CARE CORNER BLOG

At Shields, we believe every patient deserves special treatment. To us, providing special treatment means providing patients with better outcomes. Here we share the stories, insights and inspiration that motivate us to focus on what matters most, making patients feel special.

CARE CORNER BLOG

At Shields, we believe every patient deserves special treatment. To us, providing special treatment means providing patients with better outcomes. Here we share the stories, insights and inspiration that motivate us to focus on what matters most, making patients feel special.

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Tips To Maximize Your Summer Despite Psoriasis

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Dermatology is the branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders. Talk to your dermatologist, a medical doctor specializing in treating the skin, hair, and nails for people of all ages, or your pharmacist about your…

Providing Care For The Rarest of Diseases

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This blog was authored by the following members of our trade relations team: Kerry Mello-Parker, Director of Clinical Compliance, MJ Kelly, Medical Billing Specialist, Ben May, Director of Drug Trend and Pipeline & Stacy Walton SVP of Trade Relations.  Whether…

Network Strategy in Specialty Pharmacy

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The explosion of Specialty Pharmacies within the health system space over the past several years has been well documented.  As health systems assume more of the risk for outcomes and total cost of care, they have developed a proactive, integrated, and…

How Shields Health Solutions Addresses Health Disparities

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The Covid-19 pandemic has further highlighted the prevalent inequities in our health system that lead to different outcomes based on race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and a variety of other determinants. Brian S. Smith, Chief Pharmacy Officer at Shields Health Solutions,…

Shields Health Solutions & ExceleraRx participate in the ASHP Specialty Pharmacy Conference Virtual Event.

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Shields Health Solutions and ExceleraRx, LLC presented two abstracts and posters at the ASHP Specialty Conference Virtual Event held July 14–16. The first poster, Improved Oncology Total Medical Expense Associated with the use of Integrated Health System Specialty Pharmacy Care…

 The Benefit of Embedded Pharmacists for Patients with HIV

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We recently interviewed Dr. Ryan Kates, PharmD, BCACP, AAHIVP, and Clinical Pharmacist from Northwestern Medicine Specialty Pharmacy. Dr. Kates works as an embedded pharmacist in an HIV clinic five days a week and serves as the residency program coordinator for…

One Survivor’s Story and How She Pays It Forward

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June 7 marks National Cancer Survivors Day. In today’s Care Corner Blog, we feature one of our own pharmacy liaisons who bravely defeated cancer and now assists those in the Shields care model going through their own battles with the disease which is…

How The Shields Care Model Supports Mental Health

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The concerns surrounding mental health have never been greater and this Mental Health Awareness Month, we showcase how we support the whole person in our integrated care model through the use of the PHQ-9 assessment. Suffering through and receiving treatment…

The value of pharmacist interventions in supporting safe medication use

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Specialty patients benefit every day from pharmacists being at the center of their clinical and care management. For example, when pharmacists perform clinical interventions, it can support safe medication use and decreased likelihood of negative medication-related outcomes. To demonstrate the…