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Building the Business Case for In-house Specialty Pharmacy 1024 743 Shields Health Solutions

Building the Business Case for In-house Specialty Pharmacy

To support the capital expenditure request for building a specialty pharmacy, Excelera was engaged to develop a pro forma based on Loma Linda-specific data. Subsequently, Excelera provided expertise in building out the space and successfully implementing the specialty pharmacy program.
Hospitals adapt real estate to fit new normal after COVID-19 150 150 Shields Health Solutions

Hospitals adapt real estate to fit new normal after COVID-19

Health systems are reassessing their real estate portfolios as they prepare for a post-COVID-19 environment that will likely feature more home-based care and remote working arrangements.
Optimizing Staffing to Support Growth and Excellence 204 115 Shields Health Solutions

Optimizing Staffing to Support Growth and Excellence

A staffing model developed in conjunction with Excelera led to a more fully integrated standard of care for specialty patients. Prior authorization workflow improvements eased the administrative burden on providers, and the number of prescriptions filled internally grew.
Moving away from dependence on a third-party vendor 204 115 Shields Health Solutions

Moving away from dependence on a third-party vendor

Medication adherence and customer service improved after the new in-house entity, Proprium Pharmacy, was established. The engagement included advisory, project management and SME assistance for the specialty pharmacy and home delivery design, build-out and implementation, including related pharmacy support operations.
Gaining access to a limited distribution network 204 115 Shields Health Solutions

Gaining access to a limited distribution network

Excelera helped Regional Health (now Monument Health) develop data capabilities required to gain access to certain limited-distribution breast, kidney and lung cancer drugs from Pfizer. Integrated specialty pharmacy care and greater convenience benefit the health system’s oncology patients.
Helping Montana’s Largest Health System Develop and Implement Their Specialty Pharmacy Opportunity 194 82 Shields Health Solutions

Helping Montana’s Largest Health System Develop and Implement Their Specialty Pharmacy Opportunity

This engagement began with the development of a specialty pharmacy business model and pro forma to demonstrate viability. Planning and support for build-out, drug access, clinical therapy management, a call center and other functions followed, resulting in a successful launch.
Implementing In-house Specialty Pharmacy Capabilities 220 53 Shields Health Solutions

Implementing In-house Specialty Pharmacy Capabilities

With an extensive engagement that included a focus on best practice clinical therapy management programs, data collection and aggregation, and URAC accreditation, Excelera helped Avera Health build a thriving business to compete successfully with large, national specialty pharmacies.
Developing an in-house Specialty Pharmacy within 6-months 199 107 Shields Health Solutions

Developing an in-house Specialty Pharmacy within 6-months

An ambitious timeline prompted Banner Health’s engagement with Excelera. Specialty pharmacy and home delivery/central fill capabilities were rapidly developed and implemented. Goals regarding access to LDD and payer contracts, data aggregation and reporting, and benchmarking were also met.
Health Systems Working Together Strengthen Their In-House Specialty Pharmacy Capabilities and Optimize Patient Care 204 115 Shields Health Solutions

Health Systems Working Together Strengthen Their In-House Specialty Pharmacy Capabilities and Optimize Patient Care

This white paper provides background on the specialty pharmacy market, describes the role of health systems in specialty pharmacy care, acknowledges the challenges they face, and outlines the benefits of…

How Health Systems Can Optimize Revenue Streams and Improve the Patient Experience by Providing Home Infusion Pharmacy Services 204 115 Shields Health Solutions

How Health Systems Can Optimize Revenue Streams and Improve the Patient Experience by Providing Home Infusion Pharmacy Services

This white paper describes the home infusion opportunity, outlines factors to consider in deciding whether to launch a home infusion program, and recommends resources. A case study describing an Excelera Home Infusion Solutions engagement is included. • Home infusion is a growing category. • Many health systems find that home infusion aligns with clinical and financial goals. • A consultant can help health systems get to market faster as they develop their in-house home infusion expertise.