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Modern Healthcare

Hospitals adapt real estate to fit new normal after COVID-19

Health systems are reassessing their real estate portfolios as they prepare for a post-COVID-19 environment that will likely feature more home-based care and remote working arrangements.

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Pharmacy Times / Directions in Oncology Pharmacy

New Combination Therapies for the Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

Erin Kelley, PharmD, BCOP, and Jeff Engle, PharmD, MS, Fairview Health

CHRONIC LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA (CLL) is the most common type of leukemia in adults and accounts for approximately 37% of new leukemia cases. An estimated 20,720 new cases of and 3930 deaths from CLL will occur in the United States in 2019.

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Pharmacy Times

Growth of Health System-Based Specialty Pharmacy to Continue in 2020, Reducing Cost of Care

By Don Amorosi, Chief Operating Officer; and Becky Rand, MHRM, Vice President of Manufacturer Relations ExceleraRx Corp

Although the prevalence of health system-based specialty pharmacies has grown steadily over the past decade, 2020 will mark a critical year. Payers, providers, and health systems themselves are increasingly recognizing the important role integrated delivery solutions play in value-based care initiatives.

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Pharmacy Times / Directions in Oncology

Oral Therapies for Hormone Receptor – Positive Breast Cancers

Amanda Manoogian, PharmD, BCOP, Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator Specialty Pharmacy, Clinical Services, Partners Healthcare

Hormone receptor-positive (HR-positive) breast cancer is the most common subtype of invasive breast cancer. Treatment has been focused on targeting the estrogen receptor pathway, and endocrine therapy (ET) has remained the mainstay treatment for these patients.

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KIVI TV - Boise

Improving care for cystic fibrosis patients with pharmacy program

For people living with cystic fibrosis, St. Luke’s is making it easier to keep up, by putting a pharmacy directly in the clinic. A new grant from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation goes towards implementing a pharmacy program for the center in Boise.

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St. Luke's Blog

Kid care takes center stage at St. Luke’s

Children are a big deal at St. Luke’s. The $42 million, 100,000-square foot Idaho Elks Children’s Pavilion, which opened this summer in Boise, makes that very clear. But caring for children goes beyond the Children’s Pavilion and extends across the St. Luke’s Health System.

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Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Excelera launching pharmacy benefit management solution, seeking $6 million

ExceleraRx Corp., a company that creates a network of health systems to drive access to expensive specialty drugs, has raised $2 million of a planned $6 million round.

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Monument Health Press Release

Regional Health Will Become Monument Health

Regional Health today announced it will become Monument Health in January 2020. It will continue to employ more than 4,500 physicians and caregivers in 20 Western South Dakota and Eastern Wyoming communities after the name change.

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Patient Care Online

Improving CF Medication Adherence: A Specialty Pharmacy at Work – Part 1

Patient Care (PC) recently spoke with Sandy ILL, PharmD, CSP, a specialty pharmacist; Kim Ehlert, PharmD, a clinical pharmacist; and Tim Affeldt, PharmD, vice president of specialty pharmacy at Fairview Health Services, a nonprofit, integrated health system based in Minneapolis, Minn, to discuss how they address CF medication adherence in their health system.

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Patient Care Online

Working with Barriers to CF Treatment Adherence, the Fairview Way – Part 2

According to the latest guidelines for cystic fibrosis (CF) published in U.S. Pharmacist, pharmacists are an important part of counseling patients with CF. The Fairview CF medication adherence rate is 70% higher than among patients at retail pharmacies.

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