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Health-System Specialty Pharmacy Built to Evolve 204 115 Shields Health Solutions

Health-System Specialty Pharmacy Built to Evolve

Growing demand for specialty care, shifting prescriber habits, and new reimbursement models have forced stakeholders to adjust practices to optimize patient outcomes.

Walgreens To Buy $970M Majority Stake In Specialty Pharmacy Developer 204 115 Shields Health Solutions

Walgreens To Buy $970M Majority Stake In Specialty Pharmacy Developer

Walgreens Boots Alliance is investing $970 million for a majority stake in a specialty pharmacy company that works with hospitals and health systems to set up and run their own…

Walgreens Boots takes a controlling stake in Shields Health Solutions 204 115 Shields Health Solutions

Walgreens Boots takes a controlling stake in Shields Health Solutions

The company will pay $970 million to increase its ownership of the Stoughton-based specialty pharmacy company to 71 percent

How Health System Specialty Pharmacy Can Be An Engine for Improving Health Equity 204 115 Shields Health Solutions

How Health System Specialty Pharmacy Can Be An Engine for Improving Health Equity

The COVID-19 pandemic has elevated the urgency of addressing health equity and the role of social determinants of health (SDoH) in health disparities. The dynamism and growth of the specialty…

Health System-Based Specialty Pharmacy Offers Unique Advantages in HIV Care 204 115 Shields Health Solutions

Health System-Based Specialty Pharmacy Offers Unique Advantages in HIV Care

Specialty pharmacists’ roles have grown in new and exciting ways in recent years, and those changes have directly impacted health outcomes for all specialty patients, including patients with HIV.

Strategies Health Systems With Integrated Specialty Pharmacy Use to Support Complex Patients 204 115 Shields Health Solutions

Strategies Health Systems With Integrated Specialty Pharmacy Use to Support Complex Patients

As the ongoing shift to value-based care inspires health care providers to maximize efficiency, health systems with an integrated specialty pharmacy have established a model that can address specific inefficiencies…

Shields Health buys largest specialty pharmacy competitor 150 150 Shields Health Solutions

Shields Health buys largest specialty pharmacy competitor

Shields Health Solutions, the Stoughton specialty pharmacy company, said Tuesday it acquired ExceleraRx Corp., its biggest competitor, in a deal that will increase its leverage with drug makers and companies that manage prescription plans for employers and insurers.
Patient Safety and the Role of a Specialty Pharmacist in a Health System 150 150 Shields Health Solutions

Patient Safety and the Role of a Specialty Pharmacist in a Health System

The specialty pharmacist has a unique role in medication safety. Not only are they responsible for ensuring safe, effective, appropriate use of specialty medications—and ensuring that the patient is educated on their therapy and can be adherent—but they also play a strong role in promoting a positive safety culture within their pharmacy setting.
Excelera/Shields Merger Strengthens Health Systems’ Stake in Specialty Pharmacy Market 150 150 Shields Health Solutions

Excelera/Shields Merger Strengthens Health Systems’ Stake in Specialty Pharmacy Market

Minneapolis-based specialty pharmacy company ExceleraRx Corp. has been acquired by Stoughton, Mass.-based Shields Health Solutions, the companies announced Tuesday.
ExceleraRx acquired by Mass.-based specialty pharmacy firm Shields Health Solutions 150 150 Shields Health Solutions

ExceleraRx acquired by Mass.-based specialty pharmacy firm Shields Health Solutions

Minneapolis-based specialty pharmacy company ExceleraRx Corp. has been acquired by Stoughton, Mass.-based Shields Health Solutions, the companies announced Tuesday.