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Healio

Integrated specialty pharmacy improves access to IBD drugs

ORLANDO, Fla. — Patients with inflammatory bowel disease and their providers face significant barriers to therapy access due to insurance coverage decisions and costs, but integrating a specialty pharmacy at University of Chicago’s IBD clinic helped overcome these obstacles, according to presenters at AIBD 2017.

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Specialty Pharmacy Continuum

Specialty Pharmacies Earn High Marks in First NASP Patient Satisfaction Survey

Specialty pharmacies earned kudos from their patients in the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy’s first comprehensive patient satisfaction survey, conducted between September 2016 and August 2017 by the Sullivan Luallin Group and released at the NASP Annual Meeting on September 19.

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Pharmacy Times

Breaking Out of Isolation: The Value of Clinical Integration in Health System Specialty Pharmacy

The benefits of integrated clinical care are undeniable. In a specialty context, pharmacy integration acquires additional meaning and urgency for its impact on individual patient health, population health, and organizational efficiency.

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Fairview Health Services

The Excelera Specialty Pharmacy Network: The Right Partner for Value-based Care [Video]

Melissa Duke spoke on behalf of Excelera at the 9th Annual Fairview Pharma Symposium. Her presentation focused on finding the right partner for value-based care, and why the Excelera specialty pharmacy network is the right partner for manufacturers.

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Fairview Health Services

9th Annual Fairview Pharma Symposium [Video]

Fairview Pharmacy welcomed hundreds of pharmaceutical and biotech representatives from around the country to their 9th Annual Pharma Symposium. This industry-leading event provides a unique opportunity for drug manufacturers to collaborate with a health care system and find ways to reduce costs and optimize patient care.

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Pharmacy Times

Specialty Pharmacies Must be Value-Driven, Patient-Centric to Remain Competitive

The high number of specialty drugs emerging into the marketplace has increased competition among independent pharmacies and chain pharmacies. As the health care industry moves towards value-based reimbursement, health plans, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), physicians, and hospitals are looking to partner with pharmacies that have proven the ability to deliver high-value care at a low cost, according a new white paper from URAC.

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Drug Channels

Provider-owned specialty pharmacies are fastest-growing segment

The majority of specialty pharmacies are independently owned, but those owned by health care providers such as hospitals and health plans constitute the fastest-growing segment, according to the Drug Channels Institute. In 2016, about 2,500 specialty pharmacy locations dispensed approximately $115 billion in medications.

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Pharmacy Times

Patient Satisfaction – The True Differentiator for Specialty Pharmacies

The rapid proliferation of specialty pharmacies has led to a growing need to create models that truly differentiate the various offerings in the marketplace. Specialty medications now account for more than one-third of all spending on drugs in the United States.

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Drug Channels

Health Systems Disrupt the Specialty Pharmacy Market to Improve Patient Care

The authors argue that specialty pharmacy programs at health systems provide significant advantages to hospitals, health systems, and patients. They highlight the specific benefits for organ transplant and hepatitis C patients.

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Healio

In-house specialty pharmacy reduces medical errors, wait time

The addition of an in-house specialty pharmacy at a cancer center in Connecticut reduced the amount of time patients waited for oral cancer medications; prevented errors associated with filling, dispensing and taking oral chemotherapy; and improved overall quality of care, according to a study being presented at the Quality Care Symposium.

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