,” says the press release about the acquisition.
Shields Health buys largest specialty pharmacy competitor
Shields Health Solutions, the Stoughton specialty pharmacy company, said Tuesday it acquired ExceleraRx Corp., its biggest competitor, in a deal that will increase its leverage with drug makers and companies that manage prescription plans for employers and insurers.
At-Home Cancer Care, Infusions Widespread Amid Pandemic
With hospitals dramatically reducing in-person visits during COVID-19, there has been an increased emphasis on telehealth and home care, with care teams at many cancer centers switching some patients to oral oncology medications instead of infused therapy and expanding home infusion services. Even when the pandemic ends, some of these centers anticipate that patients will prefer home-based care and ask to continue it.
The Growing Importance of Access to Health Systems and Integrated Delivery Networks
Shifting tides in the healthcare sector reveal that more and more patients are turning to health systems or IDNs for cancer care. This leads to a couple of questions: what does this mean for oncology and hematology practices, and how can pharma and life science companies effectively engage with healthcare providers (HCPs) from these notoriously difficult-to-access health systems and IDNs?
Specialty Pharmacy Rotations Address Education Gaps, Expand Career Horizons
Residency programs in specialty pharmacy are relatively new, emerging in response to dramatic growth in the specialty sector.1 Education in the classroom has also lagged behind the demand for specialty pharmacy expertise. These gaps in pharmacy curriculum have been discussed at industry meetings, including Asembia and other forums.2
Health-System Specialty Pharmacies Address Social Determinants of Health
Defined as “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age,”1 the impact of social determinants of health (SDoH) on individual and population health risks and outcomes is widely recognized.
ACHC and ExceleraRx Corp. Renew Partnership to Advance Pharmacies
ACHC announces the renewal of its partnership with ExceleraRx Corp. | Pharmacies in the Excelera® Network will receive special pricing on ACHC Pharmacy Accreditation and discounts on educational resources that can help them prepare for accreditation.