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Multisite Health-Systems Specialty Pharmacy Study Evaluates Adherence to Self-Administered Biologic Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs 204 115 Shields Health Solutions

Multisite Health-Systems Specialty Pharmacy Study Evaluates Adherence to Self-Administered Biologic Disease-Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs

High adherence to treatment is a key first step toward better patient outcomes, including sustained disease control or remission. Adherence to self-administered biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) is a key…

Study Finds Health System Specialty Pharmacies Linked to Reduced Cost of Care for MA Patients 204 115 Shields Health Solutions

Study Finds Health System Specialty Pharmacies Linked to Reduced Cost of Care for MA Patients

A new study published in the Journal of Managed Care + Specialty Pharmacy found a correlation between health system specialty pharmacies and reduced cost of care for Medicare Advantage patients when compared to cost of care…

Ease The Way for Administration of Challenging Medications 204 115 Shields Health Solutions

Ease The Way for Administration of Challenging Medications

Medications like inhalers and nasal sprays can be challenging for patients to administer correctly. One such drug is varenicline solution (Tyrvaya), a prescription nasal spray used to treat the signs…

The Role of a Clinical Pharmacist in Melanoma Care and Education 150 150 Shields Health Solutions

The Role of a Clinical Pharmacist in Melanoma Care and Education

Because of the likelihood that patients with melanoma will develop adverse effects on therapy, it is crucial for pharmacists to proactively educate patients and provide them with tools to help…

Focus on Multiple Sclerosis: Benefits of Advanced Pharmacist Certification, a Glimpse into the Drug Pipeline 204 115 Shields Health Solutions

Focus on Multiple Sclerosis: Benefits of Advanced Pharmacist Certification, a Glimpse into the Drug Pipeline

Given the significant advancements in multiple sclerosis (MS) treatments and new therapies in the pipeline, pharmacists who work with individuals affected by MS will, ideally, be equipped with specialized knowledge…

Specialty pharmacy launches near Boston Children’s Hospital aiming to help overcome barriers to care 204 115 Shields Health Solutions

Specialty pharmacy launches near Boston Children’s Hospital aiming to help overcome barriers to care

Boston Children’s Hospital has partnered with Shields Health Solutions, a specialty pharmacy integrator and care provider, to open a children’s pharmacy across from the hospital.

Boston Children’s opens specialty pharmacy with Shields 204 115 Shields Health Solutions

Boston Children’s opens specialty pharmacy with Shields

Shields Health Solutions has partnered with Boston Children’s Hospital to open a specialty pharmacy next to the Longwood campus, a business that the groups say will help improve the pharmacy…

Association between health system specialty pharmacy use and health care costs among national sample of Medicare Advantage beneficiaries 204 115 Shields Health Solutions

Association between health system specialty pharmacy use and health care costs among national sample of Medicare Advantage beneficiaries

BACKGROUND: Health care expenditures are growing rapidly. There is a growing body of literature showing that health system specialty pharmacy is associated with improvement in clinical outcomes; however, there is a…

Outlook for Health System-Based Specialty Pharmacy in 2022 and Beyond 204 115 Shields Health Solutions

Outlook for Health System-Based Specialty Pharmacy in 2022 and Beyond

With integrated specialty pharmacies enabling health systems to improve patient outcomes and lower total medical costs, every hospital will need a solution to support the growing number of patients on…

Leveraging Data to Gain a Specialty Edge 204 115 Shields Health Solutions

Leveraging Data to Gain a Specialty Edge

Hospitals and health systems continue to build and expand their own specialty pharmacies, and with good reason, according to several veterans of specialty rollouts.