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

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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URAC Blog

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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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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