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

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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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 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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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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