Modern Healthcare: Dignity Health Launches Its Own Specialty Pharmacy

Steven Ross Johnson from Modern Healthcare interviews Dignity’s Peggy Sanborn, vice president of strategic growth, mergers and acquisitions, and partnership integration, along with Matt Conway, executive vice president from Shields Health Solutions. The article talks about the many patient benefits resulting from its new specialty pharmacy being integrated with clinical care.

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Specialty Pharmacy Times: Lessons from Launching a Health System Specialty Pharmacy

In this article from Specialty Pharmacy Times, Bronson Health speaks frankly about overcoming challenges in the process of starting its own specialty pharmacy. The first of many questions their specialty pharmacy team answers? Question: As a health system covering lives in the mixed rural/small city region of western Michigan and northern Indiana, what were some […]

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Becker’s Hospital Review: 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 employers. Employers choose 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 segments out the […]

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Becker’s Hospital Review: 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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Becker’s Health IT & CIO Report: Forget everything you know about the future – The clandestine changing of the guard in healthcare

By Dan Stevenson Yogi Berra once said, “the future ain’t what it used to be,” and this is more true in today’s world of healthcare than ever before, especially when treating patients who live with chronic illnesses. To navigate the future of care, chronic illness or not, health system leaders must radically and immediately change […]

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