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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.