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

Avera Health

Avera Health, Regional Health Are Key Stakeholders in Excelera Network

Avera Health and Regional Health announce a commitment of resources, expertise and investment capital to support ExceleraRx Corp…

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The American Journal of Managed Care

Considerations for Constructing a Specialty Pharmacy Service Business Plan

Specialty pharmacy presents itself as both a challenging business model and a significant financial opportunity under the right circumstances, especially for health systems. Kevin Colgan, MA, FASHP, of Rush University Medical Center and Kyle Skiermont, PharmD, of Fairview Pharmacy Services provided an overview of specialty pharmacies and presented strategies for building a successful specialty pharmacy business.

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Star Tribune

Fairview Health Services cements stake in Pharmacy Venture

Fairview Health Services said ­Monday that it has cemented its stake in a company that operates a national pharmacy network to help hospitals and academic medical centers get access to specialty drugs.

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The American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

Value of Integration in a Health System Specialty Pharmacy Hepatitis C Program

Fairview Specialty Pharmacy is part of an Integrated Delivery Network which has ownership of the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics. Fairview Specialty Pharmacy set out to design a program to work collaboratively with providers at the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC) to maximize outcomes and decrease waste for patients on therapy for hepatitis C, and apply these learnings to benefit patients seen by providers outside of the health system.

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Specialty Pharmacy Continuum

Embracing Rather than Fighting Specialty Pharmacy

Although many health-system pharmacists bristle at limited distribution networks and other restrictions placed on some specialty medications, more and more of them are deciding to embrace specialty pharmacy rather than fight it.

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Pharma Times Online

US Study Warns Drugmakers Over Cost/Effectiveness Data

Only 5% of US health insurers are “very confident” in the economic data provided by drugmakers about their products – with 44% saying they are “not at all confident” – and just 7% are very confident about the comparative effectiveness data supplied by firms about their drugs, a new study shows.

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ASHP Pharmacy News

Fairview MTM Services Support Accountable Care

Participation in an accountable care organization (ACO) requires the support of all members of the health care team, says the pharmacist responsible for outpatient pharmacy services at Minneapolis-based Fairview Pharmacy Services.

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Specialty Pharmacy Continuum

Excelera Eyes Market Growth for Hospitals

A group led by Fairview Health System in Minnesota and Henry Ford Health System in Michigan has established a national network of hospital pharmacies called ExceleraRx, LLC.

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Drug Topics

Partners at the ACO Table

The diversity in the organization of U.S. healthcare often leads to fragmented patient care, payment, and delivery systems. In many settings, the responsibility of steering the health of a community or a patient is disseminated across many sites.

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