Care is coreTM at Shields Health Solutions. We exist to help improve care for people living with chronic illnesses. That is what drives us every day. We created the Shields Legendary CareTM service model to ensure all hospital patients who visit our partner’s hospital specialty pharmacies are treated with kindness, compassion and competence.
Should a hospital partner with Shields to start or accelerate an existing specialty pharmacy, and later decide to fully manage its own specialty pharmacy, the hospital “unplugs” from the Shields analytics infrastructure and care team, retaining full ownership of patient data, physician contracts, pharmacy certifications, payor contracts and LDD access. Doing so puts every Shields partner on solid footing with new, more stable revenue sources and an ability to re-invest gains into all areas of patient care.
Today if hospitals elect to separate from their contract specialty pharmacies, hospitals lose all accreditations, LDD access, payor contracts and more. With Shields, partnership comes in the form of start-up capital, low dispensing fees and hospital ownership of all assets should our partners wish to go on their own. Only Shields offers a “Plug-in, Plug-out” partnership model where hospitals receive the benefits of expertise, investment capital, purpose built infrastructure, quick time to market and no separation penalties. We believe we can help patients improve health and hospitals improve care with this model, and we’re committed to it. We firmly believe both a hospital and its partners must put patient health before profits.