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Discover the latest articles and industry news about health system specialty pharmacy, Excelera and the Excelera Network.

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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SPS Commerce Blog

TCSW19 recap and the importance of business culture: Insights from Minnesota CEOs

Twin Cities Startup Week (TCSW) is always a busy and inspiring week for entrepreneurs and business professionals across the region. SPS Commerce was a sponsor of the 2019 event, and also hosted an executive panel at SPS Tower in Minneapolis.

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Patient Engagement HIT

Industry Collaboration Drives Managed Care in Specialty Pharmacy

The role of the specialty pharmacy is evolving and growing, and as more health systems integrate these entities into their facilities, industry collaboration will be key to for understanding the level of managed care needed for complex patients.

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Pharmacy Times

Takeaways from NASP: The State of Pricing Reform Efforts and AI Decision Support in Specialty Pharmacy

Michael Carter, Corporate Director of Specialty Pharmacy, President and CEO Partners HealthCare SP, Inc

The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP) held its 7th Annual Meeting and Expo in September as experts throughout the industry discussed the rapid developments in specialty pharmacy, including national legislative and regulatory policy, and shared the latest on innovations that will improve care for complex patients.

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Pharmacy Podcast Network

Importance of Home Infusion in your Specialty Pharmacy Part 2 [Podcast] – Episode 867

Our host for this podcast is Amy Swanson. Amy is the Director of Marketing and Member Relations for Excelera, and I’ll be serving as your host for today’s podcast. NASP is proud to bring their members the NASP Podcast in partnership with Pharmacy Podcast, one of the many benefits of NASP membership.

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Pharmacy Times

Improving the Patient Journey Through Health System Partnerships Enhances Care

Becky Rand, VP Manufacturer Relations, ExceleraRx Corp

Health system specialty pharmacies (HSSPs) are increasingly making their mark on the industry by creating a more integrated care structure for complex patients in need of specialty therapies. On-site access to medication and better coordination between a patient’s primary physician, pharmacist, and specialty physician can help simplify care delivery, which provides patients with end-to-end quality of care that ultimately reduces costs and improves outcomes.

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Pharmacy Podcast Network

Importance of Home Infusion in your Specialty Pharmacy Program Strategy Part 1 [Podcast] – Episode 853

We are privileged to have two speakers from Fairview Health with us today, Tim Affeldt and Brett Benfield, industry leading experts on specialty pharmacy and home infusion.

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