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JAMA Network Open Reports Specialty Pharmacy Partnership Between Shields Health Solutions and UMass Memorial Medical Center Yields Significant Reduction in Total Cost of Care for Patients Filling Prescriptions at Hospital Pharmacy 843 317 Shields Health Solutions

JAMA Network Open Reports Specialty Pharmacy Partnership Between Shields Health Solutions and UMass Memorial Medical Center Yields Significant Reduction in Total Cost of Care for Patients Filling Prescriptions at Hospital Pharmacy

STOUGHTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In an article published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open (https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2771388), a three-year study (2016-2018) revealed that patients living with chronic illnesses…

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Living In A Virtual Reality

Happy American Pharmacist month! In honor of the fantastic Clinical Pharmacists at Shields, we will be using our Care Corner Blog this month to share stories from our Clinical Pharmacists.…

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Patient Care Unlike Any Other

From a Specialty Pharmacy Liaison – I recently received a call late in the day from the mother of one of our growth hormone patients saying her mail-order pharmacy was…

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Out Of This World Care

From a Specialty Pharmacy Liaison: On Thursday I received an urgent call from the wife of a current specialty pharmacy patient. She explained she had to retire early, forcing her…

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Getting a Patient Out of Insurance Limbo

From a Specialty Pharmacy Liaison: Recently we had a patient who was prescribed a Limited Distribution Drug (LDD) by one of our Infectious Disease providers. Unfortunately, the medication was not…

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Looking For Red Flags

From a Specialty Pharmacy Pharmacist – A 2-year-old with a late-stage rare blood cancer started his last line therapy and filled the medication at our hospital specialty pharmacy. The on-site…

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Specialty Pharmacy Bridging The Gaps in Care

This week’s Care Corner story is an appreciation letter we received from a patient’s wife expressing how grateful she is for her husband’s Specialty Pharmacy Liaison and the exceptional care…

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Putting Patients In charge Of Their Care

From a Specialty Pharmacy Liaison: While reviewing a patient’s new outpatient oral chemotherapy regimen, I noticed she seemed relieved to have our additional assistance here in the hospital’s specialty pharmacy.…

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Managing Mental Health

From a Specialty Pharmacy Clinical Pharmacist – I called one of our oncology patients for a regularly scheduled follow-up when she shared she had been struggling with her emotions and…

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A Patients Fertility Coverage Journey

From a Specialty Pharmacy Liaison – My patient’s journey through infertility treatments started months ago. When it came time for her second round of medications she discovered her insurance plan…