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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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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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 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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