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Monument Health (formerly Regional Health) press Release

Regional Health kiosks offer safe way to discard unneeded medicines

Regional Health has installed tamper-proof kiosks to allow patients and the public to safely dispose of unused prescription medicines. The MedDrop kiosks are located at Regional Health hospitals in Custer, Lead-Deadwood, Rapid City, Spearfish and Sturgis.

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Pharmacy Times

Strategies for Successful IDN-based Specialty Pharmacy: The Financial Perspective

Jeffrey S. Reichard, PharmD, MS, BCOP, BCPS; and Joe Maki, Senior Director, Pharmacy Business Operations, Novant Health

For an integrated health care system, bringing specialty pharmacy in-house is a way to align operations with a patient-centered care mission. An in-house specialty pharmacy can also provide significant financial gain for the health system by preventing pharmacy dollars from being diverted to outside pharmacies.

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Drug Topics

Changing Healthcare Environment Prompts New Roles for Pharmacists

Pharmacists have come a long way since the days when their only responsibility was dispensing drugs. Starting in the 1980s, pharmacists were urged to take on a vital role by providing medication expertise to ensure patients properly and safely use their medications. 

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Pharmacy Times

Focus on Health System Specialty Pharmacy at ASHP Summer Meeting

Lana Gerzenshtein PharmD, BCPS, CSP, ExceleraRx Corp

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) launched a Section of Specialty Pharmacy Practitioners (SSPP) last year to represent the needs of providers in large areas of practice, such as specialty pharmacy. 

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Hospital Peer Review

Improve Best Practices Adoption With Acceleration Strategies

By Troy Polan, Chief Technology Officer, ExceleraRx Corp

Adopting best practices is key to improving quality of care, but once those ideal strategies are identified, it can take an agonizingly long time to actually get an organization to start using them consistently. Some healthcare organizations are finding ways to cut down that long introduction period, which can mean achieving improvements years sooner. 

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Pharmacy Times

Patient-Centered Multidisciplinary Care Key to Value-based Care

One of many benefits of attending the 2019 Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) Annual Meeting is the actionable insights gleaned from conversations and sessions regarding every corner of the industry. This year, informed discussions surrounding the development of measures to improve medication services and how pharmacists can play a larger role in the multidisciplinary care team were a focus of the event.

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Specialty Pharmacy Continuum

Joining Forces in Specialty Pharmacy

Lorrie A. Carr, MBA, the CEO of ExcleraRX, talks with SPC Editorial Director David Bronstein about specialty pharmacies in health systems joining together to gain the scale needed to compete in the market.

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Pharmacy Times

Health Systems’ Role in Specialty Pharmacy Moves Into Focus at Asembia

Becky Rand, Vice President of Manufacturer Relations, ExceleraRx Corp.

As the largest conference in the United States focused solely on specialty pharmacy, the Asembia Specialty Pharmacy Summit presents an unparalleled and unique opportunity to analyze the big picture of the industry and its key players. 

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Becker's Hospital Review

How hospitals can better align the pharmacy to achieve its strategic goals

As hospitals face the dual pressure of improving patient satisfaction and lowering costs, they are increasingly turning to their pharmacies for help on both fronts. At a May 3 session at the Becker’s Hospital Review 2nd Health IT + Clinical Leadership + Pharmacy 2019 conference, a panel of experts discussed the evolving role of pharmacists at their organizations.

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Managed Healthcare Executive

2019 Asembia Specialty Pharmacy Summit: 3 Key Takeaways

Each year, the Asembia Specialty Pharmacy Summit welcomes thousands of key stakeholders from specialty pharmacy, including drug manufacturers, industry analysts, health systems representatives, health plans, and pharmacies, in order to discuss key issues affecting the industry. This year, at the 15th annual meeting in Las Vegas, was no different.

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