Berkshire Health Systems and Shields Health Solutions Launch Groundbreaking Diabetes Care Program at Berkshire Medical Center

Pittsfield, MA, Nov. 26, 2018– Berkshire Health Systems, working with Shields Health Solutions, announced the expansion of its specialty pharmacy program into diabetes care today, making it one of the first health systems in the U.S. to introduce a hospital-owned specialty pharmacy care model into this disease state. Berkshire’s Community Specialty Pharmacy Program (BCSPP) provides […]

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Hartford Healthcare and Shields Health Solutions Launch Groundbreaking Diabetes Care Program at Hartford Hospital

New clinic services address crucial gaps found nationwide in diabetes care  Hartford, CT and Quincy, MA, Nov. 8 – Hartford HealthCare has ushered in a new level of care in Connecticut to enhance the care provided to the state’s diabetes population. The Hartford HealthCare Specialty Pharmacy is an outpatient care and medication program dedicated to providing patients with the support necessary to manage […]

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Rush University Medical Center and Shields Health Solutions Team Up to Expand Specialty Pharmacy Services for Patients Living with Complex Chronic Illnesses

April 5, 2018 – Chicago & Quincy, MA – Rush University Medical Center and Shields Health Solutions announced today a partnership that will bring enhanced, life-changing specialty pharmacy services to people in the Chicago area living with complex chronic illnesses such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis. The specialty pharmacy at Rush University Medical Center differs […]

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Health System Pharmacists Want to Manage Specialty Pharmacy Care For Their Complex Patients. The PBMs Are Making It Difficult.

By Prashant Dilwali The majority of the population get their insurance through their employer.  The employer chooses a health insurance plan which covers all the expenses associated with a patient’s medical care: visits to the hospital, physician office or urgent care center, etc.  However, if the patient is prescribed any medication, the health insurance plan […]

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Top 5 Tips for Times When You Can’t Get Your Medications When You Need Them

By Brooke Ruhland, Certified Specialty Pharmacist We’ve all been there. Either we or our loved ones need a prescription now and can’t get it filled right away. Sometimes the situation is urgent for people like TV star, Sarah Hyland. Even the smallest infections can be life threatening to a transplant recipient. In other cases, it’s […]

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Kate Smullen, PharmD, CSP, thinks hospital-based specialty pharmacists can dramatically improve patient outcomes — here’s how

Q1: You have worked in retail pharmacy, hospital pharmacy and specialty pharmacy, and received your Certified Specialty Pharmacist accreditation. From a pharmacist’s perspective, what are the two most important aspects of hospital patient care that specialty pharmacist can fix? And how would you fix them? KATE: In the broadest terms, what we need to do is […]

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Shields Health Solutions Announces Healthcare Industry Veteran Julie Napolitano Joins Company as Director of Patient and Provider Satisfaction

August 22, 2017 – Quincy, MA – Shields Health Solutions, a creator and growth accelerator of hospital-based specialty pharmacies nationwide, today announced Julie Napolitano has been appointed to the role of Director of Patient and Provider Satisfaction. Julie joins the company in its fourth year of operation as one of the fastest growing healthcare companies […]

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Shields Health Solutions Honors Kate Smullen for Earning One of Only 86 Certified Specialty Pharmacist Designations Awarded in 2017

August 8, 2017 – Quincy, MA – Shields Health Solutions, a creator and growth accelerator of hospital-owned specialty pharmacies nationwide, congratulates Kate Smullen, PharmD, Senior Manager of Clinical Services, on earning the coveted Certified Specialty Pharmacist (CSPTM) distinction. Ms. Smullen joins an exclusive group of only 86 Certified Specialty Pharmacists awarded nationally in 2017. The […]

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