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URAC-Accredited Specialty Pharmacies Demonstrate Improved Measures for the 2018 Reporting Year

A total of 131 URAC-accredited specialty pharmacy organizations submitted their 2017 measurement year data to URAC for the 2018 reporting year, which is a significant increase in the number of reporting organizations from the prior year.

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Specialty Pharmacy Continuum

Health-System Specialty Pharmacies Shine at IDN Meeting

Health-system specialty pharmacies are presenting their best selves at CBI’s Partnering with IDNs (Integrated Delivery Networks) BioPharma Strategy Summit West. Several organizations have made the case that they are the ideal specialty drug providers because of the unique advantages of having access to clinical staff and electronic health records (EHRs).

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Specialty Pharmacy Times

Insider Advice on Building a Successful IDN-Based Specialty Pharmacy

The growing trend toward specialty pharmacy at the point of care is unstoppable. For many integrated delivery networks (IDNs), including large health systems and academic medical centers, the clinical and financial benefits of establishing an in-house specialty pharmacy are clear.

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Becker's Hospital Review

The case for the health system specialty pharmacy coordinated care model

Year after year, the specialty pharmaceutical product category continues to grow and become more integral to patient care. In fact, nearly 50 percent of all drugs will be in the specialty category by 2022.

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Accreditation Commission for Health Care

ACHC and ExceleraRx Corp. Form Partnership

Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc. (ACHC) is pleased to announce its partnership with ExceleraRx Corp., a move that aims to better serve some of the nation’s most vulnerable and complex patients, while also reducing costs across the specialty pharmacy industry through enhanced care and services.

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Pharmacy Times

How Integrated Health Care Delivery Networks Collaborate to Optimize Specialty Pharmacy Care

As the number of specialty drugs has grown in the past decade, regional health systems and academic medical centers have stepped up to assert the power of integration and coordinated care by establishing and expanding their own specialty pharmacies.

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Specialty Pharmacy Growth Trend: Hospital Systems [Infographic]

The U.S. specialty pharmacy industry is growing. Much of that growth can be attributed to healthcare provider-owned pharmacies. This infographic provides a snapshot of some key statistics on the specialty pharmacy industry trend in hospital systems.

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Yale New Haven Health

Outpatient Pharmacy Services at YNHHS earns URAC accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy

Yale New Haven Health is proud to announce that the Outpatient Pharmacy Services at Yale New Haven Health has earned full URAC accreditation in Specialty Pharmacy. URAC is an independent, nonprofit health care accrediting organization dedicated to promoting health care quality through accreditation, education, and measurement. By achieving this status, Outpatient Pharmacy Services at Yale New Haven Health has demonstrated a comprehensive commitment to quality care, improved processes and better patient outcomes.

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Fairview Health Services

Integrating Pharmacies Into Clinical Care Improves Patient Outcomes, Fairview Studies Show

Having an on-site pharmacist as part of a patient’s integrated care team can lead to better health outcomes, according to a series of studies from Fairview Health Services.

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Health Leaders Media

Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health to Merge

After a year of negotiations, Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives have signed a definitive agreement to merge operations. The new, as-yet unnamed health system will include more than 700 care sites and 139 hospitals, approximately 159,000 employees and more than 25,000 physicians and other advanced practice clinicians.

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